Urban Agriculture & Natural Resources


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    Urban Agriculture & Natural Resources

    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.

    Do you want your own honey and help with pollination? USU Extension experts can help!

    Bee Keeping
    Get your eggs from local girls - in your own backyard! USU Extension experts can help!



    Wildlife in the City?

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    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


    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.More Information