Agriculture & Natural Resources
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
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.
Crop & Livestock Budgets
Crop and livestock budgets contain documents and information for beef, safflower, wheat, corn, and calf for 2013 and 2015.
Crop trials has yearly information on Alfalfa Variety Trials, Small Grain Forage Trails, and Safflower & Oil Seed Trials.
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.
Small Fruit Production
Small fruit production includes information on site preparation, planting, caring, and harvesting for raspberries, blueberries, elderberries, currants/gooseberries, and strawberries.
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.
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.
Workshops and Newsletters
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.
For more information on our services, please call the Juab County office at 435-623-3450.