Darrin Parmenter

Position: Director and horticulture agent

Email: parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

Greg Felsen

Email: gregory.felsen@co.laplata.co.us

Nicole Clark

Position: Family and consumer science agent

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

4-H County Council to collaborate on community events

I am excited to announce the 2019-20 La Plata County 4-H County Council officer team. The team will take on leadership roles for our entire county program. In addition, members will act as our...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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

Your path to become a master gardener

Durango is flush with opportunities to volunteer. With hundreds of nonprofits, fundraisers, charity functions and the like, it’s amazing that some of those volunteers can find the time to perform...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H enriches young people’s lives in many ways; enroll now

Over the years, I have experienced the power of youth through the La Plata County 4-H program. 4-H club programs have contributed many benefits to our local communities. Youths develop the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 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

October events to celebrate the end of the growing season

I like the month of September. I really liked this last one – ridiculous heat early in the month broke with gray clouds, rainstorms that wake you up in the middle of the night and mornings wishing...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County 4-H members shine at Colorado State Fair

As summer comes to a close, our 4-H program calendar year ends. As always, the year has been filled with many great achievements and accomplishments for our 4-H youth members. It is truly amazing...

DATE: Sept. 18, 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

Find a cool location to store your garden’s bounty

I gave a talk recently called “You Grew it. Now What?” that seemed to bring out the frustrations in gardeners. And mind you, I didn’t title it “I Grew It” because my tomatoes, my divas of the...

DATE: Sept. 2, 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

Hop on your bike and enjoy a tour of local farms

I am constantly amazed by the quality and skill of the young bike riders that are continually pumping out of the Durango area. Just this past week, we had two teens win their respective classes as...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County Fair to feature 4-H members’ bright futures

“Proud of the past, poised for the future” is this year’s theme for the La Plata County Fair. The fair will be held Aug. 7-11, with pre-fair events Aug. 3-4. All activities will take place at the...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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