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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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CSU Extension – Otero County


Marlena Griesse


Area Extension Agent
4-H/Youth Development
Crowley/Otero Counties


Bruce Fickenscher

Area Extension Director
Range & Livestock Management
Crowley/Otero Counties



Support Staff:

Vicki Harris – Office Manager/4-H Coordinator

Darla Miller- Administrative Assistant


Our Address:
Otero County Extension
27901 County Road 21
P.O. Box 190
Rocky Ford, CO 81067 
Our phone number:
(719) 254-7608
Our email:
Directions: (Map)
Traveling East from Rocky Ford, CO on Hwy 50 turn South on County Road 21. Cross Railroad tracks drive approximately one quarter mile.  CSU Complex is on the right, CSU Extension Office is the North Building, CSU Ag Research Station is West Building and CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab is South Building.