• San Luis Valley view of wetlands and mountains

    Your Valley resource for research-based information, youth development, and non-formal education

  • 4-H youth together smiling with 4-H shirts on

    The 4-H youth development program builds life skills in SLV youth.

  • Red barn in the san luis valley

    We're your source for information on farming and ranching in the SLV

  • food safety illustratd by person cutting vegetables with gloves

    We offer food safety classes for restaurants and individuals in the SLV

  • EFNEP educator teaching a nutrition class

    Learn how to make healthy food choices for your family and stretch your food dollars with our EFNEP nutrition programs

San Luis Valley Area Extension is dedicated to providing the latest in education and research-based information to the citizens of the San Luis Valley. Our office provides information and educational programming on nutrition and food safety, agriculture, range management, natural resources, youth development and more.

The San Luis Valley Extension program is a cooperative effort between Colorado State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.


Browse free fact sheets, bulletins and publications from CSU Extension


Find out how we utilize your tax dollars to help citizens of the SLV


Get expert answers and help from Extension staff and volunteers from across the USA


Check out Colorado State University Extension's webpage for more information