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Salt Lake County Office

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With offices covering Utah's 29 counties, Utah State University Extension provides research-based community education, resources and programs in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business and community; food, health, and wellness; home, finance, and relationships; and 4-H and youth.

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USU Extension offers expertise and pertinent information specific to the needs of our county

Salt Lake County is a very diverse and urban county, and therefore there isn't much traditional agriculture occuring. However, there has been a large increase in urban agricultural practices, including small plot farming, backyard chickens and bees, and general gardening.  USU Extension provides a wealth of resources for those just staring out, or seasoned urban farmers - check out the resources below or call our office for more information.

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Wildlife in the City?

Salt Lake County is in a prime residential and recreational location due to our close proximity to undeveloped and rural areas. However, with outdoor recreation becoming increasingly popular, and a large urban – wildlife interface in our communities, there's an increased risk of human-wildlife interactions and a rise in citizens concerned about how to be safe in these areas. As Utah continues to grow, and as humans and wildlife compete for space, the number of human-wildlife conflicts will only increase.

As a partners on the Wild Aware Utah program, USU Extension experts assist in providing information and resources aimed at creating awareness throughout Utah that will foster new attitudes towards wildlife and motivate behavior changes in people, resulting in minimizing conflicts with Utah wildlife.

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Utah Urban and Small Farms Conference/Diversified Agriculture Consortium

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The Urban and Small Farms Conference is a two day multi track professional conference for urban and small acreage growers held in mid to late February each year.  The conference focuses on berry and fruit production, vegetable production, direct marketing, business resources, local food programs, and federal and state agency resources, to help Utah farmers and producers build better businesses. 

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Salt Lake County Urban Farming Program

Check out resources and information on Urban Farming provided by our partners at Salt Lake County.

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Agricultural Resources

The links below offer additional information via partner websites and USU Extension Fact Sheets. 

Utah State University Extension-Salt Lake County offers a wide array of resources to strengthen and enrich your life. We focus on how individuals and families obtain and use resources such as money, time, human capital, material resources, and community services. By exploring relationships between individuals, families and the economy we see the impact that public issues, policies and programs have on family economic well-being.

From food to family finance to relationships, our experts can help!

To join, login, register for events, or volunteer please visit 4h.zsuite.org or for more information visit USU Extension Salt Lake County 4-H

USU Extension Salt Lake County Contact Information

 

Extension
Salt Lake County
Sage Allen
Salt Lake County 4-H
Directory
Sage Allen

Sage Allen

Outdoor Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4817

sage.allen@usu.edu

Shauna Bagley
Salt Lake County
Directory
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Shauna Bagley

Shauna Bagley

Staff Assistant | Salt Lake County

(385) 468-4835

shauna.bagley@usu.edu

Directory
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Sunny Bird
Salt Lake County
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Sunny Bird

Staff Assistant | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4820

sunny.bird@usu.edu

Salt Lake County 4-H
Directory
Meggan Callister
Extension
Salt Lake County
Meggan Callister

Meggan Callister

Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4833

meggan.schulze@usu.edu

Amy Campbell
Salt Lake County
Directory
Extension
Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell

Peer Support Services Project Coordinator | Salt Lake County

385-468-4836

amy.campbell@usu.edu

Salt Lake County
Directory
Extension
Ginger Dalde
Ginger Dalde

Ginger Dalde

Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(385) 468-4824

ginger.dalde@usu.edu

Salt Lake County
Beckie Hales
Extension
Directory
STEM
Deborah Ivie
State 4-H
expert
Salt Lake County
Extension
Specialist
Directory
Melanie Jewkes
Directory
finance directory
expert
homeandcomm
EFW
nutrition county
Salt Lake County
financial wellness
Preparedness
Extension
canning
HOFF
food preservation
extension inflation
Melanie Jewkes

Melanie Jewkes

Extension Associate Professor | Family & Consumer Sciences | Salt Lake County

385-468-4838

melanie.jewkes@usu.edu

Extension
Marketing
Cynthia Lyman
Salt Lake County
Directory
Cynthia Lyman

Cynthia Lyman

Extension Wasatch Front Marketing Manager | Salt Lake County

385-468-4842

cynthia.lyman@usu.edu

Salt Lake County
Directory
Vernon Parent
4-H
Specialist
expert
State 4-H
Extension
leadership and civics
Vernon Parent

Vernon Parent

Leadership and Civics Specialist

(385) 468-4832

vernon.parent@usu.edu

mentalhealthteam
aware central
aware staff
healthwellness
Extension
relationship experts
Directory
Salt Lake County
homeandcomm
Lisa Schainker
Lisa Schainker

Lisa Schainker

Extension Assistant Professor Family & Consumer Sciences | Salt Lake County

385-468-4816

lisa.schainker@usu.edu

Directory
denise taylor
bastion center
Salt Lake County
Extension
Denise  Taylor

Denise Taylor

Program Coordinator, Level 1, STEM and Strategic Partnerships

801-913-8419

k.denise.taylor@usu.edu

Pam Van Wagoner
Salt Lake County 4-H
Salt Lake County
Directory
Extension
Pam Van Wagoner

Pam Van Wagoner

STEM & FCS Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(801)-604-5531

pamela.vanwagoner@usu.edu

Extension
home and community
financial wellness
Salt Lake County
finance directory
Vincenza Vicari-Bentley
personal finance
EFW
Directory
extension inflation
Vincenza  Vicari-Bentley

Vincenza Vicari-Bentley

Empowering Financial Wellness Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(808)-773-0952

vincenza.vicari-bentley@usu.edu

Tooele County
Extension
healthwellness
Maren Voss
aware staff
homeandcomm
mentalhealthteam
relationship experts
Directory
heart
health equity
health and wellness
aware central
Salt Lake County
physicalhealthteam
Maren Voss

Maren Voss

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor | Health and Wellness | HEART Initiative | Salt Lake & Tooele Counties

385-468-4841

maren.voss@usu.edu

Extension
expert
Directory
gardening
ag-nat
Katie Wagner
Salt Lake County
horticulture
Katie  Wagner

Katie Wagner

Extension Associate Professor | Horticulture | Salt Lake County

(385) 468-4826

katie.wagner@usu.edu

Extension
Administration
Directory
ag-nat
Andree Walker
Salt Lake County
Andree Walker

Andree Walker

Director of County Operations | Salt Lake County Director

(385)-468-4825

andree.walker@usu.edu

Salt Lake County 4-H
Salt Lake County
Katie Weber
Extension
Directory
Katie Weber

Katie Weber

Staff Assistant | 4-H | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4822

katie.weber@usu.edu

Directory
Extension
Salt Lake County
alicia wilcox
Alicia Wilcox

Alicia Wilcox

Family Peer Support Specialist Trainer and Project Manager | Utah State University Health Extension | Salt Lake County

385-468-4846

alicia.wilcox@usu.edu

Salt Lake County
Directory
Ann Woodbury
Extension

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