Tri River Area CSU Extension - To provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties.

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Preserving the Harvest- Food Preservation Classes

Learn how to preserve food at home safely while retaining high product quality with the CSU Extension Food Preservation class series.

Classes include:

Jams and Jellies
Freezing and Dehydrating


We Can Test Your Dial Gauge Lids!
  • Bring in your dial gauge pressure canner lids to one of our Tri River Area county offices. Cost is $10 per lid. Gauge accuracy will be tested and recommendations made regarding proper canning times and procedures. Research based information will also be available.
  • Botulism; Botulism is a rare but serious disease that is associated with canned products. Find out more Here.
  • Canning using electric cookers. Find out more Here.

COVID-19 Impact

CSU Extension is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance as outlined by public health experts. Our office hours and availability vary by location, please see the Contact Us page for up-to-date office hours or to contact an Agent in your area.