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.
How We Can Help
USU Extension offers expertise and pertinent information specific to the needs of our county
4-H and Youth
4-H is learning by doing, and is available to all boys and girls in the 3rd through 12th grades, from urban, suburban and rural areas. First, an adult leader brings together youth that have common interests. Second, the youth choose one or more projects. Projects are chosen from among 100 project areas offered, or if you don't see the one you like, you can create your own project. Third, the group enrolls as a club, and fourth meets together to learn and have fun. Clubs are able to explore 4-H activities, events and trips. In 4-H there are events happening all year round.
WE ARE HIRING!
After School Club Leader (multiple positions): 4-H After School is a grant funded program designed to help youth enjoy enriching club activities in out of school time. Club leaders instruct groups of youth through various curriculum over the school year. Positions are available at Red Cliffs Elementary School, Mona Elementary School, Nebo View Elementary School, Juab Innovation Center, and Eureka Elementary School.
Juab County 4-H Programs & Activites
Juab County Fair Information
Fair Book Links:
Visit the online registration to get started. Leaders (parents) must log in to enter the entries for their members. If we don't have an email address on file for your family, you will need to call us and have that set up before you can log in and start entering exhibits. If participants do not have access to the internet, please contact the Extension office.
County Fair Registration
Returning members must register every year to be active in 4-H. The 4-H year goes from September 1st to August 31st.
All members, new and returning, must be registered by August 2nd to be able to place entries in the 4-H section of the fair. If registration is not received by August 2nd, the member will have to enter items in the open class sections.
Mandatory Online Exhibit Registration
Register at the "4-H Online registry" for non-livestock entries. Online registration is mandatory for all non-livestock fair exhibit entries. This is a simple process that will allow exhibit entry to be done at home. Detailed instructions will be on our website (extension.usu.edu/juab), and sent with the July 4-H newsletter. Individual trainings will be given upon request. You may call the office at 623-3450 for help and questions.
Create Better Health
Create Better Health is Utah's SNAP-Ed Program. We provide nutrition education to low-income individuals and families throughout the state. Create Better Health holds workshops throughout Utah to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles among those receiving and eligible for food stamps.
In Juab County, Laurie Bates is our Create Better Health Ambassador, with over 20 years of experience, you can trust her with all your nutrition needs!
Juab County Create Better Health Facebook Page follow us on Facebook and make sure to watch for new classes!
Current Publications & Other Links
- USU Create Better Health
- Preserve the Harvest
- Food Safety
- National School Breakfast and Lunch Program for Utah
- Basic Information for Food Stamp Applicants
- Juab County WIC Programs
- Safetty in All Seasons
- Create Better Health Recipes
- Recipe Ingredient Conversion Calculator
- Household Tips and Ideas
Horticulture & Gardening
Welcome to our new Horticulture faculty member Taun Beddes!
Taun was raised around agriculture, and his first job was on a local farm. Since then, he has continued to work in and with the local green industry and still enjoys working directly in the soil. Educationally, Taun has a B.S. of Ornamental Horticulture and an M.S. in Plant Science. He currently is employed by Utah State University Extension as a horticulturist. He primarily works in Utah County with commercial fruit and vegetable growers. He also helps homeowners and hobbyists with their gardening questions.
Community GardenPeople of all ages enjoy the benefits of gardening. Because of housing situations for some residents, they are not able to participate in gardening activities. The new Juab County Community Garden will provide the opportunity for all residents to enjoy the benefits of gardening. There are 20 individuals plots sized at 4' x 10' located on the north side of the Juab County Fairgrounds in Nephi. The plots will be filled on a first served basis. In 2022, this garden will become a 4-H fundraising project.
2022 Garden Links/Information:
Guidelines & Policies
Soil Testing Resources
- Center for Water Efficient Landscaping (CWEL)
- Production Horticulture
- Protectors of Urban Pollinators (PUPs)
- Weed Guides
- Online Course Catalog
Home and Community
What does the Home and Community Faculty do?
We are currently without a Home and Community Faculty member. We hope to have a new member of our team hired soon. Until that time comes please contact a Home and Community Faculty Member in Sanpete County or Utah County for questions.
We're Hiring A Home and Community Faculty
Food Preservation Equipment for Rent:
We have multiple items of food preservation for rent, including our newest addition - the Freeze Dryer!
Check out the prices below:
Freeze Dryer Rental - $10 per week (4 days) Must take class prior to rental
Mylar Bags for Freeze Dried Items - $0.50 each
21.45 Quart Canner Pot with Jar Rack - $2 per day
Automatic Jam/Jelly Maker - $2 per day
16 Quart Pressure Canner - $5 per day
23 Quart Pressure Canner $5 per day
Apple Corer - $2 per day
Ball 21 Quart Multi Cooker - $5 per day
Utensil Set for Preserving & Strainer – included with rent out or $2 per day
Batter Dispenser - Free Check Out
For Sale Pint Jars - $15 for pack of 12
Other Services Available for Cost:
Copies Black and White - $0.10 each
Copies Colored - $0.25 each
We are Hiring!
Come Join Our Team
USU Extension Juab County Contact Information
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