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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.
Juab County 4-H Programs & Activites
Juab County Fair Information
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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.
Returning members must register every year to be active in 4-H. The 4-H year goes from October 1st to September 30th.
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.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Facts About Juab County Ag & Natural Resources
Juab County has an agricultural base of mainly small grains, alfalfa hay, cattle, and sheep. This base includes:
- 5,700 acres of wheat, annual production of 262,000 bushels:
- 2,000 acres of barley, annual production of 172,000 bushels;
- 15,200 acres of alfalfa hay, annual production of 54,500 ton;
- 12,000 head of cattle and 4,500 head of sheep.
Major processing and Ag related firms include a hay cubing operation, livestock processing plant, turf farm, and herb farm. In Juab County, there are 203 farms, with an average size of 1,639 acres, total land in farms is 332,686 acres, total cropland is 71,294 acres, harvested cropland 25,270 acres, and farmland in irrigation is 20,097 acres.
Potential Agriculture opportunities include: increased land under irrigation of 21,236 acres upon completion of the CUP project, flour mill, increased number of dairy operations and cattle feedlots. Because of the potential of more acres under full irrigation, quality and quantity of feed produced, location of highway and rail systems, amount of acres available for development of agricultural related industries, there are some excellent agricultural opportunities in Juab County.
Workshops and Newsletters
The Ag Informer is a yearly publication published by our office. It contains information about upcoming workshops, conferences, and other Ag related information and events.
Create Better Health SNAP-Ed
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.
All classes are currently only available on our Facebook lives. Our Facebook page is facebook.com/juabcountyextension/
Current Publications & Other Links
- Holiday Hotlines
- Create Better Health Website
- Eat Well Utah
- Snappily Ever After: My Two Cents of Create Better Health
- Create Better Health Courses at Home
- Create Better Health Kids Create
- Fruits & Veggies, More Matters
- Create Better Health Recipes
- Recipe Ingredient Conversion Calculator
- Household Tips and Ideas
- Utah Extension Disaster Education Network (UEDEN)
Horticulture & Gardening
Utah State University Extension promotes awareness and educates the public on horticulture.
Informal, not-for-credit classes are offered periodically on various gardening topics, such as Composting, Native Plant Propagation, Shade and Fruit Tree Pruning, and Starting Seeds Indoors. We do make presentations to gardening clubs and other interested groups free of charge.
The Juab County Extension Office offers a home and garden class series. Information about this series, and any other garden class that we might be offering will be on the Juab County Calendar.
Gardening Workshops and Classes
People 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. After agreeing to the garden guidelines, there is a $25.00 refundable deposit due by April 30th. The gardener is responsible for all improvements to the plot including plot irrigation, soil amendments, and seeds/plant material. Water will be provide by Juab County via the irrigation system at each plot.
To reserve plot, simply come to into the USU Extension office at 160 North Main, Nephi and fill out an application accepting the Gardner Guidelines & Policies and pay your deposit. Any questions may be directed to 435-623-3450.
Soil Testing Resources
- Center for Water Efficient Landscaping (CWEL)
- Production Horticulture
- Protectors of Urban Pollinators (PUPs)
- Weed Guides
- Online Course Catalog
Home, Family and Food
Family and Consumer Sciences goals are to enhance economic opportunities and quality of life among families and communities. FCS supports this goal by focusing on how individuals and families obtain and use resources such as money, time, human capital, material resources, and community services.
- Juab Saves
- Family Finances
- Home Buyer Education
- Household Cleaning
- PowerPay, Debt Reduction
- Utah Extension Disaster Education Network
USU Extension Juab County Contact Information
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