Darrin Parmenter

Position: Director and horticulture agent

Email: parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

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

Angela Fountain

4-H promotes positive development

Youth development is a community effort. La Plata County 4-H and other youth organizations would like to promote positive youth development in our region. We can do this by following successful...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Festival may whip up Appleseed spirit

Last year, my Master Gardener volunteers bestowed upon me a plate. Unbeknownst to me, this wasn’t a plate that one would eat dessert from, but instead the plate you display on a shelf. Painted upon...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

There are many ways to save energy

So you didn’t do the solar panels or geothermal stuff to get the tax credits for energy savings for homes. Well, the tax credits will go away Dec. 31, but there is still time for the 30 percent for...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

For many crops, growing season isn’t over

Snow on the mountains this week. Glorious. Other than the first fall frost, there is nothing else that jolts our memory into remembering that winter is around the corner. For many of us in...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Program focuses on work preparation

While the Extension Office has been successfully developing young people into capable, competent, caring, contributing citizens through 4-H for more than 100 years, it is becoming increasingly...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Iron Horse Chef competition heats up market

Once upon a time, I worked in restaurants. I washed dishes at the Palace Restaurant, cleared tables at now-closed Father Murphy’s, and was a waiter and cook at Gazpacho’s. Then while in Montana, I...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H lets kids be part of traditional programs

Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending my first Durango Farmers Market. I was a little late to take advantage of the wild mushrooms available, but did get all other fresh vegetables,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

College students need to learn rules of shopping, cooking

Now is the time of year we send our students off to college after loading them up with microwaves, tabletop grills and mini-fridges. Many don't know what it takes to protect themselves from...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Community support for 4-H’ers was touching during county fair

The community provided amazing support to our 4-H’ers at the La Plata County Fair this year. Let me share just some of what I saw.More than 65 adults took an entire day off to judge 4-H projects –...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Local food to be focus of upcoming events

Like many of you, I have stressed over my garden this year. I had mentioned in a previous article that my garden was not growing – even with silver bells and cockle shells – like I wanted it to....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Fair gives 4-H members time to shine

It is not a true summer unless you make it to the La Plata County Fair. The fair is a celebration of what makes our little part of the world so special. Being a 4-H Youth Development extension...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Treatments vary to lower cholesterol

The American Heart Association estimates that more than 100 million adults have cholesterol values greater than 200 mg/dl. Of those, one-third have levels greater than 240. For the first time,...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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