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What is Extension?


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.


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Utah State University Extension online courses

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
  • Food Safety
  • Health
  • Homebuyer Education
  • How-to Essentials
  • Certified Remote Work Professional
  • Utah Master Naturalist
  • Utah Pesticide CEUs
  • Yard and Garden
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Statewide Locations


With locations throughout all of Utah, USU Extension is partnering with people in every county — providing information and expertise to help meet local challenges and help every Utahn thrive.

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Our Impact


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.

Outcomes & Impact Quarterly – Spring Issue 2024

Balancing Agriculture and Wildlife: The Impact of Elk and Deer Grazing on Farm and Ranch Lands; Providing Pest Management Education for Home Gardeners in Utah; Assessing Parent and Guardian Outcomes for the Be Epic, Escape the Vape Program in Rural Southe...

Outcomes & Impact Quarterly – Fall Issue 2023

Create Healthy Gardens: Evaluation of a SNAP-Ed and Master Gardener Collaboration; Urban Homestead Education for Backyard Gardeners; Addressing the Opioid Crisis: An Evaluation of the Community Opioid Education Pilot Program; Impact of an Opioid Harm Redu...

Outcomes & Impact Quarterly – Summer Issue Issue 2023

Evaluating the What’s Up Down South Economic Summit; The 2022 Intertribal Opioid Wellness Summit: Harm Reduction and Holistic Whole-Person Wellness; Assessing the Needs of Utah Dairy Farmers to Aid Extension; Programming; Engaging Utah Educators to Teach...

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