Utah State University Extension Agriculture Programs
Sanpete County is one of the primary agricultural production regions in the state. In 2007 County Production Statistics (2007 Utah Agricultural Statistics), the county ranked first in the production of turkeys and had the largest inventory of sheep in the state. It was second in the production of “other hay” and fifth in barley. Sanpete County had the third largest inventory of beef cattle. The county ranked second in cash receipts from livestock sales and fifth in total revenue from agricultural production.
The Sanpete County Extension office is involved in developing research and educational materials and programs to assist the agriculture community with production goals. Sanpete County Extension Agent Matt Palmer is currently working on the following projects:
Bio diesel production and feed meal utilization
Weed control research and education
Wildland-urban interface fuel reduction with goats
Agriculture educational workshops
Insect control projects
Livestock nutrition management
The Utah State University Extension Office in Sanpete County is here to bring the resources of the University to the good folks in Sanpete County.