Colorado State University Extension's strong food preservation & safety knowledge base can help you safely make your food last longer. 

We offer canning, freezing, dehydrating, fermenting and cheese-making classes among other food workshops.

Learn the art and science of food preservation and preparation using current research-based techniques. See a complete list of upcoming classes & other resources below.

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Food Safety for Consumers

Offered in Partnership with Vindeket Foods. This guide shows consumers how they can make their food last longer. 

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Food Safety Trainings

We offer Food Safety Works and Certified Food Safety Protection Manager courses & tests.

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Food Smart Colorado - Nutrition Information and Recipes

Nutrition, food safety, and health resources from CSU Extension. 

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Colorado State University Extension Fact Sheets on Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health

People young and old are more concerned about current nutrition and health information. Extension resources aimed at helping you become better informed about healthy food, food safety and health are just a click away. Topics include: Foodborne Illness, Food Preparation, Food Preservation, Food Safety & Local Foods, Food Storage, High Risk & Special Audiences, High Altitude Preparation and Nutrition & Health.

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Live Smart Colorado

Blog by the Family & Consumer Science Agents and Specialists that encourages lifelong physical, financial and emotional health and well-being to Coloradans.

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Food Safety Information from the Partnership for Food Safety Education

The Partnership for Food Safety Education develops and promotes effective education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers.

Our food safety messages for consumers are rooted in science. We convene scientific and communications experts to develop concise, actionable food safety educational materials.

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National Center for Home Food Preservation

The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods.

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