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Box Elder County Office

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435-695-2542
Fax: 435-695-2540

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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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Mental Health In Box Elder County

One in four people in Box Elder County report poor mental health. We are coming together as a community to start talking about it

Create Better Health

SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

How We Can Help

USU Extension offers expertise and pertinent information specific to the needs of our county

Agriculture

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.

Century Farm and Ranch ApplicationCentury Farm and Ranch

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.”

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Home and Community

The 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! 

USU Extension Box Elder County Contact Information

 

Directory
Marci Borg
Extension
Box Elder County
Marci Borg

Marci Borg

4-H Program Coordinator | Box Elder County

(435)-695-2546

marci.borg@usu.edu

4-H
agriculture and natural resources
Extension
Box Elder
Box Elder County
Cheyenne Capener
Directory
Box Elder County
marie dilling-lent
Directory
Extension
Marie Dilling-Lent

Marie Dilling-Lent

Create Better Health Ambassador | Box Elder County

A02394873@usu.edu

Laura Holmgren
Directory
Extension
Box Elder County
Laura Holmgren

Laura Holmgren

Program Coordinator | Box Elder County

laura.holmgren@usu.edu

healthwellness
aware staff
Cache County
Directory
mentalhealthteam
Timothy Keady
heart
aware northern
health equity
health and wellness
homeandcomm
Extension
Box Elder County
Timothy Keady

Timothy Keady

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor | Health and Wellness | HEART Initiative

435-752-6263

tim.keady@usu.edu

April Litchford
nutrition statewide
Extension
homeandcomm
relationship experts
agent
Box Elder County
Directory
April Litchford

April Litchford

Extension Assistant Professor | Nutrition and Food | Box Elder County

435-695-2544

april.litchford@usu.edu

Box Elder County
agriculture agent
agriculture and natural resources
Directory
agriculture and 4-H youth programs agent
ag-nat
ashley longmore
Extension
Ashley Longmore

Ashley Longmore

Extension Assistant Professor | Livestock and Range Management | Box Elder County

435-695-2545

ashley.longmore@usu.edu

Box Elder County
Extension
expert
4-H Youth
ag-nat
agriculture agent
Directory
crops
Mike Pace
horticulture
Mike Pace

Mike Pace

Extension Professor | Horticulture & Agronomy | Box Elder County Director

(435) 695-2541

mike.pace@usu.edu

Box Elder
Directory
Box Elder County
brielle smith
Extension

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