CSU Extension - NE Colorado FCS

Bringing Colorado State University Extension resources to the people of northeast Colorado in Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties.

Contributors to this page include: Tracy Trumper, Phillips Co; Tara Friend, Logan Co.; Jennifer Cooney, Morgan Co.; Joy Akey, Yuma Co.; and Gisele Jefferson, Washington County


Keen-What? Quinoa - Live Smart Colorado

Gaining in popularity...adds to the flavor and texture of the meal

livesmartcolorado.colostate.edu Quinoa (keen-wah) is a delicious food that counts as a whole grain. Quinoa is really not a grain, but a “seed” that can be prepared as a grain.

Free training -- May 29 or June 5th -- first aid for mental health!


Why You Should Make Physical Activity a Part of Your Day

Great article about including physical activity.

eatright.org Researchers have been investigating ways to reduce our risk of chronic disease for decades, but how much exercise is needed to prevent disease?


Choosing a Variety of Protein - Live Smart Colorado

When beef is so expensive, consider the many options for great proteins in your meals...

livesmartcolorado.colostate.edu Protein comes from animal foods and plant foods. Getting protein from a variety of food sources means you are getting a larger variety of nutrients.

Centennial Mental Health - a great local resource...

CARES for Farmers & Ranchers Webinar - June 1st @ 6 pm


Expect an abundance of millers moths this year, say CSU entomologists


agsci.source.colostate.edu Following four straight years of below-average numbers for the winged creatures, the insect should be noticeably more abundant in 2020 across Colorado.


How To Consistently Cook Tender, Juicy Chicken Breasts

Ta Da...

homemaking.com You would think that chicken is a pretty easy meat to cook. However, there's a very fine line between undercooking it (yikes!) and overcooking it to the point where it's like eating sawdust. Thankfully, following these simple directions will ensure that your chicken breasts are tender, juicy, and pe


5 Mental Health Challenges We'll Face Post-COVID & How To Address Them

Each person experiences life through their own eyes, mind and emotions; and there are times we struggle....

mindbodygreen.com We need to prepare now for what's to come.


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program | Farmers.gov: Resources for Farmers and Producers

farmers.gov The .gov means it’s official. Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.


Credit reports are now free, every week

Great news... https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/05/credit-reports-are-now-free-every-week?utm_source=govdelivery

consumer.ftc.gov If you’re feeling anxious about your financial health during these uncertain times, you’re not alone.

Federal Trade Commission

4 things you can do to avoid a coronavirus relief payment scam: https://go.usa.gov/xv6eq

Avoid Economic Impact Payment Scams – FTC Tip #4

Important tip to avoid scams and more financial worries...

Always start at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus to check your eligibility or payment status. Never click on links in emails, texts, or on social media about ...


There's an app for avoiding food allergens | Food Safety News

Would you use this app??

foodsafetynews.com During this Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 10-16,2020, the buzz among many of the 32 million Americans who suffer from food allergies is a new app. It's


Fresh vs Frozen Produce: Which One is Better? - Live Smart Colorado

Yes please!...any way you get them adds nutrients to your body!

livesmartcolorado.colostate.edu Fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing a variety of chronic diseases,and frozen produce may contain as many nutrients as fresh.

Hey Gardeners - here's a special request and a wealth of resources to help us be more successful in our gardening and sharing efforts this year!

Learn to grow food and donate extra locally. The resources below are designed to help you grow your own food this year and beyond. You got this, Colorado! Colorado State University Extension & Master Gardeners are here to help every step of the way. More resources are added weekly and will change with the season.

Podcasts anyone???

University of Wyoming Extension specialist Jeff Edwards and co-host Jerry Erschabeck talk all things gardening. From weather events to plant varieties to pesticides and pollinators, Lawn and Garden helps you improve your home garden or small acreage. Find episodes on Spotify and https://anchor.fm/uw-extension-lawngarden

Talk about fun, hands-on science...looks so interesting!🤓🤓

This week let’s focus on more STEM from National 4-H. #CheyenneCounty #4H

Hey - here's a special treat for those of us interested in native plants!

Are you interested in using more NATIVE PLANTS for your garden?

Join the free Native Plants in the Landscape class which starts in about 10 days! Note that this year we are offering a noncredit option! Ideal for designers who want to build go-to native plant lists and designs for their portfolios. https://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/AGLL/AGLL2800.dot

Wow - great gardening training for FREE!!

Have you always wanted to learn more about Colorado gardening, but did not have the time or resources?

Here is the opportunity you cannot pass up and it is FREE! Join us as we just completed our enrollment too.

Registration for CSU's online vegetables course is 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 in May with promo code GARDEN2020! Visit https://bit.ly/AGBB2083 to sign-up

Real helpful tips on controlling emotional eating...

KSRE offers a few valuable tips to avoid overeating. 🍏

Eating can be associated with good times, but in times of stress or anxiety, it can also lead to uncontrolled and unhealthy food choices.

🍎 kstate.ag/emotionaleating

4 Steps to Create a Spending Plan

Helpful budgeting tips...

Part of the Personal Finance Series from CSU Extension in Adams County.

Free 30 minute webinar - Thursday at 12:10 p.m.

May-June FCS newsletter: https://goldenplains.extension.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2020/05/2020-May-June-FCS-newsletter.pdf

CSU Extension - NE Colorado FCS

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We share some common interests and elevations with our neighbor...

Baking and cooking at our altitudes can be challenging. This publication has handy tips. http://bit.ly/wyo-altitude

This is a special way to improve each day!!

This week we will focus on healthy living and gratitude. By working together and take one step at a time, we are working together to make the world a brighter place.

Thank you, Iowa State and Clemson, for the activities.

It's fun to learn more about our food....

This week is a combination of STEM and photography challenges. We are building up to the May photography challenge in conjunction with the District VI photo contest.
Let’s do this, CheyCo!
Content courtesy of National 4-H.


5 Little Changes to Help You Lose Weight While You're at Home

Turn your home into a Health Spa? Making the best of your time at home!



Managing Your Finances During the COVID-19 Crisis

Important info to consider...


letsmakeaplan.org Resources and articles to help you manage your finances during the COVID-19 crisis


Online interactive, multimedia oral & poster sessions

Check out the CSU Student Research


New opportunity...

What do you find most helpful???

Check out our covid newslettter conceptualized by our Prevention team members Andie and Jennifer, and look for additional issues to follow!

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