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.

Bridger Park Community Garden

Learn more about how to rent a raised garden bed for the gardening season at Bridger Park. 

Applications for garden box opens March 1, 2024.

Spring Garden Series 2024

Each workshop will offer participants a hands-on educational experience that is sure to help any backyard hobbyist become a better gardener.

Class topics include:
- Seed Starting
- Pruning Basics
- Fruit Tree Grafting
- Waterwise Plants
- and MORE!

Classes held February - May. Sign up today!  For more information, call
 435-752-6263.

How We Can Help

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

Beef Education Series 2024

Cache County Event Center
490 S 500 W
Logan, UT 84321

February 26 - 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- Regenerative Pasture Management and Fall Inter-seeding - Earl Creech, Extension Agronomy specialist
- Ruminant Transition - Reganne Briggs, Extension Rich county

February 29-March 1
Beef Field Day
(Wellsville Animal Science Pavilion - 3580 US-89, Logan, UT 84321)
- Risk Management
- Breed Selection
- Range Management
- Nutrition
- Multi-Species Grazing
Register by February 22, 2024

March 11 - 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- BATC Meat Lab Tour and Meat Cuts - Jason Rindlisbacher, BATC, and Troy Bird, USU (1301 N 600 W Logan, UT - South side of building)

USU Dairy Workshop

February 27, 2024 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the USU Caine Dairy

Topics and Speakers:

  • Risk Management, Dr. Ryan Larsen
  • Targeted Dry Cow Treatment, Dr. Mireille Chahine
  • Utah Dairy Update and Respectful Workplace, Dr. Bruce Richards
  • Ag Water Optimization, Hannah Freeze
  • Preserving Dairy Histories, Justin Clawson

Lunch Sponsored by IFA

Lambing and Kidding Workshop

March 8-9 at the USU South Farm (Registration required)

Day 1

  • 1 pm - Intro/Demographics
  • 1:30 pm - Breeding Management
  • 2 pm - Vaccines/Diseases-
  • 2:30 pm - Shearing/Wool Care/Hoof Care
  • 3:15 pm - Lambing/Kidding Record Keeping and Management
  • 3:45 pm - Lamb/Kid Care-
  • 4:15 pm - Pregnancy Disease and Nutrition
  • 5 pm - Dinner- provided

Day 2

  • 8 am - Intro/Questions/Review
  • 8:30 - am Business Plan-
  • 9 am - Marketing (Panel) Wool /Meat
  • 10 am - Parasites/Fecals
  • 10:15 am- Genetics/Longevity/Culling-
  • 10:45 am - Pasture Management
  • 11:15 am - Accelerated Lambing
  • 11:45 am- Lunch-provided/Travel to Farm
  • 1 pm - Farm Visit
  • 5 pm - Evaluations/Conclusion

Cache County Agriculture

News

Drones and Apps in Agriculture

The Aggie Drone Academy, a Utah State University Extension program, sponsored an Unmanned Aircraft Systems class for livestock producers. UAS, commonly known as “drones” are gaining popularity among the many different avenues of agriculture.

As the Snow Melts

Other western states also received record snow levels. It was a rough time for cattle producers finding newborn calves in the snow and snowstorms. If you have fall grains planted, you will and should be worried about snow mold.

See All News

Publications

Research

Fortifying Farms and Ranches Against Weed Invasion

Although there is a lot of truth to the above statement, anyone who has made a living in agriculture on a farm or ranch would probably agree that the list of certainties could easily be expanded to include weeds. Since the time of the earliest U.S. settle...

2024 Spring Gardening Series

Each workshop will offer participants a hands-on educational experience that is sure to help any backyard hobbyist become a better gardener.

Class topics include:
- Seed Starting
- Pruning Basics
- Fruit Tree Grafting
- Waterwise Plants
- and MORE!

Classes held February - May. Sign up today!  For more information, call
 435-752-6263.

Bridger Park Community Garden

Learn more about how to rent a raised garden bed for the gardening season at Bridger Park. 

Applications for garden box opens March 1, 2024.

Cache Gardeners Almanac Bookmark

Click the image below to view the bookmark!

The Gardener's Almanac - Timely Tips for the Yard and Garden

Water Wise Resources

Find information through website, webinars, and factsheets on how to be effective and efficient with your water use this year. These resources cover a wide variety of topics on being conservative with water use, such as lawn watering, drip irrigation, drought tolerant gardens, and more!

USU Extension Pocket Gardener

Click below for more information!

Pocket Gardener

Virtual Workshops:

Upcoming Classes:

Home Food Preservation Series

This year we have a wide variety of canning class options for you to sign up for! Take a look at the schedule and invite a friend to any and all of these fun, food preservation workshops! Topics include basics of home canning, dehydrating foods, hands-on canning of meat, fruit, vegetables, and more! Classes held from February-September.
Sign up today!

Canning Class

Pressure Canning Lid Testing Days

Our pressure canning testing days are Monday through Friday of each week. Mondays are free, Tuesday-Fridays there will be a $5.00 charge (cash or card accepted). No appointment is necessary. Call our office with any questions, 435-752-6263. Check out the most recent Cache County Food Processing Times!

We have cooking appliances available for renting!

Items for rent are $2.00 per weekday for each.

  • Food Dehydrator
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Food Strainer
  • Dutch Oven
  • Water Bath Canner

Class Topics

  • Nutrition
  • Health and Wellness
  • Food Preservation
  • Emergency Preparedness (Food Storage, Water Storage, 72 Hr. Kits, etc.)
Contact Jenna Dyckman to schedule a class to be taught for your organization. Classes can be taught to children, youth, adults, and seniors.

Publications

Follow us on Instagram at @USUHealthyLiving
For more information visit, extension.usu.edu/nutrition/

What is the HEART Initiative?

The Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, and Teaching Initiative, also known as HEART is an active initiative through Utah State University Extension. This innovative program is aligned with National Cooperative Extension’s recently instituted essential focus area in health and wellness. HEART serves as a model of how Extension can join community partners to better address the health and wellness needs in our state. HEART brings unique academic resources into the community, partnering locally and nationally to address the opioid epidemic and other pressing public health issues.

The HEART Initiative focuses on:

  • Mental Health
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Opioid Use Reduction
  • Vaping Prevention
  • Parent Education

    Bear River Crisis Clinic

Never Use Alone

Call 1-800-484-3731 Never Use Alone’s toll-free nationwide overdose prevention, detection, crisis response and reversal lifeline services for people who use drugs while alone. Our all volunteer peer-run call center operators are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No stigma. No judgment. Just love!

USU Extension Cache County Contact Information

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Sarah Best

Create Better Health Ambassador | Cache County

435-752-6263

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Blake Clark

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208-390-7284

blake.clark@usu.edu

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Justin Clawson

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435-752-6263

justin.clawson@usu.edu

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Jenna Dyckman

Extension Assistant Professor | Cache County

435-752-6263

jenna.dyckman@usu.edu

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Courtney Freeze

4-H Horse & Livestock Coordinator

(435)-752-6263

courtney.freeze@usu.edu

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Anny Galvin

Create Better Health Ambassador | Spanish Speaking | Cache County

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JayDee Gunnell

Extension Professor | Horticulture | Cache County Director

(435)-752-6263

jaydee.gunnell@usu.edu

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Dana Iasbarrone

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dana.iasbarrone@usu.edu

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Rachel Jensen

Marketing Assistant | Cache County

rachel.h.jensen@usu.edu

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Elise Jenson

4-H Program Coordinator | Cache County

435-752-6263

elise.simkins@usu.edu

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Timothy Keady

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

435-752-6263

tim.keady@usu.edu

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Jenny Kearl

Program Coordinator | Cache Makers | Cache County

(435)-915-6253

jenny.kearl@usu.edu

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Kenzie Larkin

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435-752-6263

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Ingrid Sanchez

Create Better Health Ambassador | Spanish Speaking | Cache County

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