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

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Your Energy Colorado

Fast Facts A DIY, walk-through, or professional home energy audit is a great way to understand your options for significantly reducing energy use in the home. For many households, improving the home’s building shell with air sealing and insulation is the first step in a whole house approach to energy efficiency. Since energy conservation and efficiency reduce home energy use, they can also reduce the size (and cost) of a renewable energy system like solar.

Your Energy! 

Manageing Tough Times

This year the Southeast Area Extension Agents are developing a series of articles covering different strategies to help farmers and ranchers better manage their agricultural entities during tough times. Various topics will be presented and discussed throughout the series including: mental health, finances, livestock care, and drought strategies to name a few.

Strategies - Farm & Ranch 

Live Eat Play!

Find current nutrition and health information aimed at helping you become better informed and more motivated to achieve optimal health at every stage of your life. Live- Whether you're a student, parent, professional or active retiree, we've got some proven strategies and tips that can help you create a healthier work-life balance! Eat- Learn more about choosing, preparing, serving, and enjoying foods that provide optimal nutrition to fuel your active lifestyle AND that meet the needs of your present life stage—from pre-school into retirement. Play- Engaging regularly in physical activities can bring you both pleasure and increased fitness! Discover a variety of activities with fitness benefits, as well as the short and long-term 'pay-off' of physical activity. To learn more, please explore the above links, Live, Eat, & Play.

Live! Eat! Play!