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Position: La Plata County Extension Office

Email: parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

4-H members to star at the La Plata County Fair

The La Plata County Fair kicks off this weekend with pre-fair events. On Saturday, the public can attend the 4-H Horse Show and the open class American Rabbit Breeders Association show. These will...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H members preparing for fair

The 4-H community is getting all excited for the 2016 La Plata County Fair. The fair will be held next month and open to the public from Aug. 10-14. The fairgrounds located at 25th Street and...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Durango Botanical Society earns the coveted Golden Shovel Award

I like awards. And trophies. Even the occasional plaque or certificate can bring a smile to my face. When I was in second grade, I got a first-place Pee Wee Championship Wrestling trophy, and...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

From the Extension Office A little bit of planning can help make your summer travel safe

This seems like a logical weekend to think of getting into the mountains. With such high temperatures this summer, heading to the mountains is looking better and better. Last year, over 45 million...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H adventure unites rural, urban young people

Summer is the time to take an adventure. For the last three years, La Plata County 4-H has teamed with Denver 4-H for a five-day adventure throughout Colorado. This trip is called D2D (Durango to...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

When it comes to aging well, MIND diet really can matter

My annual nutrition conference focused this year on healthy aging and the brain. Discussion included disease prevention, healthy aging and function-preserving strategies. One speaker noted that...

DATE: June 4, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Helpful hints to grow a healthy crop of tomatoes

It’s the first week of June, which is typically the time when I write the “it’s the first week of June, it may be safe to plant those warm-season crops in the vegetable garden” article. I know...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H grows bountiful garden, strong character

Spring is always an exciting time of year. Southwest Colorado’s weather has been predictable in its unpredictable manner. So, no matter if it is rain or shine, it’s time to get outside and start...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Plant yourself in this gardening series

Life is a series of firsts – first steps, first words and first day at school. First crush (and subsequent first broken heart), first roller-coaster ride and first concert. As we grow older, the...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

In many ways, 4-H teaches members how to be leaders

The presidential campaign has put the topic of leadership in the spotlight. Each candidate is trying to convince voters that he or she will be the best leader for our country. Leaders have a...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Lucky student gardeners work alongside first lady

I was sitting down to the computer Monday, getting ready to write this article, when some pretty phenomenal news came across my email: Four local gardeners were going to the White House in...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

From the Extension Office Here are a few tips on how you can eat away at wasting food

Nearly one third of the food we purchase ends up in the trash. Wasted food is wasted money, and that stems from a variety of reasons: leftover food purchased for a specific recipe, unused food...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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