Colorado State University offers a variety of classes and hands-on workshops in El Paso County throughout the year. They range from consumer education in home gardening, food preservation, and food safety certifications.
Cottage Food Training
Participants will learn safety guidelines and specifics for operating a small home-based cottage food business from a home kitchen. Upon completion of an exam participants will receive a 3-year certification which meets the food safety training requirement for Colorado Cottage Foods Act.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Mediterranean Diet Workshop
This workshop will help answer questions about key characteristics of the Mediterranean lifestyle and how foods in the diet contribute to good health. Learn how to make fresh hummus!
Date and time: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Basics of Food Preservation
Class in an overview of the basic methods of Food Preservation: canning, freezing and dehydrating. Learn about equipment needed and the best methods for particular foods.
Date and time: Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Farm Tax Class
How you manage your farm income expenses today will influence the taxes you pay. Topics will be: farm business expense, reporting farm income, farm records and strategies for managing tax liabilities.
Time and date: Monday, March 25, 2019 from 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm
All classes will be held at the following location:
Location: Colorado State University Extension
17 N. Spruce Street, Suite 226
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Pre-registration required. To register: https://extension-colostate.nbsstore.net/workshops-and-certifications
For additional information, call (719) 520-7690 or visit http://elpaso.extension.colostate.edu