4th Annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum

  • January 23, 2016 at the Montrose Pavilion. For more information (click here) for the brochure.

    Family & Consumer Science Events - Facts and Tracks

    They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Join CSU Extension Agent Ann Duncan, Registered Dietician Nutritionist, for a focused 30 minute lecture on various topics that can make a positive impact on your life. Then spend the next 30 minutes outside walking on the Riverfront Trail! This series is the perfect combination of mind/body wellness!

    Location: Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library
    Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    $5.00, A portion of the proceeds goes to support the Botanical Gardens
    To pre-register: Call 970-254-3866 or go online to

    Ways to Shave Calories - January 22
    Making small changes to our daily routine can help us shave off calories and to maintain or lose weight. Learn small realistic changes that you can make throughout your day to help you get back on track after the holidays.

    Serving Size vs Portion Size - February 12
    Being healthy involves being able to make the right choices in how much you eat. Learn the differences between serving sizes vs portion sizes and how understanding these concepts can help you make better decisions each day.

    Mindless Eating - March 11
    We have the tendency to eat while completing multiple tasks or while being distracted. Discuss how mindless eating is causing us to eat more than we think we are eating and ways to prevent this from happening.

    Coconut Products - April 8
    Coconut products have been gaining popularity since mid-2000, but why are they so popular and what is the truth behind all the marketing? Learn about the various coconut products on the market, as well as the truth in their nutritional claims.

    Whole Grain Goodnesss - May 13
    Americans should be eating six servings of grains a day and three of those servings should be from whole grains, which include ancient grains. We will discuss ways to incorporate whole grains into your diet and also how to enjoy ancient grains.

    2016 Master Gardener Class

    We are now taking applications for the 2016 Master Gardener Class. The classes will begin Wednesday, January 13, 2016 through March 23, 2016. For an application, please call Susan Honea, 970-244-1841

    "Dining In” for Healthy Families  - December 3

    December 3, 2015 is Family and Consumer Sciences Day and also the day for the 2nd 

    annual “Dining In” for Healthy Families, a way to commit to prepare and eat healthy

    meals together.  

    The goal for 2015 is a commitment by 200,000 people to “Dine In”.  You can commit

    yourself, your family, a group you work with, your class, school, FCCLA Chapter, or

    your workplace.  Commit by copying the following link and complete the brief form. 

    Colorado has also asked Governor Hickenlooper to sign a proclamation for December 3 as FCS Day on behalf of all the Family and Consumer organizations including student and professional groups.