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osh 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 kn
Director of New Agricultural Center Named

Director of New Agricultural Center Named

osh 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 kn...

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

New USU Extension Davis County Office Open House

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

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

USU Extension Faculty Members Receive National Awards

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

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

USU Extension in Washington County Finds Permanent Home in New Building

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

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

USU Extension Announces Administrative Changes

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

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

E. G. Peterson Extension Award Given to Diane Reese

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

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

USU Extension Honored with Best of State Award

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

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

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

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

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

USU Extension Co-hosts Entrepreneurial Conference this Fall

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

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

New Director Named for Utah Small Business Development Center

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

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

USU Extension Experts Work to Understand Refugee Needs

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

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

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

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

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

USU Named Host of Utah Small Business Development Center Network

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

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

USU Extension Faculty Member Receives Governor's Medal for Excellence

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

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

Extension Internship Positions Available

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

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

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

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

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