Larimer County Cooperative Extension Advisory Meeting
November 6, 2008
The meeting was held in the Extension Office Meeting Room in Fort Collins. Those present were:
Suzanne Jarboe-Simpson, Rob Ryan, Dixie Dick, Jessie May Hendrickson, Rob Knebl, Marsha Dooley, Kyle Uhlmann, Ralph Bender, Alberto Squassabia, SNAP Agent Nora Garza, Extension Director Laurel Kubin, and Fred McClanahan, Jr. Excused were Trena Anastasia, Valerie Clark, David Lee and Seth Anthony.
The meeting was called to order at 8:05 a.m. Introductions were made. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
Agent Report: Nora Garza
Colorado State University Extension Nutrition Program
Adult Extension-based SNAP-Ed Program -Name changed in 2009 from FSNE (Food Stamp Nutrition Education) Program to SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- Education)
The Extension-based programs provide :
Free nutrition classes in English and Spanish to individuals with limited resource availability
Classes include topics on:
The Numbers (at the state level) Totals for 2007
Agencies that Larimer County SNAP-Ed currently partners with:
Food Bank for Larimer County, Kids Café, Child Protection Services, Volunteers of America Congregate Meal Sites, Loveland and Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity, Foothills Gateway, Thompson Valley Early Childhood Center in Loveland and Berthoud, Fort Collins Housing Authority, Crossroads Safe House in Fort Collins, House of Neighborly Services, Neighbor to Neighbor, Public Library in Fort Collins and Loveland, Mental Health Office, Early Head Start in Fort Collins, The Food Stamp Office in Fort Collins and Loveland, The Teen Parent Program in Fort Collins High School, WIC office, Northside Aztlan Community Center, CORE Center, Thompson School District Title I schools
Impacts of the SNAP-Ed Program:
Nora asked if there were suggestions of other agencies to partner with.
The members then discussed the value of Extension’s use of a variety of methods when providing information and education.
Laurel reported on:
· Rural Economic development
· Financial Literacy Summit will be December 8.
· 4-H Achievement Night will be Friday, December 5
· Program on small acreages for realtors
· 2008 Master Gardener program results
· Grandfamilies Alliance and Caregiving -- program numbers continue to increase
· End of year 4-H data
· Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging – highly successful
· Colorado Living Newsletter – Larimer County edition coming in 2009
Dates for 2009 Extension Advisory Meetings
March 5 (* changed to March 4 due to conflict)
(First Thursdays of these months)
The meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m.
Next meeting will be Wednesday, March 4, 2009 in the meeting room of the Larimer County Extension Office.
Fred McClanahan, Jr.