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    Ask an Expert: How to Keep Your Aspen Trees Happy

    Ask an Expert: How to Keep Your Aspen Trees Happy

    In the wild, aspen are among the most beautiful trees with their almost snow-white trunks, shimmering leaves and yellow fall color. Because of these qualities, many homeowners have planted them, but have then watched mature trees die quickly. Unfortunately, aspens often struggle and are short lived, living anywhere from 5 to 15 years when outside their native habitat.

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    Ask an Expert: Three Ways to Prevent Wasted Food

    Ask an Expert: Three Ways to Prevent Wasted Food

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned about the amount of wasted food making its way from home garbage bins into landfills. The EPA website states: "About 95 percent of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. In 2013, we disposed more than 35 million tons of food waste."

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    New Director Named for Utah Small Business Development Center

    New Director Named for Utah Small Business Development Center

    Michael Finnerty was recently named state director for the Utah Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which is hosted and located at Utah State University and operated through USU Extension.

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    Ask an Expert: Venomous or Not? Take Precautions to Reduce Snake Bite Risk

    Ask an Expert: Venomous or Not? Take Precautions to Reduce Snake Bite Risk

    Utah is home to 31 species of snakes. Of these, only seven are venomous and are commonly called pit vipers because of the pit located between their nostrils and eyes. Most pit vipers found in Utah have tails with a series of rattles, hence the name rattlesnake.

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