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your guide to

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

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TABLE of CONTENTS Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Extension Programs: Home & Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Finance & Consumer Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Food, Nutrition & Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4-H & Youth Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Business & Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Agriculture & Natural Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Extension Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Extension County Office Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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FOREWORD from the VICE PRESIDENT Utah State University Cooperative Extension is dedicated to solving problems at work, home and in your communities with reliable, relevant, research-based information. Because of its partnership with federal, state and local governments and its network of county offices and state universities, Cooperative Extension efficiently delivers educational programs at the grassroots level throughout each state and the nation. In the digital world, eXtension.org helps pool the knowledge of landgrant universities across the country. Extension has a wealth of expertise on topics ranging from money management to farm safety; from food preservation to pruning; from sewing to building robots. Extension agents and specialists work in your communities keeping them in touch with the issues that matter to you. This publication should give you a taste of what Utah State University Cooperative Extension has to offer. Visit us in person at any of our county offices or online at extension.usu.edu.

Noelle E. Cockett Vice President for Cooperative Extension and Dean of the College of Agriculture

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HOME & FAMILY

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Utah State University Cooperative Extension offers a variety of programs to help with home and family life. Online resources, course series and one-on-one consultations address the unique needs and issues of each home situation and family relationship. County agents across the state also offer resources and programs to help with a variety of home issues, including sewing and textiles, cooking, interior design, organization and parenting. For information on these home and family resources and more, contact a USU Cooperative Extension county office.

HOME & FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Building Strong Families Cooking Dating and Marriage Preparation Emergency Preparedness Family and Human Development Family Finance Gardening Healthy Living Hispanic Programs Marriage and Couples Enrichment Parenting Retirement Planning Sewing, Clothing and Textiles Stepfamily Education Sustainability

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FINANCE & CONSUMER LIFE

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Utah State University Cooperative Extension offers the tools and expertise to make the most of financial resources, whether it is balancing a budget, buying a home or planning for retirement. Family and consumer sciences agents and specialists are devoted to making finance and consumer life education available to every citizen in Utah. Classes and workshop series are offered year-round throughout the state to help people improve their money management practices and develop organization in handling finances, so personal and family financial worries can be left behind. USU Cooperative Extension also offers help to conserve energy, shop wisely, be a savvy consumer and live a sustainable life. To learn when classes are being taught, check your local county Extension website: extension.usu.edu/counties.

FINANCE & CONSUMER LIFE HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • • • • • •

Bankruptcy Prevention Education Debt Reduction Energy Conservation Farm and Ranch Finances Home Buyer Education Personal Finances PowerPay Software Retirement Planning Smart Shopping Sustainable Living Utah Saves

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FOOD, NUTRITION & HEALTH 6


Our Food, Nutrition and Health programs are designed to help Utah citizens make the most of their time, money and food. Nutritious meals and an active lifestyle are the keys to good health for people of all ages. Whether it is learning to prepare quick meals for the week or how to preserve the summer’s harvest so it lasts all winter, Extension has a class. Class schedules and topics vary from county to county, so check extension.usu.edu for current schedules. Extension also has a large library of online publications and instructional videos to help with cooking, nutrition and food preservation basics.

FOOD, NUTRITION & HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Diabetes Management Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Food Allergies and Dietary Needs Food and Nutrition Education Food Preparation Food Preservation Food Safety Food Security Food $ense (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education) Food Storage and Use Healthy Lifestyles Obesity Prevention Sports Nutrition

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4-H & YOUTH PROGRAMS 8


Utah 4-H offers youth programs in every county throughout Utah, provided through Utah State University Cooperative Extension offices. Thousands of youth in Utah participate in 4-H youth programs every year. Utah 4-H youth programs are part of a network of 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Nine thousand volunteers provide the framework for Utah 4-H youth programs, and USU Cooperative Extension is always looking for dedicated and responsible volunteers who want to share their time and talents with young people. To volunteer, please contact a USU Cooperative Extension county office.

4-H & YOUTH HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • • • • • •

Aggie Adventures for Kids ATV Safety Training Citizenship and Life Skills Clothing and Textiles County and State Fairs Earth, Physical and Biological Sciences Farm Field Days Food and Nutrition GPS and GIS Healthy Living and Relationships Junior Master Gardener Program

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Livestock Program Operation Military Kids Outdoor Education and Safety Plants and Animals Robotics Service and Leadership Shooting Sports and Gun Safety • Technology and Engineering • Visual and Performing Arts • Youth Camps and Activities

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 10


Utah State University Cooperative Extension’s business and economic development assistance helps Utah communities and businesses make choices and decisions among growth, employment and development alternatives. In addition to the on-campus faculty, USU Cooperative Extension agents live and work in the communities they serve. Economic development, land-use planning, homebased businesses, community leadership and sustainable practices are all part of maintaining the places Utahns call home. USU provides the tools and expertise communities need to shape their futures.

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • • • • • •

Agribusiness Business Outreach Support Service (BOSS) Community Leadership Training Community Needs Assessment Economic Development Home-based Business Training Land Use and Community Planning Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Tourism Small Business Development Center Western Rural Development Center

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GARDENING

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Gardening and landscaping are extremely popular in Utah and, in many ways, are the main connection with agriculture and the surrounding natural world. USU Cooperative Extension offers an extensive catalog of publications on almost every aspect of landscaping and gardening. Demonstration gardens are located in several areas around the state where gardeners can see plants and landscaping techniques before trying them at home. These include the Utah Botanical Center in Kaysville, the Ogden Botanical Garden in Ogden and Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. For more gardening resources and programs offered by USU Cooperative Extension, go to garden.usu.edu.

GARDENING HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • • • • • • •

Gardening Basics Insect and Pest Management Landscaping Master Gardener Program Ornamental Horticulture Plant Diseases and Pathology Pruning Soils and Soil Testing Turf and Landscape Irrigation Turfgrass Management Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab Water-wise Plants

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AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES 14


Utah State University is a land-grant university that has supported and advanced Utah agriculture for more than 120 years by bringing applied research from campus to farms and ranches around the state. Utah is the second driest state in the nation and ranks among the highest for per capita water use, making conversation of water and other precious natural resources a high priority. From the state’s alpine lakes to arid deserts, USU Cooperative Extension helps Utahns manage and share these diverse resources so they will be available for future generations.

AGRICULTURE HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • • • • • • • •

AgrAbility of Utah Agribusiness Agriculture in the Classroom Agricultural Economics and Marketing Agricultural Engineering and Irrigation Animal Health and Nutrition Crop Management Diversified Agriculture Equine Science Farm Safety High Tunnels Insect and Pest Management Livestock Management

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Master Beef Program New Technologies Pesticide Applicator Training Range Management Risk Management Small Acreage Program Soil Research and Testing Spanish Language Dairy School Sustainable Agriculture Urban Agriculture Water Management Weed Control and Management

NATURAL RESOURCES HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • •

Forestry Management Master Naturalist Program Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Rangeland Management Streamside Science Tree Browser Urban Forestry

• Utah’s Community-based Conservation Program • Utah House • Water Conservation • Water Quality • Wildlife Management and Resources

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USU COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SITES

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COUNTY OFFICES Beaver

435-438-6450

Piute

435-577-2901

Box Elder (Brigham)

435-734-9945

Rich

435-793-2435

Box Elder (Tremonton)

435-257-5447

Salt Lake

801-468-3179

Cache

435-752-6263

San Juan

435-587-3239

Carbon

435-636-3233

Sanpete

435-283-7597

Davis

801-451-3412

Sevier

435-893-0470

Duchesne

435-738-1140

Summit

435-336-3217

Emery

435-381-2381

Thanksgiving Point

801-768-7443

Garfield

435-676-1113

Tooele

435-277-2400

Grand

435-259-7558

Uintah

435-781-5452

Iron

435-586-8132

Utah

801-851-8460

Juab

435-623-3450

Utah Botanical Center

801-593-8969

Kane

435-644-4901

Wasatch

435-657-3235

Millard (Delta)

435-864-1480

Washington

435-634-5706

Millard (Fillmore)

435-743-5412

Wayne

435-836-1312

Morgan

801-829-3472

Weber

801-399-8201

Utah State University is committed to providing an environment free from harassment and other forms of illegal discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 and older), disability, and veteran’s status. USU’s policy also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment and academic related practices and decisions. Utah State University employees and students cannot, because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status, refuse to hire; discharge; promote; demote; terminate; discriminate in compensation; or discriminate regarding terms, privileges, or conditions of employment, against any person otherwise qualified. Employees and students also cannot discriminate in the classroom, residence halls, or in on/off campus, USU-sponsored events and activities. This publication is issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Noelle E. Cockett, Vice President for Extension and Agriculture, Utah State University.

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