Colorado State University Extension

615 Macon Ave.
Room LL10
Cañon City, CO 81212

Contact CSU Extension

(719) 276-7390
Fax: (719) 276-7470

Fremont County Colorado Master Gardeners

(719) 276-7390
Fax: (719) 276-7470

We are often asked, "What is Colorado State University Extension and what do you do?"

The Fremont County Extension in Colorado is the off-campus educational arm of Colorado State University. The mission of CSU Extension is "to provide information and education, and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state and national issues affecting individuals, youth families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado." Our vision is to "lead the University in helping the people of Colorado put knowledge to work." Simply put, the Fremont County Extension works in partnership with the County Commissioners to provide the citizens of Fremont County with information, education and help in a wide variety of areas. Our funding comes from county, state and federal governments making a three-way partnership.

We are your direct link to over 50 extension specialists and the Colorado State University system. CSU Extension agents and specialists serve as faculty of Colorado State University, working together to provide you with information and helping you solve problems in areas of agriculture, consumer and family education, food and nutrition and horticulture.

The extension agent staff in Fremont County represents over 70 years of educational experience. The staff and their areas of responsibility include:

Verla Noakes
Extension Agent for Consumer and Family Education and 4-H Youth Development

Tommy L. Covington
County Director and Extension Agent for Agriculture, Horticulture and 4-H Youth Development

The office is supported by Becky Chace and Pam Carl