Spider encounters in Utah increase in the fall as spiders near the end of their lives and search for mates and lay egg sacks. These behaviors often occur indoors, causing more spider encounters and increasing the number of unnecessarily feared or killed s...
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Utah State University Extension provides research-based programs and resources with the goal of improving the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout Utah. USU Extension operates through a cooperative agreement between the United States Department of Agriculture, Utah State University, and county governments.
Founded in 1914 as part of the Smith-Lever Act, USU Extension plays a primary role in helping Utah State University fulfill its land-grant mission. Though more than 100 years old, USU Extension is as vital as ever, and perhaps even more so, due to the increased diversity and complexity of the issues people encounter today. The integration of teaching, research, and public service enables USU Extension to respond to critical and emerging issues with research-based, unbiased information.Donate
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To better serve the people of Utah, USU Extension is pleased to offer affordable online courses. We offer courses in many different topic areas, including:
- Climate Essentials
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We partner with communities across Utah to tackle complex problems that require Utah State University's world-leading expertise. With an established and trusted presence in every county, we provide access to research, expertise and relationships essential for Utah's social, economic and environmental needs.