The Mission of Colorado State University Extension is "to provide information and education, and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado".
The Extension Office in Norwood serves all of San Miguel County and West Montrose County. We have been actively working to help the people in our communities to live more self- sufficient and prosperous lives since 1921.
Colorado State University Extension, San Miguel and West Montrose Counties cooperate to offer local programming and services in response to locally identified needs.
The San Miguel River Watershed is beautiful and diverse. Our elevation and life zones range from high desert shrub lands around Paradox and Dry Creek Basin at 5,000 feet climbing to montane and alpine around Telluride at 14,000 feet. We have wide open, sunny pastures of hay, horses, cattle and sheep on Wrights Mesa at 7,000 feet where the Extension Office is located in Norwood. Our area provides an assortment of recreational activities to a variety of people