2017 NACAA AMPIC Spouse Program
AM/PIC Spouse Tours
Monday, July 10, 2017
The Utah Agents have planned a variety of tour experiences for you and your spouse’s/guest’s enjoyment. Whether it is visiting the Park City Olympic Park, Salt Lake City Temple Square, LDS Church Family History Center, Hill Air Force Museum, or Thanksgiving Point Gardens, participants will have fun touring many of Utah’s interesting stops. USU Extension Agents and others will act as tour hosts and will help answer questions along the way. Water and snacks will be provided on each tour. All tours require moderate walking/standing, so wear comfortable shoes. Tours will have a combination of indoor and outdoor features, so remember, July is hot with low humidity in Utah, so dress appropriately.
#1 – Waterfalls to Essential Oils
Board your coach for a combination of several stops. First stop will visit Bridal Veil Falls. The 607 foot double cascade waterfall is located up beautiful Provo Canyon. The falls has been listed frequently as one of America’s top 100 waterfalls. The tour will include a stop at the worldwide headquarters for doTERRA. doTERRA is the world leader in the production of CPTG essential oils. Besides essential oils, the company also offers oil-infused personal care and spa products, dietary supplements, and healthy products for the home. Thanksgiving Point, a major tourist destination in Central Utah, will be the next stop. Thanksgiving Point is a 500 acre farm, garden, and museum complex. After lunch, participants will receive a guided tour of the beautiful gardens at the site. Cabela’s will be the last stop. Founded in 1961 as a small fishing supply business, Cabela’s is now an industry leader as a direct marketer and specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and related recreation merchandise.
#2 – Family History to “Footloose”
The tour will start with a visit to the LDS Church Family History Center. Discover your family history and explore the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records, and resources. Participants will be able to create their own free account so they can participate in the Family Search Program. The Latter-day Saint Welfare Square will be the next stop. Since its humble beginnings in the midst of the Great Depression, it has provided opportunities to foster self-reliance and provide meaningful opportunities for work and service. Welfare Square is a modern facility composed of a towering 178 foot tall grain elevator, large storehouse, bakery, cannery, milk processing operation, thrift store, and an employment center-all designed to help people help themselves. Thanksgiving Point, a major tourist destination in Central Utah will be the next stop. Thanksgiving Point is a 500 acre farm, garden, and museum complex. After lunch, participants will receive a guided tour of the beautiful gardens at the site. Lehi Roller Mills will be the concluding stop. Started in 1905, visit one of the oldest continuously operating mills in the country. See where the movie “Footloose” was filmed.
#3 – Temple Square and Historic Salt Lake City
This one mile walking tour starts at Temple Square. Temple Square is Utah’s most popular tourist destination. The center contains many attractions related to Mormon pioneer history and genealogy. The Tabernacle located at the grounds is the home to the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The 21,000 seat Conference Center will be included as one of the sites. The center contains an array of artwork and other information relating to the organization of the LDS Church. A tour of the centers beautiful rooftop gardens will be included. After lunch at the Historic Lion House, visits to the Beehive House, and other historic buildings will also be included in the tour.
#4 – Park City and Olympic Park
This tour will travel to the high mountain valleys east of Salt Lake City. The first stop will be the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. The park is a winter sports facility built for the 2002 Winter Games. During the games, the park hosted bobsled, skeleton, luge, ski jumping, and Nordic combined events. It now serves as a training center for winter Olympic athletes. In addition to listed facilities, the park also includes a ski museum, summer aerial training splash pool, zip lines, and a mountain coaster. The next stop will include a visit to the USU Swaner Preserve and Eco Center. Lunch will be served at the center. The preserve has over 1,200 acres of breathtaking open space and a 10,000 sq. ft. educational museum. The preserve educates individuals about the value of nature and both the ecosystem and the people connected to it. The last stop will include a tour of the Copper Moose Farm. The three acre organic farm grows a wide range of vegetables and herbs that are used in the Park City area. In the winter months, they grow the needed produce in their passive solar greenhouse and hoop houses.
#5 – Aerospace Museum and Chocolates
Hill Aerospace Museum, the first stop, is one of the premier attractions in northern Utah. The museum was founded in 1982 as part of the United States Air Force Heritage program. Over 90 military aircrafts, missiles, and aerospace vehicles are on the grounds. The museum annually welcomes around 160,000 visitors, coming from every state and many foreign countries. Station Park shops will be the next stop. Station Park is one of Northern Utah’s premier shopping centers. The park is the home to over 150 shops and businesses. Lunch will be served at the Park Stone Kitchen. Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates will be the concluding stop. This family owned business has been operating since 1964. This will be a great opportunity to learn how chocolates are made. Chocolate and ice cream sampling will be included.
#6 - Railroad Station and Botanical Center
This northern Utah tour will start at the Union Station. The original train station was built in 1889. No longer a working train station, the station houses a number of museums including Browning Firearms, Utah State Railroad, Utah Cowboy & Western Heritage, and the Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum. Beehive Cheese Company will be the next stop. Started in 2005, the family owned business is proud to be among a handful of artisan cheese makers in Utah. They consider their creamery a modern cheese operation where the old world craftsmanship is embraced. USU Botanical Center will be the last stop. Lunch will be served at the center. The 50 acre center features an urban fishery, walking and biking trails, wetland areas that support birds and other wildlife, a volunteer tended garden, and a seasonal farmers market. The center emphasizes the conservation and wise use of plant, water, and energy resources through research based educational experiences.
AM/PIC Spouse Workshops
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The spouse committee has planned a wide variety of workshops for your enjoyment and education. These workshops range from family history to photo books. For your convenience, all of the workshops except one will be held in the same general area at the convention center. The family history workshop will be held at the Family Search Discovery Center, a short walk from the convention center. Workshops will be held in the morning from 9:30-11:00 am and again in the afternoon from 2:00-3:30 pm. When selecting your workshops on the registration form, please make sure to list your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for both sessions.
#1 - Family Search Discovery Center
Experience your family history in a whole new way. Bring your ancestors to life with interactive displays, fun facts, and exciting things to do at the Family Search Discovery Center. Learn the meaning of your name, see what was going on the year you were born, and explore an interactive map showing where your ancestors were born. You can even share your stories in a state-of-the art recording booth. To make the most of this workshop you will need to create a free Family Search account at familysearch.org/discoverycenter and bring a USB with photos from your last family trip or reunion to record memories about the photos to take home with you.
#2 - Western Line Dancing
Get up and dance to great county western music. Heather Barker will teach you basic steps of several popular line dances that will get you moving. No dance partner needed. You will learn some fun filled easy-to-do dance steps that even a novice dancer can handle. You will be having fun and learning great steps that can be used at any party.
#3 - Lariat Bowls
Create an authentic western souvenir to take home and display. You will be soldering cowboy lariats together to form a bowl that can be used to hold anything on your coffee table or bar. A great rustic decoration for your home that is lightweight and easy to take home in a suitcase.
#4 - Olive Oil 101
Mountain Town Olive Oil Class will cover the history of olives and olive oil, what to look for in purchasing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and the differences between Extra Virgin, Virgin, Pure, and Light. The class will review the problems with mislabeled and adulterated olive oil that is prevalent on the shelves today. It will also cover the health benefits from a major study that demonstrates the benefits of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a heart healthy lifestyle. Mountain Town Olive Oil will provide a few light appetizers and desserts using Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars along with the recipes for your use. Class participants will receive a discount to purchase products at their store located at the Gateway Shopping Center near the conference center.
#5 - Picaboo Photo Books
Time to get all those photos off your devices and into a book. Make your pictures into memories and stories that your children and grandchildren will cherish. In this workshop, you will learn to create photo books that are as simple or as extravagant as you like. You will be able to use your own personal style and creativity to complete or at least get a good start on your first photo memory book. To get the most out of this workshop, you will need to bring a fully charged laptop computer with your photos uploaded to the website. You will need to create a free account at www.picaboo.com and upload enough photos to get you started. Uploading the photos takes a bit of time, so it is ESSENTIAL that you come prepared. Even 20 photos can get you started, but the more photos you have, the more you will get out of this workshop. Once you have your account set up, we recommend uploading about 20 photos at one time to speed up the process. We will have $50 gift cards for participants to use on the purchase of your photo book. This will cover all but shipping charges on a quality book. Share your experiences, adventures, and memories with your friends and family by attending the Picaboo Photo Books workshop.
#6 - Cattle Roping History and Hands-on Roping Demonstration
Cattle ranching on open rangelands is a tradition that has been a part of our western heritage. Western Cowboys have developed methods of catching and restraining cattle with ropes out of necessity. Jim Keyes has developed the western ranch horse program and has taught youth and adults how to rope in a safe humane way. You will learn of the history and see live demonstrations and even try your hand at catching a mechanical calf.
#7 – SOS! and Thinking Outside the Box
Join us to learn simple concepts for saving time and money in food preparation. Participants will learn how to make and use Soup and Sauce (SOS) Mixes. Basic dishes become easier, more nutritious, more flavorful, and less expensive to make. Also learn how to make easy box meals to store on the shelf and then use when hectic schedules limit your food prep time. Box meals are great for those with limited cooking skills and make great gifts too!
AM/PIC Spouse Luncheon
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:00 noon
Utah History will be the theme for this years featured speaker. People have lived in Utah for thousands of years. The Utah area was first inhabited by the Fremont and Anasazi people around 500 AD followed by the Utes, Navajos and other Native Americans. The first Europeans didn’t arrive to the area until the 1700s. Because the area was so uninhabitable, no permanent settlements were made until 1847 when the Mormon Pioneers entered the Great Salt Lake Valley. Today over 3 million people call Utah home. Come prepared to listen to stories about Utah’s past and how the early settlers helped make Utah the great state it is now. The guest speaker will be announced in the June edition of The County Agent.
AM/PIC Spouse Optional Activities
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Conference participants will have a wide range of on your own optional activities available for this day. Brochures will be available at registration that will give you the opportunity to consider many of these options. Many of these are within walking distance from the conference center. Salt Lake City is at the urban heart of the metropolitan Wasatch Front. A compact downtown makes for easy walking among the many things to do in Salt Lake City. Restaurants, bars, and other attractions bring life to the city center. Visit the historic heart of Utah, Temple Square, shop at the City Creek Center and The Gateway, or visit the many historic sites in the area. A trip on TRAX, Salt Lake City’s light rail system, takes you from city center past the Leonardo Science Museum to the University of Utah campus, home to Red Butte Garden and Arboretum and the Natural History Museum of Utah. The following is a listing of only a few of the possible activities.
Temple Square: The center for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Square offers free walking tours of the Temple grounds, available in forty languages. The nearby Family History Library houses the most extensive collections of genealogical records in the world. Temple Square is also home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir with frequent performances and dress rehearsals open to the public.
City Creek Center: Satisfy your shopping fix with a stroll through City Creek and browse a number of great stores. On the many warm, sunny days in Salt Lake City, the center opens its retractable roof to let fresh air and sunlight spill onto the walkways making for an inviting experience as you walk past the gentle water of City Creek stocked with local brown trout. No Salt Lake City vacation is complete without experiencing shopping in true Utah style.
The Gateway: Salt Lakes premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination including over 115 shops/restaurants. Featuring the Olympic Legacy Plaza, Clark Planetarium, and Discovery Gateway.
Salt Lake City Historic Buildings: Downtown Salt Lake City is home to many buildings that are part of Utah’s historic past. Some of these sites include the Beehive House, Lion House, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Cathedral of the Madeline, Family History Center, and the Utah State Capital.
We encourage you to take the chance to enjoy the unique opportunities available in the Salt Lake City area. For those who have additional questions or need more information, assistance will be available at the conference.