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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.

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

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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

 

Salt Lake County
Stacy Abbott
Housing
Finance
Directory
Stacy Abbott

Stacy Abbott

Program Coordinator- Housing Education | Housing and Finance | Salt Lake County

(801)-477-7391

stacy.abbott@usu.edu

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

Sage Allen

Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4817

sage.allen@usu.edu

health & wellness
expert
HOFF
Specialist
nutrition
martha archuleta
Salt Lake County
Directory
HEWE
Martha Archuleta

Martha Archuleta

Nutrition, Health & Wellness Specialist

435-797-4230

martha.archuleta@usu.edu

Shauna Bagley
Salt Lake County
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Shauna Bagley

Shauna Bagley

Staff Assistant | Salt Lake County

(385) 468-4835

shauna.bagley@usu.edu

Sunny Bird
Salt Lake County
Directory
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Sunny Bird

Staff Assistant | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4820

sunny.bird@usu.edu

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

Meggan Callister

Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4833

meggan.schulze@usu.edu

heart
Directory
Salt Lake County
Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell

Peer Support Services Project Coordinator | Salt Lake County

385-468-4836

amy.campbell@usu.edu

Lhaksam Choedon
Directory
Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County 4-H
Lhaksam Choedon

Lhaksam Choedon

Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(801)-859-1958

lhaksam.choedon@usu.edu

Salt Lake County
Ginger Dalde
Directory
Ginger Dalde

Ginger Dalde

Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(385) 468-4824

ginger.dalde@usu.edu

Directory
Salt Lake County
Beckie Hales
expert
Directory
Deborah Ivie
State 4-H
Specialist
STEM
Salt Lake County
Preparedness
HOFF
canning
Directory
EFW
expert
Melanie Jewkes
homeandcomm
food preservation
Salt Lake County
nutrition county
Melanie Jewkes

Melanie Jewkes

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

385-468-4838

melanie.jewkes@usu.edu

Heidi King
Directory
Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County 4-H
Heidi King

Heidi King

Volunteer Coordinator | 4-H | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4831

heidi.king@usu.edu

Anjalika Mohanty
Salt Lake County
Directory
Directory
Lauren Montgomery
Salt Lake County 4-H
Salt Lake County
Lauren Montgomery

Lauren Montgomery

Staff Assistant | 4-H | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4830

lauren.montgomery@usu.edu

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

Vernon Parent

Leadership and Civics Specialist

(385) 468-4832

vernon.parent@usu.edu

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

Lisa Schainker

Extension Assistant Professor Family & Consumer Sciences | Salt Lake County

385-468-4816

lisa.schainker@usu.edu

Directory
Salt Lake County 4-H
Salt Lake County
Pam Van Wagoner
home and community
personal finance
EFW
Vincenza Vicari-Bentley
Directory
Salt Lake County
Vincenza  Vicari-Bentley

Vincenza Vicari-Bentley

Empowering Financial Wellness Program Coordinator | Salt Lake County

(808)-773-0952

vincenza.vicari-bentley@usu.edu

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

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

Katie Wagner

Extension Associate Professor | Horticulture | Salt Lake County

(385) 468-4826

katie.wagner@usu.edu

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

Andree Walker

Director of County Operations | Salt Lake County Director

(385)-468-4825

andree.walker@usu.edu

Directory
create better health
Kaitlin Waters
Salt Lake County
Kaitlin Waters

Kaitlin Waters

Create Better Health Ambassador | Create Better Health Utah (SNAP-Ed) | Salt Lake County

(385) 468-4840

Kaitlin.Waters@usu.edu

Katie Weber
Directory
Salt Lake County
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Katie Weber

Staff Assistant | FCS | Salt Lake County

(385)-468-4822

katie.weber@usu.edu

Directory
Ann Woodbury
Salt Lake County

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