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What is USU Extension?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.
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.More Information
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.More Information
Salt Lake County Urban Farming Program
Check out resources and information on Urban Farming provided by our partners at Salt Lake County.More Information
The links below offer additional information via partner websites and USU Extension Fact Sheets.
he 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!
Master Gardener Program
USU Extension Master Gardener Program develops a network of trained volunteers who can provide the Salt Lake community with unbiased, research-based horticultural education and technical assistance in gardening and home horticulture.
Gardening Workshops & Classes
Yard & Garden Classes
Check out classes and events held at the Conservation Garden Park. Many are taught by USU Extension experts.
Educational Resources for Teachers and Parents
Learn and teach about pollination through the PUPs (Protectors of Urban Pollinators) program! PUPS follow the three P’s: PLANT, PROTECT, and PROMOTE. Follow the link to download the PUPs curriculum.
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