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As the government encourages business openings, we must not end the preventative measures we each take to limit the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, behavior in communities since May 1 suggests that many think we are past the threat – fewer people are w
Ask an Expert – Coronavirus Precautions More Important Now than Ever

Ask an Expert – Coronavirus Precautions More Important Now than Ever

As the government encourages business openings, we must not end the preventative measures we each take to limit the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, behavior in communities since May 1 suggests that many think we are past the threat – fewer people are w...

As we continue to find ourselves in new territory with COVID-19, we face major changes to our routines – including parents having children at home while they work. While many parents have worked from home when their child was sick or out of school, the cu
Ask an Expert: How to Juggle Parenting and Working from Home – Seven Tips

Ask an Expert: How to Juggle Parenting and Working from Home – Seven Tips

As we continue to find ourselves in new territory with COVID-19, we face major changes to our routines – including parents having children at home while they work. While many parents have worked from home when their child was sick or out of school, the cu...

The relationships we have with others greatly impact our personal health, professional effectiveness and quality of life. HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org, a Utah State University Extension initiative, provides free, research-based relationship education cour
USU Extension Offers Courses for Fathers

USU Extension Offers Courses for Fathers

The relationships we have with others greatly impact our personal health, professional effectiveness and quality of life. HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org, a Utah State University Extension initiative, provides free, research-based relationship education cour...

In today’s blog, I will cover in more detail the impacts of COVID-19 on consumers and local food systems. While consumer spending in general is down nationwide (-20.5% through April 30, 2020) and in Utah (-17.5%), consumer spending on groceries
COVID-19 and Local Foods

COVID-19 and Local Foods

In today’s blog, I will cover in more detail the impacts of COVID-19 on consumers and local food systems. While consumer spending in general is down nationwide (-20.5% through April 30, 2020) and in Utah (-17.5%), consumer spending on groceries

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles.
Ask an Expert: Timing Can Be Tricky for Spring Planting

Ask an Expert: Timing Can Be Tricky for Spring Planting

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles.

Today’s blog is the final in a four-part series on options and strategies for online direct sales of local farm products. In this edition, I will discuss online strategies for customer communication and relationship building.
Online Direct Sales: Part 4

Online Direct Sales: Part 4

Today’s blog is the final in a four-part series on options and strategies for online direct sales of local farm products. In this edition, I will discuss online strategies for customer communication and relationship building.

Mental wellness at work is an essential part of overall well-being that is often overlooked. Any job can be stressful, even if you love what you do. Some stress can be healthy, such as motivation to perform well, but long-term and unmanaged stress can be
Ask an Expert – Five Tips to Promote Mental Wellness at Work

Ask an Expert – Five Tips to Promote Mental Wellness at Work

Mental wellness at work is an essential part of overall well-being that is often overlooked. Any job can be stressful, even if you love what you do. Some stress can be healthy, such as motivation to perform well, but long-term and unmanaged stress can be ...

The Utah State University Extension Davis County 4-H program is working to expand the classes and clubs available to youth ages 5 to 18, including offering online resources for families to complete at home during times of social distancing.
Davis County 4-H Program Looks to Expand Programming

Davis County 4-H Program Looks to Expand Programming

The Utah State University Extension Davis County 4-H program is working to expand the classes and clubs available to youth ages 5 to 18, including offering online resources for families to complete at home during times of social distancing.

Utah State University Extension has updated an online resource for future home buyers. Online Home Buyer Education is an online course designed to cover topics related to buying a home for the first time. The course is accepted nationwide and is one of on
USU Extension Updates Online Home Buyer Education Course

USU Extension Updates Online Home Buyer Education Course

Utah State University Extension has updated an online resource for future home buyers. Online Home Buyer Education is an online course designed to cover topics related to buying a home for the first time. The course is accepted nationwide and is one of on...

As a result of recent events, including the earthquake and coronavirus pandemic, more Utahns than ever are interested in growing and producing their own food. While this is a great opportunity to become sustainable, it should not happen at the cost of Uta
As Interest in Local Food Grows, Water Pollution Shouldn’t

As Interest in Local Food Grows, Water Pollution Shouldn’t

As a result of recent events, including the earthquake and coronavirus pandemic, more Utahns than ever are interested in growing and producing their own food. While this is a great opportunity to become sustainable, it should not happen at the cost of Uta...

Today’s blog is the third in a four-part series on options and strategies for online direct sales of local farm products. In this edition, I will discuss using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for local food sales and promotion. Your
Online Direct Sales: Part 3

Online Direct Sales: Part 3

Today’s blog is the third in a four-part series on options and strategies for online direct sales of local farm products. In this edition, I will discuss using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for local food sales and promotion. Your...

The Utah STEM Action Center recently funded two computer science grants for the Washington County School District. The grants run for 3 years and will fund afterschool 4-H computer science and robotics clubs as well as summer computer science camps.
Utah STEM Action Center Funds Washington County School District Grants

Utah STEM Action Center Funds Washington County School District Grants

The Utah STEM Action Center recently funded two computer science grants for the Washington County School District. The grants run for 3 years and will fund afterschool 4-H computer science and robotics clubs as well as summer computer science camps.

As individuals and families come to Utah State University’s Student Nutrition Access Center (SNAC) to meet their food needs in the coming weeks, they will get to enjoy the fruits of the labors of other USU students and community volunteers.
USU Students Provide Food to Aid Area Food Pantries

USU Students Provide Food to Aid Area Food Pantries

As individuals and families come to Utah State University’s Student Nutrition Access Center (SNAC) to meet their food needs in the coming weeks, they will get to enjoy the fruits of the labors of other USU students and community volunteers.

April showers bring May flowers – as well as a wide array of gardening tasks. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information. The May checklist follows.
Ask an Expert: Monthly Checklist from USU Extension Gardener’s Almanac

Ask an Expert: Monthly Checklist from USU Extension Gardener’s Almanac

April showers bring May flowers – as well as a wide array of gardening tasks. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information. The May checklist follows.

Today’s blog is the second in a four-part series on options and strategies for online direct sales of local farm products. In this edition, I will focus on online stores, sometimes referred to as an online marketplace, online farmers’ market, farm stand,
Online Direct Sales: Part 2

Online Direct Sales: Part 2

Today’s blog is the second in a four-part series on options and strategies for online direct sales of local farm products. In this edition, I will focus on online stores, sometimes referred to as an online marketplace, online farmers’ market, farm stand, ...

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth have answered the call to help protect health care workers in rural Utah areas.
USU Extension 4-H Youth 3D Print Face Shields for Utah Hospitals

USU Extension 4-H Youth 3D Print Face Shields for Utah Hospitals

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth have answered the call to help protect health care workers in rural Utah areas.

Parents should remember that we are all born with at least three fundamental needs for surviving and thriving in life. They include: Safety, Satisfaction, and Connection.
Help Kids With These Three Needs During the Pandemic

Help Kids With These Three Needs During the Pandemic

Parents should remember that we are all born with at least three fundamental needs for surviving and thriving in life. They include: Safety, Satisfaction, and Connection.

We’re trying to stay out of the grocery stores, but that means making the food you already have work for longer. With minimal tools and effort, you can keep your perishables around for longer.
Tips to Make Food Last Longer

Tips to Make Food Last Longer

We’re trying to stay out of the grocery stores, but that means making the food you already have work for longer. With minimal tools and effort, you can keep your perishables around for longer.

Stress can be brought on by everyday hassles, but especially when there are larger issues like the ongoing public health concern of a pandemic.
Ask an Expert – Eight Stress-Relieving Activities to Give You a Break

Ask an Expert – Eight Stress-Relieving Activities to Give You a Break

Stress can be brought on by everyday hassles, but especially when there are larger issues like the ongoing public health concern of a pandemic.

The first in a four-part series on options and strategies for online direct sales of local farm products. In this edition, I will focus on more traditional “distanced” direct sales outlets and other “easy” online sales options. Specifically, community sup
Online Direct Sales: Part 1

Online Direct Sales: Part 1

The first in a four-part series on options and strategies for online direct sales of local farm products. In this edition, I will focus on more traditional “distanced” direct sales outlets and other “easy” online sales options. Specifically, community sup...

As we all know, food markets change rapidly as consumer preferences evolve and respond to new information, trends, and fads. However, due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, food markets and supply chains are changing at an even faster rate, daily in some
Local Food Markets

Local Food Markets

As we all know, food markets change rapidly as consumer preferences evolve and respond to new information, trends, and fads. However, due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, food markets and supply chains are changing at an even faster rate, daily in some...

Regardless of the type or location of employment, it is important to recognize that we all experience and contribute to the working environment, our own and often of our colleagues.
Contribute to a Positive Environment

Contribute to a Positive Environment

Regardless of the type or location of employment, it is important to recognize that we all experience and contribute to the working environment, our own and often of our colleagues.

Studies show that adults need an average of 8 hours of sleep per night and teens need 9 to 10 hours of sleep per night. Unfortunately, as insomnia is on the rise a host of side complications are increasing in frequency such as depression, anxiety, weight
10 Tips to Improve Sleep

10 Tips to Improve Sleep

Studies show that adults need an average of 8 hours of sleep per night and teens need 9 to 10 hours of sleep per night. Unfortunately, as insomnia is on the rise a host of side complications are increasing in frequency such as depression, anxiety, weight ...

While most of us are familiar with self-care activities like eating healthy foods, exercising or managing stress, an often overlooked form of self-care is social connection.
Connectedness and Self-care

Connectedness and Self-care

While most of us are familiar with self-care activities like eating healthy foods, exercising or managing stress, an often overlooked form of self-care is social connection.

Calling all backyard gardeners, urban homesteaders, and hobby farmers! Do you want to step up your sustainability game? Interested in moving beyond tomatoes and peppers in your garden? Virtually attend the Urban Homestead Expo to learn from our experts.
Urban Homestead Expo 2020

Urban Homestead Expo 2020

Calling all backyard gardeners, urban homesteaders, and hobby farmers! Do you want to step up your sustainability game? Interested in moving beyond tomatoes and peppers in your garden? Virtually attend the Urban Homestead Expo to learn from our experts.

Not surprisingly, scammers are taking advantage of the fears that surround the Coronavirus. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has already communicated with several scammers who are selling phony Coronavirus “treatments.” Scammers have set up websites
Ask an Expert: Five Tips to Help Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Ask an Expert: Five Tips to Help Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Not surprisingly, scammers are taking advantage of the fears that surround the Coronavirus. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has already communicated with several scammers who are selling phony Coronavirus “treatments.” Scammers have set up websites ...

In difficult economic times, many people consider purchasing chickens as part of their domestic safety net. Raising chickens, however, is distinctly different than stocking up on food storage or bottled water.
Ask an Expert – Should You Raise Chickens? Eight Things to Consider

Ask an Expert – Should You Raise Chickens? Eight Things to Consider

In difficult economic times, many people consider purchasing chickens as part of their domestic safety net. Raising chickens, however, is distinctly different than stocking up on food storage or bottled water.

Practicing good hygiene, washing hands for at least 20 seconds, covering a cough or sneeze and avoiding contact with others are all important steps to help thwart the spread of coronavirus.
Ask an Expert: Cleaning with the Coronavirus in Mind

Ask an Expert: Cleaning with the Coronavirus in Mind

Practicing good hygiene, washing hands for at least 20 seconds, covering a cough or sneeze and avoiding contact with others are all important steps to help thwart the spread of coronavirus.

Currently, there is no evidence that the coronavirus spreads via foods. Instead, it is spread person-to-person. This includes spread via an infected person’s bodily fluids that are present in aerosols (coughs or sneezes) and on surfaces.
Is it Safe to Eat Restaurant Foods During Coronavirus Concerns?

Is it Safe to Eat Restaurant Foods During Coronavirus Concerns?

Currently, there is no evidence that the coronavirus spreads via foods. Instead, it is spread person-to-person. This includes spread via an infected person’s bodily fluids that are present in aerosols (coughs or sneezes) and on surfaces.

Utah State University Extension provides an array of research-backed online courses, many of which are free or offered at a discount, as a way to assist Utahns as they navigate the challenges of COVID-19.
USU Extension Offers Online Courses to Assist Utahns

USU Extension Offers Online Courses to Assist Utahns

Utah State University Extension provides an array of research-backed online courses, many of which are free or offered at a discount, as a way to assist Utahns as they navigate the challenges of COVID-19.

Are you feeling afraid, nervous or anxious about the coronavirus and other catastrophes? If so, you are not alone. A threat such as this may only happen once in a lifetime, and we may not feel prepared to deal with it and the associated emotional impacts.
ASK AN EXPERT: Tips for Controlling Fear and Anxiety in a Crisis

ASK AN EXPERT: Tips for Controlling Fear and Anxiety in a Crisis

Are you feeling afraid, nervous or anxious about the coronavirus and other catastrophes? If so, you are not alone. A threat such as this may only happen once in a lifetime, and we may not feel prepared to deal with it and the associated emotional impacts....

USU Extension Expert Callie Ward provides guidance on how to help children deal with a disaster which includes dealing with the Coronavirus and earthquakes.
What You Can do to Help Children Cope with a Disaster? (Or the Coronavirus)

What You Can do to Help Children Cope with a Disaster? (Or the Coronavirus)

USU Extension Expert Callie Ward provides guidance on how to help children deal with a disaster which includes dealing with the Coronavirus and earthquakes.

With the recent earthquake near Salt Lake City, many people are wondering how they can be prepared if there are more to come. Aftershocks following the initial earthquake may occur for hours, days or even months.
Ask an Expert: Tips for Earthquake Readiness

Ask an Expert: Tips for Earthquake Readiness

With the recent earthquake near Salt Lake City, many people are wondering how they can be prepared if there are more to come. Aftershocks following the initial earthquake may occur for hours, days or even months.

While many are at home due to closures of Coronavirus, an extra load is placed on parents to help manage their home. Finding engaging and enriching activities can be a challenge. Thankfully, Discover 4-H curriculum began several years ago and has been dev
Discover 4-H At Home

Discover 4-H At Home

While many are at home due to closures of Coronavirus, an extra load is placed on parents to help manage their home. Finding engaging and enriching activities can be a challenge. Thankfully, Discover 4-H curriculum began several years ago and has been dev...

Utah State University Extension provides research-backed information to help Utah residents as they maneuver the challenges this new virus brings.
USU Extension Offers Resources For Challenges of COVID-19

USU Extension Offers Resources For Challenges of COVID-19

Utah State University Extension provides research-backed information to help Utah residents as they maneuver the challenges this new virus brings.

Alfalfa weevil is one of the most damaging alfalfa pests across Utah. Some producers rely on "calendar spraying", or applying insecticides at the same time each year, to hopefully provide control.
Scouting and Controlling Alfalfa Weevil

Scouting and Controlling Alfalfa Weevil

Alfalfa weevil is one of the most damaging alfalfa pests across Utah. Some producers rely on "calendar spraying", or applying insecticides at the same time each year, to hopefully provide control.

The Utah State University Extension Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching (HEART) Initiative, in partnership with USU Libraries, recently launched a digital library collection featuring stories from people affected by the opioid crisis.
USU Extension and USU Libraries Launch Digital Library Focused on Opioid Crisis

USU Extension and USU Libraries Launch Digital Library Focused on Opioid Crisis

The Utah State University Extension Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching (HEART) Initiative, in partnership with USU Libraries, recently launched a digital library collection featuring stories from people affected by the opioid crisis.

David Schramm, family scholar at Utah State University, has never taken a business class, but he believes his findings from a recent study should be shared with business students and CEOs alike. Schramm, assistant professor and Extension family life spec
Treat Co-Workers Like Family for the Best Work Culture

Treat Co-Workers Like Family for the Best Work Culture

David Schramm, family scholar at Utah State University, has never taken a business class, but he believes his findings from a recent study should be shared with business students and CEOs alike. Schramm, assistant professor and Extension family life spec...

A Facebook group moderated by Utah State University Extension and seeks to provide research-based information that is proven, useful, and effective. All home gardeners, orchardists, and commercial farmers welcome to join.
Utah's Gardening Experts

Utah's Gardening Experts

A Facebook group moderated by Utah State University Extension and seeks to provide research-based information that is proven, useful, and effective. All home gardeners, orchardists, and commercial farmers welcome to join.

We are constantly bombarded with information on how to make our lives better through the latest fad diet or exercise regime – but what about improving our lives by better connecting with those closest to us? Research suggests that love and intimacy impact
Stronger Relationships, Better Lives - USU Extension Professor Focuses on Relationship Education

Stronger Relationships, Better Lives - USU Extension Professor Focuses on Relationship Education

We are constantly bombarded with information on how to make our lives better through the latest fad diet or exercise regime – but what about improving our lives by better connecting with those closest to us? Research suggests that love and intimacy impact...

Though it’s February and relationships are on people’s minds, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to consider ways to strengthen your relationship with your partner. Consider these six tips that can keep the spark going all year.
Ask an Expert - Six Tips to Keep the Spark in Your Relationship

Ask an Expert - Six Tips to Keep the Spark in Your Relationship

Though it’s February and relationships are on people’s minds, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to consider ways to strengthen your relationship with your partner. Consider these six tips that can keep the spark going all year.

A red fox pup was turned into a shelter by a family that had kept it in captivity. The fox became blind because it was not being fed properly. These are examples of people who attempted to make pets out of wildlife, and the unfortunate situations are not
Ask an Expert - Wild Animals Are Not Pets

Ask an Expert - Wild Animals Are Not Pets

A red fox pup was turned into a shelter by a family that had kept it in captivity. The fox became blind because it was not being fed properly. These are examples of people who attempted to make pets out of wildlife, and the unfortunate situations are not ...

A new series of fact sheets are available for hobbyist fruit tree growers. These fact sheets contain information regarding common diseases and insect pests in Utah and their management. Apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples, pears, and plums are
Backyard Orchardist Fact Sheet Series

Backyard Orchardist Fact Sheet Series

A new series of fact sheets are available for hobbyist fruit tree growers. These fact sheets contain information regarding common diseases and insect pests in Utah and their management. Apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples, pears, and plums are...

There seems to be a shift in recent decades regarding family culture and expectations.
Ask an Expert: Three Ways to Avoid Parenting Entitled Children

Ask an Expert: Three Ways to Avoid Parenting Entitled Children

There seems to be a shift in recent decades regarding family culture and expectations.

Utah State University Extension celebrates the importance of healthy relationships during January and February.
USU Extension Relationship Month Includes Utah Marriage Celebrations

USU Extension Relationship Month Includes Utah Marriage Celebrations

Utah State University Extension celebrates the importance of healthy relationships during January and February.

The Utah State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) host Utah’s first ever public hemp seminar.
USU Extension Co-Hosts Public Hemp Seminar

USU Extension Co-Hosts Public Hemp Seminar

The Utah State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) host Utah’s first ever public hemp seminar.

Ask an expert: Fact and Fiction about the 2020 U.S. Census
According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 2,000 adults surveyed said they believe having someone to account to who understands their financial goals would help them be more financially successful.
Ask an Expert - Monthly Money Map for 2020

Ask an Expert - Monthly Money Map for 2020

According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 2,000 adults surveyed said they believe having someone to account to who understands their financial goals would help them be more financially successful.

Ask an Expert: Holidays with the Family - Tips for Survival
In general, there is a trend toward excess in our lives. We live in a world where both kids and adults have come to regard overload as normal, and anything less is boring. This time of year more than ever, the concepts of excess, over indulgence and over
Ask an Expert – Don’t Let Over Indulgence Be the Norm This Holiday

Ask an Expert – Don’t Let Over Indulgence Be the Norm This Holiday

In general, there is a trend toward excess in our lives. We live in a world where both kids and adults have come to regard overload as normal, and anything less is boring. This time of year more than ever, the concepts of excess, over indulgence and over ...

Members of the Utah State University Extension 4-H youth program recently attended the National 4-H STEM Summit in Washington, D.C., where they participated in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities and taught workshops for
USU Extension 4-H Teens Lead the Way at Stem Summit

USU Extension 4-H Teens Lead the Way at Stem Summit

Members of the Utah State University Extension 4-H youth program recently attended the National 4-H STEM Summit in Washington, D.C., where they participated in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities and taught workshops for ...

While holiday shoppers are searching for the best online deals, scammers and identity thieves are searching for their next victims, specifically online shoppers, who are in a hurry and fail to protect their personal information. You can prevent much heada
Ask an Expert – Avoid Holiday Hoaxes by Being a Savvy Online Shopper

Ask an Expert – Avoid Holiday Hoaxes by Being a Savvy Online Shopper

While holiday shoppers are searching for the best online deals, scammers and identity thieves are searching for their next victims, specifically online shoppers, who are in a hurry and fail to protect their personal information. You can prevent much heada...

David Schramm, Utah State University assistant professor and Extension family life specialist, recently received the Western Region Excellence in Extension Award for his commitment to programs in lifelong learning and contributions to improving communitie
USU Professor Recipient of Excellence in Extension Award

USU Professor Recipient of Excellence in Extension Award

David Schramm, Utah State University assistant professor and Extension family life specialist, recently received the Western Region Excellence in Extension Award for his commitment to programs in lifelong learning and contributions to improving communitie...

Although Thanksgiving is typically the kickoff to the holiday shopping season, more and more people are taking a different path. Rather than spending Black Friday in traffic, long lines or in a crowded store, many are choosing to forego the sales and head
Ask an Expert – Five Reasons to Opt Outside on Black Friday

Ask an Expert – Five Reasons to Opt Outside on Black Friday

Although Thanksgiving is typically the kickoff to the holiday shopping season, more and more people are taking a different path. Rather than spending Black Friday in traffic, long lines or in a crowded store, many are choosing to forego the sales and head...

The Utah State University Extension Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program has undergone a broadening of focus and a name change. The new name, Create Better Health, more fully reflects how the program has grown from a simple nutrition education program into a comp
USU Extension Food $ense Program Broadens Focus

USU Extension Food $ense Program Broadens Focus

The Utah State University Extension Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program has undergone a broadening of focus and a name change. The new name, Create Better Health, more fully reflects how the program has grown from a simple nutrition education program into a comp...

Utah State University Extension, Garfield County and Panguitch City recently received a grant from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development to create a rural co-working and innovation center.
USU Extension Receives Grant for Innovation Center in Garfield County

USU Extension Receives Grant for Innovation Center in Garfield County

Utah State University Extension, Garfield County and Panguitch City recently received a grant from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development to create a rural co-working and innovation center.

It’s no surprise that technology can have a negative impact on relationships. But David Schramm, Utah State University assistant professor and Extension family life specialist, is particularly interested in how technology interferes with two of the most i
New Study Shows Impact of Technology on Relationships

New Study Shows Impact of Technology on Relationships

It’s no surprise that technology can have a negative impact on relationships. But David Schramm, Utah State University assistant professor and Extension family life specialist, is particularly interested in how technology interferes with two of the most i...

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time to talk turkey! Food-borne illnesses often rise during the holidays because of the increased number of turkeys prepared. If not handled, thawed and cooked properly, turkey and all poultry can carry Sal
Ask an Expert: Let’s Talk Turkey! Preparation Pointers for Safety

Ask an Expert: Let’s Talk Turkey! Preparation Pointers for Safety

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time to talk turkey! Food-borne illnesses often rise during the holidays because of the increased number of turkeys prepared. If not handled, thawed and cooked properly, turkey and all poultry can carry Sal...

Youtube video that shows you how to roast vegetables.
Roasting Vegetables

Roasting Vegetables

Youtube video that shows you how to roast vegetables.

In recent weeks, reports of cougar sightings have increased across Utah, including in urban areas. The cougar, Puma concolor, is known as the mountain lion, puma, screamer or panther.
Ask an Expert – Cougar Sightings on the Rise

Ask an Expert – Cougar Sightings on the Rise

In recent weeks, reports of cougar sightings have increased across Utah, including in urban areas. The cougar, Puma concolor, is known as the mountain lion, puma, screamer or panther.

Stress – we all have it, whether it’s at work, home or places in between. There are times when we feel especially stressed due to a bad interaction or everyday hassles like traffic. No one’s life is completely stress free, but regular negative stress can
Ask an Expert – Five Tips for Busting Stress

Ask an Expert – Five Tips for Busting Stress

Stress – we all have it, whether it’s at work, home or places in between. There are times when we feel especially stressed due to a bad interaction or everyday hassles like traffic. No one’s life is completely stress free, but regular negative stress can ...

Carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns is an art form that comes in all shapes, sizes and levels of difficulty. The final product (usually) makes the pumpkin carver proud and anxious to display his or her work. However, often just a few days later, the ar
Jack-o’-lanterns: Prevent Your Carved Creation from Becoming a Fungal Fiasco

Jack-o’-lanterns: Prevent Your Carved Creation from Becoming a Fungal Fiasco

Carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns is an art form that comes in all shapes, sizes and levels of difficulty. The final product (usually) makes the pumpkin carver proud and anxious to display his or her work. However, often just a few days later, the ar...

Fall is officially here, and it’s time to put the yard and garden to bed. Here are tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to help.
Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Checklist

Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Checklist

Fall is officially here, and it’s time to put the yard and garden to bed. Here are tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to help.

Millions of dollars have been stolen from consumers through an email scam related to real estate transactions. Consumers are being tricked into wiring their real estate funds, including down payments and/or closing costs, into scammer’s accounts.
Ask an Expert – Beware of Consumer Real Estate Scams

Ask an Expert – Beware of Consumer Real Estate Scams

Millions of dollars have been stolen from consumers through an email scam related to real estate transactions. Consumers are being tricked into wiring their real estate funds, including down payments and/or closing costs, into scammer’s accounts.

Are you among the minority of American families who eat at least one meal together every day? In today’s fast-paced world, eating Sunday dinner as a family is a great tradition, but it is a giant step away from more regular or daily time spent eating and
Ask an Expert – Five Reasons to Make Time for Family Meal Time

Ask an Expert – Five Reasons to Make Time for Family Meal Time

Are you among the minority of American families who eat at least one meal together every day? In today’s fast-paced world, eating Sunday dinner as a family is a great tradition, but it is a giant step away from more regular or daily time spent eating and ...

Wildfires, flashfloods and winds have been plentiful around Utah this year. Other parts of the nation and world face hurricanes, tropical storms and earthquakes. Watching the news and seeing others struggle, along with the unknown in our areas, can add to
Ask an Expert: Be Prepared and Informed – September is National Preparedness Month

Ask an Expert: Be Prepared and Informed – September is National Preparedness Month

Wildfires, flashfloods and winds have been plentiful around Utah this year. Other parts of the nation and world face hurricanes, tropical storms and earthquakes. Watching the news and seeing others struggle, along with the unknown in our areas, can add to...

Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake.
Ask an Expert - Checklist for September Yard and Garden Tasks

Ask an Expert - Checklist for September Yard and Garden Tasks

Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake.

Many of the trees grown in our landscapes are not native to the Intermountain West. They have been transplanted (like many of us) and struggle to adapt to Utah’s arid climate.
Ask an Expert: Why Are My Leaves Turning Brown?

Ask an Expert: Why Are My Leaves Turning Brown?

Many of the trees grown in our landscapes are not native to the Intermountain West. They have been transplanted (like many of us) and struggle to adapt to Utah’s arid climate.

Summer is winding down, and many children are hitting the books instead of the snooze button. In addition to encouraging children to stay organized and responsible with their time and activities, it is important to have conversations about social tips tha
Ask an Expert – Four Back to School Tips for Parents

Ask an Expert – Four Back to School Tips for Parents

Summer is winding down, and many children are hitting the books instead of the snooze button. In addition to encouraging children to stay organized and responsible with their time and activities, it is important to have conversations about social tips tha...

Utah State University Extension was recently awarded a $1 million grant for the Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
USU Extension Awarded $1 Million Grant for Opioid Initiative

USU Extension Awarded $1 Million Grant for Opioid Initiative

Utah State University Extension was recently awarded a $1 million grant for the Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to keep up with the temperatures. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to keep your garden thriving this month. Also included are links for further information.
Ask an Expert – August Yard and Garden Checklist

Ask an Expert – August Yard and Garden Checklist

The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to keep up with the temperatures. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to keep your garden thriving this month. Also included are links for further information.

Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Celebrating Women Conference held at the Weber State University Davis Campus Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
USU Extension Co-sponsors Celebrating Women Conference

USU Extension Co-sponsors Celebrating Women Conference

Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Celebrating Women Conference held at the Weber State University Davis Campus Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Utah State University Extension recently received a grant for $175,000 for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery opportunities under USDA’s 2019 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program.
USU Extension Receives Opioid Prevention Grant from USDA

USU Extension Receives Opioid Prevention Grant from USDA

Utah State University Extension recently received a grant for $175,000 for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery opportunities under USDA’s 2019 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program.

In order to better serve the agritourism industry in the state of Utah, Utah State University Extension has developed a survey to gather research on the needs of agritourism organizations.
USU Extension Gathers Research on Agritourism

USU Extension Gathers Research on Agritourism

In order to better serve the agritourism industry in the state of Utah, Utah State University Extension has developed a survey to gather research on the needs of agritourism organizations.

The Utah State University Extension Ogden Botanical Gardens will be a quarter of a century old this year, and a celebration will be held Aug. 1 at the gardens from 4 to 8 p.m.
Ogden Botanical Gardens Celebrate 25 Years

Ogden Botanical Gardens Celebrate 25 Years

The Utah State University Extension Ogden Botanical Gardens will be a quarter of a century old this year, and a celebration will be held Aug. 1 at the gardens from 4 to 8 p.m.

A report released by the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation touted that outdoor recreation in Utah contributes more than $12.3 billion to the economy and provides jobs from more than 100,000 people.
Ask an Expert: Be a Responsible Recreator in Utah’s Outdoors

Ask an Expert: Be a Responsible Recreator in Utah’s Outdoors

A report released by the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation touted that outdoor recreation in Utah contributes more than $12.3 billion to the economy and provides jobs from more than 100,000 people.

The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative (TROI) was launched by Utah State University Extension in 2018 to provide effective resources to address opioid use among rural Utahns.
Upcoming Rural Opioid Summit Held In Price

Upcoming Rural Opioid Summit Held In Price

The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative (TROI) was launched by Utah State University Extension in 2018 to provide effective resources to address opioid use among rural Utahns.

How does your garden grow? It can be a challenge to keep it growing well as summer heats up. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks to help your garden, grass and plants grow well in July.
ASK AN EXPERT – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

ASK AN EXPERT – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

How does your garden grow? It can be a challenge to keep it growing well as summer heats up. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks to help your garden, grass and plants grow well in July.

Caregivers for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia often experience a range of challenging emotions and can become mentally, emotionally and physically fatigued.
New Online Support Course for Memory Loss Caregivers

New Online Support Course for Memory Loss Caregivers

Caregivers for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia often experience a range of challenging emotions and can become mentally, emotionally and physically fatigued.

Leaf diseases have become a concern this spring because of the cool, wet weather, and rain provides an efficient way for fungal and bacterial spores to spread. Fungal disease symptoms generally include irregular brown, yellow or black spots on leaves. If
Ask an Expert: Cool, Wet Spring Causing Leaf Diseases

Ask an Expert: Cool, Wet Spring Causing Leaf Diseases

Leaf diseases have become a concern this spring because of the cool, wet weather, and rain provides an efficient way for fungal and bacterial spores to spread. Fungal disease symptoms generally include irregular brown, yellow or black spots on leaves. If ...

Leaf diseases have become a concern this spring because of the cool, wet weather, and rain provides an efficient way for fungal and bacterial spores to spread.
Ask an Expert: Cool Wet Spring Causing Leaf Diseases

Ask an Expert: Cool Wet Spring Causing Leaf Diseases

Leaf diseases have become a concern this spring because of the cool, wet weather, and rain provides an efficient way for fungal and bacterial spores to spread.

The National 4-H Council recently announced a new $6 million collaboration with Google to bring computer science education to underserved youth across the country with a new Computer Science Pathway. Utah State University Extension’s 4-H program has been
USU Extension 4-H Partners With Google To Expand Computer Science Education

USU Extension 4-H Partners With Google To Expand Computer Science Education

The National 4-H Council recently announced a new $6 million collaboration with Google to bring computer science education to underserved youth across the country with a new Computer Science Pathway. Utah State University Extension’s 4-H program has been ...

A multi-generational agricultural family in Salt Lake County plans to donate 100 acres to Utah State University Extension for the creation of a center dedicated to agricultural land preservation.
Celebration Scheduled for Future Agricultural Land Preservation Center

Celebration Scheduled for Future Agricultural Land Preservation Center

A multi-generational agricultural family in Salt Lake County plans to donate 100 acres to Utah State University Extension for the creation of a center dedicated to agricultural land preservation.

For many, the sight of a snake is what nightmares are made of.
Ask an Expert: Living in Snake Country – Six Things to Consider

Ask an Expert: Living in Snake Country – Six Things to Consider

For many, the sight of a snake is what nightmares are made of.

It has been said that June is the gateway to summer.
Gardener’s Almanac Checklist for June

Gardener’s Almanac Checklist for June

It has been said that June is the gateway to summer.

Utah State University Extension, in partnership with Latinos in Action, will host the second annual Leadership Boot Camp Conference for middle- and high school-aged student leaders on the Utah State University campus from June 4 to June 7.
USU Extension Partners with Latinos in Action for Youth Leadership

USU Extension Partners with Latinos in Action for Youth Leadership

Utah State University Extension, in partnership with Latinos in Action, will host the second annual Leadership Boot Camp Conference for middle- and high school-aged student leaders on the Utah State University campus from June 4 to June 7.

Research continues to show that kindness is one of the most important qualities in marriage and parent-child relationships.
Be Kind Utah Campaign Underway

Be Kind Utah Campaign Underway

Research continues to show that kindness is one of the most important qualities in marriage and parent-child relationships.

Color in the landscape adds visual appeal and seasonal splendor. Many homeowners try to select plants that will offer season-long interest, add consistency and tie the landscape design together.
Ask an Expert: Landscaping Tips for Season-long Color

Ask an Expert: Landscaping Tips for Season-long Color

Color in the landscape adds visual appeal and seasonal splendor. Many homeowners try to select plants that will offer season-long interest, add consistency and tie the landscape design together.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, combined with a review of research and consultation with leading experts, found that financial well-being includes the following four elements:
Ask an Expert: Financial Health by Decades

Ask an Expert: Financial Health by Decades

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, combined with a review of research and consultation with leading experts, found that financial well-being includes the following four elements:

Preliminary research conducted by Utah State University Extension professors shows that using electric pressure cookers for small batch, low acid canning may not destroy the bacteria that is responsible for botulism poisoning.
Study Finds Electric Pressure Cookers Not Consistently Safe For Canning

Study Finds Electric Pressure Cookers Not Consistently Safe For Canning

Preliminary research conducted by Utah State University Extension professors shows that using electric pressure cookers for small batch, low acid canning may not destroy the bacteria that is responsible for botulism poisoning.

April showers bring May flowers – as well as a plethora of gardening tasks. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information. The May checklist follows.
Gardener's Almanac Provides Monthly Checklist

Gardener's Almanac Provides Monthly Checklist

April showers bring May flowers – as well as a plethora of gardening tasks. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information. The May checklist follows.

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.
Fickle Climate Keeps Gardeners Guessing

Fickle Climate Keeps Gardeners Guessing

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.

April is National Financial Literacy Month, established in 2003 to teach Americans the importance of creating and maintaining healthy financial habits.
Financial Literacy a Focus in April

Financial Literacy a Focus in April

April is National Financial Literacy Month, established in 2003 to teach Americans the importance of creating and maintaining healthy financial habits.

Y of the STEM, a day-long event hosted by Utah State University Extension, will be held on April 12 at Red Mountain Elementary School in Ivins. Students from Red Mountain Elementary School and Lava Ridge Intermediate School will spend the day learning abo
USU Extension Hosts STEM Event for Elementary Schools, Families

USU Extension Hosts STEM Event for Elementary Schools, Families

Y of the STEM, a day-long event hosted by Utah State University Extension, will be held on April 12 at Red Mountain Elementary School in Ivins. Students from Red Mountain Elementary School and Lava Ridge Intermediate School will spend the day learning abo...

A team of teenage refugees from Cottonwood High School, including a number of Utah State University Extension 4-H members, competed at the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition and won in the Rookie Category. They will go on to compete at the FIRST World Ro
USU Extension 4-H Refugee Team Succeeds at Robotics Competition

USU Extension 4-H Refugee Team Succeeds at Robotics Competition

A team of teenage refugees from Cottonwood High School, including a number of Utah State University Extension 4-H members, competed at the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition and won in the Rookie Category. They will go on to compete at the FIRST World Ro...

In recent weeks, reports of an infectious disease in deer and elk, known as chronic wasting disease (CWD), have been confirmed in 24 states including Utah. The media has subsequently dubbed CWD as “zombie deer disease.”
Ask an Expert: What is Zombie Deer Disease?

Ask an Expert: What is Zombie Deer Disease?

In recent weeks, reports of an infectious disease in deer and elk, known as chronic wasting disease (CWD), have been confirmed in 24 states including Utah. The media has subsequently dubbed CWD as “zombie deer disease.”

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates March as National Nutrition Month. It is a great time to focus on the basics of a healthy diet and set goals to be healthier. It is important to keep in mind that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t happen overnig
March Is National Nutrition Month – Make Healthy Lifestyle Goals

March Is National Nutrition Month – Make Healthy Lifestyle Goals

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates March as National Nutrition Month. It is a great time to focus on the basics of a healthy diet and set goals to be healthier. It is important to keep in mind that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t happen overnig...

National Consumer Protection Week is March 3 - 9 and is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed financial decisions. One important way to do this is to take steps to prevent identity theft.
Observe National Consumer Protection Week by Guarding Your Identity

Observe National Consumer Protection Week by Guarding Your Identity

National Consumer Protection Week is March 3 - 9 and is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed financial decisions. One important way to do this is to take steps to prevent identity theft.

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), a nation-wide community nutrition education program, celebrates 50 years of operation this year.
Nation-Wide Nutrition Education Program Celebrates 50 Years

Nation-Wide Nutrition Education Program Celebrates 50 Years

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), a nation-wide community nutrition education program, celebrates 50 years of operation this year.

Utah State University Extension Food $ense SNAP-Ed, a research-based program meant to help recipients of food stamps and other low-income Utahns prepare affordable and healthy meals, can be an important resource after the longest government shutdown in Am
USU Extension Food $ense Program Could Help Families Affected by the Government Shutdown

USU Extension Food $ense Program Could Help Families Affected by the Government Shutdown

Utah State University Extension Food $ense SNAP-Ed, a research-based program meant to help recipients of food stamps and other low-income Utahns prepare affordable and healthy meals, can be an important resource after the longest government shutdown in Am...

Stress is a universally experienced phenomenon. Although there are many causes, the methods of managing it are generally the same. Research from varying professionals helps explain how coping strategies work, broken into three categories – physical, menta
Why Stress Management Strategies Work

Why Stress Management Strategies Work

Stress is a universally experienced phenomenon. Although there are many causes, the methods of managing it are generally the same. Research from varying professionals helps explain how coping strategies work, broken into three categories – physical, menta...

Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Northern Utah Marriage Celebration held at the Weber State University Shepherd Union Building Friday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 9:30 p.m.
USU Extension Co-Sponsors Marriage Celebration

USU Extension Co-Sponsors Marriage Celebration

Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Northern Utah Marriage Celebration held at the Weber State University Shepherd Union Building Friday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 9:30 p.m.

It is easy to get caught up in the events of the past or the future. However, doing so only brings worry and causes you to miss out on the present. On the other hand, mindfulness – or focusing on the present moment – leads to better health, lower anxiety
Five ways to Find Peace by Staying Present

Five ways to Find Peace by Staying Present

It is easy to get caught up in the events of the past or the future. However, doing so only brings worry and causes you to miss out on the present. On the other hand, mindfulness – or focusing on the present moment – leads to better health, lower anxiety ...

Matt Yost, a Utah State University Extension specialist, recently received a New Innovator Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture. This award is designed to give early-career faculty members the investment needed to establish scientific resear
USU Extension Specialist Receives Grant for Agricultural Water Conservation Research

USU Extension Specialist Receives Grant for Agricultural Water Conservation Research

Matt Yost, a Utah State University Extension specialist, recently received a New Innovator Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture. This award is designed to give early-career faculty members the investment needed to establish scientific resear...

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” The opening line of Charles Moore’s poem creates the impression of slumbering mice awaiting the arrival of Santa. In Anne Mortimer's book, “The C
The House Mouse - Not Your Storybook Christmas Mouse

The House Mouse - Not Your Storybook Christmas Mouse

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” The opening line of Charles Moore’s poem creates the impression of slumbering mice awaiting the arrival of Santa. In Anne Mortimer's book, “The C...

Utah State University Extension Hunger Solutions Institute, a project under the USU Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program, recently hosted the Hunger Solutions Discussion, an event where diverse groups discussed hunger on college campuses and brainstormed to find
USU Extension Food $ense Hosts Hunger Discussion on College Campus

USU Extension Food $ense Hosts Hunger Discussion on College Campus

Utah State University Extension Hunger Solutions Institute, a project under the USU Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program, recently hosted the Hunger Solutions Discussion, an event where diverse groups discussed hunger on college campuses and brainstormed to find ...

We all know it is easy to get carried away with “decking the halls” during the holidays, and the concepts of excess, over indulgence and over scheduling come to mind this time of year more than ever. In general, there is a trend toward excess in our lives
When is Enough, Enough? Consider Creative Deprivation This Holiday

When is Enough, Enough? Consider Creative Deprivation This Holiday

We all know it is easy to get carried away with “decking the halls” during the holidays, and the concepts of excess, over indulgence and over scheduling come to mind this time of year more than ever. In general, there is a trend toward excess in our lives...

Busy schedules and food-centered activities during the holidays can all add up to eating when you’re not hungry, making less nutritious food choices and overeating. It is important to pay attention to the process of eating. Be mindful of what and why you
Mindful Eating for the Holidays and Beyond

Mindful Eating for the Holidays and Beyond

Busy schedules and food-centered activities during the holidays can all add up to eating when you’re not hungry, making less nutritious food choices and overeating. It is important to pay attention to the process of eating. Be mindful of what and why you ...

Since the peak harvest season is October through December, cranberries are used most often during the holidays, and once purchased, fresh cranberries can be stored in the refrigerator crisper for up to 4 weeks. They also freeze well and will last almost
Cranberries: A Healthy Holiday Choice

Cranberries: A Healthy Holiday Choice

Since the peak harvest season is October through December, cranberries are used most often during the holidays, and once purchased, fresh cranberries can be stored in the refrigerator crisper for up to 4 weeks. They also freeze well and will last almost

Utah State University Extension has named David Francis as the program’s new youth development director. Francis is currently Extension faculty with responsibilities for STEM. He has worked with Extension youth programs since 2001, where he began his care
David Francis: New Youth Development Director

David Francis: New Youth Development Director

Utah State University Extension has named David Francis as the program’s new youth development director. Francis is currently Extension faculty with responsibilities for STEM. He has worked with Extension youth programs since 2001, where he began his care...

Utah Water Quality Task Force, a coalition of agencies, non-profit organizations and other experts, released a survey this week aimed at small acreage operations. Task force members request that those who own or manage a small acreage farm complete the su
Water Quality Task Force Requests Help from Small Acreage Owners

Water Quality Task Force Requests Help from Small Acreage Owners

Utah Water Quality Task Force, a coalition of agencies, non-profit organizations and other experts, released a survey this week aimed at small acreage operations. Task force members request that those who own or manage a small acreage farm complete the su...

After all the planting, mowing, weeding and harvesting, many gardeners are looking forward to a winter reprieve. But before giving up, it’s important to finish the season strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider
Fall Yard Projects and Pruning Pointers

Fall Yard Projects and Pruning Pointers

After all the planting, mowing, weeding and harvesting, many gardeners are looking forward to a winter reprieve. But before giving up, it’s important to finish the season strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider ...

Fall is in full swing, and pumpkins are everywhere. Pumpkin can be used for so much more than just carving, crafts or cookies. There are many ways to prepare it, and many people aren’t aware of the health benefits, which are an added bonus!
Pumpkins: More Than Just Jack-O-Lanterns

Pumpkins: More Than Just Jack-O-Lanterns

Fall is in full swing, and pumpkins are everywhere. Pumpkin can be used for so much more than just carving, crafts or cookies. There are many ways to prepare it, and many people aren’t aware of the health benefits, which are an added bonus!

Utah State University Extension 4-H recently held their first-ever career readiness event, 4-H University. Youth who participate in 4-H from around the state came to the USU campus and the Logan area to explore postsecondary education and career options.
4-H University Event Helps Youth Prepare for Careers

4-H University Event Helps Youth Prepare for Careers

Utah State University Extension 4-H recently held their first-ever career readiness event, 4-H University. Youth who participate in 4-H from around the state came to the USU campus and the Logan area to explore postsecondary education and career options. ...

Being in love is exciting and wonderful, and for some people it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of romance. Many people spend more time planning for a wedding than they spend planning for a marriage. Before deciding to tie the knot, consider thes
10 Things You Should Do Before Saying "I Do"

10 Things You Should Do Before Saying "I Do"

Being in love is exciting and wonderful, and for some people it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of romance. Many people spend more time planning for a wedding than they spend planning for a marriage. Before deciding to tie the knot, consider thes...

Colors are most vibrant when plants have had adequate moisture throughout the season followed by sunny autumn days and cool nighttime temperatures. With Utah’s extended dry summer, this year’s colors may not appear to be as bright as in previous years.
What Causes Autumn Leaves to Change Color?

What Causes Autumn Leaves to Change Color?

Colors are most vibrant when plants have had adequate moisture throughout the season followed by sunny autumn days and cool nighttime temperatures. With Utah’s extended dry summer, this year’s colors may not appear to be as bright as in previous years.

Utah State University Extension recently received two grants totaling over $1.4 million to fund projects focused on preventing and reducing opioid use disorder in rural areas.
USU Extension Receives Grants to Fight Opioid Crisis in Rural Areas

USU Extension Receives Grants to Fight Opioid Crisis in Rural Areas

Utah State University Extension recently received two grants totaling over $1.4 million to fund projects focused on preventing and reducing opioid use disorder in rural areas.

Fall is in the air, and the leaves are changing. It will soon be time to put the lawn and garden to bed for the year. By investing time before winter takes over, you can ensure healthier and happier plants next spring. Consider these tips.
Six Focus Areas for Fall Yard Care

Six Focus Areas for Fall Yard Care

Fall is in the air, and the leaves are changing. It will soon be time to put the lawn and garden to bed for the year. By investing time before winter takes over, you can ensure healthier and happier plants next spring. Consider these tips.

While Utahns deal with disasters such as fires and flooding, other parts of the nation and world face hurricanes, tropical storms and earthquakes. Seeing the misfortune of others on the news, along with the unknown of what to expect in the months ahead fo
Take Action to Reduce Fear of Natural Disasters

Take Action to Reduce Fear of Natural Disasters

While Utahns deal with disasters such as fires and flooding, other parts of the nation and world face hurricanes, tropical storms and earthquakes. Seeing the misfortune of others on the news, along with the unknown of what to expect in the months ahead fo...

Utah is cougar country. The cougar, also known as the mountain lion, puma, catamount, screamer or panther, can be easily recognized by its tawny color, white muzzle and long tail.
Spotted A Cougar This Year? You Are Not Alone

Spotted A Cougar This Year? You Are Not Alone

Utah is cougar country. The cougar, also known as the mountain lion, puma, catamount, screamer or panther, can be easily recognized by its tawny color, white muzzle and long tail.

David Schramm, Utah State University Extension family life specialist, said eating together can benefit all families, no matter how big or small. Newlywed couples, whose regular complaint is balancing jobs, school and togetherness time, can greatly benefi
Make Time for Family Mealtime - It's Worth the Effort

Make Time for Family Mealtime - It's Worth the Effort

David Schramm, Utah State University Extension family life specialist, said eating together can benefit all families, no matter how big or small. Newlywed couples, whose regular complaint is balancing jobs, school and togetherness time, can greatly benefi...

As many rural Utah residents are struggling with unemployment or underemployment, a new pilot program has been implemented by Utah State University Extension to help residents in the southern counties develop the skills needed to compete for remote employ
USU Extension Focuses on Strengthening Utah's Rural Economies

USU Extension Focuses on Strengthening Utah's Rural Economies

As many rural Utah residents are struggling with unemployment or underemployment, a new pilot program has been implemented by Utah State University Extension to help residents in the southern counties develop the skills needed to compete for remote employ...

Utah State University Extension sponsors farming workshops on the USU Logan campus. Speakers from academia, industry and federal agencies discuss business planning and resources, direct and target marketing strategies, federal grant and loan programs, sit
USU Extension Hosts Start-To-Farm Workshop In Logan

USU Extension Hosts Start-To-Farm Workshop In Logan

Utah State University Extension sponsors farming workshops on the USU Logan campus. Speakers from academia, industry and federal agencies discuss business planning and resources, direct and target marketing strategies, federal grant and loan programs, sit...

Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Celebrating Women Conference held at the Weber State University Davis Campus Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event promotes wellness and balance in the lives of women. Workshops include su
USU Extension Co-Sponsors Celebrating Women Conference in Davis County

USU Extension Co-Sponsors Celebrating Women Conference in Davis County

Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Celebrating Women Conference held at the Weber State University Davis Campus Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event promotes wellness and balance in the lives of women. Workshops include su...

Cities along the Wasatch Front have recently passed ordinances allowing urban residents to raise backyard chickens. A link was shown between an explosion in the rat population in Eugene, Oregon, and the growth in backyard chicken ranching. Over this same
Is There a Correlation Between Rodents and Backyard Chickens?

Is There a Correlation Between Rodents and Backyard Chickens?

Cities along the Wasatch Front have recently passed ordinances allowing urban residents to raise backyard chickens. A link was shown between an explosion in the rat population in Eugene, Oregon, and the growth in backyard chicken ranching. Over this same ...

The condition of the soil often dictates success or failure in the landscape. Before spending money on trees and plants, be sure your soil is suitable for planting.
Dealing With Problem Soil? Four Tips to Help

Dealing With Problem Soil? Four Tips to Help

The condition of the soil often dictates success or failure in the landscape. Before spending money on trees and plants, be sure your soil is suitable for planting.

A Utah State University Extension assistant professor and two teen council members recently attended the Well Being Legacy Convening, an exclusive gathering of top national, regional and community leaders who are working to improve their communities and p
USU Extension Professor Raising Mental Health Awareness, Invited to National Meeting

USU Extension Professor Raising Mental Health Awareness, Invited to National Meeting

A Utah State University Extension assistant professor and two teen council members recently attended the Well Being Legacy Convening, an exclusive gathering of top national, regional and community leaders who are working to improve their communities and p...

Recent media reports of wildlife attacking humans have many people reconsidering their time spent outdoors. Negative interactions with wildlife are becoming more common as humans are increasingly recreating in animal territory, and it’s important to not l
Preventing Wildlife Attacks: Let Common Sense Overrule Curiosity

Preventing Wildlife Attacks: Let Common Sense Overrule Curiosity

Recent media reports of wildlife attacking humans have many people reconsidering their time spent outdoors. Negative interactions with wildlife are becoming more common as humans are increasingly recreating in animal territory, and it’s important to not l...

Director of Utah State University Extension 4-H Kevin Kesler was recently inducted into the Utah 4-H Hall of Fame as the 2018 honoree. Learn more about how the Utah 4-H Hall of Fame works.
USU Extension 4-H Director Inducted Into 4-H Hall of Fame

USU Extension 4-H Director Inducted Into 4-H Hall of Fame

Director of Utah State University Extension 4-H Kevin Kesler was recently inducted into the Utah 4-H Hall of Fame as the 2018 honoree. Learn more about how the Utah 4-H Hall of Fame works.

Grasshoppers are on the loose. The best time for controlling them is when they are young, before they have wings and can fly away from insecticide treatments. For best results, organize your neighborhood or local farming/ranching community to work togethe
Grasshoppers Getting in Your Garden? Three Tips for Control

Grasshoppers Getting in Your Garden? Three Tips for Control

Grasshoppers are on the loose. The best time for controlling them is when they are young, before they have wings and can fly away from insecticide treatments. For best results, organize your neighborhood or local farming/ranching community to work togethe...

The average American throws away nearly 275 pounds of food each year. The USDA estimates between 30 to 40 percent of America’s food supply is wasted. Not only is good food wasted, but good money, too, equating to about $390 per year per person. Consider t
Four Tips to Help You Eliminate Food Waste and Save Money

Four Tips to Help You Eliminate Food Waste and Save Money

The average American throws away nearly 275 pounds of food each year. The USDA estimates between 30 to 40 percent of America’s food supply is wasted. Not only is good food wasted, but good money, too, equating to about $390 per year per person. Consider t...

Utah State University Extension recently launched a new program this spring – Health Extension: Advocacy, Research & Teaching (HEART). The program came about as a way to provide credible resources to help Utahns improve their health and wellness in multip
USU Extension Co-Hosts Opioid Summit

USU Extension Co-Hosts Opioid Summit

Utah State University Extension recently launched a new program this spring – Health Extension: Advocacy, Research & Teaching (HEART). The program came about as a way to provide credible resources to help Utahns improve their health and wellness in multip...

With a drier and hotter start to summer this year, more snakes are following their prey into areas that are irrigated and provide good cover and food. Unfortunately, this describes many people’s yards, and for a lot of people, the sight of a snake strikes
12 Ways to Stop Snakes From Slithering Into Your Yard

12 Ways to Stop Snakes From Slithering Into Your Yard

With a drier and hotter start to summer this year, more snakes are following their prey into areas that are irrigated and provide good cover and food. Unfortunately, this describes many people’s yards, and for a lot of people, the sight of a snake strikes...

Senior citizens make up nearly 10 percent of Salt Lake's vast population. Many of these senior citizens are facing hunger issues that are almost impossible to believe. USU Extension gardeners are now coming their aid through their farmers market program.
USU Extension Gardeners Combat Hunger Among Senior Citizens

USU Extension Gardeners Combat Hunger Among Senior Citizens

Senior citizens make up nearly 10 percent of Salt Lake's vast population. Many of these senior citizens are facing hunger issues that are almost impossible to believe. USU Extension gardeners are now coming their aid through their farmers market program....

Now that gardens are planted and fruit trees are showing signs of small fruit, many people begin planning how they will preserve the harvest. However, may ask if the efforts of growing produce and preserving are really worth it. Here are eight things to c
Eight Reasons to Consider Canning

Eight Reasons to Consider Canning

Now that gardens are planted and fruit trees are showing signs of small fruit, many people begin planning how they will preserve the harvest. However, may ask if the efforts of growing produce and preserving are really worth it. Here are eight things to c...

Learn more about how to ready your yard for special events. Find information and resources such as, focus on the areas your guests will see and visit more, follow the same route your guest will take, and more.
Think Visual Impact When Readying Your Yard for Events

Think Visual Impact When Readying Your Yard for Events

Learn more about how to ready your yard for special events. Find information and resources such as, focus on the areas your guests will see and visit more, follow the same route your guest will take, and more.

Utah State University Extension in Cache County issues a fruit pest advisory for codling moth this weekend, June 1-3. It is important to know when and how to take action.
USU Extension Issues Codling Moth Advisory for Cache County

USU Extension Issues Codling Moth Advisory for Cache County

Utah State University Extension in Cache County issues a fruit pest advisory for codling moth this weekend, June 1-3. It is important to know when and how to take action.

Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color. For thrilling container gardens, consider thes
Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color. For thrilling container gardens, consider thes...

It’s spring, and the flowers are blooming, the grass is green and baby wildlife are out. Spring provides these young animals with favorable conditions and abundant food resources, increasing their chances of survival. Learn more about baby wildlife.
Baby Wildlife Are Out - Five Things You Should Know About Them

Baby Wildlife Are Out - Five Things You Should Know About Them

It’s spring, and the flowers are blooming, the grass is green and baby wildlife are out. Spring provides these young animals with favorable conditions and abundant food resources, increasing their chances of survival. Learn more about baby wildlife.

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable climate and frost. Garden expert, Taun Beddes, presents his tips to combating late frosts.
Spring has Sprung, but Frost Still Likely

Spring has Sprung, but Frost Still Likely

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable climate and frost. Garden expert, Taun Beddes, presents his tips to combating late frosts.

The large population of wild horses creates a challenge for the federal agencies charged with managing the natural ecological balance of Western rangelands. Learn more about the impact horses have on rangelands.
Managing Wild Horses

Managing Wild Horses

The large population of wild horses creates a challenge for the federal agencies charged with managing the natural ecological balance of Western rangelands. Learn more about the impact horses have on rangelands.

With the reduced snow and spring runoff, Wasatch Front officials are encouraging residents to cut back on water use. Find out how you can cut down with the USU Extensions landscape about plant combinations that are need low water intake.
USU Extension Low-Water Landscaping Book Timely

USU Extension Low-Water Landscaping Book Timely

With the reduced snow and spring runoff, Wasatch Front officials are encouraging residents to cut back on water use. Find out how you can cut down with the USU Extensions landscape about plant combinations that are need low water intake.

Utah State University Extension 4-H members will pick up wild yearling mustangs and wild burros to kick off the 2018 Wild Mustang Challenge on June 9.
USU Extension 4-H Members Kick Off Wild Mustang Challenge

USU Extension 4-H Members Kick Off Wild Mustang Challenge

Utah State University Extension 4-H members will pick up wild yearling mustangs and wild burros to kick off the 2018 Wild Mustang Challenge on June 9.

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth will learn first hand about the lawmaking process in a mock legislative session at the Utah State Capitol building on April 17.
USU Extension 4-H Members to Participate in Mock Legislature

USU Extension 4-H Members to Participate in Mock Legislature

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth will learn first hand about the lawmaking process in a mock legislative session at the Utah State Capitol building on April 17.

A growing body of research suggests that if we want to be happy and flourish in life and relationships, there are simple things we can do every day – happy hacks – that provide a boost to our brains and bodies.
Ask an Expert - 5 Happy Hacks for a Flourishing Life

Ask an Expert - 5 Happy Hacks for a Flourishing Life

A growing body of research suggests that if we want to be happy and flourish in life and relationships, there are simple things we can do every day – happy hacks – that provide a boost to our brains and bodies.

After selling a tech company in Denver, he and his wife, Melissa, decided to semi retire by moving with their three sons to Garden City, Utah, to be near family.
Small Business Development Center Helps Guide Rural Utah Software Company

Small Business Development Center Helps Guide Rural Utah Software Company

After selling a tech company in Denver, he and his wife, Melissa, decided to semi retire by moving with their three sons to Garden City, Utah, to be near family.

It's natural for us to form expectations, especially when we enter into a new relationship.
Ask an Expert - Four Ways to Manage Expectations in Relationships

Ask an Expert - Four Ways to Manage Expectations in Relationships

It's natural for us to form expectations, especially when we enter into a new relationship.

With a passion for academics as well as a desire to work directly with livestock and farmers, Justen Smith views his work with Extension as the best of both worlds.
Professor Justen Smith Exemplifies Service at Its Finest, Abroad and at Home

Professor Justen Smith Exemplifies Service at Its Finest, Abroad and at Home

With a passion for academics as well as a desire to work directly with livestock and farmers, Justen Smith views his work with Extension as the best of both worlds.

Many Utahns are concerned that the unseasonably warm temperatures are causing confusion for our plants and trees. While there is concern about plants breaking dormancy and emerging too early, thus increasing their susceptibility to frost, most plants are
Ask an Expert: Is Warm Weather Confusing Plants and Trees?

Ask an Expert: Is Warm Weather Confusing Plants and Trees?

Many Utahns are concerned that the unseasonably warm temperatures are causing confusion for our plants and trees. While there is concern about plants breaking dormancy and emerging too early, thus increasing their susceptibility to frost, most plants are ...

Congratulations! You made it through the holiday season. As we are starting into the New Year, most of us have hit the reset button and have wellness on our minds. One of the things I hear most from people is how they need to cleanse from the holidays, so
Ask an Expert: Check Your Hunger/Fullness Scale and Become a Mindful Eater

Ask an Expert: Check Your Hunger/Fullness Scale and Become a Mindful Eater

Congratulations! You made it through the holiday season. As we are starting into the New Year, most of us have hit the reset button and have wellness on our minds. One of the things I hear most from people is how they need to cleanse from the holidays, so...

Kenadie Terry, a former Utah State University Extension 4-H member, will lead a coding event designed to teach young girls about computer programing through the Southern Utah University chapter of ACM-W, a women in computing club.
Former USU Extension 4-Her Teaches

Former USU Extension 4-Her Teaches

Kenadie Terry, a former Utah State University Extension 4-H member, will lead a coding event designed to teach young girls about computer programing through the Southern Utah University chapter of ACM-W, a women in computing club.

With snow blankets at higher evaluations, wild animals are on the move. Most of them cross our roads during their seasonal migrations as they search for food, water and cover.
Ask an Expert: Wildlife and Roads Don’t Mix - Be Aware of Animals on the Move

Ask an Expert: Wildlife and Roads Don’t Mix - Be Aware of Animals on the Move

With snow blankets at higher evaluations, wild animals are on the move. Most of them cross our roads during their seasonal migrations as they search for food, water and cover.

Utah State University Extension 4-H members and their families recently participated in a youth-led computer programming event at Google Fiber in Provo during Computer Science Education Week in December.
USU Extension 4-H Members Learn Computer Programming with Google Fiber

USU Extension 4-H Members Learn Computer Programming with Google Fiber

Utah State University Extension 4-H members and their families recently participated in a youth-led computer programming event at Google Fiber in Provo during Computer Science Education Week in December.

Hala Louviere loves meeting new people, and the Utah State University Extension 4-H program allows her to do just that. Louviere has had the chance to make friends across the state and even the country through 4-H.
4-H Helps Youth Make Friends Around the Country

4-H Helps Youth Make Friends Around the Country

Hala Louviere loves meeting new people, and the Utah State University Extension 4-H program allows her to do just that. Louviere has had the chance to make friends across the state and even the country through 4-H.

Utah State University Extension sponsors the Urban and Small Farms Conference February 21 to 23 at the Viridian Center in West Jordan.
USU Extension Sponsors Urban and Small Farms Conference

USU Extension Sponsors Urban and Small Farms Conference

Utah State University Extension sponsors the Urban and Small Farms Conference February 21 to 23 at the Viridian Center in West Jordan.

The amount of sleep we need changes with age. Teens need 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Lack of proper sleep affects their growth, academic performance, mood and behavior. Adults 18-64 years of age require 7-9 hours of sleep. Sleep needs for older adults
Ask an Expert: Seven Ways to Improve Your Slumber

Ask an Expert: Seven Ways to Improve Your Slumber

The amount of sleep we need changes with age. Teens need 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Lack of proper sleep affects their growth, academic performance, mood and behavior. Adults 18-64 years of age require 7-9 hours of sleep. Sleep needs for older adults...

Date night for those who want to prepare or strengthen their marriage, the celebration workshops presented by professionals from Northern Utah, include the topics of intimacy, communication and staying connected.
USU Extension Co-sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

USU Extension Co-sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

Date night for those who want to prepare or strengthen their marriage, the celebration workshops presented by professionals from Northern Utah, include the topics of intimacy, communication and staying connected.

he common buzzword today seems to be “mindfulness” – mindful eating, mindful exercise, mindful relationships, etc. The idea behind mindfulness is to be more aware. Mindfulness helps us develop attentiveness.
Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Money Mindfulness in 2018

Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Money Mindfulness in 2018

he common buzzword today seems to be “mindfulness” – mindful eating, mindful exercise, mindful relationships, etc. The idea behind mindfulness is to be more aware. Mindfulness helps us develop attentiveness.

Poinsettias are native Mexican plants. They thrive during the holiday season because they are short-day plants that require long nights to launch their color change. The colorful bracts of these plants are leaves, not flowers, with the most common bract c
Ask an Expert: Poinsettia Care During the Holidays and Beyond

Ask an Expert: Poinsettia Care During the Holidays and Beyond

Poinsettias are native Mexican plants. They thrive during the holiday season because they are short-day plants that require long nights to launch their color change. The colorful bracts of these plants are leaves, not flowers, with the most common bract c...

The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s important to keep safety in mind so you can avoid accidents and injuries.
Ask an Expert: Safety First During Holiday Season

Ask an Expert: Safety First During Holiday Season

The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s important to keep safety in mind so you can avoid accidents and injuries.

Utah State University Extension 4-H in Washington County recently selected Coral Canyon Elementary School as its first STEM Partner School through a strategic evaluation process that considered the school's demographics, diversity and leadership aptitude
USU Extension 4-H STEM Partnership with Coral Canyon Elementary School Wins $100,000 in Grant Funding

USU Extension 4-H STEM Partnership with Coral Canyon Elementary School Wins $100,000 in Grant Funding

Utah State University Extension 4-H in Washington County recently selected Coral Canyon Elementary School as its first STEM Partner School through a strategic evaluation process that considered the school's demographics, diversity and leadership aptitude ...

On the first day of Christmas, your true love gives to you – a partridge in a pear tree. Great. Thanks. But who’s going to clean up after it?
12 Days of Christmas Produce Large Quantities of Fertilizer

12 Days of Christmas Produce Large Quantities of Fertilizer

On the first day of Christmas, your true love gives to you – a partridge in a pear tree. Great. Thanks. But who’s going to clean up after it?

Utah State University Extension recently received a grant worth $599,615 from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to help increase the number of beginning farmers in the Mountain West.
USU Extension Receives Grant for Training Next Generation of Farmers

USU Extension Receives Grant for Training Next Generation of Farmers

Utah State University Extension recently received a grant worth $599,615 from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to help increase the number of beginning farmers in the Mountain West.

Utah State University Extension hosts an Orchard Estate and Transition Planning Workshop Dec. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Santaquin City Government Offices, 275 West Main Street in Santaquin.
USU Extension Hosts Orchard Estate and Transition Planning Workshop

USU Extension Hosts Orchard Estate and Transition Planning Workshop

Utah State University Extension hosts an Orchard Estate and Transition Planning Workshop Dec. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Santaquin City Government Offices, 275 West Main Street in Santaquin.

Utah State University Extension’s Utah Community-based Conservation Program (CBCP) was recently awarded a $12,500 grant and two ATVs from the Yamaha Motor Corporation.
USU Extension Awarded Grant from Yamaha for Sage-Grouse Conservation

USU Extension Awarded Grant from Yamaha for Sage-Grouse Conservation

Utah State University Extension’s Utah Community-based Conservation Program (CBCP) was recently awarded a $12,500 grant and two ATVs from the Yamaha Motor Corporation.

As the holidays roll around, so does the challenge of juggling numerous things – from arranging airport schedules, to cooking the perfect meal and even planning for Black Friday shopping deals. But maybe it is time to take a step back.
Four Reasons to Opt Outside on Black Friday

Four Reasons to Opt Outside on Black Friday

As the holidays roll around, so does the challenge of juggling numerous things – from arranging airport schedules, to cooking the perfect meal and even planning for Black Friday shopping deals. But maybe it is time to take a step back.

The aromas of holiday foods often bring to mind the sweet memories of years past.
Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Food Safety at Holiday Buffets

Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Food Safety at Holiday Buffets

The aromas of holiday foods often bring to mind the sweet memories of years past.

We all know it is easy to get a little carried away with “decking our halls,” and the concepts of excess, over indulgence and over scheduling come to mind during the holiday season more than ever. In general, however, there is a trend toward excess in our
Ask an Expert: When Is Enough, Enough? Planning for the Holidays

Ask an Expert: When Is Enough, Enough? Planning for the Holidays

We all know it is easy to get a little carried away with “decking our halls,” and the concepts of excess, over indulgence and over scheduling come to mind during the holiday season more than ever. In general, however, there is a trend toward excess in our...

H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel, “The War of the Worlds,” provided the material for the infamous 1938 Halloween episode of the radio series, “The Mercury Theatre on the Air.” Orson Welles narrated an adaptation of the novel as a series of simulated news bulletins
The War of the Worlds – in 2017

The War of the Worlds – in 2017

H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel, “The War of the Worlds,” provided the material for the infamous 1938 Halloween episode of the radio series, “The Mercury Theatre on the Air.” Orson Welles narrated an adaptation of the novel as a series of simulated news bulletins ...

In recent weeks, there have been a flood of calls and emails about mysterious divots and diggings in flower beds and lawns. Most look like a small hole or divot caused by an errant golfer.
Ask an Expert: What Is Digging up My Yard? The Nose Knows!

Ask an Expert: What Is Digging up My Yard? The Nose Knows!

In recent weeks, there have been a flood of calls and emails about mysterious divots and diggings in flower beds and lawns. Most look like a small hole or divot caused by an errant golfer.

Winter is just around the corner. After all of the relentless mowing, harvesting and canning, we can get a little burned out on yardwork. However, don’t give up yet. Fall is an important time to set the yard up for healthy plants next year.
Ask an Expert: Four Areas of Focus for Fall Yard Cleanup

Ask an Expert: Four Areas of Focus for Fall Yard Cleanup

Winter is just around the corner. After all of the relentless mowing, harvesting and canning, we can get a little burned out on yardwork. However, don’t give up yet. Fall is an important time to set the yard up for healthy plants next year.

The club, sponsored by the Utah Society Sons of the American Revolution, focuses on patriotism, education and history.
USU Extension 4-H Club Focuses on Patriotism and Heritage

USU Extension 4-H Club Focuses on Patriotism and Heritage

The club, sponsored by the Utah Society Sons of the American Revolution, focuses on patriotism, education and history.

With the sobering news of recent natural disasters around the world, many people are wondering how they would respond during and after such traumatic events. What emergency preparations have you made? What would you do in a tornado? What would you do in a
Ask an Expert: 12 Tips for Earthquake Readiness

Ask an Expert: 12 Tips for Earthquake Readiness

With the sobering news of recent natural disasters around the world, many people are wondering how they would respond during and after such traumatic events. What emergency preparations have you made? What would you do in a tornado? What would you do in a...

Utah State University Extension was recently chosen as one of five Extension programs to lead the rest of the country in a new community health initiative.
USU Extension Partnership Builds Healthy Communities

USU Extension Partnership Builds Healthy Communities

Utah State University Extension was recently chosen as one of five Extension programs to lead the rest of the country in a new community health initiative.

An open house celebrating the new Utah State University Extension Davis County office and expanded Kaysville Education Center is held on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to tour the new facility, and Aggie Ice Cream will be serve
New USU Extension Davis County Office Open House

New USU Extension Davis County Office Open House

An open house celebrating the new Utah State University Extension Davis County office and expanded Kaysville Education Center is held on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to tour the new facility, and Aggie Ice Cream will be serve...

Utahns have had their share of fires and flooding in recent months.
Ask an Expert: Reducing the Fear Factor of Natural Disasters

Ask an Expert: Reducing the Fear Factor of Natural Disasters

Utahns have had their share of fires and flooding in recent months.

September has been branded as National Family Meals Month. In recognition of its importance, Utah State University Extension’s Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program provides information to help families make mealtime a priority along with tools to help overcome th
USU Extension’s “Create Family Mealtime” Campaign Promotes Making Family Meals a Priority

USU Extension’s “Create Family Mealtime” Campaign Promotes Making Family Meals a Priority

September has been branded as National Family Meals Month. In recognition of its importance, Utah State University Extension’s Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program provides information to help families make mealtime a priority along with tools to help overcome th...

Several Utah State University Extension faculty members were recognized by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) for their contributions to education and agriculture in Utah at recent meetings in Salt Lake City.
USU Extension Faculty Members Receive National Awards

USU Extension Faculty Members Receive National Awards

Several Utah State University Extension faculty members were recognized by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) for their contributions to education and agriculture in Utah at recent meetings in Salt Lake City.

Utah State University Extension 4-H members have spent the last 3 months training 15 horses that will be available for adoption at the Utah State Fair on Sept. 9. Every year the Bureau of Land Management gathers wild horses and attempts to find them new h
USU Extension 4-H Members to Auction Off Horses as part of Wild Mustang Challenge

USU Extension 4-H Members to Auction Off Horses as part of Wild Mustang Challenge

Utah State University Extension 4-H members have spent the last 3 months training 15 horses that will be available for adoption at the Utah State Fair on Sept. 9. Every year the Bureau of Land Management gathers wild horses and attempts to find them new h...

Google and the National 4-H Council are partnering on a new computer science and computational thinking initiative, with Utah State University Extension 4-H leading the way for the rest of the country.
USU Extension 4-H Program Takes the Lead with Google Partnership

USU Extension 4-H Program Takes the Lead with Google Partnership

Google and the National 4-H Council are partnering on a new computer science and computational thinking initiative, with Utah State University Extension 4-H leading the way for the rest of the country.

After being displaced by a fire in early 2014, Utah State University Extension’s new Washington County offices will be located at the Washington County Legacy Park in Hurricane.
USU Extension in Washington County Finds Permanent Home in New Building

USU Extension in Washington County Finds Permanent Home in New Building

After being displaced by a fire in early 2014, Utah State University Extension’s new Washington County offices will be located at the Washington County Legacy Park in Hurricane.

The more you know about the wildlife living in your area, their behaviors and how to respond to a close encounter, the better it will be for them and you. Consider these tips...
Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind: Personal Protection Strategies

Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind: Personal Protection Strategies

The more you know about the wildlife living in your area, their behaviors and how to respond to a close encounter, the better it will be for them and you. Consider these tips...

Fruits and vegetables are abundant this time of year, and now is a great time to preserve the harvest. One preservation method that is sometimes overlooked is freezing.
Ask an Expert: Eight Tips for Freezing Produce

Ask an Expert: Eight Tips for Freezing Produce

Fruits and vegetables are abundant this time of year, and now is a great time to preserve the harvest. One preservation method that is sometimes overlooked is freezing.

Summer heat can dampen the desire for extensive meal preparation. Luckily there are simple ways to make a tasty, healthy meal without heating up the kitchen.
Nine Ways to Create Easy Meals

Nine Ways to Create Easy Meals

Summer heat can dampen the desire for extensive meal preparation. Luckily there are simple ways to make a tasty, healthy meal without heating up the kitchen.

The elm seed bug has been recognized as Utah’s newest pest.
There’s a New Pest in Town

There’s a New Pest in Town

The elm seed bug has been recognized as Utah’s newest pest.

Perennial flowers can add color and variety to any yard and garden. Taun Beddes, USU Extension horticulturist, discusses his favorite perennials that have long blooming periods in this podcast.
PODCAST: Perennial Flowers with Extended Blooming Periods

PODCAST: Perennial Flowers with Extended Blooming Periods

Perennial flowers can add color and variety to any yard and garden. Taun Beddes, USU Extension horticulturist, discusses his favorite perennials that have long blooming periods in this podcast.

The heat is on, and many lawns are struggling. Consider these suggestions for keeping your landscapes and gardens healthy while also saving water.
Ask an Expert: How Can I Keep My Landscape Looking Lovely in the Heat?

Ask an Expert: How Can I Keep My Landscape Looking Lovely in the Heat?

The heat is on, and many lawns are struggling. Consider these suggestions for keeping your landscapes and gardens healthy while also saving water.

Summer time is a great time for road trips. Become a road trip expert with the help of these 10 tips for healthy road trips.
Ask an Expert: 10 Tips for Healthy Road Trips

Ask an Expert: 10 Tips for Healthy Road Trips

Summer time is a great time for road trips. Become a road trip expert with the help of these 10 tips for healthy road trips.

Margie Memmott was named Extension Southern Region director and Justen Smith was named Northern Region director. Both have been serving as interim directors in these positions.
USU Extension Announces Administrative Changes

USU Extension Announces Administrative Changes

Margie Memmott was named Extension Southern Region director and Justen Smith was named Northern Region director. Both have been serving as interim directors in these positions.

Farmers markets are known for offering an ever-changing variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Although variety is a benefit of shopping at local farmers markets, it can be difficult and overwhelming to come up with a menu for the week without knowing wh
Ask an Expert: Six Tips for Planning Menus around Farmers Market Selections

Ask an Expert: Six Tips for Planning Menus around Farmers Market Selections

Farmers markets are known for offering an ever-changing variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Although variety is a benefit of shopping at local farmers markets, it can be difficult and overwhelming to come up with a menu for the week without knowing wh...

Utah State University Extension in Davis County has partnered with vocal coach Debra Bonner to offer two sessions of 4-H Youth Summer Gospel Choir Camps for youth ages nine to 18 years old.
Alex Boyé and Debra Bonner Kick Off USU Extension Summer Gospel Choir Camps

Alex Boyé and Debra Bonner Kick Off USU Extension Summer Gospel Choir Camps

Utah State University Extension in Davis County has partnered with vocal coach Debra Bonner to offer two sessions of 4-H Youth Summer Gospel Choir Camps for youth ages nine to 18 years old.

Unseasonably warm temperatures this year have caused snakes to emerge early from hibernation. So be aware that just because you didn’t encounter a snake on your outdoor adventure last spring at this time doesn’t mean you won’t this spring.
Ask an Expert: Snakes out Earlier This Year - Eight Things You Should Know

Ask an Expert: Snakes out Earlier This Year - Eight Things You Should Know

Unseasonably warm temperatures this year have caused snakes to emerge early from hibernation. So be aware that just because you didn’t encounter a snake on your outdoor adventure last spring at this time doesn’t mean you won’t this spring.

Utah State University Extension’s Utah Master Naturalist Program provides nature lovers an opportunity to attend educational field courses.
Explore Utah’s Natural World through USU Extension’s Master Naturalist Program

Explore Utah’s Natural World through USU Extension’s Master Naturalist Program

Utah State University Extension’s Utah Master Naturalist Program provides nature lovers an opportunity to attend educational field courses.

Utah is home to five national parks – Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion – as well as many other amazing outdoor recreation destinations.
Ask an Expert: Tips for Summer Adventures in Utah’s Outdoors

Ask an Expert: Tips for Summer Adventures in Utah’s Outdoors

Utah is home to five national parks – Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion – as well as many other amazing outdoor recreation destinations.

There are many financial professionals willing to answer money-related questions: Where should I invest?
Ask an Expert: Seven Tips for Choosing a Financial Advisor

Ask an Expert: Seven Tips for Choosing a Financial Advisor

There are many financial professionals willing to answer money-related questions: Where should I invest?

It is finally time to plant flowers, and it is easy to default to annuals (plants that die at the end of the season) such as petunias and marigolds.
Ask a Specialist: Six Lovely, Long-blooming Perennials to Consider

Ask a Specialist: Six Lovely, Long-blooming Perennials to Consider

It is finally time to plant flowers, and it is easy to default to annuals (plants that die at the end of the season) such as petunias and marigolds.

Trees are an integral part of landscaping, and it’s important to know the basics of starting them out right so they will flourish for many years to come.
Ask an Expert: Three Tips for Tree Planting

Ask an Expert: Three Tips for Tree Planting

Trees are an integral part of landscaping, and it’s important to know the basics of starting them out right so they will flourish for many years to come.

With looming cold temperatures heading to Northern Utah this week, anxious gardeners are worried about their fruit trees and newly planted gardens.
Ask an Expert: Five Ways to Protect Plants from Dipping Temperatures

Ask an Expert: Five Ways to Protect Plants from Dipping Temperatures

With looming cold temperatures heading to Northern Utah this week, anxious gardeners are worried about their fruit trees and newly planted gardens.

Utah Water Week runs from May 7-13, and is a perfect time of year for each of us to consider the importance of water in our lives.
Utah Water Week Message: Help Keep Utah's Water Clean

Utah Water Week Message: Help Keep Utah's Water Clean

Utah Water Week runs from May 7-13, and is a perfect time of year for each of us to consider the importance of water in our lives.

Diane Reese is the recipient of the E. G. Peterson Extension Award for 2017. Diane retires from USU Extension this year after 26 years of service. She has given her energy, passion and heart to USU through her many roles.
E. G. Peterson Extension Award Given to Diane Reese

E. G. Peterson Extension Award Given to Diane Reese

Diane Reese is the recipient of the E. G. Peterson Extension Award for 2017. Diane retires from USU Extension this year after 26 years of service. She has given her energy, passion and heart to USU through her many roles.

Utah State University Extension was recently named Best of State winner for adult education in Utah. The Best of State Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.
USU Extension Honored with Best of State Award

USU Extension Honored with Best of State Award

Utah State University Extension was recently named Best of State winner for adult education in Utah. The Best of State Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.

Utah State University Extension recently released “Combinations for Conservation.” The landscaping book provides examples of plant combinations that have been successful in low-water gardens throughout the Intermountain West.
New Low-Water Landscaping Book Released by USU Extension

New Low-Water Landscaping Book Released by USU Extension

Utah State University Extension recently released “Combinations for Conservation.” The landscaping book provides examples of plant combinations that have been successful in low-water gardens throughout the Intermountain West.

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.
Ask an Expert: When to Plant? That is the Question

Ask an Expert: When to Plant? That is the Question

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.

It’s graduation time, and announcements will soon be arriving in mailboxes. Graduation often brings the question of what you can do for or give to graduates to help them take steps toward their future.
Ask an Expert: Graduation Gift Ideas and Ways to Say Thank You

Ask an Expert: Graduation Gift Ideas and Ways to Say Thank You

It’s graduation time, and announcements will soon be arriving in mailboxes. Graduation often brings the question of what you can do for or give to graduates to help them take steps toward their future.

Grafting is the age-old practice of joining plants to specific root systems to get the desirable benefits of both parts. USU Extension provides several upcoming workshops to teach the science and techniques of grafting.
Upcoming Grafting Workshops

Upcoming Grafting Workshops

Grafting is the age-old practice of joining plants to specific root systems to get the desirable benefits of both parts. USU Extension provides several upcoming workshops to teach the science and techniques of grafting.

The National Institutes of Health, sponsors a program called “It’s a Noisy Planet – Protect Their Hearing.” This campaign battles noise-induced hearing loss, which occurs when tiny sensory cells in the inner ear are damaged by sounds that are too loud and
Ask an Expert: Six Tips to Make Your World Less Noisy

Ask an Expert: Six Tips to Make Your World Less Noisy

The National Institutes of Health, sponsors a program called “It’s a Noisy Planet – Protect Their Hearing.” This campaign battles noise-induced hearing loss, which occurs when tiny sensory cells in the inner ear are damaged by sounds that are too loud and...

Every year in the United States, it is estimated that nearly 600 million birds are killed from flying into windows. Some researchers say that number may be as high as 988 million, which is approximately 10 percent of the bird population in the country.
Ask an Expert: Seven Tips to Keep Birds from Hitting Your Windows

Ask an Expert: Seven Tips to Keep Birds from Hitting Your Windows

Every year in the United States, it is estimated that nearly 600 million birds are killed from flying into windows. Some researchers say that number may be as high as 988 million, which is approximately 10 percent of the bird population in the country.

A ground-breaking ceremony celebrating the construction of the new Utah State University Extension and Distance Education building was held on March 22 at the USU Kaysville Education Building.
Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New USU Extension/Distance Education Building

Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New USU Extension/Distance Education Building

A ground-breaking ceremony celebrating the construction of the new Utah State University Extension and Distance Education building was held on March 22 at the USU Kaysville Education Building.

Utah State University Extension recently launched a series of online gardening courses designed for beginning and intermediate gardeners.
USU Extension Launches E-Learning Gardening Course

USU Extension Launches E-Learning Gardening Course

Utah State University Extension recently launched a series of online gardening courses designed for beginning and intermediate gardeners.

Utah State University Extension recently released “The Ultimate Gardening Guide,” a book that provides gardeners of all levels with research-backed answers to fruit and vegetable gardening questions.
New Gardening Book Released by USU Extension

New Gardening Book Released by USU Extension

Utah State University Extension recently released “The Ultimate Gardening Guide,” a book that provides gardeners of all levels with research-backed answers to fruit and vegetable gardening questions.

Research published by Utah State University Extension specialists shows that the removal of invading conifer trees from sagebrush habitats could help boost success for nesting and brooding sage-grouse.
USU Extension Protects Sage-grouse by Clearing Confiers

USU Extension Protects Sage-grouse by Clearing Confiers

Research published by Utah State University Extension specialists shows that the removal of invading conifer trees from sagebrush habitats could help boost success for nesting and brooding sage-grouse.

Tiffany Porter, learning coach at Crimson View Elementary School in the Washington County School District, has been chosen to receive the Utah Agriculture in the Classroom (Utah AITC) Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award.
Washington County Educator Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Washington County Educator Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Tiffany Porter, learning coach at Crimson View Elementary School in the Washington County School District, has been chosen to receive the Utah Agriculture in the Classroom (Utah AITC) Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award.

Talking with a significant other about money-related decisions can be difficult. Financial experts suggest one reason we may struggle to communicate about money is that we are unaware ourselves of the underlying values and beliefs that inadvertently guide
Ask an Expert: How to Start the Money Conversation

Ask an Expert: How to Start the Money Conversation

Talking with a significant other about money-related decisions can be difficult. Financial experts suggest one reason we may struggle to communicate about money is that we are unaware ourselves of the underlying values and beliefs that inadvertently guide...

With heavy snowfall and recent warm temperatures, many Utahns have experienced flooding in their homes. Flood or drain backup water may contain sewage and unknown chemicals that can contaminate carpet and present a health hazard.
8 Tips for Salvaging Carpets and Clothes after a Flood

8 Tips for Salvaging Carpets and Clothes after a Flood

With heavy snowfall and recent warm temperatures, many Utahns have experienced flooding in their homes. Flood or drain backup water may contain sewage and unknown chemicals that can contaminate carpet and present a health hazard.

Utah State University Extension Washington County 4-H program recently received a $25,000 grant from the technology company Cognizant to purchase equipment and supplies for a new makerspace on the Dixie State University campus.
Washington County 4-H Receives Grant for Maker Space

Washington County 4-H Receives Grant for Maker Space

Utah State University Extension Washington County 4-H program recently received a $25,000 grant from the technology company Cognizant to purchase equipment and supplies for a new makerspace on the Dixie State University campus.

A Utah State University Extension 4-H member from St. George recently won the Zero Fatalities Teen Video Contest for his PSA about safe driving. The PSA aired during the Super Bowl in Utah on the Fox station.
USU Extension 4-H Member Wins Superbowl Video Contest

USU Extension 4-H Member Wins Superbowl Video Contest

A Utah State University Extension 4-H member from St. George recently won the Zero Fatalities Teen Video Contest for his PSA about safe driving. The PSA aired during the Super Bowl in Utah on the Fox station.

A USU Extension 4-H club from Utah County competed in the 2016 Wonder League Robotics Competition and became the only team from Utah to qualify as finalists.
Utah County 4-H Robotics Club Succeeds in International Competition

Utah County 4-H Robotics Club Succeeds in International Competition

A USU Extension 4-H club from Utah County competed in the 2016 Wonder League Robotics Competition and became the only team from Utah to qualify as finalists.

Utah State University Extension sponsors a workshop on beginning and small farm profitability strategies on February 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eccles Conference Center on the USU Logan campus.
USU Extension Hosts Farm Profitability Conference

USU Extension Hosts Farm Profitability Conference

Utah State University Extension sponsors a workshop on beginning and small farm profitability strategies on February 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eccles Conference Center on the USU Logan campus.

Often a new year brings resolutions to get healthy, eat better and lose weight.
Ask an Expert: Eleven Ways to Stop Overeating Using Mindfulness

Ask an Expert: Eleven Ways to Stop Overeating Using Mindfulness

Often a new year brings resolutions to get healthy, eat better and lose weight.

Two Utah State University Extension 4-H members from St. George were recently recognized for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance and plans for post‑secondary education.
USU Extension 4-H Members Receive Prestigious National Award

USU Extension 4-H Members Receive Prestigious National Award

Two Utah State University Extension 4-H members from St. George were recently recognized for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance and plans for post‑secondary education.

Designed as a date night for those who want to prepare for or strengthen their marriages, the celebration features workshops presented by professionals from Northern Utah.
USU Extension Co-sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

USU Extension Co-sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

Designed as a date night for those who want to prepare for or strengthen their marriages, the celebration features workshops presented by professionals from Northern Utah.

Students in 11 elementary schools in Utah will have the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of where food comes from by participating in a hands-on school gardening program, thanks to a grant from Tractor Supply, the nation’s largest rural life
USU Agriculture in the Classroom Partners to Provide Utah School Garden Program

USU Agriculture in the Classroom Partners to Provide Utah School Garden Program

Students in 11 elementary schools in Utah will have the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of where food comes from by participating in a hands-on school gardening program, thanks to a grant from Tractor Supply, the nation’s largest rural life...

Utah State University Extension 4-H sponsors cooking contests on Saturday, Jan. 28, for youth from Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties.
USU Extension 4-H Sponsors Wasatch Front Cooking Contests and Fair

USU Extension 4-H Sponsors Wasatch Front Cooking Contests and Fair

Utah State University Extension 4-H sponsors cooking contests on Saturday, Jan. 28, for youth from Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Utah State University Extension Wildlife Specialist Terry Messmer is among the 2017 recipients of the Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Science and Technology. Also recognized this year from USU are Professors John Morrey and Debra Spielmaker.
USU Extension's Terry Messmer Honored with Governor's Medal

USU Extension's Terry Messmer Honored with Governor's Medal

Utah State University Extension Wildlife Specialist Terry Messmer is among the 2017 recipients of the Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Science and Technology. Also recognized this year from USU are Professors John Morrey and Debra Spielmaker.

USU Extension 4-H Teen Ambassadors from Utah County recently organized a service project to help refugees in their area.
USU Extension 4-H Program Serves Refugees

USU Extension 4-H Program Serves Refugees

USU Extension 4-H Teen Ambassadors from Utah County recently organized a service project to help refugees in their area.

What did you get for Christmas? This question is common for young and old alike. While it may be a way of showing genuine interest and sharing in the holiday excitement, it’s important to make sure gratitude for gifts and kindness is part of Christmas day
Ask an Expert: Nine Tips for Fostering Gratitude – During the Holidays and Beyond

Ask an Expert: Nine Tips for Fostering Gratitude – During the Holidays and Beyond

What did you get for Christmas? This question is common for young and old alike. While it may be a way of showing genuine interest and sharing in the holiday excitement, it’s important to make sure gratitude for gifts and kindness is part of Christmas day...

Utah State University Extension 4-H sponsors cooking contests on Saturday, Jan. 28, for youth from Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties.
USU Extension 4-H Sponsors Wasatch Front Cooking Contests

USU Extension 4-H Sponsors Wasatch Front Cooking Contests

Utah State University Extension 4-H sponsors cooking contests on Saturday, Jan. 28, for youth from Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Let’s take a closer look at buffets, whether at a restaurant or any type of gathering, and be aware of how to avoid becoming ill for the holidays. Following a few general tips should help keep you protected.
5 Tips For Food Safety at Holiday Buffets

5 Tips For Food Safety at Holiday Buffets

Let’s take a closer look at buffets, whether at a restaurant or any type of gathering, and be aware of how to avoid becoming ill for the holidays. Following a few general tips should help keep you protected.

It can’t hurt to spend a little extra during the holidays because, “Tis the Season.” Right? Wrong…it can and does hurt. No matter how caught up in the spirit of Christmas you may get, being wise and careful is the name of the game to keep your finances in
Ask an Expert: 25 Holiday Money Wasters

Ask an Expert: 25 Holiday Money Wasters

It can’t hurt to spend a little extra during the holidays because, “Tis the Season.” Right? Wrong…it can and does hurt. No matter how caught up in the spirit of Christmas you may get, being wise and careful is the name of the game to keep your finances in...

Four Reasons to Opt Outside on Black Friday
The average American will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when the pre-meal party, the actual dinner and dessert, then evening leftovers are all taken into account. That is enough to gain a pound or two, which can be remedied, but how ma
Ten Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Ten Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

The average American will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when the pre-meal party, the actual dinner and dessert, then evening leftovers are all taken into account. That is enough to gain a pound or two, which can be remedied, but how ma...

Dave Francis, a Utah State University Extension associate professor, was recently named an eXtension Fellow by the eXtension Foundation, a national organization that helps Extension professionals increase measurable local impact with networks, resources a
USU Extension Associate Professor Named Extension Fellow

USU Extension Associate Professor Named Extension Fellow

Dave Francis, a Utah State University Extension associate professor, was recently named an eXtension Fellow by the eXtension Foundation, a national organization that helps Extension professionals increase measurable local impact with networks, resources a...

There’s a new bug in town. Since July 2014, Utah State University Extension’s Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab has received numerous calls about a small, brown and black insect gathering in and on homes.
Ask an Expert: New Pest Found in Utah Homes - the Elm Seed Bug

Ask an Expert: New Pest Found in Utah Homes - the Elm Seed Bug

There’s a new bug in town. Since July 2014, Utah State University Extension’s Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab has received numerous calls about a small, brown and black insect gathering in and on homes.

In today's world, children are exposed to vast amounts of technology. An estimated 75 percent of teenagers own a cell phone, and, not surprisingly, social media sites are their favorite places to visit.
Ask an Expert: Four Ways to Help Your Kids Unplug

Ask an Expert: Four Ways to Help Your Kids Unplug

In today's world, children are exposed to vast amounts of technology. An estimated 75 percent of teenagers own a cell phone, and, not surprisingly, social media sites are their favorite places to visit.

Terry Messmer, a Utah State University Extension wildlife specialist and professor in the Department of Wildland Resources, was recently honored with two awards from different national organizations recognizing the impacts made by his community and conser
USU Extension Wildlife Specialist Recognized Nationally for Conservation Impacts

USU Extension Wildlife Specialist Recognized Nationally for Conservation Impacts

Terry Messmer, a Utah State University Extension wildlife specialist and professor in the Department of Wildland Resources, was recently honored with two awards from different national organizations recognizing the impacts made by his community and conser...

Utah State University Extension recently launched the National Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Preparation Course.
USU Extension Launches E-Learning Pesticide Applicator Course

USU Extension Launches E-Learning Pesticide Applicator Course

Utah State University Extension recently launched the National Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Preparation Course.

More than three centuries after the Salem witch trials, the unlikely culprit that many believe caused the mayhem has appeared again, this time in Utah.
Salem Witch Trials Culprit Again

Salem Witch Trials Culprit Again

More than three centuries after the Salem witch trials, the unlikely culprit that many believe caused the mayhem has appeared again, this time in Utah.

An increased number of snakes have recently been reported in lawns, golf courses and city parks. Aside from callers being spooked by an unexpected encounter with a snake, they are also concerned about the snakes harming them, their children or taking up r
Ask an Expert: Slithering Snakes Spotted in Parks and Lawns

Ask an Expert: Slithering Snakes Spotted in Parks and Lawns

An increased number of snakes have recently been reported in lawns, golf courses and city parks. Aside from callers being spooked by an unexpected encounter with a snake, they are also concerned about the snakes harming them, their children or taking up r...

As you carve your Halloween jack-o’-lantern this year, throw out the pulp, but be sure to keep the seeds. Pumpkin seeds are an easy, inexpensive way to add a nutritious boost to your trail mix, baked goods and granola. One ounce of pumpkin seeds contains
Five Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds

Five Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds

As you carve your Halloween jack-o’-lantern this year, throw out the pulp, but be sure to keep the seeds. Pumpkin seeds are an easy, inexpensive way to add a nutritious boost to your trail mix, baked goods and granola. One ounce of pumpkin seeds contains ...

With autumn here, it’s time to think about getting the yard ready for winter. Consider the following tasks that will help your yard be healthy and happy next spring.
Ask an Expert: Five Fall Must-Do Yard Tasks

Ask an Expert: Five Fall Must-Do Yard Tasks

With autumn here, it’s time to think about getting the yard ready for winter. Consider the following tasks that will help your yard be healthy and happy next spring.

When it comes to eating beets, it seems there are those who love them, those who strongly dislike them, and not many folks in between. If you are in the group of beet lovers, you probably already have a favorite way to prepare them and use them in side
Ask an Expert: Four Reasons to Give Beets a Chance

Ask an Expert: Four Reasons to Give Beets a Chance

When it comes to eating beets, it seems there are those who love them, those who strongly dislike them, and not many folks in between. If you are in the group of beet lovers, you probably already have a favorite way to prepare them and use them in side

The fear of not knowing what to do in the event of a disaster, how to gather and care for loved ones and how to survive until help arrives can be more traumatizing than the actual disaster.
September is National Preparedness Month; USU Extension Gives Tips

September is National Preparedness Month; USU Extension Gives Tips

The fear of not knowing what to do in the event of a disaster, how to gather and care for loved ones and how to survive until help arrives can be more traumatizing than the actual disaster.

Was it just a generation ago that the majority of American families ate at least one, if not two, meals together every day? In today’s fast-paced world, Sunday dinner as a family is a great tradition, but it is a giant step away from daily time spent eat
Ask an Expert: Five Reasons to Have Family Mealtime

Ask an Expert: Five Reasons to Have Family Mealtime

Was it just a generation ago that the majority of American families ate at least one, if not two, meals together every day? In today’s fast-paced world, Sunday dinner as a family is a great tradition, but it is a giant step away from daily time spent eat...

Most nurseries and garden centers are holding fall sales to reduce plant inventory. The timing is right, because with cooler temperatures, now is a great time to plant. Many plants are available that will help create winter interest in the yard.
Fall Planting Brings Winter Color

Fall Planting Brings Winter Color

Most nurseries and garden centers are holding fall sales to reduce plant inventory. The timing is right, because with cooler temperatures, now is a great time to plant. Many plants are available that will help create winter interest in the yard.

As the summer temperatures begin to fade into cooler days and evenings, rodents will be looking for warm places to sleep and create nests for their young. It is important to be proactive in finding the locations where these unwanted critters may try to
Ask an Expert: Find a Mouse in Your House? Try These Cleaning Tips

Ask an Expert: Find a Mouse in Your House? Try These Cleaning Tips

As the summer temperatures begin to fade into cooler days and evenings, rodents will be looking for warm places to sleep and create nests for their young. It is important to be proactive in finding the locations where these unwanted critters may try to

Teaching children how to handle money and make wise financial decisions takes preparation and planning, but it is well worth the investment in time and effort. Research from the National Endowment for Financial Education is showing a lack of financial sav
Ask an Expert: Tips for Teaching Children to Manage Money

Ask an Expert: Tips for Teaching Children to Manage Money

Teaching children how to handle money and make wise financial decisions takes preparation and planning, but it is well worth the investment in time and effort. Research from the National Endowment for Financial Education is showing a lack of financial sav...

The condition of the soil often dictates success or failure in the landscape. Before spending money on trees and plants, be sure your soil is suitable for planting. Consider these tips for dealing with four common soil problems.
Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Dealing with Problem Soil

Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Dealing with Problem Soil

The condition of the soil often dictates success or failure in the landscape. Before spending money on trees and plants, be sure your soil is suitable for planting. Consider these tips for dealing with four common soil problems.

How can you be sure the food you preserve at home and place on food storage shelves is safe for your family to eat? Consider these five tips when preserving food.
Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Proper Food Preservation

Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Proper Food Preservation

How can you be sure the food you preserve at home and place on food storage shelves is safe for your family to eat? Consider these five tips when preserving food.

European earwigs are common in Utah and are easily recognized by the large pincers on the end of their bodies. The ideas that earwigs crawl into ears and that their pincers are dangerous are both false.
Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Getting Rid of Eerie Earwigs

Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Getting Rid of Eerie Earwigs

European earwigs are common in Utah and are easily recognized by the large pincers on the end of their bodies. The ideas that earwigs crawl into ears and that their pincers are dangerous are both false.

Utah State University Extension in Washington County and Outlier Magazine, an online publication for startup businesses and entrepreneurs, host Founders Weekend entrepreneurial conference Sept. 22-24 in St. George’s historic downtown Electric Theater.
USU Extension Co-hosts Entrepreneurial Conference this Fall

USU Extension Co-hosts Entrepreneurial Conference this Fall

Utah State University Extension in Washington County and Outlier Magazine, an online publication for startup businesses and entrepreneurs, host Founders Weekend entrepreneurial conference Sept. 22-24 in St. George’s historic downtown Electric Theater.

More than 300 youth participated in the Utah State University Extension 4-H State Contests held July 11 to 13 at the USU campus.
USU Extension 4-H State Contests Showcase Talented Youth

USU Extension 4-H State Contests Showcase Talented Youth

More than 300 youth participated in the Utah State University Extension 4-H State Contests held July 11 to 13 at the USU campus.

In the wild, aspen are among the most beautiful trees with their almost snow-white trunks, shimmering leaves and yellow fall color.
Ask an Expert: How to Keep Your Aspen Trees Happy

Ask an Expert: How to Keep Your Aspen Trees Happy

In the wild, aspen are among the most beautiful trees with their almost snow-white trunks, shimmering leaves and yellow fall color.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned about the amount of wasted food making its way from home garbage bins into landfills.
Ask an Expert: Three Ways to Prevent Wasted Food

Ask an Expert: Three Ways to Prevent Wasted Food

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned about the amount of wasted food making its way from home garbage bins into landfills.

Michael Finnerty was recently named state director for the Utah Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which is hosted and located at Utah State University and operated through USU Extension.
New Director Named for Utah Small Business Development Center

New Director Named for Utah Small Business Development Center

Michael Finnerty was recently named state director for the Utah Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which is hosted and located at Utah State University and operated through USU Extension.

Utah is home to 31 species of snakes. Of these, only seven are venomous and are commonly called pit vipers because of the pit located between their nostrils and eyes. Most pit vipers found in Utah have tails with a series of rattles, hence the name rattle
Ask an Expert: Venomous or Not? Take Precautions to Reduce Snake Bite Risk

Ask an Expert: Venomous or Not? Take Precautions to Reduce Snake Bite Risk

Utah is home to 31 species of snakes. Of these, only seven are venomous and are commonly called pit vipers because of the pit located between their nostrils and eyes. Most pit vipers found in Utah have tails with a series of rattles, hence the name rattle...

Utah State University Extension 4-H Associate Professor Paul Hill
USU Extension 4-H Agent Visits White House as Maker Ambassador

USU Extension 4-H Agent Visits White House as Maker Ambassador

Utah State University Extension 4-H Associate Professor Paul Hill

Utah State University Extension 4-H members from around the state recently congregated at Snow College for Junior Youth Conference (JYC), a three-day camp where youth focus on team building, learning activities and meeting new friends.
USU Extension 4-H Members Make a Splash at Junior Youth Conference

USU Extension 4-H Members Make a Splash at Junior Youth Conference

Utah State University Extension 4-H members from around the state recently congregated at Snow College for Junior Youth Conference (JYC), a three-day camp where youth focus on team building, learning activities and meeting new friends.

The Utah State University Extension 4-H program recently received the Community Contribution Award from the Utah Association for Gifted Children at their annual conference in Park City.
USU Extension 4-H Program Awarded for Community Contribution

USU Extension 4-H Program Awarded for Community Contribution

The Utah State University Extension 4-H program recently received the Community Contribution Award from the Utah Association for Gifted Children at their annual conference in Park City.

Approximately two-thirds of Utah’s drinking water is used to water lawns.
USU Extension Water Check Program Saves Water and Money

USU Extension Water Check Program Saves Water and Money

Approximately two-thirds of Utah’s drinking water is used to water lawns.

Youth from Cache, Washington, Utah and Salt Lake counties joined makers from all over the world to learn about electronics, physics, engineering, crafting and more through interactive displays and innovative demonstrations.
USU Extension 4-H Youth Participate in Maker Faire

USU Extension 4-H Youth Participate in Maker Faire

Youth from Cache, Washington, Utah and Salt Lake counties joined makers from all over the world to learn about electronics, physics, engineering, crafting and more through interactive displays and innovative demonstrations.

Temperatures will be climbing soon, and it’s important to select perennials now that require less water as the summer heat wears on.
Ask an Expert: Nine Tried and True Water-Wise Perennials

Ask an Expert: Nine Tried and True Water-Wise Perennials

Temperatures will be climbing soon, and it’s important to select perennials now that require less water as the summer heat wears on.

The recent tragic loss of more than 550,000 acres of forest and thousands of homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, brings into focus the hazards that come with wildfire and its suppression and the risks firefighters take to protect life and property.
Ask an Expert: Landscape Now to Help Prevent Wildfire Destruction Later

Ask an Expert: Landscape Now to Help Prevent Wildfire Destruction Later

The recent tragic loss of more than 550,000 acres of forest and thousands of homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, brings into focus the hazards that come with wildfire and its suppression and the risks firefighters take to protect life and property.

Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color. For thrilling container gardens, consider thes
Ask a Specialist: Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Ask a Specialist: Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Container gardening has become popular as planting areas in the landscape have become smaller. Some containers are used to grow vegetables or specimen shrubs, while others display a beautiful splash of color. For thrilling container gardens, consider thes...

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.
Ask an Expert: Spring Has Sprung, but Frost Still Likely

Ask an Expert: Spring Has Sprung, but Frost Still Likely

Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing in Utah’s unpredictable, varied climate where last-frost dates can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.

Utah State University Extension 4-H recently hosted nearly 800 seventh grade students from the Cache County School District at the 4-H Healthy Living field trips held on the USU campus.
USU Extension 4-H Field Trips Teach Valuable Skills

USU Extension 4-H Field Trips Teach Valuable Skills

Utah State University Extension 4-H recently hosted nearly 800 seventh grade students from the Cache County School District at the 4-H Healthy Living field trips held on the USU campus.

Utah State University Equine Extension hosts a horse grooming clinic featuring professional groomer Elena Nuila on Saturday, April 30, at the USU Livestock Pavilion.
USU Extension Hosts Horse Grooming Clinic

USU Extension Hosts Horse Grooming Clinic

Utah State University Equine Extension hosts a horse grooming clinic featuring professional groomer Elena Nuila on Saturday, April 30, at the USU Livestock Pavilion.

In a recent article, financial guru Dave Ramsey identified the Top 10 things Americans wasted money on. Learn how you can minimize your spending.
Ask an Expert: Seven ways to Identify Money Wasters

Ask an Expert: Seven ways to Identify Money Wasters

In a recent article, financial guru Dave Ramsey identified the Top 10 things Americans wasted money on. Learn how you can minimize your spending.

As the snow melts, it becomes obvious that field mice, or voles, have damaged many lawns and ornamentals.
Ask an Expert: Five Tips to Prevent Vole Damage

Ask an Expert: Five Tips to Prevent Vole Damage

As the snow melts, it becomes obvious that field mice, or voles, have damaged many lawns and ornamentals.

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth will learn first-hand about the lawmaking process in a mock legislative session at the Utah State Capitol building on April 19.
USU Extension 4-H Members to Participate in Mock Legislature

USU Extension 4-H Members to Participate in Mock Legislature

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth will learn first-hand about the lawmaking process in a mock legislative session at the Utah State Capitol building on April 19.

Many foods freeze well and are great to have on hand for family meals. It may take a spring-cleaning event to get freezer compartments cleaned, organized and ready for more food, but it will be well worth the effort.
Six Tips for Spring Cleaning the Freezer

Six Tips for Spring Cleaning the Freezer

Many foods freeze well and are great to have on hand for family meals. It may take a spring-cleaning event to get freezer compartments cleaned, organized and ready for more food, but it will be well worth the effort.

Leadermete is an educational conference for 4-H volunteers, staff and teens. It is designed to help 4-H volunteers and youth expand their knowledge and develop skills that can assist them in becoming engaged leaders in their clubs, their community, their
USU Extension 4-H to Host Annual Educational Conference

USU Extension 4-H to Host Annual Educational Conference

Leadermete is an educational conference for 4-H volunteers, staff and teens. It is designed to help 4-H volunteers and youth expand their knowledge and develop skills that can assist them in becoming engaged leaders in their clubs, their community, their ...

Utah State University Equine Extension will host an intro to dressage clinic featuring Jan Lawrence, dressage instructor for Millbrook Farms, located in Fairfield, Utah, on April 9 at the USU Equestrian Center.
USU Extension Hosts Horse Dressage Clinic

USU Extension Hosts Horse Dressage Clinic

Utah State University Equine Extension will host an intro to dressage clinic featuring Jan Lawrence, dressage instructor for Millbrook Farms, located in Fairfield, Utah, on April 9 at the USU Equestrian Center.

In order to increase community support for refugees, Utah State University Extension faculty and students conducted a research project last year that examined the needs of the refugee population in Utah.
USU Extension Experts Work to Understand Refugee Needs

USU Extension Experts Work to Understand Refugee Needs

In order to increase community support for refugees, Utah State University Extension faculty and students conducted a research project last year that examined the needs of the refugee population in Utah.

The Utah State Legislature made a powerful statement that water conservation is a high priority and a critical part of future water management and planning.
Utah Legislature Looks to USU for Water Conservation

Utah Legislature Looks to USU for Water Conservation

The Utah State Legislature made a powerful statement that water conservation is a high priority and a critical part of future water management and planning.

As a result of the growing popularity of sustainability, the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) is providing $15,000 for the 2016 Extension Sustainability Summit April 5-7 in Portland, Ore.
USDA NIFA Sponsors Extension Sustainability Summit

USDA NIFA Sponsors Extension Sustainability Summit

As a result of the growing popularity of sustainability, the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) is providing $15,000 for the 2016 Extension Sustainability Summit April 5-7 in Portland, Ore.

The Utah State University Extension office in Davis County will move to a new location within the next year, thanks to $1.2 million in funding from the Utah State Legislature at the recent legislative session.
USU Extension Gets $1.2 Million in Funding for New Office in Davis County

USU Extension Gets $1.2 Million in Funding for New Office in Davis County

The Utah State University Extension office in Davis County will move to a new location within the next year, thanks to $1.2 million in funding from the Utah State Legislature at the recent legislative session.

The PrestidigiTaters 4-H club from Washington County received the INSPIRE award, the highest honor of the competition. The INSPIRE award is given to the team that communicates their experience, enthusiasm and knowledge to other teams, their communities an
USU Extension 4-H Clubs Excel at Robotics Competition

USU Extension 4-H Clubs Excel at Robotics Competition

The PrestidigiTaters 4-H club from Washington County received the INSPIRE award, the highest honor of the competition. The INSPIRE award is given to the team that communicates their experience, enthusiasm and knowledge to other teams, their communities an...

Green fruits and vegetables contain health-promoting phytochemicals such as lutein. There is also evidence that eating them on a regular basis can help protect against certain cancers, maintain healthy vision and promote strong bones and teeth.
Eat Green for a Healthy St. Patrick's Day and Beyond

Eat Green for a Healthy St. Patrick's Day and Beyond

Green fruits and vegetables contain health-promoting phytochemicals such as lutein. There is also evidence that eating them on a regular basis can help protect against certain cancers, maintain healthy vision and promote strong bones and teeth.

Effective March 1, Sally Tauber, director of development at Utah State University’s Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City, will join the university’s Salt Lake City central advancement office to focus on corporate and foundational giving.
Changes in Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter Staff

Changes in Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter Staff

Effective March 1, Sally Tauber, director of development at Utah State University’s Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City, will join the university’s Salt Lake City central advancement office to focus on corporate and foundational giving.

As tax return season is fast approaching, you may have money coming your way. If you choose to spend it online, consider these tips to keep your personal information safe.
Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Safe Online Shopping

As tax return season is fast approaching, you may have money coming your way. If you choose to spend it online, consider these tips to keep your personal information safe.

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth from across the state recently travelled to Denver to compete in the 4-H Western National Roundup Conference.
USU Extension 4-H Youth Succeed at National Competition

USU Extension 4-H Youth Succeed at National Competition

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth from across the state recently travelled to Denver to compete in the 4-H Western National Roundup Conference.

Naomi Brower
Ask an Expert: How to Combat 13 Barriers to Relationship Fun
Utah is home to three members of the deer family — mule deer, moose and elk.
Ask an Expert: Deer in the Headlights – Seven Things You Can Do to Reduce the Risks

Ask an Expert: Deer in the Headlights – Seven Things You Can Do to Reduce the Risks

Utah is home to three members of the deer family — mule deer, moose and elk.

Utah State University was recently selected by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to host the Utah Small Business Development Center (USBDC) Network. The new lead center will be located at the USU campus in Logan through USU Extension and will includ
USU Named Host of Utah Small Business Development Center Network

USU Named Host of Utah Small Business Development Center Network

Utah State University was recently selected by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to host the Utah Small Business Development Center (USBDC) Network. The new lead center will be located at the USU campus in Logan through USU Extension and will includ...

Many people miss having fresh garden produce in the winter so much that they are willing to grow it indoors. This can be a little challenging, but having fresh tomatoes on a sandwich or fresh peas on a winter salad makes it worth the effort.
Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Indoor Gardening

Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Indoor Gardening

Many people miss having fresh garden produce in the winter so much that they are willing to grow it indoors. This can be a little challenging, but having fresh tomatoes on a sandwich or fresh peas on a winter salad makes it worth the effort.

Dallin Bunnell, a Utah State University Extension 4-H youth from Utah County, was recently selected to be part of the 2016 National Design Team for the National 4-H Congress. He is the first youth from Utah to be selected.
Local Youth Chosen to Be Part of National 4-H Team

Local Youth Chosen to Be Part of National 4-H Team

Dallin Bunnell, a Utah State University Extension 4-H youth from Utah County, was recently selected to be part of the 2016 National Design Team for the National 4-H Congress. He is the first youth from Utah to be selected.

Research statistics on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) website show that eight in 10 individuals have been solicited about potentially fraudulent investment offers.
Ask an Expert: Eight Tips to Help You Avoid Investment Fraud

Ask an Expert: Eight Tips to Help You Avoid Investment Fraud

Research statistics on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) website show that eight in 10 individuals have been solicited about potentially fraudulent investment offers.

Successful couples have learned to blend their money styles by being in harmony with the way they build a budget and spend money. So how do they do it?
Ask an Expert: Five Tips to Help Couples Build Money Management Skills

Ask an Expert: Five Tips to Help Couples Build Money Management Skills

Successful couples have learned to blend their money styles by being in harmony with the way they build a budget and spend money. So how do they do it?

Designed as a date night for those who want to prepare for or strengthen their marriage, the marriage celebration features workshops presented by professionals from Northern Utah. Workshops include such topics as intimacy, communication and staying connec
USU Extension Co-Sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

USU Extension Co-Sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

Designed as a date night for those who want to prepare for or strengthen their marriage, the marriage celebration features workshops presented by professionals from Northern Utah. Workshops include such topics as intimacy, communication and staying connec...

Winter is here, and it is important to bundle up and be prepared for the cold weather. Your pipes are no different.
Ask an Expert: How Do I Keep My Pipes from Freezing?

Ask an Expert: How Do I Keep My Pipes from Freezing?

Winter is here, and it is important to bundle up and be prepared for the cold weather. Your pipes are no different.

If you are looking for a useful gift for the gardeners on your shopping list, consider hand pruners or loppers. Hand pruners are similar to scissors, but are sturdier and are used to cut branches less than 1Ž2-inch thick.
Ask an Expert: Pruners Make a Great Gift for Gardeners

Ask an Expert: Pruners Make a Great Gift for Gardeners

If you are looking for a useful gift for the gardeners on your shopping list, consider hand pruners or loppers. Hand pruners are similar to scissors, but are sturdier and are used to cut branches less than 1Ž2-inch thick.

Utah State University Extension Assistant Professor Paul Hill was named a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Medals for Excellence in Science and Technology.
USU Extension Faculty Member Receives Governor's Medal for Excellence

USU Extension Faculty Member Receives Governor's Medal for Excellence

Utah State University Extension Assistant Professor Paul Hill was named a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Medals for Excellence in Science and Technology.

According to the National Headache Foundation, people complain of a greater incidence of tension-type headaches and migraines between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
Ask an Expert: How to Find Relief from Holiday Stress

Ask an Expert: How to Find Relief from Holiday Stress

According to the National Headache Foundation, people complain of a greater incidence of tension-type headaches and migraines between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

Utah State University Extension nutrition specialist and assistant professor of nutrition, dietetics and food sciences, Carrie Durward, was recently awarded $1 million for research on improving nutrition education for low-income families.
USU Extension Professor Awarded $1 Million for Nutrition Education Research

USU Extension Professor Awarded $1 Million for Nutrition Education Research

Utah State University Extension nutrition specialist and assistant professor of nutrition, dietetics and food sciences, Carrie Durward, was recently awarded $1 million for research on improving nutrition education for low-income families.

A team of Utah State University Extension professionals was recently honored with a national award for developing an outstanding financial management program that helps youth make decisions and plan for their present and future financial needs.
USU Extension Team Wins National Financial Management Award

USU Extension Team Wins National Financial Management Award

A team of Utah State University Extension professionals was recently honored with a national award for developing an outstanding financial management program that helps youth make decisions and plan for their present and future financial needs.

Utah State University Extension 4-H members from Cache, Wasatch and Utah counties recently attended the National Youth Maker Summit in Maryland, where they used their resourcefulness and creativity to build, invent and experiment.
Utah 4-H Leading the Way at National Youth Maker Summit

Utah 4-H Leading the Way at National Youth Maker Summit

Utah State University Extension 4-H members from Cache, Wasatch and Utah counties recently attended the National Youth Maker Summit in Maryland, where they used their resourcefulness and creativity to build, invent and experiment.

Utah State University recently became the first college in Utah to join an initiative that unites universities to work toward increasing food security.
USU Becomes First Utah School to Join Campaign to Solve Hunger

USU Becomes First Utah School to Join Campaign to Solve Hunger

Utah State University recently became the first college in Utah to join an initiative that unites universities to work toward increasing food security.

Utah State University Extension in Davis County was recently awarded a $315,700 federal grant to train adults so they can provide mental health support to youth through the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) program.
USU Extension Awarded Federal Grant for Youth Mental Health

USU Extension Awarded Federal Grant for Youth Mental Health

Utah State University Extension in Davis County was recently awarded a $315,700 federal grant to train adults so they can provide mental health support to youth through the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) program.

Utah State University Extension sponsors a workshop on the food hub business model December 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Salt Lake County Extension Office building.
USU Extension Sponsors Food Hub Exploration Workshop

USU Extension Sponsors Food Hub Exploration Workshop

Utah State University Extension sponsors a workshop on the food hub business model December 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Salt Lake County Extension Office building.

Christmas is just around the corner, but there is still time to plan for gift exchanges that won’t cause credit card debt to skyrocket. Consider implementing one, two or several of the following tips.
Ask an Expert: 10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt

Ask an Expert: 10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt

Christmas is just around the corner, but there is still time to plan for gift exchanges that won’t cause credit card debt to skyrocket. Consider implementing one, two or several of the following tips.

Utah State University was recently awarded a $7.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance. The grant will be distributed over a five-year period and will fund relationship and fatherhood education p
USU Awarded $7.6 Million Grant for Fatherhood Education

USU Awarded $7.6 Million Grant for Fatherhood Education

Utah State University was recently awarded a $7.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance. The grant will be distributed over a five-year period and will fund relationship and fatherhood education p...

Thanksgiving Point, in partnership with Utah State University Extension, hosts the Make It SEW conference on November 13 and 14 at the Gardens Visitor Center in Lehi.
Make It Sew Conference Promises Creative Sewing Fun

Make It Sew Conference Promises Creative Sewing Fun

Thanksgiving Point, in partnership with Utah State University Extension, hosts the Make It SEW conference on November 13 and 14 at the Gardens Visitor Center in Lehi.

Spring-blooming bulbs are popular because of the beauty they add to the landscape and their ease of growing. Now is a good time to plant them, and many local retailers offer a wide variety.
Ask an Expert: Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Color Explosion

Ask an Expert: Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Color Explosion

Spring-blooming bulbs are popular because of the beauty they add to the landscape and their ease of growing. Now is a good time to plant them, and many local retailers offer a wide variety.

Fall is in the air, and the leaves are changing. This time of year brings the tasks of putting the lawn and garden to bed for the year. By investing time before winter takes over, you can ensure healthier and happier plants next spring. Consider these tip
Ask a Specialist: Six Tips for Putting the Yard to Bed

Ask a Specialist: Six Tips for Putting the Yard to Bed

Fall is in the air, and the leaves are changing. This time of year brings the tasks of putting the lawn and garden to bed for the year. By investing time before winter takes over, you can ensure healthier and happier plants next spring. Consider these tip...

Thanksgiving Point Institute in Lehi, in cooperation with Utah State University Extension, was recently awarded a $136,186
USU Extension and Partners Receive Grant for Water-wise Demonstration Garden

USU Extension and Partners Receive Grant for Water-wise Demonstration Garden

Thanksgiving Point Institute in Lehi, in cooperation with Utah State University Extension, was recently awarded a $136,186

Money spent on food is probably one of the biggest expenses in a household budget—perhaps even larger than a mortgage, depending on family size. Combine money spent on groceries with money spent eating out, and that number gets even larger.
Ask a Specialist: 15 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Ask a Specialist: 15 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Money spent on food is probably one of the biggest expenses in a household budget—perhaps even larger than a mortgage, depending on family size. Combine money spent on groceries with money spent eating out, and that number gets even larger.

This year marks the 11th year of the Utah State University Extension 4-H Meat Donation Program, and to date, the program has brought in more than 1 million pounds of meat and food items to Utah Food Bank for families in need.
USU Extension 4-H Meat Donation Program Tops 1 Million Pounds

USU Extension 4-H Meat Donation Program Tops 1 Million Pounds

This year marks the 11th year of the Utah State University Extension 4-H Meat Donation Program, and to date, the program has brought in more than 1 million pounds of meat and food items to Utah Food Bank for families in need.

The Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) program is well on its way to reducing Utah’s water use even further as it partners with the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program.
USU Extension Program Partners with EPA to Save Water

USU Extension Program Partners with EPA to Save Water

The Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) program is well on its way to reducing Utah’s water use even further as it partners with the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program.

Being in love is exciting and wonderful, and for some people it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of romance.
Ask a Specialist: 10 Things You Should Do Before Saying "I Do"

Ask a Specialist: 10 Things You Should Do Before Saying "I Do"

Being in love is exciting and wonderful, and for some people it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of romance.

Food preservation questions arise every year as gardeners harvest produce and preserve it for food storage. In response to the most frequently asked questions, the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) offers the following tips and advice.
Ask a Specialist: Safety First When Canning Garden Produce

Ask a Specialist: Safety First When Canning Garden Produce

Food preservation questions arise every year as gardeners harvest produce and preserve it for food storage. In response to the most frequently asked questions, the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) offers the following tips and advice.

September is National Preparedness Month, and for many people that means stocking up at the case lot sale, storing water and updating 72-hour kits.
Food Storage Possible in a Small Space

Food Storage Possible in a Small Space

September is National Preparedness Month, and for many people that means stocking up at the case lot sale, storing water and updating 72-hour kits.

Since everyone has to eat, meals are a great time for family members to converse and connect. Utah Governor Gary Herbert has declared September “Family Meal Month” in an effort to promote healthy family meals in Utah.
Ask a Specialist: Bring Back Family Mealtime

Ask a Specialist: Bring Back Family Mealtime

Since everyone has to eat, meals are a great time for family members to converse and connect. Utah Governor Gary Herbert has declared September “Family Meal Month” in an effort to promote healthy family meals in Utah.

The average human body is made up of 65 percent water — an element essential for survival. Water is fundamental for daily life, and providing for water needs in the event of a disaster should be a number one priority.
September is National Preparedness Month; USU Extension Offers Water Storage Tips

September is National Preparedness Month; USU Extension Offers Water Storage Tips

The average human body is made up of 65 percent water — an element essential for survival. Water is fundamental for daily life, and providing for water needs in the event of a disaster should be a number one priority.

Members of the Utah State University Extension 4-H program recently participated in the National 4-H Partner Summit in order to showcase the work Utah 4-H is doing in computer science and technology development.
Utah 4-H Youth Nationally Highlighted as Career Preparation Program

Utah 4-H Youth Nationally Highlighted as Career Preparation Program

Members of the Utah State University Extension 4-H program recently participated in the National 4-H Partner Summit in order to showcase the work Utah 4-H is doing in computer science and technology development.

After a long summer of growing and caring for a garden, the last thing gardeners want is to lose their plants to disease. Knowing the signs of common plant diseases and the steps to treat or prevent them is a valuable tool. Be aware of these common vegeta
Watch For Common Vegetable Diseases This Time of Year

Watch For Common Vegetable Diseases This Time of Year

After a long summer of growing and caring for a garden, the last thing gardeners want is to lose their plants to disease. Knowing the signs of common plant diseases and the steps to treat or prevent them is a valuable tool. Be aware of these common vegeta...

Children may not exactly beg parents to establish routines for school-day mornings, family meals or weekend chores, but every family needs a certain amount of structure to function well.
Ask a Specialist: Benefits of Family Routines

Ask a Specialist: Benefits of Family Routines

Children may not exactly beg parents to establish routines for school-day mornings, family meals or weekend chores, but every family needs a certain amount of structure to function well.

Several Utah State University Extension 4-H professionals are the recent recipients of two national awards from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.
USU EXTENSION 4-H RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARDS

USU EXTENSION 4-H RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARDS

Several Utah State University Extension 4-H professionals are the recent recipients of two national awards from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

Picnics and barbecues provide great outdoor opportunities for food, family, friends and fun. Consider these reminders to keep your guests safe.
Ask a Specialist: Food Safety for Picnics

Ask a Specialist: Food Safety for Picnics

Picnics and barbecues provide great outdoor opportunities for food, family, friends and fun. Consider these reminders to keep your guests safe.

Most people have never experienced having their very existence depend on the foods they could harvest from their gardens or farms.
Ask a Specialist: Edible Ornamentals Enhance the Landscape and Table

Ask a Specialist: Edible Ornamentals Enhance the Landscape and Table

Most people have never experienced having their very existence depend on the foods they could harvest from their gardens or farms.

Extension expert, Teresa Hunsaker who was featured on KSL Studio 5., shares tips on how to clean your grill the right way.
Studio 5: How To Clean Your Grill

Studio 5: How To Clean Your Grill

Extension expert, Teresa Hunsaker who was featured on KSL Studio 5., shares tips on how to clean your grill the right way.

Urban residents in Utah and other states are often waking up to the rasping calls and not-so-soothing coos of growing populations of feathered friends or in some cases, feathered fiends.
The Rise of the Urban Feathered Invaders

The Rise of the Urban Feathered Invaders

Urban residents in Utah and other states are often waking up to the rasping calls and not-so-soothing coos of growing populations of feathered friends or in some cases, feathered fiends.

Gardeners now have step-by-step instructions and information available at their fingertips with the recently released Gardeners Almanac: Timely Tips for the Yard and Garden mobile app from Utah State University Extension.
New USU Extension Gardening App Released

New USU Extension Gardening App Released

Gardeners now have step-by-step instructions and information available at their fingertips with the recently released Gardeners Almanac: Timely Tips for the Yard and Garden mobile app from Utah State University Extension.

Having a green lawn this time of year is difficult! Here are 10 tips which will help your lawn stay green.
10 Tips For Green Lawn

10 Tips For Green Lawn

Having a green lawn this time of year is difficult! Here are 10 tips which will help your lawn stay green.

Large numbers of immature grasshoppers have been spotted in Utah this spring.
Ask a Specialist: Controlling Grasshoppers in the Yard and Garden

Ask a Specialist: Controlling Grasshoppers in the Yard and Garden

Large numbers of immature grasshoppers have been spotted in Utah this spring.

Simple steps to conduct your own at home water check. All you need is some straight-sided containers, a ruler, some flags, and a timer such as the one on your phone.
How to Do Your Own Water Check

How to Do Your Own Water Check

Simple steps to conduct your own at home water check. All you need is some straight-sided containers, a ruler, some flags, and a timer such as the one on your phone.

Join Utah State University Extension EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) chefs and cook up some great summer meals, snacks and side dishes.
EFNEP Cooking Videos

EFNEP Cooking Videos

Join Utah State University Extension EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) chefs and cook up some great summer meals, snacks and side dishes.

Summer time is a great time for road trips. With the help of these 10 tips for healthy road trips, your summer road trips will be the best one yet.
Ask a Specialist: 10 Tips for Healthy Road Trips

Ask a Specialist: 10 Tips for Healthy Road Trips

Summer time is a great time for road trips. With the help of these 10 tips for healthy road trips, your summer road trips will be the best one yet.

Squash bugs do not like water. USU Extension Expert, Ron Patterson, demonstrates how to control squash bugs with water, and without using pesticides.
Control Squash Bugs with Water

Control Squash Bugs with Water

Squash bugs do not like water. USU Extension Expert, Ron Patterson, demonstrates how to control squash bugs with water, and without using pesticides.

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2004 allows you to get a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian) once a year.
Ask a Specialist: Have You Checked Your Credit Report Lately?

Ask a Specialist: Have You Checked Your Credit Report Lately?

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2004 allows you to get a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian) once a year.

Utah is the second driest state in the nation based on average annual precipitation, yet among the top per capita users of water.
USU Extension Launches Water Website

USU Extension Launches Water Website

Utah is the second driest state in the nation based on average annual precipitation, yet among the top per capita users of water.

Seth Duffin, Thayne Williams, Noah Lorimer and Brandon Murphy explored and completed hands-on activities in areas ranging from arts and crafts to engineering. They were accompanied by advisors Joel Duffin, Matt Lorimer and Dallin Graham.
Local USU Extension 4-H Youth Attend Maker Faire

Local USU Extension 4-H Youth Attend Maker Faire

Seth Duffin, Thayne Williams, Noah Lorimer and Brandon Murphy explored and completed hands-on activities in areas ranging from arts and crafts to engineering. They were accompanied by advisors Joel Duffin, Matt Lorimer and Dallin Graham.

New space includes such things as sewing machines for textile classes, computers, a laser cutter, a robotics area and a 3-D printer. The open house at their new Cache Makerspace location at 990 S. Main Street, Suite A, on Wednesday, May 27, from 4 to 7 p
4-H Cache County Makers Club Holds Open House

4-H Cache County Makers Club Holds Open House

New space includes such things as sewing machines for textile classes, computers, a laser cutter, a robotics area and a 3-D printer. The open house at their new Cache Makerspace location at 990 S. Main Street, Suite A, on Wednesday, May 27, from 4 to 7 p...

Perennials are not necessarily lower maintenance than annuals, but they open up a wider array of textures and flower styles that add interest to a yard. The following are among the easiest to grow and longest blooming and are just a few of the many wonder
Long-blooming Perennials Add Lasting Beauty to Landscapes

Long-blooming Perennials Add Lasting Beauty to Landscapes

Perennials are not necessarily lower maintenance than annuals, but they open up a wider array of textures and flower styles that add interest to a yard. The following are among the easiest to grow and longest blooming and are just a few of the many wonder...

Taylor Boardman, a senior at Delta High School and a Utah State University Extension 4-H member, recently received the STEM Innovation Award from the Utah STEM Action Center for his accomplishments in technology and engineering.
Teen Recognized With STEM Innovation Award

Teen Recognized With STEM Innovation Award

Taylor Boardman, a senior at Delta High School and a Utah State University Extension 4-H member, recently received the STEM Innovation Award from the Utah STEM Action Center for his accomplishments in technology and engineering.

Utah State University Extension partners with USDA to sponsor a workshop on farm shop business and marketing opportunities on June 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clark County Cooperative Extension building in Las Vegas, Nevada.
USU Extension Farm Shop Marketing Workshop

USU Extension Farm Shop Marketing Workshop

Utah State University Extension partners with USDA to sponsor a workshop on farm shop business and marketing opportunities on June 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clark County Cooperative Extension building in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Skylar Pond, an urban-community fishing pond in Willow Park, welcomed 44 new rainbow trout fingerlings on Monday as part of the Utah Trout in the Classroom program.
Trout in the Classroom Are Now Trout in the Wild

Trout in the Classroom Are Now Trout in the Wild

Skylar Pond, an urban-community fishing pond in Willow Park, welcomed 44 new rainbow trout fingerlings on Monday as part of the Utah Trout in the Classroom program.

Storing food is a traditional, domestic skill that has been used for thousands of years in times of plenty to prepare for times of famine or when food is in short supply.
How Can I Get the Most Out of My Food Storage

How Can I Get the Most Out of My Food Storage

Storing food is a traditional, domestic skill that has been used for thousands of years in times of plenty to prepare for times of famine or when food is in short supply.

Water restrictions are in place in many cities in northern Utah, with more likely to follow. In most cases, though, landscapes and gardens can still be kept and enjoyed. Consider these suggestions for keeping your landscapes and gardens healthy while stil
How Can I Keep My Landscape Looking Lovely When There Are Water Restrictions?

How Can I Keep My Landscape Looking Lovely When There Are Water Restrictions?

Water restrictions are in place in many cities in northern Utah, with more likely to follow. In most cases, though, landscapes and gardens can still be kept and enjoyed. Consider these suggestions for keeping your landscapes and gardens healthy while stil...

LOGAN – Utah State University Extension offers 94 summer internship positions, with most beginning in May and some running through 2016.
Extension Internship Positions Available

Extension Internship Positions Available

LOGAN – Utah State University Extension offers 94 summer internship positions, with most beginning in May and some running through 2016.

Utah State University Extension 4-H member Michael Isom recently applied for and received a $2,500 grant from the Utah STEM Action Center to support the Washington County 4-H Teen Council’s participation in State 4-H Contests.
Local USU Extension 4-H Teen Receives Grant

Local USU Extension 4-H Teen Receives Grant

Utah State University Extension 4-H member Michael Isom recently applied for and received a $2,500 grant from the Utah STEM Action Center to support the Washington County 4-H Teen Council’s participation in State 4-H Contests.

Though recent storms may have already removed tree branches, it is still time to think pruning. Consider these tips that will help take the pain out of fruit tree pruning.
Ask a Specialist: Pruning Pointers

Ask a Specialist: Pruning Pointers

Though recent storms may have already removed tree branches, it is still time to think pruning. Consider these tips that will help take the pain out of fruit tree pruning.

Fruit producers in Utah now have access to a free weather data and pest management mobile app produced by the Utah Climate Center and the Utah State University Extension Integrated Pest Management Program.
Pest Management Made Easy with New USU Extension App

Pest Management Made Easy with New USU Extension App

Fruit producers in Utah now have access to a free weather data and pest management mobile app produced by the Utah Climate Center and the Utah State University Extension Integrated Pest Management Program.

Théo Anderson of Providence Elementary was chosen as a winner of the National Agriculture in the Classroom Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award. Only six teachers in the nation receive this prestigious award, according to the National Agricultur
Cache Valley Teacher Receives National Agriculture in the Classroom Recognition

Cache Valley Teacher Receives National Agriculture in the Classroom Recognition

Théo Anderson of Providence Elementary was chosen as a winner of the National Agriculture in the Classroom Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award. Only six teachers in the nation receive this prestigious award, according to the National Agricultur...

Jacob Jensen, Utah State University Extension 4-H ambassador and Salt Lake County resident spoke with President Barack Obama in the White House Oval Office. U.S.
4-H Youth Leader Speaks With President Obama

4-H Youth Leader Speaks With President Obama

Jacob Jensen, Utah State University Extension 4-H ambassador and Salt Lake County resident spoke with President Barack Obama in the White House Oval Office. U.S.

Most retailers do their best to stock nurseries with locally adapted plants. However, it seems most carry a few plants that struggle in our climate. Here are some tips to get the right plants for our Utah climate.
Ask A Specialist: Some Plants Need Extra Care

Ask A Specialist: Some Plants Need Extra Care

Most retailers do their best to stock nurseries with locally adapted plants. However, it seems most carry a few plants that struggle in our climate. Here are some tips to get the right plants for our Utah climate.

Now that Spring is officially here, and weather is unseasonably warm, you may be tempted to start planting. Pay attention to these dates to avoid frost destroying your early attempts at gardening.
Spring Has Spring But...Frost Still LIkely

Spring Has Spring But...Frost Still LIkely

Now that Spring is officially here, and weather is unseasonably warm, you may be tempted to start planting. Pay attention to these dates to avoid frost destroying your early attempts at gardening.

Boyd Kitchen, Utah State University Extension county agent for Uintah and Daggett counties, was recently named Utah’s Distinguished Service Award winner by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). Kitchen will receive his award in J
USU Extension Agent Receives Distinguished Service Award

USU Extension Agent Receives Distinguished Service Award

Boyd Kitchen, Utah State University Extension county agent for Uintah and Daggett counties, was recently named Utah’s Distinguished Service Award winner by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). Kitchen will receive his award in J...

USU Extension is your source for yard and garden. Vegetables, fruit trees, etc. you're covered!
Think Gardening, Think USU Extension

Think Gardening, Think USU Extension

USU Extension is your source for yard and garden. Vegetables, fruit trees, etc. you're covered!

Governor Gary Herbert praised Utah State University efforts while signing an order to protect sage-grouse.
Gov. Herbert Signs Order to Protect Sage-grouse,

Gov. Herbert Signs Order to Protect Sage-grouse,

Governor Gary Herbert praised Utah State University efforts while signing an order to protect sage-grouse.

Getting in the habit of storing food has many benefits. These benefits range from financial savings to having a balanced diet throughout the year.
7 Factors That Prolong Your Food Storage Supply

7 Factors That Prolong Your Food Storage Supply

Getting in the habit of storing food has many benefits. These benefits range from financial savings to having a balanced diet throughout the year.

Attention Backyard Chicken Owners, Become Aware of the Bird Flu
Bird Flu Awareness

Bird Flu Awareness

Attention Backyard Chicken Owners, Become Aware of the Bird Flu

The most likely option for hobbyists who want homegrown tomatoes throughout the year is to grow them in containers indoors.
Growing Tomatoes in Winter

Growing Tomatoes in Winter

The most likely option for hobbyists who want homegrown tomatoes throughout the year is to grow them in containers indoors.

Highlights USU Extension's impacts of the Rural Online Initiative program.
Impacts: Mental Health Programs

Impacts: Mental Health Programs

Highlights USU Extension's impacts of the Rural Online Initiative program.

Providing Research-Based Content in the Virtual World
Forest 2018 Impact
How to Make Artisan Bread
To make 2019 a great new year, challenge yourself to try these simple lifestyle changes each month. Each aspect of sustainable living presented is not only good for the environment, but good for your health and wallet as well. Whether it is dusting off yo
Top 12 Sustainable New Year's Resolutions

Top 12 Sustainable New Year's Resolutions

To make 2019 a great new year, challenge yourself to try these simple lifestyle changes each month. Each aspect of sustainable living presented is not only good for the environment, but good for your health and wallet as well. Whether it is dusting off yo...

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It comes around every 10 years, and hard to believe it is time to participate in another U.S. Census. Below is information from the Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, about the facts and fiction on how the 2020 Census pr
Ask an Expert: Fact and Fiction about the 2020 U.S. Census

Ask an Expert: Fact and Fiction about the 2020 U.S. Census

It comes around every 10 years, and hard to believe it is time to participate in another U.S. Census. Below is information from the Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, about the facts and fiction on how the 2020 Census pr...

Many people have road trips on their agenda this summer. It’s not always easy to eat healthy foods while on the road, or on any vacation for that matter, but with a little planning and effort, it can be done.
Ask an Expert: Planning a Road Trip? Try These Healthy Eating Tips

Ask an Expert: Planning a Road Trip? Try These Healthy Eating Tips

Many people have road trips on their agenda this summer. It’s not always easy to eat healthy foods while on the road, or on any vacation for that matter, but with a little planning and effort, it can be done.

The holiday hustle and bustle will soon be upon us. It can be a stressful time, but it’s important to keep it in perspective and remember why we go to all the effort. Author Donald E. Westlake said, “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, com
Ten Tips for Intentional Holiday Spending

Ten Tips for Intentional Holiday Spending

The holiday hustle and bustle will soon be upon us. It can be a stressful time, but it’s important to keep it in perspective and remember why we go to all the effort. Author Donald E. Westlake said, “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, com...

Though the kids will be back in school soon, there is still plenty of time to make summer memories. Family vacations are a great way to connect and make memories that can last a lifetime, but they can be pricey.
Ask an Expert: Ten Ideas for Creating Staycation Memories

Ask an Expert: Ten Ideas for Creating Staycation Memories

Though the kids will be back in school soon, there is still plenty of time to make summer memories. Family vacations are a great way to connect and make memories that can last a lifetime, but they can be pricey.

It’s that time of year when family members travel from far and wide to gather, give thanks and eat a large meal together. Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time filled with traditions, famous family recipes and catching up with each other’s lives. However,
Thanksgiving with the Family - Tips for Survival

Thanksgiving with the Family - Tips for Survival

It’s that time of year when family members travel from far and wide to gather, give thanks and eat a large meal together. Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time filled with traditions, famous family recipes and catching up with each other’s lives. However, ...

The recent frigid Arctic air encompassing much of the mid-west caused mass transit, businesses and schools to shut down. It also was responsible for several deaths. If you were caught in such adverse conditions, unable to leave home because of a snow/ic
Tips for Weathering Winter Storms

Tips for Weathering Winter Storms

The recent frigid Arctic air encompassing much of the mid-west caused mass transit, businesses and schools to shut down. It also was responsible for several deaths. If you were caught in such adverse conditions, unable to leave home because of a snow/ic

April 17 is tax day for 2018, and even though it is almost 6 months away, you are nearly out of time to put important tax preparation measures into place.
Ask an Expert: Five Things That Can Change Your 2017 Taxes

Ask an Expert: Five Things That Can Change Your 2017 Taxes

April 17 is tax day for 2018, and even though it is almost 6 months away, you are nearly out of time to put important tax preparation measures into place.

If someone asks how you are doing, do you respond with the typical fine or pretty good? Or are you tempted to give a list of complaints?
Ask an Expert: Five Factors that Determine Your Sense of Well-being

Ask an Expert: Five Factors that Determine Your Sense of Well-being

If someone asks how you are doing, do you respond with the typical fine or pretty good? Or are you tempted to give a list of complaints?

Talking with a significant other about money-related decisions can be difficult. Financial experts suggest one reason we may struggle to communicate about money is that we are unaware ourselves of the underlying values and beliefs that inadvertently guide
How to Start the Money Conversation

How to Start the Money Conversation

Talking with a significant other about money-related decisions can be difficult. Financial experts suggest one reason we may struggle to communicate about money is that we are unaware ourselves of the underlying values and beliefs that inadvertently guide...

Before getting out your gardening gear, take stock of what is still in the freezer, pantry or food storage room – whether you participate in preserving garden produce or seasonal case lot sales.
Take Stock Before Restocking Food Storage

Take Stock Before Restocking Food Storage

Before getting out your gardening gear, take stock of what is still in the freezer, pantry or food storage room – whether you participate in preserving garden produce or seasonal case lot sales.

Spring is a time of re-birth, baby animals, green grass, flowers and budding trees. It is a season of renewal. Historically, spring was the time homemakers cleaned the winter coal soot off the wall coverings and fixtures of their homes.
Ask an Expert: Spring Clean Your Life – Less Is More

Ask an Expert: Spring Clean Your Life – Less Is More

Spring is a time of re-birth, baby animals, green grass, flowers and budding trees. It is a season of renewal. Historically, spring was the time homemakers cleaned the winter coal soot off the wall coverings and fixtures of their homes.

The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative was launched by Utah State University Extension in 2018 in an effort to provide effective resources to address opioid use among rural Utahns.
Rural Opioid Summit Held in Price

Rural Opioid Summit Held in Price

The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative was launched by Utah State University Extension in 2018 in an effort to provide effective resources to address opioid use among rural Utahns.

It is estimated that each Thanksgiving, more than 46 million turkeys are prepared and eaten in the United States. Because of the number of turkeys prepared, food-borne illness also increases during the holidays.
Ask an Expert: Talking Turkey – 6 Tips for Safe Preparation

Ask an Expert: Talking Turkey – 6 Tips for Safe Preparation

It is estimated that each Thanksgiving, more than 46 million turkeys are prepared and eaten in the United States. Because of the number of turkeys prepared, food-borne illness also increases during the holidays.

There has been extensive reporting in recent news about data breaches, cyber security, Social Security numbers stolen, identity theft, fraud, scams, credit monitoring services, credit reports, credit scores, etc.
Ask an Expert: Protect Yourself from Financial Fraud

Ask an Expert: Protect Yourself from Financial Fraud

There has been extensive reporting in recent news about data breaches, cyber security, Social Security numbers stolen, identity theft, fraud, scams, credit monitoring services, credit reports, credit scores, etc.

It is estimated that each Thanksgiving, more than 46 million turkeys are prepared and eaten in the United States. Because of the number of turkeys prepared, the incidence of food-borne illness also increases during the holidays.
Ask an Expert: Talking Turkey - How to Safely Prepare Your Thanksgiving Bird

Ask an Expert: Talking Turkey - How to Safely Prepare Your Thanksgiving Bird

It is estimated that each Thanksgiving, more than 46 million turkeys are prepared and eaten in the United States. Because of the number of turkeys prepared, the incidence of food-borne illness also increases during the holidays.

The holidays can be a magical time of year with great food, movies, traditions and decorations. But they are also a busy time that can cause stress. And when the kids are out of school, they can become tired, argumentative and overexcited, which in turn c
Parenting Tips to Help Keep the Holidays Happy

Parenting Tips to Help Keep the Holidays Happy

The holidays can be a magical time of year with great food, movies, traditions and decorations. But they are also a busy time that can cause stress. And when the kids are out of school, they can become tired, argumentative and overexcited, which in turn c...

According to The National Retail Federation, American consumers spent $655.8 billion on the holidays (excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants) in 2016. Consumer spending is expected to increase by up to 4 percent this holiday season.
Ask an Expert: Six Tips for Holiday Spending

Ask an Expert: Six Tips for Holiday Spending

According to The National Retail Federation, American consumers spent $655.8 billion on the holidays (excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants) in 2016. Consumer spending is expected to increase by up to 4 percent this holiday season.

Now that school is out, many families are heading outdoors for recreation and activities. Whether in the water or hills, the ballfield or backyard, precautionary measures should be taken so kids and all family members are safe from sun, insects and injuri
Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Summer Safety

Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Summer Safety

Now that school is out, many families are heading outdoors for recreation and activities. Whether in the water or hills, the ballfield or backyard, precautionary measures should be taken so kids and all family members are safe from sun, insects and injuri...

Basic Tips: Clean and wipe down shared surfaces such as countertops, keyboards and phones. Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes, and wash hands thoroughly and often. etc.
Tips for Stopping the Spread During Cold and Flu Season

Tips for Stopping the Spread During Cold and Flu Season

Basic Tips: Clean and wipe down shared surfaces such as countertops, keyboards and phones. Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes, and wash hands thoroughly and often. etc.

As the holidays approach, fresh pomegranates become readily available. Pomegranates are found in most Utah grocery stores from October through December, and two varieties are grown in Washington County.
Ask a Expert: How to Use Pomegranates as a Healthy Choice

Ask a Expert: How to Use Pomegranates as a Healthy Choice

As the holidays approach, fresh pomegranates become readily available. Pomegranates are found in most Utah grocery stores from October through December, and two varieties are grown in Washington County.

Firefighters are tasked with protecting the growing number of structures between wildland and urban environments. Property owners can assist firefighters and improve their safety by preparing their structures and landscaping for the possibility of a wildf
Ask A Specialist: How Can I Prevent A Wildfire From Destroying My Home?

Ask A Specialist: How Can I Prevent A Wildfire From Destroying My Home?

Firefighters are tasked with protecting the growing number of structures between wildland and urban environments. Property owners can assist firefighters and improve their safety by preparing their structures and landscaping for the possibility of a wildf...

According to Joe Robinson, author of “Work to Live; A Guide to Getting a Life,” taking a vacation is as important as watching your cholesterol or exercising. As we enter vacation season, here are some tips to help make vacationing a reality.
Ask an Expert - Eleven Ways to Save on Your Next Vacation

Ask an Expert - Eleven Ways to Save on Your Next Vacation

According to Joe Robinson, author of “Work to Live; A Guide to Getting a Life,” taking a vacation is as important as watching your cholesterol or exercising. As we enter vacation season, here are some tips to help make vacationing a reality.

Want to save money? These 6 tips for saving money doesn’t require a major life change. These simple strategies successfully cut expenses and meet savings goals.
Ask an Expert - 6 Tips for Saving Money

Ask an Expert - 6 Tips for Saving Money

Want to save money? These 6 tips for saving money doesn’t require a major life change. These simple strategies successfully cut expenses and meet savings goals.

The holidays are over, and you have a tired-looking poinsettia you are not sure what to do with. Be aware that your poinsettia can actually brighten your home for months to come with proper care and attention.
Ask an Expert: How Can I Keep My Poinsettia Alive Beyond the Holidays

Ask an Expert: How Can I Keep My Poinsettia Alive Beyond the Holidays

The holidays are over, and you have a tired-looking poinsettia you are not sure what to do with. Be aware that your poinsettia can actually brighten your home for months to come with proper care and attention.

In a growing number of families, all adults in the household are employed outside the home. Balancing demands of work, family and the rest of life can be a challenge and can create stress. This can be especially true when trying to take advantage of summe
Ask a Specialist: Tips for Finding Work/Life Balance

Ask a Specialist: Tips for Finding Work/Life Balance

In a growing number of families, all adults in the household are employed outside the home. Balancing demands of work, family and the rest of life can be a challenge and can create stress. This can be especially true when trying to take advantage of summe...

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Gorgeous hanging baskets can be the pride and joy of your front porch. But not if they’re dead and droopy.
Healthy Hanging Baskets: How to care for them like a pro…

Healthy Hanging Baskets: How to care for them like a pro…

Gorgeous hanging baskets can be the pride and joy of your front porch. But not if they’re dead and droopy.

Utah State University Extension offers green thumb enthusiasts a wealth of horticultural information from our gardening experts around the state. Explore more resources and information.
Impacts: Wildlife Programs

Impacts: Wildlife Programs

Utah State University Extension offers green thumb enthusiasts a wealth of horticultural information from our gardening experts around the state. Explore more resources and information.

The Small Business Development program was created to help increase the rates of new small business growth and decrease failure. Explore resources and information about the SBDC program.
Impacts: Small Business Development

Impacts: Small Business Development

The Small Business Development program was created to help increase the rates of new small business growth and decrease failure. Explore resources and information about the SBDC program.

Educating the public and landowners about biochar and its applications, improves the health of Utah’s forest, saves taxpayer money, and creates a valuable product, biochar.
Impacts: Forestry

Impacts: Forestry

Educating the public and landowners about biochar and its applications, improves the health of Utah’s forest, saves taxpayer money, and creates a valuable product, biochar.

In the United States, the 2017 fire season was the most expensive in history with costs exceeding $2 billion. Because of fire suppression activities and land use changes, many trees, such as pinyon-juniper, have expanded their range in Utah and as a resul
Reducing Hazardous Fuels to Improve Forest Health

Reducing Hazardous Fuels to Improve Forest Health

In the United States, the 2017 fire season was the most expensive in history with costs exceeding $2 billion. Because of fire suppression activities and land use changes, many trees, such as pinyon-juniper, have expanded their range in Utah and as a resul...

As Utah State University celebrates its 2015 Year of Water, USU Extension water outreach efforts continue to meet the needs of citizens in every corner of the state.
Impacts: Water

Impacts: Water

As Utah State University celebrates its 2015 Year of Water, USU Extension water outreach efforts continue to meet the needs of citizens in every corner of the state.

We call ourselves Utah Pests, and we are willing to take on any pest problem, large or small. Utah Pests is a group of Extension entomologists and
Impacts: Utah Plant Pest Programs

Impacts: Utah Plant Pest Programs

We call ourselves Utah Pests, and we are willing to take on any pest problem, large or small. Utah Pests is a group of Extension entomologists and

The Utah State University Food $ense program, known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Educator (SNAP-Ed) assists thousands of Utah families each year in making healthy food choices on a limited budget.
Impacts: Food $ense

Impacts: Food $ense

The Utah State University Food $ense program, known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Educator (SNAP-Ed) assists thousands of Utah families each year in making healthy food choices on a limited budget.

It's not easy to find a balance between work, family and the rest of your lifes' worries and cares. Here are six tips from our expert, Naomi Brower, on finding a good balance in your life.
Six Tips For Work and Life Balance

Six Tips For Work and Life Balance

It's not easy to find a balance between work, family and the rest of your lifes' worries and cares. Here are six tips from our expert, Naomi Brower, on finding a good balance in your life.

Winter weather can regularly create emergency situations such as massive power outages, dangerous road conditions or flooding across the nation.
Ask an Expert – Six Tips for Portable Emergency Food Storage

Ask an Expert – Six Tips for Portable Emergency Food Storage

Winter weather can regularly create emergency situations such as massive power outages, dangerous road conditions or flooding across the nation.

Because of the number of turkeys prepared this time of year, food-borne illness increases during the holidays. If not prepared properly, turkey and all poultry can carry Salmonella, a common type of bacteria that can cause food-borne illness. Consider the
Six Tips for Safe Turkey Preparation

Six Tips for Safe Turkey Preparation

Because of the number of turkeys prepared this time of year, food-borne illness increases during the holidays. If not prepared properly, turkey and all poultry can carry Salmonella, a common type of bacteria that can cause food-borne illness. Consider the...

Highlights USU Extension's impacts of the Rural Online Initiative program.
Impacts: Rural Online Initiative (ROI)

Impacts: Rural Online Initiative (ROI)

Highlights USU Extension's impacts of the Rural Online Initiative program.

Regardless of where you find yourself in preparing for your child’s college expenses, there are some basic questions you should ask yourself: What can I contribute? What resources are available? What can my child do to prepare for college expenses?
Ask a Specialist: Tips for Financing Your Child's Education

Ask a Specialist: Tips for Financing Your Child's Education

Regardless of where you find yourself in preparing for your child’s college expenses, there are some basic questions you should ask yourself: What can I contribute? What resources are available? What can my child do to prepare for college expenses?

More young adults are working while they attend college. This means they may be required by the IRS to file a return. The task doesn’t need to be overwhelming, but parents may need to remind their students it needs to be done.
Ask an Expert: Five Tips for College Students Filing a Tax Return

Ask an Expert: Five Tips for College Students Filing a Tax Return

More young adults are working while they attend college. This means they may be required by the IRS to file a return. The task doesn’t need to be overwhelming, but parents may need to remind their students it needs to be done.

If you plan to preserve the harvest this year, it’s good to review the basics so your final products have maximum quality, shelf life and safety. The advantages of home canning are lost when jars fail to seal properly, when food spoils or when flavor, tex
Tips for Safely Preserving the Harvest

Tips for Safely Preserving the Harvest

If you plan to preserve the harvest this year, it’s good to review the basics so your final products have maximum quality, shelf life and safety. The advantages of home canning are lost when jars fail to seal properly, when food spoils or when flavor, tex...

Summer is a great time to be outside – but proper precautions must be taken. It is especially important to stay hydrated as temperatures rise. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious health conditions, but they can be avoided.
Ask an Expert: Six Tips for Staying Hydrated This Summer

Ask an Expert: Six Tips for Staying Hydrated This Summer

Summer is a great time to be outside – but proper precautions must be taken. It is especially important to stay hydrated as temperatures rise. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious health conditions, but they can be avoided.

Teens who have the opportunity to earn money and develop good work habits now will receive great payoffs when applying for educational or employment opportunities in the future.
Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Teens Looking to Land a Summer Job

Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Teens Looking to Land a Summer Job

Teens who have the opportunity to earn money and develop good work habits now will receive great payoffs when applying for educational or employment opportunities in the future.

Since the early 1800s, eggnog has been considered a social Christmas drink that adds to the festivities of the season. To many, it brings back fond memories of Christmases by the firelight, real Christmas trees and the grandest of holiday meals.
Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Safe Holiday Eggnog

Ask an Expert: Five Tips for Safe Holiday Eggnog

Since the early 1800s, eggnog has been considered a social Christmas drink that adds to the festivities of the season. To many, it brings back fond memories of Christmases by the firelight, real Christmas trees and the grandest of holiday meals.

It may surprise you to know that single-driver commuters were found to be the most unhappy in a recent study on commuter well-being performed by Portland State University. So check out these tips for transportation that will lead you to better health and
Ask an Expert - Tips For Transportation, Health, and Happiness

Ask an Expert - Tips For Transportation, Health, and Happiness

It may surprise you to know that single-driver commuters were found to be the most unhappy in a recent study on commuter well-being performed by Portland State University. So check out these tips for transportation that will lead you to better health and ...

Boring, drab, lifeless, stale, dull, tedious. Are these the words you use to describe your relationship? Learn how to combat 13 barriers to a fun relationship.
Ask an Expert: How to Combat 13 Barriers to Relationship Fun

Ask an Expert: How to Combat 13 Barriers to Relationship Fun

Boring, drab, lifeless, stale, dull, tedious. Are these the words you use to describe your relationship? Learn how to combat 13 barriers to a fun relationship.

To make 2019 a great new year, challenge yourself to try these simple lifestyle changes each month.
Ask an Expert: Top 12 Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

Ask an Expert: Top 12 Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

To make 2019 a great new year, challenge yourself to try these simple lifestyle changes each month.

Pumpkins are great to use in decorating, but are just as great to use in dining. Check out this article to see why!
Ask an Expert: Four Reasons Pumpkins are the Perfect Fall Food

Ask an Expert: Four Reasons Pumpkins are the Perfect Fall Food

Pumpkins are great to use in decorating, but are just as great to use in dining. Check out this article to see why!

The differences between service/assistance animals and therapy animals will be discussed in the seminars.
Therapy & Service Animal Seminars

Therapy & Service Animal Seminars

The differences between service/assistance animals and therapy animals will be discussed in the seminars.

With the fast-paced lives of people today, completing simple tasks that used to be part of a family’s routine can now be considered a burden that drains valuable time.
Pros & Cons of Online Grocery Shopping

Pros & Cons of Online Grocery Shopping

With the fast-paced lives of people today, completing simple tasks that used to be part of a family’s routine can now be considered a burden that drains valuable time.

Learn and watch how to graft your scion wood to root stock as well as other fruit trees.
Grafting Fruit Trees - Part 2

Grafting Fruit Trees - Part 2

Learn and watch how to graft your scion wood to root stock as well as other fruit trees.

The three steps include: Automate 1%, use the step-down principle, save a portion of your tax return.
3 Tips to Save Now for Your Summer Getaway

3 Tips to Save Now for Your Summer Getaway

The three steps include: Automate 1%, use the step-down principle, save a portion of your tax return.

All 4-H programs provide youth opportunities to develop belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery. These skills will help them be successful in life and become contributing members of society. Explore the many 4-H opportunities available.
Impacts: Utah 4-H 2017

Impacts: Utah 4-H 2017

All 4-H programs provide youth opportunities to develop belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery. These skills will help them be successful in life and become contributing members of society. Explore the many 4-H opportunities available.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs at Utah State University Extension are all about families and helping them solve the complex and diverse challenges they face in today's world. For information on these topics, turn to your county USU Extension
Impacts: Family and Consumer Sciences

Impacts: Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs at Utah State University Extension are all about families and helping them solve the complex and diverse challenges they face in today's world. For information on these topics, turn to your county USU Extension ...

The USU Extension Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) program is truly unique and has significantly contributed to strengthening Utah’s communities for more than four decades.
Impacts: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Impacts: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

The USU Extension Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) program is truly unique and has significantly contributed to strengthening Utah’s communities for more than four decades.

Utah State University Extension offers green thumb enthusiasts a wealth of horticultural information from our gardening experts around the state. Explore more resources and information.
Impacts: Gardening

Impacts: Gardening

Utah State University Extension offers green thumb enthusiasts a wealth of horticultural information from our gardening experts around the state. Explore more resources and information.

Utah 4-H role is assisting Utah youth in every county in the state as they develop skills in agriculture and home economics, robotics science camps, maker camps, GPS and video production programs int the state.
Impacts: Utah 4-H

Impacts: Utah 4-H

Utah 4-H role is assisting Utah youth in every county in the state as they develop skills in agriculture and home economics, robotics science camps, maker camps, GPS and video production programs int the state.

The relationships we have with others impact our personal health, professional effectiveness, and quality of life. Unhealthy relationships impact individuals, children, families, the workplace and society.
Impacts: Healthy Relationships

Impacts: Healthy Relationships

The relationships we have with others impact our personal health, professional effectiveness, and quality of life. Unhealthy relationships impact individuals, children, families, the workplace and society.

4-H science programs provide youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects. Learn more about how you can participate in the STEM program.
Impacts: Stem

Impacts: Stem

4-H science programs provide youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects. Learn more about how you can participate in the STEM program.

Utah has become one of the leading states in the nation for Extension sustainability outreach as a result of colla
Impacts: Sustainability

Impacts: Sustainability

Utah has become one of the leading states in the nation for Extension sustainability outreach as a result of colla

Our Utah State University Extension family and consumer sciences faculty help individuals and families understand and take steps to achieve financial security. Those who do not have the necessary skills to stretch their limited resources are particularly
Impacts: Finance

Impacts: Finance

Our Utah State University Extension family and consumer sciences faculty help individuals and families understand and take steps to achieve financial security. Those who do not have the necessary skills to stretch their limited resources are particularly ...

Working in conjunction with the Utah State Board of Education, Utah AITC created 11 agricultural lessons for the College & Career Awareness course.
Impacts: Utah Agriculture in the Classroom

Impacts: Utah Agriculture in the Classroom

Working in conjunction with the Utah State Board of Education, Utah AITC created 11 agricultural lessons for the College & Career Awareness course.

Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching Initiative, (HEART) serves as a model of how Extension can join partners to better address the health and wellness needs in our state.
Impacts: Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching Initiative (HEART)

Impacts: Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching Initiative (HEART)

Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching Initiative, (HEART) serves as a model of how Extension can join partners to better address the health and wellness needs in our state.

Utah is the second driest state in the nation, so irrigation efficiency, water conservation, and improved water-efficient crop varieties continue to be focus areas for our faculty and researchers. With urban and small farms becoming more popular, Extensio
Impacts: Agriculture

Impacts: Agriculture

Utah is the second driest state in the nation, so irrigation efficiency, water conservation, and improved water-efficient crop varieties continue to be focus areas for our faculty and researchers. With urban and small farms becoming more popular, Extensio...

Utah State University Extension was recently named Best of State winner for Adult Education in Utah. The Best of State Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.
Impacts: Best of State

Impacts: Best of State

Utah State University Extension was recently named Best of State winner for Adult Education in Utah. The Best of State Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.

What is a parent's top goal for their children? A common response is that parents want to help their children grow into responsible adults. This may include smaller goals such as helping them have the skills necessary to be productive members of society,
Seven Tips for Raising Responsible Children

Seven Tips for Raising Responsible Children

What is a parent's top goal for their children? A common response is that parents want to help their children grow into responsible adults. This may include smaller goals such as helping them have the skills necessary to be productive members of society, ...

Picnics are the perfect way to get out and enjoy the outdoors without going too far or spending a lot of money. Picnicking can fit almost any budget and can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be.
Ask an Expert: Five Tips for the Perfect Picnic

Ask an Expert: Five Tips for the Perfect Picnic

Picnics are the perfect way to get out and enjoy the outdoors without going too far or spending a lot of money. Picnicking can fit almost any budget and can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be.

In late November and early December, many Utahns head to their local Christmas tree grower or tree lot to make this year’s selection. Proper selection and care for a live tree once it is home can provide for a happier and safer holiday season.
Ask an Expert - Tips for Christmas Tree Selection and Care

Ask an Expert - Tips for Christmas Tree Selection and Care

In late November and early December, many Utahns head to their local Christmas tree grower or tree lot to make this year’s selection. Proper selection and care for a live tree once it is home can provide for a happier and safer holiday season.

For those who may be in or facing bankruptcy, medical debt is the top reason for this financial distress. Medical debt has threatened the financial stability of many of America’s vulnerable: the sick, the elderly, the poor, veterans and the middle class.
Three Ways to Avoid the Impact of Medical Debt

Three Ways to Avoid the Impact of Medical Debt

For those who may be in or facing bankruptcy, medical debt is the top reason for this financial distress. Medical debt has threatened the financial stability of many of America’s vulnerable: the sick, the elderly, the poor, veterans and the middle class....

Those who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, will benefit from a recent grant awarded to Utahns Against Hunger by USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program.
USU Extension Collaborates With Utahns Against Hunger To Receive Grant

USU Extension Collaborates With Utahns Against Hunger To Receive Grant

Those who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, will benefit from a recent grant awarded to Utahns Against Hunger by USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program.

No Fourth of July would be complete without fireworks displays. But pets often don’t find the noise, blasts and flashing lights associated with fireworks fun or entertaining. Here are some tips to help owners keep their pets safe and make the summer more
Pet Safety For Fireworks Season

Pet Safety For Fireworks Season

No Fourth of July would be complete without fireworks displays. But pets often don’t find the noise, blasts and flashing lights associated with fireworks fun or entertaining. Here are some tips to help owners keep their pets safe and make the summer more ...

It’s important for couples to be sure they know each other well. Here are some important questions to ask before tying the knot.
10 Questions To Ask Before You Say "I Do"

10 Questions To Ask Before You Say "I Do"

It’s important for couples to be sure they know each other well. Here are some important questions to ask before tying the knot.

Video articles are great to have. Research show that more and more people are viewing videos on YouTube daily.
Video Article

Video Article

Video articles are great to have. Research show that more and more people are viewing videos on YouTube daily.

Utahns interested in learning about emergency preparedness can visit the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for workshops, speakers, emergency preparedness vendors, door prizes and giveaways.
USU Extension Sponsors Utah Prepare Conference and Expo

USU Extension Sponsors Utah Prepare Conference and Expo

Utahns interested in learning about emergency preparedness can visit the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for workshops, speakers, emergency preparedness vendors, door prizes and giveaways.