USU Extension
Iron County Office

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

Iron County 4-H and Youth

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Iron County 4-H offers activities open to the public. To learn more about what is available, read our recent newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Our email newsletter goes out weekly, and can be subscribed to by clicking on the button below.

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4-H Important Information

  • All 4-H activities require registration before youth can attend.
  • 4-H members are 8 years old as of September 1, of 2019.
  • 4-H Cloverbud members are 5 years old as of September 1, 2019, and can attend select activities accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • For the safety of your children please do not leave them at our office without checking them in with an adult in charge of the activity; after the activity make sure to check them out with the adult in charge of the activity.


Please contact us with any questions you may have. We are happy to help!


Phone: (435) 586-8132

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Iron County Gardening

USU Extension Iron County strives to help local gardeners by offering a Master Gardener Program, providing updated opportunities for active Master Gardeners, and give resources to help anyone have a water-wise yard in our dry climate.

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Master Gardening Program

Master Your Gardening Skills!

  • Soil Health
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Pruning
  • Landscape Plants
  • Controlling Pests and More!

January 17 - February 29, 2024

Register Now

Find more information about the Master Gardener Program and UACD tree sale. We hope to see you there!

Active Master Gardeners

Water-Wise Landscaping

Monthly Webinar - Water Well with CWEL

Every 2nd Tuesday @2pm MST. 

Register here

Conservation Tree & Shrub Sale - 2024

 Tree Seedlings

Choose from several types of bare-root tree seedlings at this years UACD Tree Sale. To preview a few of this years options check out our Tree List   *CERTAIN VARIETIES MAY BE OUT OF STOCK*

Orders must be placed by April 1, 2024 at the Iron County Extension Office located at 585 North Main Street Suite 4, Cedar City, UT 84721.
After April 1st only orders mailed to Panguitch will be accepted. 
All orders must be placed by April 19, 2024.
Address and payment information can be found on the order form.

Iron County Home, Family and Food

USU Extension offers the tools and expertise you need to make the most of your financial resources whether it is balancing your budget, buying a home or planning for retirement. Extension also can help you plan tasty, affordable, nutritious, safe and fast meals on a limited budget or limited time.

USU Extension offers the tools and expertise you need to make the most of your financial resources whether it is balancing your budget, buying a home or planning for retirement. Extension also can help you plan tasty, affordable, nutritious, safe and fast meals on a limited  budget or limited time. 

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Create Better Health

Create Better Health is Utah's SNAP-Ed Program. SNAP-Ed is the nutrition education component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly knows as food stamps. The Create Better Health program is offered through Utah State University Extension offices. Create Better Health teaches people with limited time and money how to eat well and be active. Our classes focus on teaching participants how to make delicious and nutritious meals from foods they already have on hand.  All the information you will receive in Create Better Health classes is based on USDA's nutrition and physical activity guidelines. 

The classes are free.

Find some yummy recipes and tips here! Or check out our blog!

Interested in having classes taught at your location? Contact the Iron County Extension Office:435-267-1750

What can I learn?

  • How to make food dollars last all month
  • How to plan a menu and shop from a list
  • How to prepare easy, quick and tasty meals
  • How to save money on food and still eat well
  • How to feed infants and children
  • How to eat when you are pregnant
  • How to eat a heart healthy diet
  • How to keep food safe to eat
  • How to use MyPlate . . . And lots, lots more

To receive further information or to enroll, call the Iron County Extension office: (435) 267-1750

USU Extension Iron County Contact Information

Iron County
jessica anderson
Laurice Ellsworth
Iron County
Iron County
agriculture and natural resources
agriculture agent
local irrigation
Rebekah Esplin

Rebekah Esplin

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor | Agriculture and Natural Resources | Iron County


Iron County
Marla Hoyt
Marla Hoyt

Marla Hoyt

4H STEM Youth Coordinator | Iron County


home and community
Iron County
Meagan Johnston
Meagan Johnston

Meagan Johnston

Extension Assistant Professor | Iron County


Iron County
Jamee Joseph
Jamee Joseph

Jamee Joseph

Staff Assistant | Iron County


Iron County
horticulture agent
agriculture agent
Josh  Martin

Josh Martin

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor | Horticulture | Iron County


Iron County
chanelle richards
Chanelle Richards

Chanelle Richards

Create Better Health Ambassador | Iron County

(435) 586-8132

emma stevulak
Iron County
create better health
Emma Stevulak

Emma Stevulak

Create Better Health Ambassador


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