Country Christmas Spirit

Published on December 15, 2022

Extension Office Tree at the 2022 Festival Of Trees

To honor Weld County’s rustic roots and support the community, the Weld County Colorado State University Extension Office team assembled quite the display at the 2022 Festival of Trees in Greeley.

This year might have marked the first that the Extension Office entered a tree, but the Festival of Trees has been a longstanding holiday tradition bringing together residents, businesses, and organizations in Greeley and raising proceeds to support the Union Colony Civic Center and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild.

Beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving and running through the following Saturday, the Festival of Trees provides the community with nine days of holiday cheer and family fun! The lobbies of Union Colony Civic Center are lined with over 20 decorative trees by local businesses, non-profits and other organizations in the community for attendees to view.

On the Weld County Extension tree, attendees could find ear tags, fair ribbons, whisks, and canned goods — all items representing the services Extension and 4-H offer. Services range from 4-H Youth programs, Master Gardner classes, Family and Consumer Science classes and other programs focusing on livestock, horticulture and agriculture.

The Extension Office provides information and education while encouraging research-based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, dairy, livestock/agricultural enterprises, and communities throughout Colorado.

For more information about Weld County Extension and its programs, visit

Update: the Extension Office Christmas Tree won 2nd place for People's Choice at the Festival of Trees this year!

Story by Kristen Sigg, Communications Specialist