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Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures, and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget there are yard and garden end-of-season tasks to
Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Tips

Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Tips

Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures, and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget there are yard and garden end-of-season tasks to ...

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Utah State University Extension recently received a $500,000 grant to fund a two-year program that trains rural Utah residents as technology sales professionals who can work remotely for MarketStar, a Utah-based leader in the outsourced business-to-busine
USU Extension to Offer Free Professional Tech Sales Training in Partnership with Marketstar

USU Extension to Offer Free Professional Tech Sales Training in Partnership with Marketstar

Utah State University Extension recently received a $500,000 grant to fund a two-year program that trains rural Utah residents as technology sales professionals who can work remotely for MarketStar, a Utah-based leader in the outsourced business-to-busine...

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In partnership with 20 organizations and agencies, Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the 4th Free Roaming Equids and Ecosystem Sustainability (FREES) Summit October 12-14 in St. George, Utah.
USU Extension Co-Sponsors 2022 Free Roaming Equids and Ecosystem Sustainability Summit

USU Extension Co-Sponsors 2022 Free Roaming Equids and Ecosystem Sustainability Summit

In partnership with 20 organizations and agencies, Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the 4th Free Roaming Equids and Ecosystem Sustainability (FREES) Summit October 12-14 in St. George, Utah.

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Determining how to manage a child’s misbehavior can be a parenting challenge. It is frustrating when children ignore what they are asked to do, or they do just the opposite. Consider this information that explains why commonly used strategies don’t work a
Ask an Expert – What to Do When Your Child Misbehaves

Ask an Expert – What to Do When Your Child Misbehaves

Determining how to manage a child’s misbehavior can be a parenting challenge. It is frustrating when children ignore what they are asked to do, or they do just the opposite. Consider this information that explains why commonly used strategies don’t work a...

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Recent U.S. Census Bureau data show that slightly more Utah women are earning bachelor’s degrees than Utah men (23.4% vs. 22.6%).
Utah Women Pursuing Higher Education Face Challenges

Utah Women Pursuing Higher Education Face Challenges

Recent U.S. Census Bureau data show that slightly more Utah women are earning bachelor’s degrees than Utah men (23.4% vs. 22.6%).

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The Utah Marriage Commission, hosted at Utah State University, launched the “Stronger Marriage Connection” podcast, with the first three episodes released Monday, Sept. 19. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly.
USU’s Utah Marriage Commission launches “Stronger Marriage Connection” Podcast

USU’s Utah Marriage Commission launches “Stronger Marriage Connection” Podcast

The Utah Marriage Commission, hosted at Utah State University, launched the “Stronger Marriage Connection” podcast, with the first three episodes released Monday, Sept. 19. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly.

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American families who eat one meal together every day are among the minority. 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 time spent eating and socializing around the ta
Ask an Expert – Make Family Meals a Priority In September – and Keep the Habit

Ask an Expert – Make Family Meals a Priority In September – and Keep the Habit

American families who eat one meal together every day are among the minority. 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 time spent eating and socializing around the ta...

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Young people in rural areas often do not have the same access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education as youth in suburban areas of the country, according to the Hechinger Report, a national educational newsroom.
STEM Sparks Rural County Youth Education

STEM Sparks Rural County Youth Education

Young people in rural areas often do not have the same access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education as youth in suburban areas of the country, according to the Hechinger Report, a national educational newsroom.

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It is well known that preparation can help overcome fear, and since September is National Preparedness Month, now is a great time to evaluate your preparedness supplies and plans.
Ask an Expert – National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared to Create “A Lasting Legacy”

Ask an Expert – National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared to Create “A Lasting Legacy”

It is well known that preparation can help overcome fear, and since September is National Preparedness Month, now is a great time to evaluate your preparedness supplies and plans.

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Utah State University Extension sponsors the Utah Parenting Summit, a statewide virtual event held online Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
USU Extension Sponsors Utah Parenting Summit

USU Extension Sponsors Utah Parenting Summit

Utah State University Extension sponsors the Utah Parenting Summit, a statewide virtual event held online Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – a time to increase awareness, spread hope, reduce stigma, and share important information. A recently released report by the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project’s (UWLP) sought to better
Utah Suicide Rates High, Including for Girls and Women

Utah Suicide Rates High, Including for Girls and Women

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – a time to increase awareness, spread hope, reduce stigma, and share important information. A recently released report by the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project’s (UWLP) sought to better ...

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Not surprisingly, children are spending more time with screen media than ever before, and at younger ages. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the average 8-to-12-year-old child spends 4-to-6 hours a day watching or using
Ask an Expert – Nine Tips to Help Youth Manage Screen Time

Ask an Expert – Nine Tips to Help Youth Manage Screen Time

Not surprisingly, children are spending more time with screen media than ever before, and at younger ages. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the average 8-to-12-year-old child spends 4-to-6 hours a day watching or using...

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The long-awaited details of President Biden’s student-loan forgiveness plan have been officially announced. In summary, based on last year’s tax return, the plan cancels up to $10,000 of federal student loan debt for individuals making less than $125,000
Ask an Expert – Three Things to Consider with Student Loan Forgiveness and Delayed Repayment Plan

Ask an Expert – Three Things to Consider with Student Loan Forgiveness and Delayed Repayment Plan

The long-awaited details of President Biden’s student-loan forgiveness plan have been officially announced. In summary, based on last year’s tax return, the plan cancels up to $10,000 of federal student loan debt for individuals making less than $125,000 ...

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A Utah State University Extension 4-H team recently competed in the 42nd annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational in Weston, West Virginia.
USU Extension 4-H Team Competes at National Forestry Competition

USU Extension 4-H Team Competes at National Forestry Competition

A Utah State University Extension 4-H team recently competed in the 42nd annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational in Weston, West Virginia.

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International Overdose Awareness Day, held annually on August 31, recognizes those who have died from an overdose and acknowledges the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign focuses on ways to provide support, education, and understandi
Counties Celebrate “A Light to Remember” to Honor Those Lost to Overdose

Counties Celebrate “A Light to Remember” to Honor Those Lost to Overdose

International Overdose Awareness Day, held annually on August 31, recognizes those who have died from an overdose and acknowledges the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign focuses on ways to provide support, education, and understandi...

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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...

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The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) released a report today, Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment: Public Policy Solutions for Utah, to help raise awareness and provide recommendations.
USU UWLP Releases Report on Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment

USU UWLP Releases Report on Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment

The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) released a report today, Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment: Public Policy Solutions for Utah, to help raise awareness and provide recommendations.

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While many people know and understand basic freezing and dehydrating methods for preserving foods, it becomes a different story when they contemplate bottling.
Ask an Expert – Need Help Making Sense of Home Canning? Here Are Twelve Tips

Ask an Expert – Need Help Making Sense of Home Canning? Here Are Twelve Tips

While many people know and understand basic freezing and dehydrating methods for preserving foods, it becomes a different story when they contemplate bottling.

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In 2007, the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice conducted an anonymous survey and found that one in three Utah women experienced sexual assault in their lifetime, and one in six Utah women experienced rape (sexual assault with penetration).
Sexual Assault Against Utah Women: A USU UWLP Research Update

Sexual Assault Against Utah Women: A USU UWLP Research Update

In 2007, the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice conducted an anonymous survey and found that one in three Utah women experienced sexual assault in their lifetime, and one in six Utah women experienced rape (sexual assault with penetration). ...

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The Utah Marriage Commission (UMC) has provided relationship and marriage resources to Utahns for over two decades. Originating through the Utah Governor’s office in 1998, the Utah State Legislature moved commission oversight and hosting to Utah State Un
Utah Marriage Commission at USU Provides Relationship Resources

Utah Marriage Commission at USU Provides Relationship Resources

The Utah Marriage Commission (UMC) has provided relationship and marriage resources to Utahns for over two decades. Originating through the Utah Governor’s office in 1998, the Utah State Legislature moved commission oversight and hosting to Utah State Un...

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The heat is on, and yards and gardens are trying to survive the high temperatures and drought conditions. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to help your garden succeed.
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 survive the high temperatures and drought conditions. Consider these tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac to help your garden succeed.

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Utah State University Extension hosts the “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) educational skills workshops August 25 – 27 at the Holmstead Ranch Resort in the Central Utah area.
USU Extension Hosts “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” Workshops

USU Extension Hosts “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” Workshops

Utah State University Extension hosts the “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) educational skills workshops August 25 – 27 at the Holmstead Ranch Resort in the Central Utah area.

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Many families are heading outdoors for one last outing before school starts. Whether in the water or hills, on the ballfield or in the backyard, it’s essential to keep family members safe from sun, insects, and injuries.
Ask an Expert – Four Tips to Make Summer Safe

Ask an Expert – Four Tips to Make Summer Safe

Many families are heading outdoors for one last outing before school starts. Whether in the water or hills, on the ballfield or in the backyard, it’s essential to keep family members safe from sun, insects, and injuries.

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Kelly Kopp, Utah State University Extension turfgrass and water conservation specialist, was recently awarded the Crop Science Extension Education Award by the Crop Science Society of America.
USU Extension Professor Receives National Crop Science Award

USU Extension Professor Receives National Crop Science Award

Kelly Kopp, Utah State University Extension turfgrass and water conservation specialist, was recently awarded the Crop Science Extension Education Award by the Crop Science Society of America.

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Whether you’re a weekend gardener or spend time in the dirt daily, you have probably experienced working too hard and feeling sore. Soreness can stem from exerting a new or weak muscle, and it subsides after a few days.
Ask an Expert – Three Tips for Preventing Injury in the Yard and Garden

Ask an Expert – Three Tips for Preventing Injury in the Yard and Garden

Whether you’re a weekend gardener or spend time in the dirt daily, you have probably experienced working too hard and feeling sore. Soreness can stem from exerting a new or weak muscle, and it subsides after a few days.

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The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) released research on the status of women leaders in Utah education in 2014 and 2017. The reports focused on the status of women’s leadership in all Utah education sectors.
Women in Leadership Roles Slightly Up in Utah Public Education

Women in Leadership Roles Slightly Up in Utah Public Education

The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) released research on the status of women leaders in Utah education in 2014 and 2017. The reports focused on the status of women’s leadership in all Utah education sectors.

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It can be emotional for children and parents alike when children leave the care and responsibility of one parent to be with the other parent. Establishing a routine for these transitions is beneficial for residential parents, nonresidential parents and ch
Ask an Expert – Six Tips for Planning Menus around Farmers Market Selections

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

It can be emotional for children and parents alike when children leave the care and responsibility of one parent to be with the other parent. Establishing a routine for these transitions is beneficial for residential parents, nonresidential parents and ch...

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According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, inflation in Utah has increased 10.4% since May 2021. This number is even higher than the current national average. It means a typical family of four is spending $700-$800 more per month o
New USU Extension Website Offers Inflation Resources

New USU Extension Website Offers Inflation Resources

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, inflation in Utah has increased 10.4% since May 2021. This number is even higher than the current national average. It means a typical family of four is spending $700-$800 more per month o...

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are the most commonly misused drugs by Americans over age 14. Opioids can be natural, such as heroin; semi-synthetic, such as oxycodone; and synthetic, such as fentanyl. Opiates, including morphin
Ask an Expert – Opioid Facts for Parents

Ask an Expert – Opioid Facts for Parents

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are the most commonly misused drugs by Americans over age 14. Opioids can be natural, such as heroin; semi-synthetic, such as oxycodone; and synthetic, such as fentanyl. Opiates, including morphin...

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Researchers used the U.S. Census description for American Indian or Alaska Native, which is “a person having origins in any of North or South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliations or community attachment.” In 2010, 27,
Utah American Indian Women: USU UWLP Reports on Status and Experiences

Utah American Indian Women: USU UWLP Reports on Status and Experiences

Researchers used the U.S. Census description for American Indian or Alaska Native, which is “a person having origins in any of North or South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliations or community attachment.” In 2010, 27,...

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It can be a challenge to keep gardens growing as summer heats up, so Utah State University Extension provides a Gardener’s Almanac to help. The Almanac also includes links for tips and additional information.
Ask an Expert – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

Ask an Expert – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

It can be a challenge to keep gardens growing as summer heats up, so Utah State University Extension provides a Gardener’s Almanac to help. The Almanac also includes links for tips and additional information.

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Inflation has increased 8.6% since May 2021, according to data released this month from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. An average family of four is spending about $700 more per month on the same things they purchased a year ago.
Five Tips for Using Grocery Store and Fuel Apps to Combat Inflation

Five Tips for Using Grocery Store and Fuel Apps to Combat Inflation

Inflation has increased 8.6% since May 2021, according to data released this month from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. An average family of four is spending about $700 more per month on the same things they purchased a year ago.

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Our landscapes provide us with beautiful surroundings, natural cooling, and the cleansing of our environment. Nearly 65% of the annual culinary water consumption in Utah is applied to landscapes.
Ask an Expert – Seven Principles for Water-Wise Landscaping

Ask an Expert – Seven Principles for Water-Wise Landscaping

Our landscapes provide us with beautiful surroundings, natural cooling, and the cleansing of our environment. Nearly 65% of the annual culinary water consumption in Utah is applied to landscapes.

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As the diversity of the state increases, it can bring disparities between minority groups and the White population in terms of education, housing, and health outcomes. Information that aids in understanding the status and conditions within all social and
USU UWLP Reports on the Status of Latina Women in Utah

USU UWLP Reports on the Status of Latina Women in Utah

As the diversity of the state increases, it can bring disparities between minority groups and the White population in terms of education, housing, and health outcomes. Information that aids in understanding the status and conditions within all social and ...

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Few things cause more stress for parents than the fear of not being able to provide for their child’s needs. The infant formula shortage, due to supply chain issues and a product recall, has left many parents feeling concerned about their options for safe
Ask an Expert – Tips to Help Navigate the Infant Formula Shortage

Ask an Expert – Tips to Help Navigate the Infant Formula Shortage

Few things cause more stress for parents than the fear of not being able to provide for their child’s needs. The infant formula shortage, due to supply chain issues and a product recall, has left many parents feeling concerned about their options for safe...

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June is here, the sun is shining, and gardening is in full swing! Consider these tips from the Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac to help make your yard and garden the best they can be.
Ask an Expert – June Gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – June Gardening Checklist

June is here, the sun is shining, and gardening is in full swing! Consider these tips from the Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac to help make your yard and garden the best they can be.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Utah ranked in the top 10 states for tech job growth, net tech employment concentration, and net tech employment gains in 2020. In addition, Salt Lake City is ranked as the second-best city in the country
Utah Women in STEM Careers Slowly Increasing, Reports USU UWLP

Utah Women in STEM Careers Slowly Increasing, Reports USU UWLP

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Utah ranked in the top 10 states for tech job growth, net tech employment concentration, and net tech employment gains in 2020. In addition, Salt Lake City is ranked as the second-best city in the country ...

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Sports participation and viewing have long been traditions in most cultures, bringing people of all backgrounds together. Participation in sports can build character in youth and benefit them in multiple ways, but parents who want to provide enriching opp
Ask an Expert – Youth Sports Engagement: What’s Right for My Child?

Ask an Expert – Youth Sports Engagement: What’s Right for My Child?

Sports participation and viewing have long been traditions in most cultures, bringing people of all backgrounds together. Participation in sports can build character in youth and benefit them in multiple ways, but parents who want to provide enriching opp...

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Currently, 72% of Utah is experiencing extreme drought, with the remainder of the state in severe drought. With a dry summer likely and water restrictions already in place around the state, it is crucial that Utahns conserve the water we have.
Water Conservation Critical this Summer

Water Conservation Critical this Summer

Currently, 72% of Utah is experiencing extreme drought, with the remainder of the state in severe drought. With a dry summer likely and water restrictions already in place around the state, it is crucial that Utahns conserve the water we have.

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Utah State University Extension recently launched new “Hidden Gems” Family Fun Adventure Guides. The guides were created to help strengthen family connections, support positive youth development, and help families have fun together.
New “Hidden Gems” Guides Released

New “Hidden Gems” Guides Released

Utah State University Extension recently launched new “Hidden Gems” Family Fun Adventure Guides. The guides were created to help strengthen family connections, support positive youth development, and help families have fun together.

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Red foxes, although not native to Utah, are becoming more common in cities and suburban settings. In an effort to impress social media followers, some wildlife enthusiasts are attempting human/fox selfies and are getting too close, even offering them food
Ask an Expert – Don’t Try to Outfox the Fox

Ask an Expert – Don’t Try to Outfox the Fox

Red foxes, although not native to Utah, are becoming more common in cities and suburban settings. In an effort to impress social media followers, some wildlife enthusiasts are attempting human/fox selfies and are getting too close, even offering them food...

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Information that increases understanding of the status, conditions, and experiences of all social and identity groups is crucial in helping Utah local and state decision makers address current needs.
Black Women in Utah: USU UWLP Reports on Status and Experiences

Black Women in Utah: USU UWLP Reports on Status and Experiences

Information that increases understanding of the status, conditions, and experiences of all social and identity groups is crucial in helping Utah local and state decision makers address current needs.

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, adults and adolescents in the United States spend over 90% of their time indoors, and the article, “Screen Time Statistics” in Comparitech says the average American spends more than seven hours a day look
Ask an Expert – Spending Time in Nature Boosts Mental Health

Ask an Expert – Spending Time in Nature Boosts Mental Health

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, adults and adolescents in the United States spend over 90% of their time indoors, and the article, “Screen Time Statistics” in Comparitech says the average American spends more than seven hours a day look...

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Utah State University Extension professionals from around the state gathered this spring for the 2022 Extension Annual Conference held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Awards were given to faculty for outstanding programs and performance.
Exceptional Faculty Recognized by USU Extension

Exceptional Faculty Recognized by USU Extension

Utah State University Extension professionals from around the state gathered this spring for the 2022 Extension Annual Conference held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Awards were given to faculty for outstanding programs and performance.

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Two new studies from the Western Rural Development Center (WRDC) based at Utah State University show a connection between political views, vaccination levels, and COVID-19 per capita cases and deaths.
Research Reports Show Link Between Political Views and Spread of COVID-19

Research Reports Show Link Between Political Views and Spread of COVID-19

Two new studies from the Western Rural Development Center (WRDC) based at Utah State University show a connection between political views, vaccination levels, and COVID-19 per capita cases and deaths.

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Without active management to reduce on-range wild horse and burro growth rates, populations could exceed 160,000 within four years, according to Terry Messmer, Utah State University Extension wildlife specialist.
USU Extension Expert Discusses Wild Horse Gathers

USU Extension Expert Discusses Wild Horse Gathers

Without active management to reduce on-range wild horse and burro growth rates, populations could exceed 160,000 within four years, according to Terry Messmer, Utah State University Extension wildlife specialist.

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Due to drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Utah. To date, 99% of Utah is in the severe drought category, and 43% of the state is experiencing extreme drought.
USU Extension Website Offers Drought Information and Resources

USU Extension Website Offers Drought Information and Resources

Due to drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Utah. To date, 99% of Utah is in the severe drought category, and 43% of the state is experiencing extreme drought....

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

Ask an Expert – May Gardening Checklist

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

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Three Utah State University Extension programs and three College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) programs are recipients of the 2022 Best of State Awards.
USU Extension and College of Ag Honored With Six Best of State Awards

USU Extension and College of Ag Honored With Six Best of State Awards

Three Utah State University Extension programs and three College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) programs are recipients of the 2022 Best of State Awards.

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As the diversity of the state increases, it can bring disparities between minority groups and the White population in terms of education, housing, and health outcomes.
USU UWLP Reports on the Status of Asian Women in Utah

USU UWLP Reports on the Status of Asian Women in Utah

As the diversity of the state increases, it can bring disparities between minority groups and the White population in terms of education, housing, and health outcomes.

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In many parts of the country, the month of May is when the weather warms after a cold winter. That means it’s time to get up and move more!
Ask an Expert – Move More in May: Five Reasons to Increase Physical Activity

Ask an Expert – Move More in May: Five Reasons to Increase Physical Activity

In many parts of the country, the month of May is when the weather warms after a cold winter. That means it’s time to get up and move more!

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One of the most important roles a parent plays in their child’s life is to keep them safe and secure, especially in times of turmoil. Here are five tips for talking with children about war and conflict and how to provide support to ease their fears.
Ask an Expert – Five Tips for Talking with Your Children about War and Conflict

Ask an Expert – Five Tips for Talking with Your Children about War and Conflict

One of the most important roles a parent plays in their child’s life is to keep them safe and secure, especially in times of turmoil. Here are five tips for talking with children about war and conflict and how to provide support to ease their fears.

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The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected this spring in many areas in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, and possibly other countries. This Eurasian strain is considered a foreign animal disease; however, detections began on th
Avian Influenza Detected in Utah

Avian Influenza Detected in Utah

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected this spring in many areas in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, and possibly other countries. This Eurasian strain is considered a foreign animal disease; however, detections began on th...

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The Remote Online Initiative (ROI), a Utah State University Extension program, will host the Remote Teams Summit: Building Excellence in Remote Teams on May 4 at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo.
USU Extension to Host In-Person Remote Teams Summit

USU Extension to Host In-Person Remote Teams Summit

The Remote Online Initiative (ROI), a Utah State University Extension program, will host the Remote Teams Summit: Building Excellence in Remote Teams on May 4 at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo.

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As the rising cost of living is cutting into our budgets, it’s important to be savvy in our grocery shopping. Consider these tips.
Ask an Expert – Tips for Being a Savvy Supermarket Shopper

Ask an Expert – Tips for Being a Savvy Supermarket Shopper

As the rising cost of living is cutting into our budgets, it’s important to be savvy in our grocery shopping. Consider these tips.

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In 2021, 22 percent of Utahns were identified as those other than non-Hispanic White, according to the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. As the diversity of the state increases, the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has created a
USU UWLP Reports on the Status of Utah Pacific Islander Women

USU UWLP Reports on the Status of Utah Pacific Islander Women

In 2021, 22 percent of Utahns were identified as those other than non-Hispanic White, according to the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. As the diversity of the state increases, the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has created a...

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Temperatures are warming, and it is time to get out in the yard again. One of the first orders of business is pruning shrubs, roses, fruit trees, and raspberries.
Ask an Expert – Spring Pruning Pointers

Ask an Expert – Spring Pruning Pointers

Temperatures are warming, and it is time to get out in the yard again. One of the first orders of business is pruning shrubs, roses, fruit trees, and raspberries.

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Human trafficking is a global problem involving the exploitation of people for profit through force, fraud, or coercion. It can include forced labor, debt bondage, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation. Unfortunately, it occurs in the United States,
Utah Girls and Women Not Immune to Human Trafficking, USU UWLP Reports

Utah Girls and Women Not Immune to Human Trafficking, USU UWLP Reports

Human trafficking is a global problem involving the exploitation of people for profit through force, fraud, or coercion. It can include forced labor, debt bondage, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation. Unfortunately, it occurs in the United States,...

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Paul Hill has been told more than once in his life that he couldn’t do something or that he shouldn’t try, but those comments are the very things that have spurred him on, both educationally and professionally. Hill was recently promoted to the rank of fu
Just Because It Hasn’t Been Done Before Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Try: Paul Hill’s Inaugural Professor Lecture

Just Because It Hasn’t Been Done Before Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Try: Paul Hill’s Inaugural Professor Lecture

Paul Hill has been told more than once in his life that he couldn’t do something or that he shouldn’t try, but those comments are the very things that have spurred him on, both educationally and professionally. Hill was recently promoted to the rank of fu...

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The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative (TROI) was launched in 2018 by Utah State University Extension to provide effective resources to address opioid and other substance misuse among rural and Native American community members.
2022 Intertribal Opioid Wellness Summit Held in Vernal

2022 Intertribal Opioid Wellness Summit Held in Vernal

The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative (TROI) was launched in 2018 by Utah State University Extension to provide effective resources to address opioid and other substance misuse among rural and Native American community members.

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A Maine teacher of fifth and sixth grade students who also sponsors a school garden club, a Utah fourth grade teacher who teaches students to solve agriculture challenges and six other teachers from around the country have been selected as the 2022 Nation
Seven Teachers, Team of Teachers Selected for the 2022 National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award

Seven Teachers, Team of Teachers Selected for the 2022 National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award

A Maine teacher of fifth and sixth grade students who also sponsors a school garden club, a Utah fourth grade teacher who teaches students to solve agriculture challenges and six other teachers from around the country have been selected as the 2022 Nation...

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Heidi LeBlanc has been named the new director for Utah State University Extension’s Home and Community Department. She replaces Margie Memmott, who recently retired after nearly 40 years of service to USU Extension.
New Director Named for USU Extension Home and Community Department

New Director Named for USU Extension Home and Community Department

Heidi LeBlanc has been named the new director for Utah State University Extension’s Home and Community Department. She replaces Margie Memmott, who recently retired after nearly 40 years of service to USU Extension.

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Keeping water-efficient practices in mind, consider these tips as you prepare your yard and garden this year. Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – Include Water-Efficient Practices in April Gardening Plans

Ask an Expert – Include Water-Efficient Practices in April Gardening Plans

Keeping water-efficient practices in mind, consider these tips as you prepare your yard and garden this year. Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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Utah State University Extension’s mission is to build knowledge and improve lives through evidence-based education and information. In Carbon County, three faculty members work to provide education on a range of topics including mental and physical health
USU Extension Carbon County Wins Awards for Impactful Educational Efforts

USU Extension Carbon County Wins Awards for Impactful Educational Efforts

Utah State University Extension’s mission is to build knowledge and improve lives through evidence-based education and information. In Carbon County, three faculty members work to provide education on a range of topics including mental and physical health...

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It can be emotional for children and parents alike when children leave the care and responsibility of one parent to be with the other parent. Establishing a routine for these transitions is beneficial for residential parents, nonresidential parents and ch
Ask an Expert – Establishing Smooth Transitions after Divorce

Ask an Expert – Establishing Smooth Transitions after Divorce

It can be emotional for children and parents alike when children leave the care and responsibility of one parent to be with the other parent. Establishing a routine for these transitions is beneficial for residential parents, nonresidential parents and ch...

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Utah State University Extension’s mission is to build knowledge and improve lives by providing education and timely resources. Each February, the Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences recognizes outstanding outreach efforts on behalf
USU Extension Empowering Financial Wellness Team Wins Multiple State Awards

USU Extension Empowering Financial Wellness Team Wins Multiple State Awards

Utah State University Extension’s mission is to build knowledge and improve lives by providing education and timely resources. Each February, the Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences recognizes outstanding outreach efforts on behalf ...

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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. Chickens are living, breathing beings that ne
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. Chickens are living, breathing beings that ne...

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An old poem states, “Make new friends, but keep the old; the new are silver, the old are gold.” Researchers are finding that friendships are worth even more than silver or gold. The benefits of friendship increase your sense of belonging and purpose, cont
Ask an Expert – The Benefits of Adult Friendships

Ask an Expert – The Benefits of Adult Friendships

An old poem states, “Make new friends, but keep the old; the new are silver, the old are gold.” Researchers are finding that friendships are worth even more than silver or gold. The benefits of friendship increase your sense of belonging and purpose, cont...

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Davis County and the Utah State University Botanical Center partner to provide the Davis Heritage Festival in 2022. The new community event celebrating the heritage of Davis County is intended to create a new venue to fill the gap left by the departure of
Davis Heritage Festival Events Slated

Davis Heritage Festival Events Slated

Davis County and the Utah State University Botanical Center partner to provide the Davis Heritage Festival in 2022. The new community event celebrating the heritage of Davis County is intended to create a new venue to fill the gap left by the departure of...

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Thirteen youth from the Utah State University Extension Washington County 4-H program recently visited the state capitol to learn about how government works and meet with state legislators, elected officials, and lobbyists.
Washington County 4-H Youth Meet With State Legislators and Elected Officials

Washington County 4-H Youth Meet With State Legislators and Elected Officials

Thirteen youth from the Utah State University Extension Washington County 4-H program recently visited the state capitol to learn about how government works and meet with state legislators, elected officials, and lobbyists.

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We are officially heading into gardening season! Consider these tips to help you prepare. Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – March Gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – March Gardening Checklist

We are officially heading into gardening season! Consider these tips to help you prepare. Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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A Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) study sought to understand Utah women’s experiences with sexist comments and remarks, which have become prevalent in conversation, public communication, and social settings.
Comments that Stereotype and Undervalue Women Are Prevalent, Utah Study Shows

Comments that Stereotype and Undervalue Women Are Prevalent, Utah Study Shows

A Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) study sought to understand Utah women’s experiences with sexist comments and remarks, which have become prevalent in conversation, public communication, and social settings.

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A Utah State University Extension 4-H robotics club from Washington County recently won the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Utah Regional Championship and will be moving on to the FIRST World Championship in Houston in Ap
USU Extension 4-H Robotics Club Wins State, Takes on Nationals

USU Extension 4-H Robotics Club Wins State, Takes on Nationals

A Utah State University Extension 4-H robotics club from Washington County recently won the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Utah Regional Championship and will be moving on to the FIRST World Championship in Houston in Ap...

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This week is both Utah Saves Week and America Saves Week. Since 2007, both have been held the last week of February to help people focus on saving money. For some, it can be daunting to get started, but the americasaves.org website can help you set goals
Ask an Expert – Six Tips to Help Get You Saving

Ask an Expert – Six Tips to Help Get You Saving

This week is both Utah Saves Week and America Saves Week. Since 2007, both have been held the last week of February to help people focus on saving money. For some, it can be daunting to get started, but the americasaves.org website can help you set goals ...

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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 the Decades

Ask an Expert: Financial Health by the 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.

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The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) released a research report today on sexual minority women in Utah and its effects on their economic status.
USU UWLP Reports on Economic Circumstances of Sexual Minority Women in Utah

USU UWLP Reports on Economic Circumstances of Sexual Minority Women in Utah

The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) released a research report today on sexual minority women in Utah and its effects on their economic status.

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A land-grant (or Extension) university or college is an institution that provides research-based programs and resources for residents within the state. There is at least one land-grant institution in every state and territory of the United States, as well
The Purpose and Benefit of Land-grant (Extension) Universities

The Purpose and Benefit of Land-grant (Extension) Universities

A land-grant (or Extension) university or college is an institution that provides research-based programs and resources for residents within the state. There is at least one land-grant institution in every state and territory of the United States, as well...

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Having a routine helps keep us on track both mentally and physically, which can help make our days more positive and productive. According to Mental Health America, a routine is a tool used to improve mental health by organizing the overwhelming everyday
Ask an Expert – The Importance of Routines

Ask an Expert – The Importance of Routines

Having a routine helps keep us on track both mentally and physically, which can help make our days more positive and productive. According to Mental Health America, a routine is a tool used to improve mental health by organizing the overwhelming everyday ...

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What is body image? According to the National Eating Disorder Association, it is defined as our thoughts, perceptions, and attitudes about our physical appearance, which can be negative or positive.
Ask an Expert – How Body Image Affects Mental Health

Ask an Expert – How Body Image Affects Mental Health

What is body image? According to the National Eating Disorder Association, it is defined as our thoughts, perceptions, and attitudes about our physical appearance, which can be negative or positive.

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Utah has a rich heritage of women involved in voting, advocacy, and politics. However, for decades, Utah has lagged behind most other states in terms of women running for and serving in elected political roles.
Research Shows Slightly More Utah Women Serving in Politics

Research Shows Slightly More Utah Women Serving in Politics

Utah has a rich heritage of women involved in voting, advocacy, and politics. However, for decades, Utah has lagged behind most other states in terms of women running for and serving in elected political roles.

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There is much that can be done now to get a jump start on the growing season. These tips, with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac, can help get you going.
Ask an Expert – February Pre-gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – February Pre-gardening Checklist

There is much that can be done now to get a jump start on the growing season. These tips, with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac, can help get you going.

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Josh Dallin, Utah State University Extension assistant professor of agriculture and range in Box Elder County, was named director of the recently announced Bastian Agricultural Center (BAC). He will begin his new responsibilities Feb. 1 at what has been k
Director of New Agricultural Center Named

Director of New Agricultural Center Named

Josh Dallin, Utah State University Extension assistant professor of agriculture and range in Box Elder County, was named director of the recently announced Bastian Agricultural Center (BAC). He will begin his new responsibilities Feb. 1 at what has been k...

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Trust in a relationship is key to its success. Most people do not automatically trust someone they do not know. They often determine trust by giving a little at the beginning of the relationship, observing behavior, and then giving or rescinding it, based
Ask an Expert – How Do I Know My Partner Will be Faithful?

Ask an Expert – How Do I Know My Partner Will be Faithful?

Trust in a relationship is key to its success. Most people do not automatically trust someone they do not know. They often determine trust by giving a little at the beginning of the relationship, observing behavior, and then giving or rescinding it, based...

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Trust in a relationship is key to its success. Most people do not automatically trust someone they do not know. They often determine trust by giving a little at the beginning of the relationship, observing behavior, and then giving or rescinding it, based
Ask an Expert – How Do I Know My Partner Will be Faithful?

Ask an Expert – How Do I Know My Partner Will be Faithful?

Trust in a relationship is key to its success. Most people do not automatically trust someone they do not know. They often determine trust by giving a little at the beginning of the relationship, observing behavior, and then giving or rescinding it, based...

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A new research study from Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, indicates that poverty numbers for women have improved since a 2016 study, but that progress is still needed.
Updated Research on Utah Women and Poverty Shows Progress, but Need for Improvement

Updated Research on Utah Women and Poverty Shows Progress, but Need for Improvement

A new research study from Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, indicates that poverty numbers for women have improved since a 2016 study, but that progress is still needed.

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The year 2022 marks 100 years of business for Utah State University’s Aggie Creamery. To celebrate the centennial, the creamery is hosting a series of events as well as in-store and online monthly giveaways with prizes from local businesses.
Aggie Ice Cream to Celebrate Centennial

Aggie Ice Cream to Celebrate Centennial

The year 2022 marks 100 years of business for Utah State University’s Aggie Creamery. To celebrate the centennial, the creamery is hosting a series of events as well as in-store and online monthly giveaways with prizes from local businesses.

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Those who have borrowed federal student loans have received another extension on the repayment from the U.S. Department of Education. The payment pause has been extended through May 1, 2022, and takes effect for all qualifying borrowers, with no opt-in ne
Ask an Expert – Federal Student Loan Payment Pause Extended

Ask an Expert – Federal Student Loan Payment Pause Extended

Those who have borrowed federal student loans have received another extension on the repayment from the U.S. Department of Education. The payment pause has been extended through May 1, 2022, and takes effect for all qualifying borrowers, with no opt-in ne...

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As more of Utah’s agricultural land is converted to commercial and residential developments, one family has made a gift of $41.25 million to Utah State University to honor and preserve the state’s farming past, present, and future. This gift represents th
Largest Single Gift in USU History Paves Way for Bastian Agricultural Center in Salt Lake County

Largest Single Gift in USU History Paves Way for Bastian Agricultural Center in Salt Lake County

As more of Utah’s agricultural land is converted to commercial and residential developments, one family has made a gift of $41.25 million to Utah State University to honor and preserve the state’s farming past, present, and future. This gift represents th...

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Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Utah Marriage Celebration held online Friday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 9:30 p.m.
USU Extension Co-sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

USU Extension Co-sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Utah Marriage Celebration held online Friday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 9:30 p.m.

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We all know it is important to clean and disinfect to reduce the risk of getting sick, but with many illnesses circulating, including the common cold, flu, RSV, hand-foot-mouth disease, and the COVID virus, now is an important time to reevaluate hygiene h
Ask an Expert – Cleaning Tips to Keep You Healthy

Ask an Expert – Cleaning Tips to Keep You Healthy

We all know it is important to clean and disinfect to reduce the risk of getting sick, but with many illnesses circulating, including the common cold, flu, RSV, hand-foot-mouth disease, and the COVID virus, now is an important time to reevaluate hygiene h...

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The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) sponsors a free childcare symposium held Tuesday, January 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Childcare Symposium: Practices, Policies, & Strategies to Move Utah Forward, will be held via Zoom and is f
USU Utah Women & Leadership Project Sponsors Online Childcare Symposium

USU Utah Women & Leadership Project Sponsors Online Childcare Symposium

The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) sponsors a free childcare symposium held Tuesday, January 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Childcare Symposium: Practices, Policies, & Strategies to Move Utah Forward, will be held via Zoom and is f...

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Although sexist comments and remarks are prevalent and normalized in daily settings and conversations worldwide, a recent study by the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) sought to understand Utah women’s specific experiences.
Objectification of Women Happens in Utah, USU Study Shows

Objectification of Women Happens in Utah, USU Study Shows

Although sexist comments and remarks are prevalent and normalized in daily settings and conversations worldwide, a recent study by the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) sought to understand Utah women’s specific experiences.

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If the spike in gardening interest the last two years is any indication of what 2022 will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips and links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – January Garden Planning Tips

Ask an Expert – January Garden Planning Tips

If the spike in gardening interest the last two years is any indication of what 2022 will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips and links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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The health benefits of cranberries, combined with their unique taste, versatility and ease of use, make them a wise fruit choice not only during the holidays but year round.
Ask an Expert – Cranberries: a Healthy Holiday Choice

Ask an Expert – Cranberries: a Healthy Holiday Choice

The health benefits of cranberries, combined with their unique taste, versatility and ease of use, make them a wise fruit choice not only during the holidays but year round.

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The holiday season brings mistletoe, caroling, eggnog, gift giving, family, and friends. However, for a variety of reasons, it can also bring loneliness. A recent survey from the American Association of Retired Persons found that 31% of respondents said t
Ask an Expert – Combating Loneliness During the Holidays

Ask an Expert – Combating Loneliness During the Holidays

The holiday season brings mistletoe, caroling, eggnog, gift giving, family, and friends. However, for a variety of reasons, it can also bring loneliness. A recent survey from the American Association of Retired Persons found that 31% of respondents said t...

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Although sexist comments and remarks are prevalent and normalized in daily settings and conversations worldwide, a recent study by the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) sought to understand Utah women’s specific experiences.
Utah Women & Leadership Project Study: Sexist Comments Show Inequity and Bias

Utah Women & Leadership Project Study: Sexist Comments Show Inequity and Bias

Although sexist comments and remarks are prevalent and normalized in daily settings and conversations worldwide, a recent study by the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) sought to understand Utah women’s specific experiences.

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Each holiday season brings new fancy games and technology gadgets targeted to children. Whether it is the latest cell phone model, the newest gaming system, or educational games for your toddler, it can be hard to make an informed decision.
Ask an Expert – Tech Toys for Christmas?

Ask an Expert – Tech Toys for Christmas?

Each holiday season brings new fancy games and technology gadgets targeted to children. Whether it is the latest cell phone model, the newest gaming system, or educational games for your toddler, it can be hard to make an informed decision.

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Many Utahns will 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

Many Utahns will 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.

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For the fourth year in a row, WalletHub has named Utah the worst state in the nation for women’s equality in a report released in August titled “2021’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality.”
UWLP Analyzes Utah's Last-Place Ranking for Women's Equality

UWLP Analyzes Utah's Last-Place Ranking for Women's Equality

For the fourth year in a row, WalletHub has named Utah the worst state in the nation for women’s equality in a report released in August titled “2021’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality.”

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Matt Palmer, Utah State University Extension faculty in Sanpete County, was promoted to full professor in July. In celebration, he recently presented a summary of his career at a reception held at Snow College in Ephraim.
Holistic Approach to Problem Solving Helps Keep Balance

Holistic Approach to Problem Solving Helps Keep Balance

Matt Palmer, Utah State University Extension faculty in Sanpete County, was promoted to full professor in July. In celebration, he recently presented a summary of his career at a reception held at Snow College in Ephraim.

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Paula Scott, Utah State University Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) state director, was recently promoted to full professor and celebrated with friends and family at the Kaysville Education Center last month.
EFNEP, a Great Place to Be a “Foodie” and a Full Professor

EFNEP, a Great Place to Be a “Foodie” and a Full Professor

Paula Scott, Utah State University Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) state director, was recently promoted to full professor and celebrated with friends and family at the Kaysville Education Center last month.

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The average American will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when taking into consideration pre-meal snacking, the actual dinner, dessert, then evening leftovers.
Healthy Eating for Happy Holidays

Healthy Eating for Happy Holidays

The average American will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when taking into consideration pre-meal snacking, the actual dinner, dessert, then evening leftovers.

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Utah State University Extension recently received a grant to fund programs that will enhance farming opportunities for refugee and Native American farmers in Utah. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food
USU Extension Receives Grant to Help Refugee and Native American Farmers

USU Extension Receives Grant to Help Refugee and Native American Farmers

Utah State University Extension recently received a grant to fund programs that will enhance farming opportunities for refugee and Native American farmers in Utah. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food...

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Utah State University Extension’s Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching (HEART) Initiative recently received the Rural Education Partner of the Year Award from the Rural Health Association of Utah (RHAU) at their conference this month.
USU Extension HEART Initiative Wins Award for Rural Education Efforts

USU Extension HEART Initiative Wins Award for Rural Education Efforts

Utah State University Extension’s Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching (HEART) Initiative recently received the Rural Education Partner of the Year Award from the Rural Health Association of Utah (RHAU) at their conference this month.

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The Centers for Disease Control released a report this week stating that for the first time, the number of overdose deaths in the United States was over 100,000 in a 12-month period.
CDC Shows Record-Breaking Increase in Overdose Deaths Nationally, but Utah Fares Better

CDC Shows Record-Breaking Increase in Overdose Deaths Nationally, but Utah Fares Better

The Centers for Disease Control released a report this week stating that for the first time, the number of overdose deaths in the United States was over 100,000 in a 12-month period.

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Turkeys may not be as easy to purchase this year as they have been in previous years. According to the USDA, frozen turkey inventories are 24 percent below their three-year average volumes, and production of turkeys is down compared to the average year.
Ask an Expert – Make a Marvelous Thanksgiving Meal – with or without the Turkey

Ask an Expert – Make a Marvelous Thanksgiving Meal – with or without the Turkey

Turkeys may not be as easy to purchase this year as they have been in previous years. According to the USDA, frozen turkey inventories are 24 percent below their three-year average volumes, and production of turkeys is down compared to the average year.

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This month, we celebrate the joy that comes from sharing gratitude. According to research from Harvard Health, gratitude can truly make a person happier. In recent years, psychologists have focused on the benefits that come to individuals when they create
Ask an Expert – Show Gratitude for Your Partner This Season (and Always!)

Ask an Expert – Show Gratitude for Your Partner This Season (and Always!)

This month, we celebrate the joy that comes from sharing gratitude. According to research from Harvard Health, gratitude can truly make a person happier. In recent years, psychologists have focused on the benefits that come to individuals when they create...

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In recent weeks, many homeowners have reported seeing mice droppings in cupboards, basements, food storage areas, bathrooms, bedrooms and garages. Mice can spread diseases through their urine, droppings, saliva and nesting materials.
Ask an Expert: The House Mouse – Not Your Storybook Christmas Mouse

Ask an Expert: The House Mouse – Not Your Storybook Christmas Mouse

In recent weeks, many homeowners have reported seeing mice droppings in cupboards, basements, food storage areas, bathrooms, bedrooms and garages. Mice can spread diseases through their urine, droppings, saliva and nesting materials.

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Oystershell scale, an invasive insect that can weaken and kill aspen trees, has recently been confirmed in native forests in Utah.
Utah Native Aspen Trees Affected by Invasive Insect

Utah Native Aspen Trees Affected by Invasive Insect

Oystershell scale, an invasive insect that can weaken and kill aspen trees, has recently been confirmed in native forests in Utah.

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A recent study by the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) showed that sexist comments and remarks are prevalent in Utah and normalized in everyday conversation, public communication, and social settings.
Sexist Comments Prevalent, Utah Study Shows

Sexist Comments Prevalent, Utah Study Shows

A recent study by the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) showed that sexist comments and remarks are prevalent in Utah and normalized in everyday conversation, public communication, and social settings.

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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. Consider these popular selections.
Ask an Expert – Plant Bulbs Now for Color Explosion this Spring

Ask an Expert – Plant Bulbs Now for Color Explosion this Spring

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. Consider these popular selections.

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Women in Utah have a strong history of political engagement. In fact, Utah women were the first in the United States to vote under an equal suffrage law in 1870. Utah was also the first state to elect a female state senator (elected over her own husband i
Utah Women Decreased in Rate of Voting, but Civic Engagement Remains High

Utah Women Decreased in Rate of Voting, but Civic Engagement Remains High

Women in Utah have a strong history of political engagement. In fact, Utah women were the first in the United States to vote under an equal suffrage law in 1870. Utah was also the first state to elect a female state senator (elected over her own husband i...

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Utah State University Extension recently launched Ag Wellness, a program focused on addressing the mental health needs of Utah farmers, ranchers and others involved in the agricultural industry.
USU Extension Launches AG Wellness Programs to Address Mental Health Needs in Agriculture

USU Extension Launches AG Wellness Programs to Address Mental Health Needs in Agriculture

Utah State University Extension recently launched Ag Wellness, a program focused on addressing the mental health needs of Utah farmers, ranchers and others involved in the agricultural industry.

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Spider encounters in Utah increase in the fall as spiders near the end of their lives and search for mates and lay egg sacks. These behaviors often occur indoors, causing more spider encounters and increasing the number of unnecessarily feared or killed s
Ask an Expert – Top Three Spooky Spiders in Utah May Not Be So Scary

Ask an Expert – Top Three Spooky Spiders in Utah May Not Be So Scary

Spider encounters in Utah increase in the fall as spiders near the end of their lives and search for mates and lay egg sacks. These behaviors often occur indoors, causing more spider encounters and increasing the number of unnecessarily feared or killed s...

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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 the
Ask an Expert – 10 Things You Should Do Before Saying “I Do”

Ask an Expert – 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 the...

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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 carvers proud and anxious to display their work. However, often just a few days later, the pumpki
Ask an Expert – Prevent Your Carved Creation from Becoming a Fungal Fiasco

Ask an Expert – 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 carvers proud and anxious to display their work. However, often just a few days later, the pumpki...

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Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) recently released a report that is a compilation of research pulled from 60 sources regarding the gender wage gap. The report shows that Utah women earn approximately 30% less than men, rankin
USU Research Compilation Shows Utah Gender Wage Gap Among Highest in the Nation

USU Research Compilation Shows Utah Gender Wage Gap Among Highest in the Nation

Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) recently released a report that is a compilation of research pulled from 60 sources regarding the gender wage gap. The report shows that Utah women earn approximately 30% less than men, rankin...

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Utah State University Extension 4-H youth from across the state celebrate National 4-H Week from October 3 to 9 with a variety of positive youth activities and opportunities. 
USU Extension 4-H Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week

USU Extension 4-H Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth from across the state celebrate National 4-H Week from October 3 to 9 with a variety of positive youth activities and opportunities. 

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Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget the yard and garden end-of-season tasks.
Ask an Expert – Time for Yard and Garden End-of-Season Tasks

Ask an Expert – Time for Yard and Garden End-of-Season Tasks

Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget the yard and garden end-of-season tasks.

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Reports of cougar sightings have increased across Utah this year. This may be related to both the ongoing drought, as habitat conditions deteriorate, and increased outdoor activity, as humans seek solace from COVID-19.
Ask an Expert – Tips for Living in Cougar Country

Ask an Expert – Tips for Living in Cougar Country

Reports of cougar sightings have increased across Utah this year. This may be related to both the ongoing drought, as habitat conditions deteriorate, and increased outdoor activity, as humans seek solace from COVID-19.

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The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) sponsors a fireside chat with Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson on women and leadership. The second annual Fall Women’s Leadership Forum is held Friday, October 1, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on the USU
USU’s UWLP Sponsors Free Fall Women’s Leadership Forum

USU’s UWLP Sponsors Free Fall Women’s Leadership Forum

The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) sponsors a fireside chat with Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson on women and leadership. The second annual Fall Women’s Leadership Forum is held Friday, October 1, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on the USU ...

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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 time spent eating and socializi
Ask an Expert – Tips for National Family Meals Month

Ask an Expert – Tips for National Family Meals Month

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 time spent eating and socializi...

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A new study from the Western Rural Development Center (WRDC) based at Utah State University shows a connection between political views and COVID-19 per capita cases and death rates.
Recent Study Shows Connection between Political Views and COVID-19 Rates

Recent Study Shows Connection between Political Views and COVID-19 Rates

A new study from the Western Rural Development Center (WRDC) based at Utah State University shows a connection between political views and COVID-19 per capita cases and death rates.

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National Preparedness Month is held each September to raise awareness about preparing for disasters and emergencies. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”
Ask an Expert – Prepare to Protect: September is National Preparedness Month

Ask an Expert – Prepare to Protect: September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is held each September to raise awareness about preparing for disasters and emergencies. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

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Utah State University Extension sponsors the 2021 Celebrating Women Conference Saturday, September 18, streamed live on Zoom.
USU Extension Sponsors Celebrating Women Conference

USU Extension Sponsors Celebrating Women Conference

Utah State University Extension sponsors the 2021 Celebrating Women Conference Saturday, September 18, streamed live on Zoom.

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The first few weeks of school set the tone for the rest of the year, and there are things parents can do, starting from day one, to help their kids succeed. Consider these tips.
Ask an Expert – Back to School Tips for Parents

Ask an Expert – Back to School Tips for Parents

The first few weeks of school set the tone for the rest of the year, and there are things parents can do, starting from day one, to help their kids succeed. Consider these tips.

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Utah State University Water Quality Extension leads Pack It Out Utah, Utah’s second statewide trails and waterways volunteer cleanup, Sept. 11 to 19. Local governments, nonprofits, organizations and volunteers across Utah will partner to remove garbage fr
USU Extension Water Quality Program Leads Statewide Trails and Waterways Cleanup

USU Extension Water Quality Program Leads Statewide Trails and Waterways Cleanup

Utah State University Water Quality Extension leads Pack It Out Utah, Utah’s second statewide trails and waterways volunteer cleanup, Sept. 11 to 19. Local governments, nonprofits, organizations and volunteers across Utah will partner to remove garbage fr...

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Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake. Don’t give up just yet, though – we’re coming in the home stretch! Consider these fall tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac.
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. Don’t give up just yet, though – we’re coming in the home stretch! Consider these fall tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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All wasps can sting, right? Well, not exactly. While we tend to group them all into the stinging insect category, paper wasps, yellowjackets and aerial yellowjackets (hornets) do most of the stinging.
Ask an Expert – Do Wasps Get a Bad Rap?

Ask an Expert – Do Wasps Get a Bad Rap?

All wasps can sting, right? Well, not exactly. While we tend to group them all into the stinging insect category, paper wasps, yellowjackets and aerial yellowjackets (hornets) do most of the stinging.

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A recent study from the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) outlined specific challenges women in the workforce faced during COVID-19. 
Resiliency Aided Utah Women During COVID-19

Resiliency Aided Utah Women During COVID-19

A recent study from the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) outlined specific challenges women in the workforce faced during COVID-19. 

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If you have spotted bats near your home or nearby structures, you are not alone. Bats are migratory and may take up residence in chimneys, structures and homes when they can find an opening.
Ask an Expert – Bats Making Recent Appearances

Ask an Expert – Bats Making Recent Appearances

If you have spotted bats near your home or nearby structures, you are not alone. Bats are migratory and may take up residence in chimneys, structures and homes when they can find an opening.

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Many parts of the state have recently experienced flooding. It is important to properly clean and sanitize wet and muddy household furnishings, carpets, clothing and surfaces as quickly as possible to avoid damage and contamination.
Ask an Expert – Safely Cleaning Your Home After a Flood

Ask an Expert – Safely Cleaning Your Home After a Flood

Many parts of the state have recently experienced flooding. It is important to properly clean and sanitize wet and muddy household furnishings, carpets, clothing and surfaces as quickly as possible to avoid damage and contamination.

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While many people know and understand basic freezing and dehydrating methods for preserving foods, it becomes a different story when they contemplate bottling.
Ask an Expert – Twelve Tips to Help Make Sense of Home Canning

Ask an Expert – Twelve Tips to Help Make Sense of Home Canning

While many people know and understand basic freezing and dehydrating methods for preserving foods, it becomes a different story when they contemplate bottling.

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The benefits of physical activity are clear, yet thousands of Utah girls and women participate at significantly lower levels than boys and men.
Study Shows Physical Activity Levels Low for Utah Girls and Young Women

Study Shows Physical Activity Levels Low for Utah Girls and Young Women

The benefits of physical activity are clear, yet thousands of Utah girls and women participate at significantly lower levels than boys and men.

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

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Research shows that spending time in nature promotes physical and emotional health. Since July is National Park and Recreation Month, consider celebrating it by spending more time outdoors.
Ask an Expert – Celebrate Park and Recreation Month by Spending Time Outdoors

Ask an Expert – Celebrate Park and Recreation Month by Spending Time Outdoors

Research shows that spending time in nature promotes physical and emotional health. Since July is National Park and Recreation Month, consider celebrating it by spending more time outdoors.

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The average human body is 65 percent water — an element essential for survival. Water helps blood flow and carries oxygen and nutrients to cells, flushes waste products from the body, cushions tissues and joints and is a critical component for digestion.
USU Extension Offers Water Storage Tips

USU Extension Offers Water Storage Tips

The average human body is 65 percent water — an element essential for survival. Water helps blood flow and carries oxygen and nutrients to cells, flushes waste products from the body, cushions tissues and joints and is a critical component for digestion....

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The Utah State University Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) program sponsors “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor,” a food drive designed to help those in need of fresh produce.
USU Extension Sponsors “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor” Food Drive

USU Extension Sponsors “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor” Food Drive

The Utah State University Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) program sponsors “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor,” a food drive designed to help those in need of fresh produce.

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Utah is currently in one of the worst droughts since recording began in the late 1800s. Many reservoirs are at an all-time low, and some are drying up completely.
Ask an Expert – With Proper Care, Drought Won’t Permanently Damage Yards

Ask an Expert – With Proper Care, Drought Won’t Permanently Damage Yards

Utah is currently in one of the worst droughts since recording began in the late 1800s. Many reservoirs are at an all-time low, and some are drying up completely.

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A recent study from the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) outlined specific challenges women in the workforce faced during COVID-19, including the negative impacts on working mothers, challenges with childcare and managing a bro
Utah Women and Work: Caregiving Challenges During Covid-19

Utah Women and Work: Caregiving Challenges During Covid-19

A recent study from the Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) outlined specific challenges women in the workforce faced during COVID-19, including the negative impacts on working mothers, challenges with childcare and managing a bro...

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Davis County and the Utah State University Botanical Center partner to provide the Davis Heritage Festival in 2022. The new event celebrating the heritage of Davis County replaces the Davis County Fair and will be planned and hosted by the USU Botanical C
Davis Heritage Festival Announced

Davis Heritage Festival Announced

Davis County and the Utah State University Botanical Center partner to provide the Davis Heritage Festival in 2022. The new event celebrating the heritage of Davis County replaces the Davis County Fair and will be planned and hosted by the USU Botanical C...

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Trees provide cooling shade that helps reduce temperatures and energy bills, and they are an essential part of our landscapes. As the drought persists and we continue to cut back on lawn watering, it is critical that we remember to take care of our trees.
Ask an Expert – Five Tips to Help Trees Thrive During Drought

Ask an Expert – Five Tips to Help Trees Thrive During Drought

Trees provide cooling shade that helps reduce temperatures and energy bills, and they are an essential part of our landscapes. As the drought persists and we continue to cut back on lawn watering, it is critical that we remember to take care of our trees....

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Utah State University Extension’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI) program received the Creative Excellence Award from the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) at their 2021 annual conference in May.
USU Extension ROI Program Receives National Award

USU Extension ROI Program Receives National Award

Utah State University Extension’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI) program received the Creative Excellence Award from the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) at their 2021 annual conference in May.

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Many families are heading outdoors for recreation and activities. Whether in the pool or park, the ballfield or backyard, take precautionary measures so all family members are safe from sun, insects and injuries.
Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Summer Safety

Ask an Expert: Four Tips for Summer Safety

Many families are heading outdoors for recreation and activities. Whether in the pool or park, the ballfield or backyard, take precautionary measures so all family members are safe from sun, insects and injuries.

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It can be a challenge to keep gardens growing well as summer heats up, so Utah State University Extension provides a Gardener’s Almanac to help.
Ask an Expert – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

Ask an Expert – How Does Your Garden Grow? Tips for July

It can be a challenge to keep gardens growing well as summer heats up, so Utah State University Extension provides a Gardener’s Almanac to help.

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Research spanning the past several decades indicates that women politicians continue to be at a disadvantage in the way they are covered by the media, and that women are often dissuaded from entering the political realm because of gendered media reporting
Does the Media Create Sexism Toward Women in Politics?

Does the Media Create Sexism Toward Women in Politics?

Research spanning the past several decades indicates that women politicians continue to be at a disadvantage in the way they are covered by the media, and that women are often dissuaded from entering the political realm because of gendered media reporting...

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced a $1.1 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Utah State University Extension to develop the Remote Online Initiative (ROI).
U.S. Dept. of Commerce Awards USU Extension $1.1 Million for Remote Work Training

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Awards USU Extension $1.1 Million for Remote Work Training

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced a $1.1 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Utah State University Extension to develop the Remote Online Initiative (ROI).

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In today’s fast-paced, free-speech online world, chances are high that your child will encounter some type of hate and/or discrimination. This can be against race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disabili
Ask an Expert – Stop the Hate: Seven Tips to Help Youth Respond When They Encounter Online Hatred

Ask an Expert – Stop the Hate: Seven Tips to Help Youth Respond When They Encounter Online Hatred

In today’s fast-paced, free-speech online world, chances are high that your child will encounter some type of hate and/or discrimination. This can be against race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disabili...

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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...

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Not only did 2020 have a negative impact on small businesses, employment and school schedules, it also had a negative effect on home food preservation supplies.
Ask an Expert – Will We Have Better Access to Home Canning Supplies This Year?

Ask an Expert – Will We Have Better Access to Home Canning Supplies This Year?

Not only did 2020 have a negative impact on small businesses, employment and school schedules, it also had a negative effect on home food preservation supplies.

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Utah State University Health Extension offers three new virtual classes focused on stress management, suicide prevention and pain management.
USU Extension Offers New Online Health Classes

USU Extension Offers New Online Health Classes

Utah State University Health Extension offers three new virtual classes focused on stress management, suicide prevention and pain management.

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In response to the drought, many snakes are out in search of food and water, and some have recently been spotted slithering through moist areas such as city parks and yards.
Ask an Expert – Slithering Snakes Spotted in Parks and Lawns

Ask an Expert – Slithering Snakes Spotted in Parks and Lawns

In response to the drought, many snakes are out in search of food and water, and some have recently been spotted slithering through moist areas such as city parks and yards.

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With a dry summer predicted, drought concerns prompting a state of emergency for Utah and water restrictions already in place in many areas, it is more important than ever that Utah citizens are conscientious about their water use. 
Responsible Water Use Imperative This Summer

Responsible Water Use Imperative This Summer

With a dry summer predicted, drought concerns prompting a state of emergency for Utah and water restrictions already in place in many areas, it is more important than ever that Utah citizens are conscientious about their water use. 

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Just as humans must learn to adapt to changes in water availability during a drought, so must wildlife.
Ask an Expert – Coexisting with Wildlife During a Drought

Ask an Expert – Coexisting with Wildlife During a Drought

Just as humans must learn to adapt to changes in water availability during a drought, so must wildlife.

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Dave Schramm, USU Extension family life specialist, partnered with a mental wellness company, Impact Suite, to create Climb, a science-based tool to help individuals improve their lives through comprehensive training, real-time analytics and interactive s
USU Extension Professor Contributes to New Wellness App

USU Extension Professor Contributes to New Wellness App

Dave Schramm, USU Extension family life specialist, partnered with a mental wellness company, Impact Suite, to create Climb, a science-based tool to help individuals improve their lives through comprehensive training, real-time analytics and interactive s...

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Utah communities are changing rapidly, and to help support local planning efforts, members of the Utah State University Extension Utah Wellbeing Project recently surveyed residents about their overall wellbeing and their perspectives on life in their comm
Utah Wellbeing Project Tracks Perspectives on Life in Utah

Utah Wellbeing Project Tracks Perspectives on Life in Utah

Utah communities are changing rapidly, and to help support local planning efforts, members of the Utah State University Extension Utah Wellbeing Project recently surveyed residents about their overall wellbeing and their perspectives on life in their comm...

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Recent drought concerns in Utah have prompted Governor Spencer Cox to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drought.
Ask an Expert – Landscape Now to Help Prevent Wildfire Destruction Later

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

Recent drought concerns in Utah have prompted Governor Spencer Cox to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drought.

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June is here, the sun is shining, and gardening is in full swing! Consider these tips from the Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac to help make your yard and garden the best they can be.
June Gardening Checklist

June Gardening Checklist

June is here, the sun is shining, and gardening is in full swing! Consider these tips from the Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac to help make your yard and garden the best they can be.

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Utah State University Extension recently launched the “Hidden Gems” Family Fun Out and About Adventure Guides, created to help strengthen family connections and support positive youth development while helping families have fun exploring the world around
“Hidden Gems” Out and About Family Adventure Guides Launched

“Hidden Gems” Out and About Family Adventure Guides Launched

Utah State University Extension recently launched the “Hidden Gems” Family Fun Out and About Adventure Guides, created to help strengthen family connections and support positive youth development while helping families have fun exploring the world around ...

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A publication from the National Women’s Law Center reported that during the pandemic, women dropped out of the workforce at four times the rate of men.
Childcare, Homeschooling Cause Strain for Utah Women During Pandemic

Childcare, Homeschooling Cause Strain for Utah Women During Pandemic

A publication from the National Women’s Law Center reported that during the pandemic, women dropped out of the workforce at four times the rate of men.

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A close relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is mutually beneficial when it comes to the health and well-being of both. Grandparents provide acceptance, patience, love, stability, wisdom, fun and support to their grandchildren.
Ask an Expert – Six Tips to Help Children Cultivate a Close Relationship with Grandparents

Ask an Expert – Six Tips to Help Children Cultivate a Close Relationship with Grandparents

A close relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is mutually beneficial when it comes to the health and well-being of both. Grandparents provide acceptance, patience, love, stability, wisdom, fun and support to their grandchildren.

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Utah State University Extension joined forces with the Extension Foundation, the Western Rural Development Center and the University of California to host “Climate Change in Extension: Elevating and Amplifying Action.”
Extension Climate Change Action Forum Brings Federal, State Leaders Together

Extension Climate Change Action Forum Brings Federal, State Leaders Together

Utah State University Extension joined forces with the Extension Foundation, the Western Rural Development Center and the University of California to host “Climate Change in Extension: Elevating and Amplifying Action.”

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Utah State University Extension recently released “The Pocket Gardener - A Quick Reference Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Vegetables.” The guide can be found at pocketgardener.usu.edu.
USU Extension Releases New Pocket Vegetable Gardening Guide

USU Extension Releases New Pocket Vegetable Gardening Guide

Utah State University Extension recently released “The Pocket Gardener - A Quick Reference Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Vegetables.” The guide can be found at pocketgardener.usu.edu.

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Utah State University recently partnered with the Utah Industry Resources Alliance (UIRA) and the state of Utah to create an online supply chain database to help Utah’s manufacturing sector engage with the broader marketplace.
USU and UIRA Announce Critical Supply Chain Database

USU and UIRA Announce Critical Supply Chain Database

Utah State University recently partnered with the Utah Industry Resources Alliance (UIRA) and the state of Utah to create an online supply chain database to help Utah’s manufacturing sector engage with the broader marketplace.

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Due to drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Utah. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drough
Ask an Expert – How to Prioritize Home Irrigation During a Drought

Ask an Expert – How to Prioritize Home Irrigation During a Drought

Due to drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Utah. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drough...

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A recent donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Farmers Feeding Utah program will help aid those in need through a statewide food distribution blitz held Wednesday, May 19, at seven locations in Utah.
Farmers Feeding Utah Food Distribution Blitz Held in Seven Locations

Farmers Feeding Utah Food Distribution Blitz Held in Seven Locations

A recent donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Farmers Feeding Utah program will help aid those in need through a statewide food distribution blitz held Wednesday, May 19, at seven locations in Utah.

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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.
Ask an Expert – Seven Tips for Container Gardens that Thrill, Fill and Spill

Ask an Expert – 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.

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The Utah State University Extension Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative Resource Center in Roosevelt announces the 2021 Intermountain Tribal and Rural Opioid Wellness Summit: Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery in Rural Communities.
Tribal Opioid Wellness Summit: Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery

Tribal Opioid Wellness Summit: Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery

The Utah State University Extension Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative Resource Center in Roosevelt announces the 2021 Intermountain Tribal and Rural Opioid Wellness Summit: Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery in Rural Communities.

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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.
Ask an Expert – Five Ways to Find Peace by Staying Present

Ask an Expert – 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.

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In a recent women’s study conducted by the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), 59.1% of respondents stated that COVID-19 has negatively impacted their career advancement opportunities.
COVID-19 Has Negative Impact on Women’s Career Advancement

COVID-19 Has Negative Impact on Women’s Career Advancement

In a recent women’s study conducted by the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), 59.1% of respondents stated that COVID-19 has negatively impacted their career advancement opportunities.

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A case of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) was confirmed in March at the Golden Spike Events Center in Ogden.
Equine Herpesvirus Emerges Briefly in Utah

Equine Herpesvirus Emerges Briefly in Utah

A case of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) was confirmed in March at the Golden Spike Events Center in Ogden.

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

Ask an Expert – May Gardening Checklist

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

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Kathy Riggs, Utah State University Extension professor in Iron County, was recently named the recipient of Extension’s top honor, the E.G. Peterson Extension Award.
Kathy Riggs Receives USU Extension’s Top Award

Kathy Riggs Receives USU Extension’s Top Award

Kathy Riggs, Utah State University Extension professor in Iron County, was recently named the recipient of Extension’s top honor, the E.G. Peterson Extension Award.

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The term “self-care” is often misunderstood. This might be because it is often leveraged as a marketing gimmick. Advertisements promise us health, happiness and contentment if we just purchase the product they’re selling under the guise of self-care.
The Art of Self-Care

The Art of Self-Care

The term “self-care” is often misunderstood. This might be because it is often leveraged as a marketing gimmick. Advertisements promise us health, happiness and contentment if we just purchase the product they’re selling under the guise of self-care.

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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.
Ask an Expert – Four Tips to Help You Avoid Food Waste and Save Money

Ask an Expert – Four Tips to Help You Avoid 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.

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New research from the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with Utah State University Extension, Utah Valley University and Dixie State University, provides an update to previous UWLP studies on the status of women leaders in Utah educat
Women Leaders in Utah Higher Education on the Rise

Women Leaders in Utah Higher Education on the Rise

New research from the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with Utah State University Extension, Utah Valley University and Dixie State University, provides an update to previous UWLP studies on the status of women leaders in Utah educat...

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Paying rent each month isn’t just for college students or young families not yet settled in a career. Overall, home ownership in the U.S. has declined for the past 10 years since peaking in 2009. At the end of 2020, the rate hovered around 65%. 
Ask an Expert – Home Sweet Home: Is It Best to Rent or Buy?

Ask an Expert – Home Sweet Home: Is It Best to Rent or Buy?

Paying rent each month isn’t just for college students or young families not yet settled in a career. Overall, home ownership in the U.S. has declined for the past 10 years since peaking in 2009. At the end of 2020, the rate hovered around 65%. 

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Due to drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Utah. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drough
USU Extension Website Offers Drought Information and Resources

USU Extension Website Offers Drought Information and Resources

Due to drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Utah. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drough...

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The children and youth of military families sacrifice much, including multiple relocations, having their parents deployed, uncertainty and more. To celebrate these young heroes, April is designated as the Month of the Military Child.
April Is Month of the Military Child

April Is Month of the Military Child

The children and youth of military families sacrifice much, including multiple relocations, having their parents deployed, uncertainty and more. To celebrate these young heroes, April is designated as the Month of the Military Child.

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Household transitions, when children leave the care and responsibility of one parent to be with the other parent, can be emotional for children and parents alike. Establishing a routine for these transitions is beneficial for residential parents, nonresid
Ask an Expert – Establishing Smooth Transitions after Divorce

Ask an Expert – Establishing Smooth Transitions after Divorce

Household transitions, when children leave the care and responsibility of one parent to be with the other parent, can be emotional for children and parents alike. Establishing a routine for these transitions is beneficial for residential parents, nonresid...

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Utah State University Extension presented its Friend of Extension Award to Lyle Hillyard, former member of the Utah State Senate, at the Extension annual conference held in March.
USU Extension Presents Friend of Extension Award to Former Sen. Lyle Hillyard

USU Extension Presents Friend of Extension Award to Former Sen. Lyle Hillyard

Utah State University Extension presented its Friend of Extension Award to Lyle Hillyard, former member of the Utah State Senate, at the Extension annual conference held in March.

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

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on all Utahns; however, recent research suggests it has been especially challenging for women, whose employment and careers have been disproportionately impacted.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Utah Women and Work

The Impact of COVID-19 on Utah Women and Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on all Utahns; however, recent research suggests it has been especially challenging for women, whose employment and careers have been disproportionately impacted.

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April showers (and work in the garden) bring May flowers (and plants). Consider these tips to help you prepare! Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – April Gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – April Gardening Checklist

April showers (and work in the garden) bring May flowers (and plants). Consider these tips to help you prepare! Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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Utah State University Extension presented its Friend of Extension Award to Rep. Carl Albrecht, Utah House of Representatives District 70, at the Extension annual conference held this month.
USU Extension Presents Friend of Extension Award to Rep. Carl Albrecht

USU Extension Presents Friend of Extension Award to Rep. Carl Albrecht

Utah State University Extension presented its Friend of Extension Award to Rep. Carl Albrecht, Utah House of Representatives District 70, at the Extension annual conference held this month.

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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 and helping them be healthy, happy and able to ta
Ask an Expert – Seven Tips for Raising Responsible Children

Ask an Expert – Seven Tips for Raising Responsible 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 and helping them be healthy, happy and able to ta...

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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 – 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.

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Corned beef and cabbage, Ireland and leprechauns – all part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, right? Actually, these foods often associated with the holiday are not tied to Irish history at all.
Ask an Expert – Corned Beef and Cabbage Not Just for March Meals

Ask an Expert – Corned Beef and Cabbage Not Just for March Meals

Corned beef and cabbage, Ireland and leprechauns – all part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, right? Actually, these foods often associated with the holiday are not tied to Irish history at all.

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The Utah State University Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) program recently announced the recipients of their 2020 Outstanding Partner Awards.
USU Create Better Health Announces Partnership Awards

USU Create Better Health Announces Partnership Awards

The Utah State University Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) program recently announced the recipients of their 2020 Outstanding Partner Awards.

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The Utah State University USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program team recently published a best practices guide on how to create a social marketing campaign to promote farmers markets that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
USU Extension Releases Marketing Guide to Encourage SNAP Shoppers at Farmers Markets

USU Extension Releases Marketing Guide to Encourage SNAP Shoppers at Farmers Markets

The Utah State University USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program team recently published a best practices guide on how to create a social marketing campaign to promote farmers markets that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

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We are officially heading into gardening season! Consider these tips to help you prepare. Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – March Gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – March Gardening Checklist

We are officially heading into gardening season! Consider these tips to help you prepare. Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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America Saves Week has been an annual event since 2007. It is held the last week of February and focuses on helping people save money. Most people would like to put more money in savings, but it can be daunting to get started.
Ask an Expert – Celebrate America Saves Week – by Saving!

Ask an Expert – Celebrate America Saves Week – by Saving!

America Saves Week has been an annual event since 2007. It is held the last week of February and focuses on helping people save money. Most people would like to put more money in savings, but it can be daunting to get started.

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How often do you wash your pajamas and pillowcases? Or how about your coats and comforters?
Ask an Expert – The Dirt on Laundry: How Often to Wash?

Ask an Expert – The Dirt on Laundry: How Often to Wash?

How often do you wash your pajamas and pillowcases? Or how about your coats and comforters?

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The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, sponsors the virtual workshop, “More than a Body: Building Body Image Resilience.”
USU Sponsors Virtual Workshop on Building Body Image Resilience

USU Sponsors Virtual Workshop on Building Body Image Resilience

The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, sponsors the virtual workshop, “More than a Body: Building Body Image Resilience.”

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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 to help keep the spark going all year.
Ask an Expert – Tips to Keep the Spark in Your Relationship All Year

Ask an Expert – Tips to Keep the Spark in Your Relationship All Year

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 to help keep the spark going all year.

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The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, sponsors the virtual Spring Women’s Leadership Forum, “Stopping Violence Against Utah Girls and Women.”
USU Sponsors Forum on Stopping Violence Against Utah Girls and Women

USU Sponsors Forum on Stopping Violence Against Utah Girls and Women

The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, sponsors the virtual Spring Women’s Leadership Forum, “Stopping Violence Against Utah Girls and Women.”

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There is much that can be done now to get a jump start on the growing season. These tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac can help you get started.
Ask an Expert – February Pre-gardening Checklist

Ask an Expert – February Pre-gardening Checklist

There is much that can be done now to get a jump start on the growing season. These tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac can help you get started.

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Although Earl Creech grew up on what his father called a “true” family farm — no hired help from outside the family and no one doing an off-farm job for income — he didn’t know until he was in college that being a scientist who helps farmers could be a jo
Seeds Planted on the Path to Becoming Professor Creech

Seeds Planted on the Path to Becoming Professor Creech

Although Earl Creech grew up on what his father called a “true” family farm — no hired help from outside the family and no one doing an off-farm job for income — he didn’t know until he was in college that being a scientist who helps farmers could be a jo...

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These rankings prompted the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with Utah State University Extension and Utah Valley University, to track women's status in politics to determine why Utah fared poorly.
New Research Tracks the Status of Women in Utah Politics

New Research Tracks the Status of Women in Utah Politics

These rankings prompted the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with Utah State University Extension and Utah Valley University, to track women's status in politics to determine why Utah fared poorly.

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It can be a challenge to make the time to rest our minds, relax and find peace. But it is definitely worth the effort. 
Ask an Expert – Relax and De-stress with Meditation

Ask an Expert – Relax and De-stress with Meditation

It can be a challenge to make the time to rest our minds, relax and find peace. But it is definitely worth the effort. 

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In response to social distancing guidelines, innovative Utahns have found activities that allow them to be with family and also explore new adventures. In 2020 during COVID-19, Utah state park visitation rates increased by 36% during recreation months com
Ask an Expert – Backyard Chicken Ranching, Rodents and COVID-19

Ask an Expert – Backyard Chicken Ranching, Rodents and COVID-19

In response to social distancing guidelines, innovative Utahns have found activities that allow them to be with family and also explore new adventures. In 2020 during COVID-19, Utah state park visitation rates increased by 36% during recreation months com...

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In a report released Jan. 20, 2021, researchers from Utah State University Extension and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) assess the potential for expanding meat processing capabilities in Utah and examine the potential demand for Utah b
Research Suggests Potential for Growth in Utah’s Beef Industry

Research Suggests Potential for Growth in Utah’s Beef Industry

In a report released Jan. 20, 2021, researchers from Utah State University Extension and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) assess the potential for expanding meat processing capabilities in Utah and examine the potential demand for Utah b...

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National research has found that while women and men have both struggled to find and keep employment during the COVID-19 pandemic, women have been more negatively impacted than men.
USU Conducts Survey on COVID-19 and Women in the Workplace

USU Conducts Survey on COVID-19 and Women in the Workplace

National research has found that while women and men have both struggled to find and keep employment during the COVID-19 pandemic, women have been more negatively impacted than men.

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Despite the dark, hanging cloud of the coronavirus, there is still much happiness to be had. Though 2021 still holds uncertainty, it can be as good as we make it.
Ask an Expert – Three Steps for a Happier Life in 2021

Ask an Expert – Three Steps for a Happier Life in 2021

Despite the dark, hanging cloud of the coronavirus, there is still much happiness to be had. Though 2021 still holds uncertainty, it can be as good as we make it.

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Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Utah Marriage Celebration held online Friday, Feb. 19, from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Designed as a date night for those who want to prepare for or strengthen their marriage, the marriage celebration features workshop
USU Extension Co-sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

USU Extension Co-sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration

Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Utah Marriage Celebration held online Friday, Feb. 19, from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Designed as a date night for those who want to prepare for or strengthen their marriage, the marriage celebration features workshop...

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In recent years, strides have been made to increase the number of women serving as elected officials in Utah, but there is still significant work to be done.
Perceptions of Elected Women Officials in Utah

Perceptions of Elected Women Officials in Utah

In recent years, strides have been made to increase the number of women serving as elected officials in Utah, but there is still significant work to be done.

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If last year’s spike in gardening interest is any indication of what this year will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.
Ask an Expert – January Garden Planning Tips

Ask an Expert – January Garden Planning Tips

If last year’s spike in gardening interest is any indication of what this year will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

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We know the holidays will be different this year because of COVID-19. But one thing that won’t change is the importance of getting along with the family, whether it’s in person or over video chat.
Ask an Expert – Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

Ask an Expert – Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

We know the holidays will be different this year because of COVID-19. But one thing that won’t change is the importance of getting along with the family, whether it’s in person or over video chat.

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The need for food assistance in Utah has increased by 300 percent this year. This creates an abundance of families who don’t know where their next meal will come from.
Farmers Feeding Utah Partners to Help Salt Lake Elementary Schools

Farmers Feeding Utah Partners to Help Salt Lake Elementary Schools

The need for food assistance in Utah has increased by 300 percent this year. This creates an abundance of families who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

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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, the concepts of excess, over indulgence and over scheduling seem
Ask an Expert – Avoid Excess this Holiday

Ask an Expert – Avoid Excess 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, the concepts of excess, over indulgence and over scheduling seem...

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Utah State University Extension recently launched the “Hidden Gems” Family Fun at-Home Adventure Guides. The guides were created to help strengthen family connections and support positive youth development while providing family fun.
"Hidden Gems” Family Adventure Guides Launched

"Hidden Gems” Family Adventure Guides Launched

Utah State University Extension recently launched the “Hidden Gems” Family Fun at-Home Adventure Guides. The guides were created to help strengthen family connections and support positive youth development while providing family fun.

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A food distribution event sponsored by the Utah State University Cache County Extension office, the Cache Community Food Pantry and Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at the English Language Center in Logan, 1544 North
USU Extension Assists with Food Distribution Event on Saturday

USU Extension Assists with Food Distribution Event on Saturday

A food distribution event sponsored by the Utah State University Cache County Extension office, the Cache Community Food Pantry and Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at the English Language Center in Logan, 1544 North ...

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Utah State University Extension 4-H issued a challenge to all Utah 4-H programs to complete one service project in December, providing the entire state with service from 4-H youth this month.
4-H Youth Challenged to Serve Utah this Month

4-H Youth Challenged to Serve Utah this Month

Utah State University Extension 4-H issued a challenge to all Utah 4-H programs to complete one service project in December, providing the entire state with service from 4-H youth this month.

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Thanksgiving is behind us, and hopefully it was celebrated without you or members of your household contracting COVID-19. We now have a few weeks to prepare for the next series of 2020 challenges – what will Christmas look like this year?
Ask an Expert – Meaningful Christmas Gifts for 2020

Ask an Expert – Meaningful Christmas Gifts for 2020

Thanksgiving is behind us, and hopefully it was celebrated without you or members of your household contracting COVID-19. We now have a few weeks to prepare for the next series of 2020 challenges – what will Christmas look like this year?

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Though yards and gardens were put to bed some time ago, there are still outdoor tasks to consider and holiday gardening gifts to give. Here are some tips.
Ask an Expert - December Gardener’s Almanac Tips

Ask an Expert - December Gardener’s Almanac Tips

Though yards and gardens were put to bed some time ago, there are still outdoor tasks to consider and holiday gardening gifts to give. Here are some tips.

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Utah State University Extension’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI) program recently announced the Remote Work Tech Scholarship sponsored by Broadcom Inc., a developer, manufacturer and global supplier of infrastructure software products.
USU Extension Announces Remote Work Tech Scholarship

USU Extension Announces Remote Work Tech Scholarship

Utah State University Extension’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI) program recently announced the Remote Work Tech Scholarship sponsored by Broadcom Inc., a developer, manufacturer and global supplier of infrastructure software products.

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Utah State University Extension is one of two recipients of an Envision Utah Common Good Award, which will be presented virtually on December 3.
USU Extension Receives Envision Utah’s “Common Good Award”

USU Extension Receives Envision Utah’s “Common Good Award”

Utah State University Extension is one of two recipients of an Envision Utah Common Good Award, which will be presented virtually on December 3.

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Flexibility and family-friendly policies in the workplace increase employee productivity, engagement and overall satisfaction, according to a recent study by researchers from the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP).
Research Shows Family-Friendly Policies Increase Workplace Satisfaction

Research Shows Family-Friendly Policies Increase Workplace Satisfaction

Flexibility and family-friendly policies in the workplace increase employee productivity, engagement and overall satisfaction, according to a recent study by researchers from the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP).

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The average American consumed about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when taking into consideration pre-meal snacking, the actual dinner, dessert, then evening leftovers. That is enough to gain a pound or two, which can be remedied, but how many more da
Healthy Eating for a Happy Holiday

Healthy Eating for a Happy Holiday

The average American consumed about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when taking into consideration pre-meal snacking, the actual dinner, dessert, then evening leftovers. That is enough to gain a pound or two, which can be remedied, but how many more da...

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The health benefits of cranberries, combined with their unique taste, versatility and ease of use, make them a wise fruit choice not only during the holidays, but year round.
Ask a Specialist – Cranberries: a Healthy Holiday Choice

Ask a Specialist – Cranberries: a Healthy Holiday Choice

The health benefits of cranberries, combined with their unique taste, versatility and ease of use, make them a wise fruit choice not only during the holidays, but year round.

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Recent recommendations from Governor Gary Herbert have stated that the Thanksgiving holiday must be different this year if we are to lower our record-high COVID-19 numbers. These recommendations can leave us wondering how to manage the changes while still
Ask an Expert – Thinking Outside the Box for 2020 Thanksgiving

Ask an Expert – Thinking Outside the Box for 2020 Thanksgiving

Recent recommendations from Governor Gary Herbert have stated that the Thanksgiving holiday must be different this year if we are to lower our record-high COVID-19 numbers. These recommendations can leave us wondering how to manage the changes while still...

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As families and individuals continue to struggle with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation’s “Farmers Feeding Utah” campaign will hold two more “Miracle Projects” to provide relief to farmers and families.
Farmers Feeding Utah Launches “Miracle Projects” to Needy Families in Provo and Ogden

Farmers Feeding Utah Launches “Miracle Projects” to Needy Families in Provo and Ogden

As families and individuals continue to struggle with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation’s “Farmers Feeding Utah” campaign will hold two more “Miracle Projects” to provide relief to farmers and families.

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Many retailers are promoting month-long Black Friday deals and will continue to flood us with advertising until Christmas. But before jumping the gun and diving in blindly to holiday spending, consider these tips to help you be a savvy shopper this season
Ask an Expert – Four Tips to Help You Be a Savvy Holiday Shopper

Ask an Expert – Four Tips to Help You Be a Savvy Holiday Shopper

Many retailers are promoting month-long Black Friday deals and will continue to flood us with advertising until Christmas. But before jumping the gun and diving in blindly to holiday spending, consider these tips to help you be a savvy shopper this season...

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Utah State University was recently awarded two $5 million grants from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance.
USU Awarded Two $5 Million Grants for Fatherhood and Relationship Education

USU Awarded Two $5 Million Grants for Fatherhood and Relationship Education

Utah State University was recently awarded two $5 million grants from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance.

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Before giving up on gardening for the season, it’s important to finish strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider these tips.
Ask an Expert: Final Fall Pruning and Projects

Ask an Expert: Final Fall Pruning and Projects

Before giving up on gardening for the season, it’s important to finish strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider these tips.

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Although women comprise half of the government's workforce, a new research study found that women continue to experience barriers, challenges and prejudice that impact their leadership paths, despite regulations legislated to reduce bias.
Pathway to Leadership a Steep One for Women in Government

Pathway to Leadership a Steep One for Women in Government

Although women comprise half of the government's workforce, a new research study found that women continue to experience barriers, challenges and prejudice that impact their leadership paths, despite regulations legislated to reduce bias.

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Utah State University Extension recently partnered with the Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments (SEUALG), with support from the Utah Association of Counties (UAC), to provide online training for rural Utah businesses.
USU Extension to Provide Online Training for Rural Utah Businesses

USU Extension to Provide Online Training for Rural Utah Businesses

Utah State University Extension recently partnered with the Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments (SEUALG), with support from the Utah Association of Counties (UAC), to provide online training for rural Utah businesses.

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Utah State University Extension recently partnered with 13 states and four territories on a Western Region Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Grant.
USU Extension Receives Grant for Mental Health in Rural Communities

USU Extension Receives Grant for Mental Health in Rural Communities

Utah State University Extension recently partnered with 13 states and four territories on a Western Region Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Grant.

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Utah State University Extension’s 4-H Mentoring program in Utah County has been awarded two grants by the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Justice and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The award was one of eight statewide programs aw
Utah County 4-H Mentoring Awarded Two Federal Grants

Utah County 4-H Mentoring Awarded Two Federal Grants

Utah State University Extension’s 4-H Mentoring program in Utah County has been awarded two grants by the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Justice and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The award was one of eight statewide programs aw...

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For many people, the pandemic has caused disarray and uncertainty, and it is easy to become anxious and skeptical. However, there are many things we still have control over, and one of those is our attitude.
Ask an Expert – Tips for Staying Positive and Healthy During the Pandemic

Ask an Expert – Tips for Staying Positive and Healthy During the Pandemic

For many people, the pandemic has caused disarray and uncertainty, and it is easy to become anxious and skeptical. However, there are many things we still have control over, and one of those is our attitude.

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As your family considers whether or not to participate in trick-or-treating this year, talk with neighbors and those you intend to visit and decide how to best keep everyone safe.
Ask an Expert – Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating in 2020

Ask an Expert – Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating in 2020

As your family considers whether or not to participate in trick-or-treating this year, talk with neighbors and those you intend to visit and decide how to best keep everyone safe.

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Utah State University Water Quality Extension leads Utah’s first statewide trails and waterways volunteer cleanup Oct. 31 through Nov. 8. Local governments, nonprofits and volunteers across Utah will partner to remove garbage from public lands and help im
USU Extension Leads Utah's First Statewide Trails and Waterways Cleanup

USU Extension Leads Utah's First Statewide Trails and Waterways Cleanup

Utah State University Water Quality Extension leads Utah’s first statewide trails and waterways volunteer cleanup Oct. 31 through Nov. 8. Local governments, nonprofits and volunteers across Utah will partner to remove garbage from public lands and help im...

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In recent weeks, reports of cougar sightings have increased across Utah, including in urban areas and on hiking trails. The cougar, Puma concolor, is known as the mountain lion, puma, screamer or panther. They are readily recognized by their tawny color,
Ask an Expert – Tips for Living in Cougar Country

Ask an Expert – Tips for Living in Cougar Country

In recent weeks, reports of cougar sightings have increased across Utah, including in urban areas and on hiking trails. The cougar, Puma concolor, is known as the mountain lion, puma, screamer or panther. They are readily recognized by their tawny color, ...

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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 carvers proud and anxious to display their work.
Ask an Expert – Prevent Your Carved Creation from Becoming a Fungal Fiasco

Ask an Expert – 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 carvers proud and anxious to display their work.

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Utah State University Extension 4-H youth from across the state celebrate National 4-H Week, October 4 to 10, with a variety of positive youth activities and opportunities.
USU Extension 4-H Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week

USU Extension 4-H Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week

Utah State University Extension 4-H youth from across the state celebrate National 4-H Week, October 4 to 10, with a variety of positive youth activities and opportunities.

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Considerably fewer women leaders serve in municipal governments than in county or state leadership, concludes a research study’s third and final segment on women holding government leadership positions in Utah.
Population Not Always Reflected in Municipal Leadership

Population Not Always Reflected in Municipal Leadership

Considerably fewer women leaders serve in municipal governments than in county or state leadership, concludes a research study’s third and final segment on women holding government leadership positions in Utah.

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Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget there are still yard and garden end-of-season task
Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Tips

Ask an Expert - October Yard and Garden Tips

Autumn is officially here, and there is much to look forward to – pumpkins on the porch, apple cider, cooler temperatures and walks through crunchy leaves. But before you get too comfortable, don’t forget there are still yard and garden end-of-season task...

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Utah State University Extension recently launched PowerPay Money Master, an online financial education course that provides tools and information to teach real-life money smarts.
USU Extension’s New PowerPay Money Master Course Launched

USU Extension’s New PowerPay Money Master Course Launched

Utah State University Extension recently launched PowerPay Money Master, an online financial education course that provides tools and information to teach real-life money smarts.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress and challenges for people across the world. As the new school year begins, emotions can run from excitement to fear and from relief to stress.
Ask an Expert – Back to School Self-Care for Educators

Ask an Expert – Back to School Self-Care for Educators

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress and challenges for people across the world. As the new school year begins, emotions can run from excitement to fear and from relief to stress.

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It can be a challenge to juggle responsibilities, schedules, meetings and events so the family can eat together each day. But research shows it is definitely worth the effort.
September Is National Family Meals Month – It’s Worth the Effort

September Is National Family Meals Month – It’s Worth the Effort

It can be a challenge to juggle responsibilities, schedules, meetings and events so the family can eat together each day. But research shows it is definitely worth the effort.

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Due to COVID-19 and a higher demand for canning supplies this season, many people have found it difficult to find new boxed lids for canning. Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the lid shortage.
Ask an Expert – What Should I Do If I Can’t Find Canning Lids?

Ask an Expert – What Should I Do If I Can’t Find Canning Lids?

Due to COVID-19 and a higher demand for canning supplies this season, many people have found it difficult to find new boxed lids for canning. Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the lid shortage.

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The Tooele Rural Opioid Healthcare Consortium, a community-based network of providers, organizations and interested community members addressing the issues of opioids and overdose in Tooele County, sponsors Recovery Day on Saturday, September 26.
Tooele County Recovery Day Held with Drive-through Event During National Recovery Month

Tooele County Recovery Day Held with Drive-through Event During National Recovery Month

The Tooele Rural Opioid Healthcare Consortium, a community-based network of providers, organizations and interested community members addressing the issues of opioids and overdose in Tooele County, sponsors Recovery Day on Saturday, September 26.

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As impacts of the health pandemic continue throughout the state, the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation’s Farmers Feeding Utah campaign is launching its fourth “Miracle Project” to provide relief to farmers and families.
Farmers Feeding Utah Launches Fourth “Miracle Project” to Needy Families in the Uinta Basin

Farmers Feeding Utah Launches Fourth “Miracle Project” to Needy Families in the Uinta Basin

As impacts of the health pandemic continue throughout the state, the Miracle of Agriculture Foundation’s Farmers Feeding Utah campaign is launching its fourth “Miracle Project” to provide relief to farmers and families.

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Winds, wildfires and flooding have been plentiful in Utah this month. Add in the pandemic, and feelings of anxiety and unrest can spike.
Ask an Expert – September Is National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared and Informed

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

Winds, wildfires and flooding have been plentiful in Utah this month. Add in the pandemic, and feelings of anxiety and unrest can spike.

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The recent wind storms have left many people without power. The potential loss of food in refrigerators and freezers is a cause for concern. Consider these tips.
Ask an Expert – What to Do When the Freezer Goes out

Ask an Expert – What to Do When the Freezer Goes out

The recent wind storms have left many people without power. The potential loss of food in refrigerators and freezers is a cause for concern. Consider these tips.

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Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, hosts the Fall Women’s Leadership Forum, “Exploring the Intersectionality of Race and Gender,” Friday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Utah Women & Leadership Project Hosts Fall Women’s Leadership Forum

Utah Women & Leadership Project Hosts Fall Women’s Leadership Forum

Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, hosts the Fall Women’s Leadership Forum, “Exploring the Intersectionality of Race and Gender,” Friday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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In recent weeks, curious but misguided wildlife watchers in national parks have had unfortunate encounters with wildlife. In one case, the meeting resulted in someone taking a trip to the emergency room after an American bison took issue with being the ce
Ask an Expert – Smartphones and Wildlife a Bad Combination

Ask an Expert – Smartphones and Wildlife a Bad Combination

In recent weeks, curious but misguided wildlife watchers in national parks have had unfortunate encounters with wildlife. In one case, the meeting resulted in someone taking a trip to the emergency room after an American bison took issue with being the ce...

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A research study conducted by Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that women hold 42.5% of leadership positions within county governments in Utah.
Who Is Included – and Excluded – When Making County Policies?

Who Is Included – and Excluded – When Making County Policies?

A research study conducted by Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that women hold 42.5% of leadership positions within county governments in Utah.

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Fall is in the air, which may make you want to hang up the rake. Don’t give up just yet, though – you are coming in the home stretch. Consider these fall tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac. Also included are links for further information.
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. Don’t give up just yet, though – you are coming in the home stretch. Consider these fall tips from the USU Extension Gardeners Almanac. Also included are links for further information.

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Utah State University Extension recently received the Opioid Impacted Family Support Grant, a $2.3 million award for peer support training and apprenticeships to help reduce opioid harms on Utah's impacted families.
USU Extension Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Reduce Opioid Harms

USU Extension Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Reduce Opioid Harms

Utah State University Extension recently received the Opioid Impacted Family Support Grant, a $2.3 million award for peer support training and apprenticeships to help reduce opioid harms on Utah's impacted families.

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Utah State University Extension sponsors the Celebrating Women Conference Saturday, September 26, streamed live on Zoom. Designed as an event to promote wellness and balance in the lives of women, the conference features workshops presented by profession
USU Extension Sponsors Celebrating Women Conference

USU Extension Sponsors Celebrating Women Conference

Utah State University Extension sponsors the Celebrating Women Conference Saturday, September 26, streamed live on Zoom. Designed as an event to promote wellness and balance in the lives of women, the conference features workshops presented by profession...

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What have the last several months looked like for your family? Remote work, remote learning, teaching and tutoring children at home during the pandemic have, at times, tested both students and parents to their limits.
Ask a Specialist - The Benefits of Family Routines in Uncertain Times

Ask a Specialist - The Benefits of Family Routines in Uncertain Times

What have the last several months looked like for your family? Remote work, remote learning, teaching and tutoring children at home during the pandemic have, at times, tested both students and parents to their limits.

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The term blended family highlights the unique challenge of finding acceptable ways to blend the lives, experiences, expectations and dreams of parents who remarry and the children involved. The ratio of people in the United States who live in blended fami
Ask an Expert – Tips for Creating a Successful Blended Family

Ask an Expert – Tips for Creating a Successful Blended Family

The term blended family highlights the unique challenge of finding acceptable ways to blend the lives, experiences, expectations and dreams of parents who remarry and the children involved. The ratio of people in the United States who live in blended fami...

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We often label any weedy grass as crabgrass; however, not all of them are crabgrass. For example, if you have weedy grass growing in April and May, it is not crabgrass. Crabgrass seed germinates when soil temperatures are around 55 F, usually after forsyt
Ask an Expert – Is Crabgrass Making You Crabby? Six Tips to Help

Ask an Expert – Is Crabgrass Making You Crabby? Six Tips to Help

We often label any weedy grass as crabgrass; however, not all of them are crabgrass. For example, if you have weedy grass growing in April and May, it is not crabgrass. Crabgrass seed germinates when soil temperatures are around 55 F, usually after forsyt...

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It’s food preservation season – that much-anticipated time when home gardeners and farmers market enthusiasts get to preserve the harvest. While many people know and understand basic freezing and dehydrating methods for preserving foods, it becomes a diff
Ask an Expert – Making Sense of Home Canning

Ask an Expert – Making Sense of Home Canning

It’s food preservation season – that much-anticipated time when home gardeners and farmers market enthusiasts get to preserve the harvest. While many people know and understand basic freezing and dehydrating methods for preserving foods, it becomes a diff...

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What gives people a feeling of power? An anonymous author wrote, from least to most important: money, status and growing a tomato.
A Connection to Our Food – From Seeds to Canning

A Connection to Our Food – From Seeds to Canning

What gives people a feeling of power? An anonymous author wrote, from least to most important: money, status and growing a tomato.

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A new research study from Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that state government leaders are implementing strategies to diversify gender leadership, but there are still opportunitie
Groundbreaking Study of Women in Leadership Positions in State Government Shows Progress, but Need for Improvement

Groundbreaking Study of Women in Leadership Positions in State Government Shows Progress, but Need for Improvement

A new research study from Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that state government leaders are implementing strategies to diversify gender leadership, but there are still opportunitie...

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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.
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.

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The Utah State University Extension Tribal Opioid Resource Center in Roosevelt announces the 2020 Intertribal Opioid Wellness Summit: Hope, Healing and Resiliency July 28 through 31.
2020 Intertribal Opioid Wellness Summit Offers Hope, Healing and Resiliency

2020 Intertribal Opioid Wellness Summit Offers Hope, Healing and Resiliency

The Utah State University Extension Tribal Opioid Resource Center in Roosevelt announces the 2020 Intertribal Opioid Wellness Summit: Hope, Healing and Resiliency July 28 through 31.

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Summer is the perfect time to head outdoors, but more people camping, hiking and biking on public lands means more people who have to “go” in places without bathroom facilities.
Know How to “Go” When Nature Calls in Utah’s Outdoors

Know How to “Go” When Nature Calls in Utah’s Outdoors

Summer is the perfect time to head outdoors, but more people camping, hiking and biking on public lands means more people who have to “go” in places without bathroom facilities.

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Many landscape trees planted in Utah are highly susceptible to iron chlorosis, which is caused by a lack of available iron in the soil and results in the yellowing of plant leaves.
Ask an Expert – Iron Chlorosis: Symptoms, Causes and Solutions

Ask an Expert – Iron Chlorosis: Symptoms, Causes and Solutions

Many landscape trees planted in Utah are highly susceptible to iron chlorosis, which is caused by a lack of available iron in the soil and results in the yellowing of plant leaves.

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In partnership with Utah State University Extension, Utah Farm Bureau announces its third Farmers Feeding Utah miracle project. The project will take place in West Salt Lake on July 27.
Farmers Feeding Utah Launches Third Miracle Project

Farmers Feeding Utah Launches Third Miracle Project

In partnership with Utah State University Extension, Utah Farm Bureau announces its third Farmers Feeding Utah miracle project. The project will take place in West Salt Lake on July 27.

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Utah State University Extension 4-H hosts a virtual summer camp focusing on mental health and well-being for youth. Camp Thrive is designed for youth who have completed grades 7 to 10.
USU Extension 4-H Hosts Virtual Mental Health Camp for Teens

USU Extension 4-H Hosts Virtual Mental Health Camp for Teens

Utah State University Extension 4-H hosts a virtual summer camp focusing on mental health and well-being for youth. Camp Thrive is designed for youth who have completed grades 7 to 10.

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Family vacations are a great time to bond as a family and get away from work and other responsibilities. However, this year it may be wiser to use vacation funds to pay off debt or add to that “rainy day” fund (which may have already come in handy this ye
Ask an Expert – Staycations a Great Option This Summer

Ask an Expert – Staycations a Great Option This Summer

Family vacations are a great time to bond as a family and get away from work and other responsibilities. However, this year it may be wiser to use vacation funds to pay off debt or add to that “rainy day” fund (which may have already come in handy this ye...

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The Utah State University Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is now home to the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), formerly located at Utah Valley University.
Utah Women & Leadership Project Relocated to USU

Utah Women & Leadership Project Relocated to USU

The Utah State University Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is now home to the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), formerly located at Utah Valley University.

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Summertime is here, and after a long spring, many people are eager to get outside and socialize. Although there is no current evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 through food or food packaging, there are definite precautions to take when planning
Ask an Expert – Nine Tips for Safe Summer Picnics

Ask an Expert – Nine Tips for Safe Summer Picnics

Summertime is here, and after a long spring, many people are eager to get outside and socialize. Although there is no current evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 through food or food packaging, there are definite precautions to take when planning...

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The Utah State University Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching (HEART) Initiative has received multiple regional and national awards for its innovate approach to addressing the opioid epidemic.
USU Extension Opioid Prevention Program Receives Awards

USU Extension Opioid Prevention Program Receives Awards

The Utah State University Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching (HEART) Initiative has received multiple regional and national awards for its innovate approach to addressing the opioid epidemic.

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It can be a challenge to keep gardens growing well as summer heats up, so 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

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

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Outdoor recreation in Utah contributes more than $13 billion to the economy, generates over $800 million in tax revenues and provides jobs for more than 100,000 people, according to data from the Outdoor Industry Association.
Ask an Expert – Ten Tips for Safe Recreation in Utah’s Wildlife Country

Ask an Expert – Ten Tips for Safe Recreation in Utah’s Wildlife Country

Outdoor recreation in Utah contributes more than $13 billion to the economy, generates over $800 million in tax revenues and provides jobs for more than 100,000 people, according to data from the Outdoor Industry Association.

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Only two days after making the first delivery of what will be more than 100,000 pounds of food to Utah’s Navajo neighbors, Farmers Feeding Utah is launching its second miracle project: Miracle Project Northern Utah.
Farmers Feeding Utah Looks to Give Northern Utah a Hand up through Second Miracle Project

Farmers Feeding Utah Looks to Give Northern Utah a Hand up through Second Miracle Project

Only two days after making the first delivery of what will be more than 100,000 pounds of food to Utah’s Navajo neighbors, Farmers Feeding Utah is launching its second miracle project: Miracle Project Northern Utah.

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Whether you plan to preserve your garden produce or hit the seasonal case lot sales, take stock of what is still in your freezer, pantry or food storage room.
Ask an Expert: Seven Tips to Help You Take Stock before Restocking Food Storage

Ask an Expert: Seven Tips to Help You Take Stock before Restocking Food Storage

Whether you plan to preserve your garden produce or hit the seasonal case lot sales, take stock of what is still in your freezer, pantry or food storage room.

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Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be complicated or expensive. Simple but meaningful gift ideas that are easy on the budget and fun for kids often mean the most to fathers and grandfathers. Here are five frugal gift ideas for the father figure(s) in your l
Ask an Expert – Five Frugal Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Ask an Expert – Five Frugal Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be complicated or expensive. Simple but meaningful gift ideas that are easy on the budget and fun for kids often mean the most to fathers and grandfathers. Here are five frugal gift ideas for the father figure(s) in your l...

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In order to learn more about Extension abroad and make connections with program administrators, practitioners and academics in the field, Utah State University Extension faculty members travelled to the Philippines earlier this spring to participate in
USU Extension Professionals Make Connections in the Philippines

USU Extension Professionals Make Connections in the Philippines

In order to learn more about Extension abroad and make connections with program administrators, practitioners and academics in the field, Utah State University Extension faculty members travelled to the Philippines earlier this spring to participate in

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Utah State University Extension’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI) program recently received two awards: the Innovation and Creativity Award from the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) and the 2020 Western Extensio
USU Extension’s Rural Online Initiative Program Receives National and Regional Awards

USU Extension’s Rural Online Initiative Program Receives National and Regional Awards

Utah State University Extension’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI) program recently received two awards: the Innovation and Creativity Award from the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) and the 2020 Western Extensio...

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Snakes are one of the slithery signs of late spring and summer. Of the 31 species found in Utah, seven are venomous. These are commonly called pit vipers because of the pit located between their nostrils and eyes.
Ask an Expert – Snakes Alive, It’s That Time Again!

Ask an Expert – Snakes Alive, It’s That Time Again!

Snakes are one of the slithery signs of late spring and summer. Of the 31 species found in Utah, seven are venomous. These are commonly called pit vipers because of the pit located between their nostrils and eyes.

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Only two days after making the first delivery of what will be more than 100,000 pounds of food to Utah’s Navajo neighbors, with another delivery scheduled for Monday, Farmers Feeding Utah is launching its second miracle project: Miracle Project Northern U
Farmers Feeding Utah Looks to Give Northern Utah a Hand up through Its Second “Miracle Project”

Farmers Feeding Utah Looks to Give Northern Utah a Hand up through Its Second “Miracle Project”

Only two days after making the first delivery of what will be more than 100,000 pounds of food to Utah’s Navajo neighbors, with another delivery scheduled for Monday, Farmers Feeding Utah is launching its second miracle project: Miracle Project Northern U...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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....

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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.

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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.

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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
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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Ask an Expert: Holidays with the Family - Tips for Survival
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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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

Roasting Vegetables

Youtube video that shows you how to roast vegetables.

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.”

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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 ...

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“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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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!

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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. ...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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