Colorado Springs, CO, Wednesday, August 16, 2012 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners recognized the 100th anniversary of CSU Extension serving El Paso County with a ceremonial resolution. CSU Extension was established in El Paso County in 1912 and has continually provided services for your development, community and economic development, environmental and natural resources education.
Board Chair Amy Lathen read the resolution into the record, “CSU Extension is a valuable resource to El Paso County, anticipating emerging issues and trends to help residents thrive and succeed, acting in catalytic ways to create opportunities and build relationships, and address needs as they arise.”
In 1914, Congress authorized land-grant Universities in every state to feed research-based information to Extension agents in each county. Colorado State University faculty members join with land-grant faculty throughout the nation to conduct research into urgent issues. Extension staff disseminates the knowledge that emerges from this research to people where they live.
Vice Chair Sallie Clark said, “The 4-H programs are really important educationally for kids, but the cooperative extension also provides adult educational opportunities. CSU Extension offers information on flood and wildfire mitigation and I encourage residents who have been impacted by the recent fire to visit the Extension website for additional information.”
CSU Extension programs include 4-H Youth Development, Master Gardeners, Water Quality and Water Saving Education, Native Plant Masters, Nutrition Education and Clean and Renewable Energy.
“As a 4-H kid, I was an adult before I realized Extension was more than 4-H,” said Commissioner Dennis Hisey. “As a Commissioner I’ve learned how much more.”
The video “CSU Extension: 100 Years in El Paso County” can be found on the County’s YouTube channel.
More information about CSU Extension can be found at www.ext.colostate.edu or for more El Paso County information at http://elpasoco.colostate.edu/
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239