What is USU Extension?With offices covering Utah's 29 counties, Utah State University Extension provides research-based community education, resources and programs in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business and community; food, health, and wellness; home, finance, and relationships; and 4-H and youth.
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USU Extension offers expertise and pertinent information specific to the needs of our county
Box Elder County has some of the most productive soils in Utah that are used for wheat, corn grain and silage, barley, oats, safflower, alfalfa and onion production. Soils along the benches of the mountains from Willard to Brigham City support fruit tree production of apricots, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, pears and apples.
Box Elder County was the number one county in total grain production for the State of Utah and was the State’s largest producer of winter wheat in 2003, producing 59 percent of the State total. Box Elder County growers produced more than 2.5 million bushels of wheat on the fertile drylands and irrigated fields. The county is also number one or in the top five counties for barley, spring wheat, corn grain and silage and alfalfa and other hay production.
Box Elder County ranks #1 in Utah in beef cattle inventory at about 40,500 head which also ranks 88th in the nation. The county is also home to 10,000 dairy cows and 35,600 head of sheep.
2021 Community Impact Report
At USU Extension - Box Elder County, we are so proud of the work we do, and would love to share a couple highlights from our programming in 2021. We hope you enjoy the full report sharing some of our community impacts.
From stress management to livestock producer education and more. Click below to participate in our online workshops!
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.
Extension specialist have published several helpful articles on insect pests, soils, and control of iron chlorosis. Select a topic and browse through many helpful resources.
Century Farm and Ranch Application
The state’s agricultural industry conducts an annual search for family-owned farms and ranches, which have stood through 100 years, as hallmarks of our agricultural heritage.
The Utah Century Farms & Ranches Committee is searching for farms and ranches which have remained in the hands of the same family unit for one hundred years or more. The Utah Century Farm & Ranch Designation will honor the commitment of Utah farm and ranch families to the state’s agricultural industry, the bold determination farmers and ranchers have exhibited throughout the development of our state’s customs and culture, and their affirmation of the vision of the pioneers in assisting the desert to “blossom as a rose.”
Home and CommunityThe Home and Community area of the Box Elder County Extension program is committed to strengthening all individuals and their families in our county. As a county we have experienced some unique challenges over the last few years, including a 12% growth in our population, that have increased need for education and information in our towns and cities. A few of these challenges include public health concerns, food insecurity, loss of jobs, financial challenges, and family struggles. In an effort to provide education opportunities to county residents, now more than56,000 people strong, we aim to provide education opportunities that are accessible to all and meet the most pressing needs of our community!
2020 Community Impact Report
At USU Extension - Box Elder County, we are so proud of the work we do, and would love to share a couple highlights from our programming in 2020. We hope you enjoy the full report sharing some of our community impacts.
Having control over finances can improve any family's quality of life. Use these resources to take control of your finances.
Healthy Relationships Utah offers free research-based relationship education courses. These free courses are just one of many ways that Utah State University accomplishes this mission.
As another way to support Extension’s mission, the Live Well Utah blog focuses on providing Utah families with information on home, family, gardening and 4-H youth programs. Contributors are USU Extension specialists and agents from around the state who will provide tips and information on Extension programs and resources in a consumer-friendly manner.
The mission of the Utah Marriage Commission is to help people form and sustain healthy and enduring marriages and relationships. The Commission promotes and supports marriage and relationship education services, with a special focus on serving populations at higher risk for family instability.
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