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

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

 
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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

 

Box Elder County
Donna Andrews
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Donna Andrews

Donna Andrews

Staff Assistant | Box Elder County

(435)-695-2542

donna.andrews@usu.edu

Marci Borg
Box Elder County
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Marci Borg

Marci Borg

4-H Program Coordinator | Box Elder County

(435)-695-2546

marci.borg@usu.edu

ag-nat
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Box Elder County
4-H Program Coordinator
Josh Dallin
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Josh Dallin

Josh Dallin

Extension Assistant Professor | Agriculture & Range | Box Elder County

(435)-695-2545

joshua.dallin@usu.edu

Box Elder County
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Laura Holmgren
Laura Holmgren

Laura Holmgren

Program Coordinator | Box Elder County

laura.holmgren@usu.edu

Box Elder County
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Jan Jensen
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Jan Jensen

Staff Assistant | Box Elder County

(435) 695-2543

jan.jensen@usu.edu

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homeandcomm
health and wellness
Timothy Keady
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Box Elder County
Cache County
healthwellness
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mentalhealthteam
Timothy Keady

Timothy Keady

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

435-752-6263

tim.keady@usu.edu

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April Litchford
relationship experts
Box Elder County
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April Litchford

April Litchford

Extension Assistant Professor | Nutrition and Food | Box Elder County

435-695-2544

april.litchford@usu.edu

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

Mike Pace

Extension Professor | Horticulture & Agronomy | Box Elder County Director

(435) 695-2541

mike.pace@usu.edu

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small business development
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Box Elder County
Jared Turner
Jared Turner

Jared Turner

Regional Director | Small Business Development Center | Box Elder County

435-919-1296

jared.turner@usu.edu

SBDC
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Box Elder County
Brady Wood
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Brady Wood

SBDC Program Coordinator | Box Elder County

435-225-5314

brady.wood@usu.edu

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