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Monday - Thursday (Closed Fridays) 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

 
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Due to COVID-19 concerns we are requesting that our clients contact us via phone or email and not come to our physical location for assistance.

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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 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.

Juab County Fair

Registration

https://countyfair.usu.edu/

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 4th to be able to place entries in the 4-H section of the fair. If registration is not received by August 4th, 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

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.

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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. 

Upcoming Classes

All classes are currently only available on our Facebook lives. Our Facebook page is facebook.com/juabcountyextension/

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Demonstrations

Join Our Live Cooking Demo on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM at facebook.com/juabcountyextension/

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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

Spring Gardening Class Series - due to COVID-19 all of our spring gardening classes are cancelled! We look forward to resuming these in 2021! 

Community Garden

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.

 Drip Irrigation

Soil Testing Resources

Additional Resources

Garden Centers:

USU Extension Juab County Contact Information

To contact us by email, you can reach us at juabextension@usu.edu.

Juab County
Laurie Bates
Directory
Laurie Bates

Laurie Bates

FSNE Nutrition Education Assistant | Juab County

435-623-3457

laurie.bates@usu.edu

ag-nat
4-H
Ruger Carter
agriculture
crops
Juab County
Natural Resources
Directory
Ruger Carter

Ruger Carter

Extension Assistant Professor | Agriculture, Natural Resources, 4-H | Juab County

(435) 623-3452

ruger.carter@usu.edu

Directory
Natasha Dansie
Juab County
Natasha Dansie

Natasha Dansie

Family Life Educator | Juab County

435-623-3450

natasha.dansie@usu.edu

Juab County
Tiffany Henstra
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Tiffany Henstra

Tiffany Henstra

4-H Staff Assistant | Juab County

(435)-623-3458

tiffany.henstra@usu.edu

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Southern Region
publishing-admin
Juab County
Ashley Hopkins
Ashley  Hopkins

Ashley Hopkins

Home and Community Department Program & Communications Coordinator

(435)-623-3470

ashley.hopkins@usu.edu

health and wellness
Tasha Killian
nutrition county
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mentalhealthteam
relationship experts
AWARE
aware central
homeandcomm
aware staff
Juab County
healthwellness
Tasha Howard

Tasha Howard

Extension Assistant Professor | Health and Wellness | Family and Consumer Sciences | 4-H | Juab County Director

(435) 623-3451

tasha.killian@usu.edu

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Judy Jensen
Juab County
Judy Jensen

Judy Jensen

4-H Staff Assistant | Juab County

435-623-3458

judy.jensen@usu.edu

home and community
Juab County
HOFF
Southern Region
Administration
4-H Agent
Margie Memmott
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expert
Margie Memmott

Margie Memmott

Director of Home & Community Department

435-623-3470

margie.memmott@usu.edu

Ronalee Mortimore
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Juab County
Christi Nicholls
Juab County
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Christi Nicholls

Christi Nicholls

4-H Program Coordinator | Juab County

(435)-623-3453

christi.nicholls@usu.edu

AWARE
Juab County
Krista Steiner
Directory
Directory
Teisha Walker
Juab County
Teisha Walker

Teisha Walker

4-H Afterschool Coordinator | Juab County

435-623-3450

teisha.walker@usu.edu

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