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    Beth Crandall

     

    Beth Crandall is the new Agriculture, Horticulture and 4-H Extension Instructor for Juab County. She received her B.S. in Animal Science and is currently working to obtain her M.S. in Agriculture Extension, both from USU. Once she graduates in May, she will move to the position of Extension Assistant Professor. Beth grew up on a beef cattle ranch and married into a ranching family. Being involved in agriculture has given her the opportunity to understand first-hand the many trials that are facing the agricultural industry today. She has a passion for agriculture, animal health and helping youth understand the importance of ensuring that this industry is around for future generations. Beth looks forward to working with farmers and ranchers in her area by learning about their concerns and providing educational opportunities to improve their operations. She would like to focus on rangeland improvement projects, irrigation systems, animal health, nutrition and any other needs of producers. She is excited to adopt and expand on the wonderful community garden and spring gardening workshops that have previously been offered. Beth recognizes the importance of water conservation in Juab County and plans to have an active role in assisting the community by providing education about water wise planting, irrigating and landscaping. She also has a deep love for 4-H and enjoys seeing how the programs impact the youth, their families and the entire community. She plans to implement the 4-H dog program, encourage youth to learn new skills and strengthen current youth livestock and horse programs in Juab County. In her spare time, she enjoys ranching with her husband, training horses and working dogs, being outdoors and spending quality time with her family. Beth is excited to learn more about this wonderful community and about your interests and needs.

    Facts About Juab County Ag & Natural Resources

    Juab County has an agricultural base of mainly small grains, alfalfa hay, cattle, and sheep. This base includes:  

    • 5,700 acres of wheat, annual production of 262,000 bushels:
    • 2,000 acres of barley, annual production of 172,000 bushels;
    • 15,200 acres of alfalfa hay, annual production of 54,500 ton;
    • 12,000 head of cattle and 4,500 head of sheep.

    Major processing and Ag related firms include a hay cubing operation, livestock processing plant, turf farm, and herb farm. In Juab County, there are 203 farms, with an average size of 1,639 acres, total land in farms is 332,686 acres, total cropland is 71,294 acres, harvested cropland 25,270 acres, and farmland in irrigation is 20,097 acres.

    Potential Agriculture opportunities include: increased land under irrigation of 21,236 acres upon completion of the CUP project, flour mill, increased number of dairy operations and cattle feedlots. Because of the potential of more acres under full irrigation, quality and quantity of feed produced, location of highway and rail systems, amount of acres available for development of agricultural related industries, there are some excellent agricultural opportunities in Juab County.

    Nephi Weather Station

    Utah Climate Network

    A collection of 23 automated weather stations, providing realtime weather data to a variety of public users. Tailored for those users particularly interested in water management, the network sensors provide realtime estimates of evapotranspiration (ET) to aid municipalities, farmers, ranchers and others.

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    Crop & Livestock Budgets

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    Crop and livestock budgets contain documents and information for beef, safflower, wheat, corn, and calf for 2013 and 2015.

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     Crop Trials

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    Crop trials has yearly information on Alfalfa Variety Trials, Small Grain Forage Trails, and Safflower & Oil Seed Trials.

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     Fruit Trees

    Peach Fruit Trees

    Fruit trees has recommendations and descriptions for several fruit trees as well as information on the different insects and tree diseases that can affect fruit trees.

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     Small Fruit Production

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    Small fruit production includes information on site preparation, planting, caring, and harvesting for raspberries, blueberries, elderberries, currants/gooseberries, and strawberries.

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    Juab Publications

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    Interseeding forage kochia into established grass stands includes information on how it can be an attractive and economic alternative to returning expired CRP acres to crop production.

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    Publications

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    Extension specialists have published several helpful articles on insect pests, soils, and control of iron chlorisis.  Select a topic and browse through many helpful resources.

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     Workshops and Newsletters

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    Subscribe to the Ag Informer.   The  Ag Informer is a yearly publication published by our office.  It contains information about upcoming workshops, conferences, and other Ag related information and events.

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    For more information on our services, please call the Juab County office at 435-623-3450.