Jody Gale

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Extension Associate Professor | Agriculture Economic Development | Sevier County


Jody Gale

Contact Information

Office Location: Sevier County
Phone: (435) 893-0470
Email: jody.gale@usu.edu
Additional Information:

Educational Background

MS, Plant Science, (Crop Management), Utah State University, 1988
A Simple Model to Predict Optimal Harvest Time of Alfalfa Using Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy, Environmental, Morphological and Growth Parameters.
BS, Plant Science, (Agronomy & Biology), Utah State University, 1986
Other, Building Construction, Utah Valley University (formerly Utah Technical College), 1982
Produce Safety Alliance Growers Training, Utah State University Extension, 2019
UDA&F - License Certified Pesticide Applicator (Non-commercial), Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, 1988

Biography

BIOGRAPHY: Jody A. Gale is an Extension faculty member at Utah State University in the Extension Ag. and Nat. Res. Dept. He has worked for Extension for 34 years. He has a split appointment in Sevier County and Central Southwest Area where he has taught for 25 years. His previous appointment was Extension Faculty in Millard County for nine years. He received a MS degree in Plant Science from Utah State University in 1988. His graduate research studied predicting optimal harvest time of alfalfa. He received a BS degree in Plant Science, with a minor in biology, from Utah State University in 1986. He also received an AAS degree in Building Construction from Utah Valley University in 1982. Prior to his university career he worked in residential and commercial building construction for 12 years. He is an agronomist by training and practice and an agricultural economic developer and natural resource public program provider by practice. His prioritized needs-based county agronomic and horticultural programs, interests and research include, optimizing use of irrigation water, profitable soil fertility, crop rotation, invasive noxious weed management, blue alfalfa aphid management, gardening and tree care. His prioritized needs-based area programs, interests and research include, agricultural economic and community development, partnerships in government, natural resource and public land issues, aspen herbivory and collaborations, congressional and legislative education, and forage marketing dairy relocation. His early life experiences included working on Kerksiek Farm and Nursery, and his grandfather’s farm. His early work experience included working as skilled labor in residential and commercial building construction. He and his wife, Cindy E. Gale, have six children, fourteen grandchildren. Their family centered interests include, Esplin Farm and Cattle Ranch Nephi, Utah, gardening, fishing, hunting, hiking, ATV trail riding, and photography. Contact: USU Extension,<b> </b>250 N. Main, Sevier County Adm. Bldg., Richfield, UT 84701, Office: 435.893.0470, Cell: 435.979.4790, FAX: 435.893.0493, email jody.gale@usu.edu.<br><br>

Teaching Interests

TEACHING INTERESTS: Make a significant contribution to the quality of life of people through education. Extend educational research-based resources of Utah State University and the Land Grant University system to people. Determine needs vs. wants. Focus programs on identified local higher priority needs. 1. Educate the people of Sevier County by responding to their local, identified, high priorities agronomy and horticultural needs. 2. Educate the people in Central Southwest Utah Area by responding to their local, identified, high priority agricultural economic and community development, and natural resource public land issue needs. Develop and provide Extension programs that are educational, practical, economically viable, environmentally responsible, and culturally sensitive to help sustain people, families, businesses and communities.<br><br>

Research Interests

RESEARCH INTERESTS<br>COUNTY: Optimizing use of irrigation water, profitable soil fertility, crop rotation, invasive noxious weed management, blue alfalfa aphid management, gardening and tree care. <br>AREA: Agricultural economic and community development, partnerships in government, natural resource and public land issues, aspen herbivory and collaboration, congressional and legislative education, and forage marketing dairy relocation.

Awards

USFS Chief Honor Award , 2017

USDA - US Forest Service, Chief Tony Tooke

Innovation Award, 2017

National Association of Development Orginizations (NADO)

Rural Honors Award, 2017

Utah Center for Rural Life - Southern Utah University

Communications Award: Video Recordings, 2017

National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Distinguished Service , 2016

National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)

Distinguished Service, 2014

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) - Iota Chapter, National Honorary Extension Fraternity

Appreciation – Lifetime Agriculture Supporter, 2021

Sevier County Conservation District

Recognition – Western Region Vice Chairman Natural Resources/Aquaculture/Sea Grant Committee, 2019

National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)

Recognition – Western Region Vice Chairman Ag. Econ. & Comm. Dev. Committee, 2019

National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)

Achievement Award - Search for Excellence in Environmental Quality, Forestry, and Natural Resources, 2019

National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)

Sterling Scholar Judge – Agriculture, 2019

Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars of Central Utah

2019 Extension Agent Team Award, 2019

Utah State University Extension Specialist Association

Certificate of Service - 30 Years, 2019

Utah State University Extension, Logan, Utah

Top 10 Videos of 2018 (3rd, 7th), 2019

Utah State University Cooperative Extension Service

Top Watched (Extension) Video - 2018, 2018

Utah State University Cooperative Extension Service

Top 25 Video's of 2017 (5th, 7th, 13th), 2018

Utah State University Cooperative Extension Service

Special Recognition - Six County ASAP Project, 2017

Six County Association of Government (SCAOG)

Recognition – Western Region Vice Chairman Ag. Econ. & Comm. Dev. Committee, 2017

National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)

Communications Award: Video Recordings, 2017

Utah Association of County Agricultural Agents

Sterling Scholar Judge – Agriculture, 2017

Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars of Central Utah

Sterling Scholar Judge – Agriculture, 2016

Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars of Central Utah

Top Watched Video, 2016

Utah State University Cooperative Extension Service

Recognition and Appreciation, 2015

USDA - Fishlake National Forest

Sterling Scholar Judge – Agriculture, 2015

Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars of Central Utah

Certificate of Appreciation, 2015

USDA - Fishlake National Forest & Monroe Mountain Collaborative

Certificate of Merit - Communications Award , 2014

National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Mobile, Alabama

Sterling Scholar Judge – Agriculture, 2014

Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars of Central Utah

25 Years of Service Recognition, 2014

Epsilon Sigma Phi - Iota Chapter, National Honorary Extension Fraternity, Logan, Utah

Certificate of Service - 25 Years, 2014

Utah State University Extension, Logan, Utah

Sterling Scholar Judge – Agriculture, 2013

Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars of Central Utah

Certificate of Appreciation, 2012

USDA Fishlake National Forest Service

Fellow, 2012

Western Rural Development Center

Sterling Scholar Judge – Agriculture, 2012

Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars of Central Utah

Sterling Scholar Judge - Agriculture, 2011

Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars of Central Utah

Sterling Scholar Judge – Agriculture, 2010

Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars of Central Utah

2009 Agent Team Award, 2009

Utah State University Specialist Association

Extension Taggart - Ballard Award of Excellence, 2007

USU Extension

Rural Partnership of the Year, 2002

Southern Utah University Rural Honors

Presidential Service Appreciation, 2001

Utah County Agricultural Agents Association

Early Career Award, 1998

Epsilon Sigma Phi

Presidential Service, 1995

Utah Weed Control Association


Publications | Abstracts

  • Gale, J.A, (2019). Revisiting Past Recommendations for Alfalfa Nitrogen Crediting for Corn Silage Following Alfalfa in Utah. American Society of Agronomy - Crops & Soils Magazine
  • Gale, J.A, Kyhl, T., (2021). Assisting County Associations of Government Provide Congressional Natural Resource Briefing Tour - Abstract. Proceedings - NACAA Western Region Professional Improvement Conference – 2021
  • Gale, J.A, Ransom, C., Nelson, R., Beckley, C.J, (2021). Cutleaf Vipergrass Control in Alfalfa and Range: Herbicide Efficacy Research - Abstract. Utah Association of County Agriculture Agents
  • Gale, J.A, Ransom, C., Nelson, R., (2020). Cutleaf Vipergrass Control in Alfalfa Using Glyphosate - Abstract. Utah Association of County Agriculture Agents
  • Gale, J.A, Creech, J.E, (2019). Hay Sampler Comparison and Bale Sub-Sample Core Position Study. Proceedings - NACAA Western Region Professional Improvement Conference - 2019
  • Gale, J.A, Albrecht, D., (2019). Extension’s Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP) in Central Utah. National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)
  • Chapman, C., Gale, J.A, (2019). Using Collaboration as a Tool to Enable Changes in Forest Management. National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)
  • Gale, J.A, (2019). Growing Homegrown Communities – Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP). National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)
  • Gale, J.A, Pound, C.A, Yost, M., (2018). Small Grains Yield Response to Nitrogen Application Following Alfalfa in Sevier County, Utah. Proceedings - 2018 NACAA Western Region Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference
  • Gale, J.A, Ransom, C., (2018). Controlling Cutleaf Vipergrass in Alfalfa and Rangeland. Proceedings of the Utah Association of County Agriculture Agents
  • Gale, J.A, Shaffer, B., Cardon, G., Creech, J.E, (2017). Reducing Nitrogen Fertilizer Inputs for 1st and 2nd Year Corn Following Alfalfa in Utah. Western Association of County Agriculture Agents
  • Gale, J.A, Whitesides, R.E, (2017). Curly Dock Project. Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition and Tri-County Weed's 12 Annual Winter Weed Conference *
  • Gale, J.A, Koenig, A.L, (2016). Control of Russian Olive Using a Dougherty Turbo Saw™ . Western Association of County Agriculture Agents
  • Chapman, C., Gale, J.A, Daniels, S., (2016). Using Collaboration as a Tool to Bring Divergent Audiences Together to Improve Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) Regeneration and recruitment on Utah’s Monroe Mountain. Western Association of County Agriculture Agents
  • Rogers, P.C, Gale, J.A, (2016). ‘World's Largest Organism’ Threatened by Herbivory: Restoration Monitoring at the Pando Aspen Clone. North American Congress for Conservation Biology
  • Gale, J.A, Koenig, A.L, (2016). Control of Russian Olive Using a Dougherty Turbo Saw™ . Utah Association of County Agriculture Agents
  • Rogers, P.C, Gale, J.A, (2015). Slaying a Giant One Bite at a Time: World’s Largest Living Organism Threatened by Herbivory. Society of American Foresters, University of Alberta Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Science *
  • Gale, J.A, Cowley, J.R, (2015). Effective Partnerships and Collaborations – A Case Study from Utah. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)
  • Gale, J.A, Chapman, C., Daniels, S., (2014). Monroe Mountain Aspen Collaborative Working Group . Utah Section - Society of Range Management
  • Gale, J.A, (2014). A Perspective on Economic Development from a Traditional Extension Agricultural Educator R. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
  • Gale, J.A, Chapman, C., (2013). Aspen Herbivory by Wildlife and Livestock on Utah’s Monroe Mountain. Restoring the West Conference
  • Gale, J.A, Chapman, C., (2013). Monroe Mountain Collaborative Working Group- Aspen Herbivory by Wildlife and Livestock. Galaxy IV - Joint Council of Extension Professionals
  • Gale, J.A, (2006). Agriculture Economic Development Forage Marketing and Dairy Relocation. Western Association of County Agriculture Agents

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        Magazine/Trade Publications

          Newsletter

          • Gale, J.A, (2015). Summer Natural Resource and Grazing Partnership Tour. Utah State University Extension - Community Based Conservation Program *

          Other

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          Extension

          9. Civil Rights, 1997 - 2025
          1A. Sevier County Assignment: Agronomic Crops 1of2 - Production , 2009 - 2025
          1B. Sevier County Assignment: Agronomic Crops 2of2 - Research , 2009 - 2025
          2. Sevier County Assignment: Residential Horticulture, 2009 - 2025
          3A. Central South Area Assignment: 1of2 Natural Resources & Public Lands, 1997 - 2025
          3B. Central South Area Assignment: 2of2 Natural Resources & Public Lands - Congressional Outreach, 1997 - 2025
          4. Central South Area Assignment: Regional Ag. Economic & Community Development, 1997 - 2025
          5. Central South Area Assignment: Ag. Business Development, 1989 - 2025
          Monroe Mountain Aspen Working Group, 2011 - 2021
          6. South Central Area Assignment: Ag. Land Protection & Business Retention, 1997 - 2017
          7. Sevier County Assignment: Native American Technology Access Program, 2005 - 2014
          8. South Central Area Assignment: Manure Digester Retrofit & Alternative Energy, 2007 - 2013