Katie Wagner

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Extension Associate Professor | Horticulture | Salt Lake County


Katie  Wagner

Contact Information

Office Location: Salt Lake County
Phone: (385) 468-4826
Email: katie.wagner@usu.edu
Website: http://extension.usu.edu/saltlake/

Educational Background

BS, Ornamental Horticulture, Utah State University, 2009
MS, Plant and Soil Science, (Environmental Soil Chemistry), University of Kentucky, 2006
Kinetics of Nitrate Reduction by Metallic Iron
BS, Topical Studies: Environmental Science and Policy, University of Kentucky, 2003
First Detector, USU Extension, 2019
Private Pesticide Applicator, Utah Department of Food and Agriculture, 2017
ISA Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA, 2013
Certified Nursery Professional, Utah Nursery and Landscape Association, 2013
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), Utah State University, 2012

Biography

I grew-up in Lexington, Kentucky and completed MS in plant and soil science from University of Kentucky and BS in horticulture from USU. I joined USU as Extension horticulture faculty in 2011.

Teaching Interests

1.Organic gardening education utilizing integrated pest management (IPM) and best management practices (BMPs) for reduced pesticide input gardening. 2. Promotion of native pollinator populations and habitat. 3. Sustainable agriculture and urban farming education and demonstration.

Research Interests

Utilization of invertebrates for pest management in urban settings. Pollinator floral and habitat preferences and feasibility of public adoption of best management practices in an urban landscape.

Awards

NEAFCS Communications: Internet education technology award, 2016

National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Spirit of Extension, 2016

Utah State University Extension

NACAA Communications Award 'Regional Finalist and National Winner in Bound Book', 2015

National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA)

Certificate of Appreciation, 2015

Salt Lake County Council

NACAA Communications Award 'Regional Finalist in Feature Story', 2013

National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA)

NACAA Poster Competition, 2013

National Association of County Agriculture Agents

Distinguished Unit Award, 2013

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

Western Regional Winner, 2012

2012 NACAA Conference

2011 Volunteer of the Year, 2012

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office


Publications | Abstracts

  • Wagner, K.M, Olsen, S.H, (2014). A guide to common organic gardening questions: step-by-step recommendations for organic vegetable and fruit gardening in northern Utah book.. Proceedings of USU Extension annual conference

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Books

  • Wagner, K.M, Olsen, S.H, Drost, D.T, (2017). The ultimate gardening guide: Utah State University's guide to common gardening questions. Hobble Creek Press
  • Wagner, K.M, Olsen, S.H, Drost, D.T, Alston, D.G, Murray, M., Hunter, B., (2014). A guide to common organic gardening questions. USU Extension

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Steinitz, T., Wagner, K.M, Drost, D.T, Alston, D.G, Hunter, B., Nischwitz, C., Ramirez, R., Allen, L., Barnhill, J.V, Frame, D., Pace, M., Durward, C., Reeve, J., Jewkes, M., Heflebower, R.F, (2014). A Guide to Common Organic Gardening Questions. USU Extension *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Fact Sheets

  • Wagner, K.M, Stock, M., Sagers, L.A, (2020). Preparing and Improving Garden Soil. USU Digital Commons
  • Pratt, A., Wagner, K.M, Stock, M., (2020). Utah Visual Farm Guide: What is Healthy Soil? . USU Digital Commons
  • Pratt, A., Wagner, K.M, Stock, M., (2020). Utah Visual Farm Guide: Year-round Soil Care. . USU Digital Commons
  • Curtis, K., Olsen, S.H, Wagner, K.M, (2015). Utah urban small-scale mixed vegetable production costs and returns - 5 acres, 2015. Reprinted in 2015 Utah Agicultural Statistics
  • Olsen, S.H, Curtis, K., Wagner, K.M, (2015). Utah Urban Small-Scale Mixed Vegetable Production Costs and Returns - 2 Acres, 2015. USU Extension
  • Curtis, K., Olsen, S.H, Wagner, K.M, (2015). Utah Urban Small-Scale Mixed Vegetable Production Costs and Returns - 5 Acres, 2015. USU Extension
  • Wagner, K.M, Kuhns, M.R, Cardon, G., Gardening in clay soil. Utah Forest Facts
  • Wagner, K.M, Kuhns, M.R, Cardon, G., Gardening in sandy soil. Utah Forest Facts
  • Curtis, K., Olsen, S.H, Knudsen, T., Wagner, K.M, (2014). Utah urban small-scale mixed vegetable production costs and returns--5 acres, 2014. Reprinted in Utah Agricultural Statistics 2014 annual report
  • Olsen, S.H, Curtis, K., Wagner, K.M, Knudsen, T., (2014). Utah Urban Small-Scale Mixed Vegetable Production Costs and Returns - 2 Acres, 2014. USU Extension
  • Curtis, K., Olsen, S.H, Knudsen, T., Wagner, K.M, (2014). Utah Urban Small-Scale Mixed Vegetable Production Costs and Returns - 5 Acres, 2014. USU Extension
  • Kopp, K., Allen, L., Wagner, K.M, (2013). Simple sprinkler performance testing for Salt Lake County. Utah State University Extension
  • Wagner, K.M, Sagers, L.A, (2012). Preparing and Improving Garden Soil.
  • Heflebower, R.F, Wagner, K.M, Gunnell, J., Condrat, J., (2012). Raised Bed Gardening.
  • Wagner, K.M, Kuhns, M.R, (2011). Sunscald Injury or Southwest Winter Injury on Deciduous Trees. Utah Forest Facts, USU

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    • Wagner, K.M, Olsen, S.H, (2013). Organizing Extension factsheets into a comprehensive gardening publication. Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 6:2
    • Wagner, K.M, Kuhns, M.R, (2013). Meeting Horticulture Clientele Interests in an Urban Setting: A Needs Assessment for Reduced Pesticide and Pollinator Education in the Greater Salt Lake Area. NACAA Journal
    • Wagner, K.M, (2012). Timeline Detaining the Restructuring of a Dysfunctional Master Gardener Program in Salt Lake County. Journal of NACAA

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | MultiMedia

    Video

    • Wagner, K.M, (2012). Salt Lake County Horticulture Introduction. USU Extension Youtube *
    • Wagner, K.M, (2011). Putting Your Yard and Garden to Bed For the Winter.
    • Wagner, K.M, (2011). Getting Your Trees Ready for Winter.

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Technical Reports

    Research Reports

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      Bulletins

        Magazine/Trade Publications

        • Wagner, K.M, (2012). Creating a Pollinator Garden. *

        An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

        Extension

        USU Extension Demonstration Teaching Garden, 2013 - 2018
        Public Horticulture Education & Professional Presentations, 2011 - 2018
        Urban Farming Education, 2011 - 2018
        Civil Rights, 2011 - 2018
        Employment Pathways for Salt Lake County Refugees through Stackable Credentials, 2014 - 2017
        USU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Salt Lake County, 2011 - 2013