Position: Family and consumer science agent

Email: nicole.clark@co.laplata.co.us

From the Extension Office from April 15, 2019

Warming spices will make delightful pumpkin dishes

Last week, Halloween pumpkins gathered at the La Plata County Fairgrounds with the purpose of giving life from their wilting remains. Livestock throughout the county will soon be feasting on fodder...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Now is the time to plan for the holidays – here’s why

Given the timing, you may be expecting words of wisdom offering creative alternatives to Halloween junk food. With a party invitation in hand and excitement in her voice, my daughter bestowed the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Who’s at the table is as important for health as what’s on it

Have you noticed September brings about a shift in scheduling? Parents, your kids are back in school and possibly involved in evening activities. Kid-free households, you’re still busy, but the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Make the most of the season’s best produce by preserving or donating

Treasure this moment, for it won’t be long until local gardens halt production, and the variety of produce at the grocer diminishes. Should you be fortunate enough to have an excess of produce,...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Want to eat more fruits, vegetables? Try these strategies

Eating fruits and vegetables comes with undeniable health benefits. Dietary guidelines suggest 2½ cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit per day for adults. How does your intake measure up? Before...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Preventive health care you can apply year-round

I’ll be the first to admit, religious sunscreen use is not one of my well-established habits. As is often the case with health, we know we should – but we don’t. This act of self-care for the sake...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

How to prevent the stomach flu: A recipe for success

The emergence of flip-flops, wind and milk chocolate-colored rivers are sure signs of spring in Southwest Colorado. With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, we’ll soon break free of the indoor...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County’s best kept secret

If you’re reading this column, you’re either familiar with La Plata County Extension Office or the headline was just too catchy to skip. For regulars, what may not be familiar is the name and face...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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