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Food Safety, Food Preservation and
Food Preparation Classes and Workshops

Throughout the year, Weld County Extension will be offering a variety of classes and workshops to promote food safety and culinary knowledge through lectures and hands on experience. Class topics will include food preservation methods such as canning, dehydrating, pickling and fermenting and more!

Lunch-n Learn with Money Smart Colorado

Colorado State University Extension presents a Lunch-n-Learn series on financial topics through our new Facebook page, Money Smart Colorado.  Join us at noon to learn valuable, personal finance tips!  CSUE agents will be available to answer any questions at the that time.  Full information on the Lunch-n-Learn flyer.

Topics include:

  • March 10th - Tracking spending
  • March 24th - Savings
  • April 7th - Spending Plans
  • April 14th - Money Services
  • April 21st - Choosing Credit
  • April 28th - Consequences of non payment
  • May 5th - Credit History, Reports and Scores

Food Classes in Spanish

Colorado State University is offering food and nutrition classes in Spanish.  You can view full details on the Food Classes Flyer.


There has been an uptick on botulism cases in Colorado. Check out PreserveSmart, CSU’s comprehensive guidelines on preserving and canning foods safely. You can also access this information in your mobile device using the PreserveSmart app.

You can find more information at Preserve Smart
App: App for Android devices
App: App for iPhones and iOS devices 

Food Safety for Cottage Foods Producers - Various Dates and Locations

Food Safety for Cottage Foods Producers

Colorado State University Extension offers food safety certification classes for your cottage food business! 

Participants will learn:

  • Basic food safety - including proper hygiene; preventing cross contamination and cross contact of food allergens; temperature control for safe food preparation, storage, transport and sales
  • Foods permissible in Colorado's Cottage Food Act
  • Ingredient labeling and disclaimer requirements
  • Special considerations for food preparation at altitude
  • Resources for going further

The Small Business Development Center is partnering with Extension to provide a free class to cottage food producers to learn about business planning basics including steps to registering your new business, creating a business plan, understanding insurance and how to properly protect your business and resources to help you and your business thrive.

Sign up for the Colorado State University Extension Cottage Food Safety Classes