Local Food Systems
Colorado State University Extension in El Paso County is addressing the need for improved technical assistance for smaller, more diversified producers who engage in a variety of innovative production practices and marketing channels by providing education and networking opportunities. CSU Extension seeks to support producers and processors by engaging the community in discussions around the interface between food and agricultural issues, as well as the broader social issues of public health, food safety, the environment and community development.
In El Paso County, the Local Foods Program offers the Colorado Building Farmers program, FOODSHED Ed. workshops, food preservation workshops, food safety classes, and the Cottage Foods Certification training in support of local agriculture related enterprises.
Local Foods Program Coordinator