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The Morgan County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Family and Consumer Science, Horticulture, Livestock and 4-H Youth Development Programs.

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Food Safety and Preservation


This nationally-based one-day training with certification exam meets the requirement for retail food managers seeking advanced food safety certification. Participants must achieve a passing exam score of 75% or higher to receive a certificate, valifoodsafetymeatd for 5 years. Cost is $120.00.  Course includes training, training materials, and certification examination. If you are interested in a ServSafe™ certification training, contact the office at 970-542-3540.

We provide answers, information and educational programming on preserving foods at high altitude and safely preparing foods to avoid spoilage and illness.


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Find resources for Colorado Food Preservation.



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We provide research-based information for consumers and industry food service professionals.


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Cottage Food 

In 2012, the Colorado Legislature enacted Senate Bill 12-048 allowing individuals to produce, sell and store certain types of “cottage food” products in an unlicensed home kitchen.

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Click here to find tips for adjusting ingredients and baking temperatures to prepare recipes at high-altitude.


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Contact these toll-free hotline numbers with questions on poison control, canning, baked goods and preparing meat, seafood and poultry.