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What Summit County 4-H Offers:

September 1st marks the new 4-H year, meaning your club data and enrollment info needs to be updated! This data will remain in the system until September 2023, so if you update it now, you will be ready to go once summer activities start.

Additionally, members are encouraged to join a chartered club, and Utah 4-H only recognizes chartered clubs. Chartered clubs, at a minimum, have at least five members from three or more families. Research over the years has proven that youth involved in 4-H programs see the most benefit in the traditional club setting. By chartering your club, you are ensuring that you are providing the quality 4-H experience that kids deserve. Furthermore, to participate in 4-H activities around the state, including State Contests, and State Livestock Shows, youth should be active members in good standing, meaning they are involved in chartered clubs.

 Summary:

  • All youth and adult leaders need to re-enroll on Zsuite. 4h.zsuite.org
  • When you re-enroll: 
  • If you are part of a recognized chartered club, register under the name of your club. 
  • If your club has at least five members from three or more families, contact Sam ASAP so she can add your chartered club to the list. Then wait until the club is added before you register.
  • If you are part of a family club, register as "Summit County Family Club."
  • If you don't have a club but want to be a part of one, register as "I don't know what club I am in," and I will contact you.  

Benefits of Chartered Clubs:

  • Chartered Jr. Livestock Clubs are welcome and encouraged to fulfill their member's required educational events for the Summit County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale.
  • Access to curriculum resources, such as Discover 4-H.
  • Quality Assurance
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Increased social and leadership opportunities
  • Allows 4-H staff a mechanism to know who their active clubs are
  • Meets USDA mandates/laws
  • Grant Money

Please let me know what I can do to help you, your club or members continue to thrive in the 4-H program.

Fair & Junior Livestock Projects
Fair & Junior Livestock Projects
Fair & 4-H Livestock

Summer Camps
Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Summit County 4-H STEM Programs
STEM Programs

Outdoor Programs
4-H Outdoor Programs - Summit County
Outdoor Programs

Horse Program
4-H Horse Program
Horse Program

Youth Leadership
Summit County 4-H Youth Leadership
Youth Leadership

CloverBuds
https://extension.usu.edu/summit/4h/cloverbuds
CloverBuds

4-H Entrepreneurs
4-H Entrepreneurs
4-H Entrepreneurs

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Monthly Events

Monthly Events

Check out our events happening this month!

Portfolio Information

4-H Portfolio Information

4-H Portfolios are the combination of a resume and cover letter.

State Events
State Events
State Events

Club Charter Renewal Information
Club Charter
Club Charter Renewal Information

Get Involved
Join or volunteer with 4-H
Get Involved

Save The Date

4-H Awards Night
November 7th @ 6:30 PM
Ledges Event Center, Coalville 

Questions Regarding 4-H? 

Our county 4-H Coordinator is an excellent resource to help you locate established clubs or start a new one. Don't hesitate to contact Hailey for additional information and assistance with the club formation process. Additionally, please contact Hailey if you need help becoming a 4-H member. Hailey Davis can be reached at 435-336-3219 or hailey.davis@usu.edu

Any person, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.

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Kitchen appliances available for check out

Summit County residents can check out/reserve our appliances and sewing machines by calling Kenzie at 435-336-3217. Check out below what is available.

 

 


Empowering Girls and Women in Summit County
Empowering Girls and Women in Summit County

USU Extension and the Utah Women and Leadership Project met with 35 county leaders to discuss strengthening the impact of women and girls in Summit County.

Summit County Home and Community Needs Assessment
Summit County Home and Community Needs Assessment

Mental Health was found to be the highest priority need in Summit County. Check out the report here. 

Family Activities
Family Activities

Are you looking for ideas to play together as a family or couple this summer? Use our FREE adventure guides! 

Jared Hawkins

Extension Assistant Professor | Home and Community

Jared Hawkins

Phone: 435-336-3218
Email: jared.hawkins@usu.edu

Mailing Address:
Jared Hawkins
45 E 100 N
PO Box 127
Coalivlle, Utah 84017

 

Gardening

Master Gardener

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Learn how the classes work, what will be taught, and how to sign up! Registration is open for 2022.

Monthly Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips

There is always something you can do for you garden!

Online Gardening Classes

Gardening Classes

Choose from a variety of yard and garden classes all avaliable online.

Gardening Podcast

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Listen to the gardening tips on the go!

Maple Tree Tapping

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Ever wanted to make your own maple syrup? Fill out the survey to let us know of your interest!

Soil Care

Soil Care

Soil tests are a fantastic way to get a basis of what to do with your soil!

Horticulture Needs in Wasatch & Summit Counties

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Fill out our survey to let us know how to better help you!

 

 

More Gardening Resources

Other Gardening Resourses

USU Extension's most valuable gardening resources!

Crops

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We provide information and downloadable factsheets about crop planting, harvesting, tillage, irrigation, pests, weeds and more.

 

Agriculture

Summit County Stockyards

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Summit County Stockyards are open to county residence. Call our office at 435-336-3217 to schedule a day and get a key. Summit County encourages a $.50 fee per head for using the stockyards.

Newsletter

Newsletter

Sign up for the Summit County monthly newsletter for updates and programs provided by our office. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for frequent updates as well!

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Chicken

HPIA was recently detected in chickens in Utah. Although it is not a danger to humans, it is very contagious and lethal in chickens. Infected wild waterfowl primarily spread the virus as they migrate and encounter open water sources and domestic waterfowl and poultry. Close contact with infected flock mates and contaminated water sources is the most likely infection source for backyard poultry. Avian influenza poses a significant danger to both backyard poultry and commercial operations in Utah. More information here.


How can we help you?

How can we help you?

We would like to know how we can help you better! Please fill out this survey to let us know what we can provide for you to help you out.

Programs and Resources At Summit County Extension

Extension Programs and Resources

Learn more about current programs and classes we are offering taught from our office. 


Online Courses

Online Classes

Learn virtually from USU Extension speicalst throught these online courses. 



Soil & Hay Probe

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Our soil and hay probe is open to county members to borrow. Please call the office at 435-336-3217 to schedule an appointment to borrow them. 



Crops

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We provide information and downloadable factsheets about crop planting, harvesting, tillage, irrigation, pests, weeds and more.

 



Little Red Books

Little Red Books

We have Little Red Books available for free at our office. Pick up anytime 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. 

Summit County Farm Bureau Agricultural Scholarship Application

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The Summit County Bureau Board of Directors wishes to encourage agricultural careers. They are offering scholarships to graduating seniors within Summit County who are planning to pursue further education relating to agriculture.
Scholarship Application Found Here

 

Sam

Questions?

Contact: Elizabeth Cohen
elizabeth.cohen@usu.edu or 435-336-3216

USU Extension Summit County Blog

Trout Friendly Lawns Program 

 

What do trout have to do with your landscape?

Did you know that how you manage your lawn or landscape impacts ecosystems and wildlife (including trout!) downstream? The Trout Friendly Landscaping Program provides resources to aid landowners in transitioning their landscape to a more sustainable ecosystem. Trout-friendly landscaping refers to practices that protect rivers and wetlands, such as water-wise behaviors, prioritizing drought tolerant, native, and pollinator-friendly plants, and minimizing the use of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.



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Program Details

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Here is an after shot of a landscape in Snyderville Basin. The dark ground is a compost-biochar blend, and the whole area is seeded with native bunchgrasses and wildflowers.

Trout Friendly Landscaping Stipend Application

Trout Friendly Landscaping Certification Levels

Bronze Level:

  • Get a soil test; If cost is a barrier, please contact us for assistance. We don’t want cost to prevent participation
  • Fertilize based on soil test results (not to exceed 2 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000ft2 of yard per year)
  • Do not fertilize within 20 feet of water
  • Keep mower blades sharp; Leave lawn clippings on the lawn; Raise mower to 4” and use a mulching blade
  • Match watering strategy to your soil type (longer and more infrequently for clay, shorter and more frequently for sandy soils
  • Do not overwater. Follow all watering restrictions. Sprinkle at dawn and dusk. Stop watering when it’s raining.
  • Hand pull annual and biennial weeds
  • Know what weeds you are dealing with, when it is best to treat them, and what is the most effective herbicide or pesticide to apply. Follow all label recommendations.
  • Never water after application of herbicides or pesticides
  • Maintain a 5-foot buffer of unmanicured landscaping around water
  • Know what methods and amendments your landscapers use

Silver Level:

  • Use drip irrigation for shrubs, trees, and planted areas
  • Conduct a water audit
  • Use smart meters for irrigation and regularly check for leaks
  • Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) recommendations for insect and disease problems
  • Replace struggling or dying plants with drought tolerant species
  • Establish a no-mow zone, an area where you let the grass grow tall and reduce irrigation in that area
  • Mulch and/or install drip irrigation for flower beds, shrubs, and trees to reduce evaporation and weeds
  • Ensure adequate organic matter in soil to improve water holding capacity, thus needing less water
  • Use organic fertilizers when possible. Top dress lawns with a 1:9 mix of biochar: compost. Mix 5-10% biochar into a compost blend to top dress garden beds
  • Maintain a 20 ft. buffer of native shrubs like willows, alders, or sedges along stream banks
  • Invest in a consultation with a landscape architect or landscaper specializing in native plants and follow the recommendations
  • Request a noxious and invasive weed assessment and assistance with noxious weed management plan
  • Plant 15% of landscape with pollinator-friendly plants
  • Maintain habitat for wildlife such as small patches of bare ground and bat and/or bee boxes

 

Gold Level:

  • Organize plants into watering zones
  • Replace existing hardscapes (or install new ones) with functional porous hardscape
  • Use water harvesting techniques such as rain barrels, swales, and basins
  • Convert at least 30% of your existing lawn to drought-tolerant native plants or turfgrasses that require minimal water, fertilizer, and maintenance
  • Replace plants with high water needs with native and drought tolerant species

Resources

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Utah House garden.

Events

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This is a site in Summit Park. Watered 1 x week until August and then weekly.

 

 



 

USU Extension Summit County Contact Information

 

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Extension Assistant Professor
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Elizabeth Cohen
Summit County
Wasatch County
agriculture
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Natural Resources
Elizabeth Cohen

Elizabeth Cohen

Extension Assistant Professor | Agriculture & Natural Resources | Summit County Director

(435)-336-3216

elizabeth.cohen@usu.edu

Wasatch County
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agriculture and natural resources
local irrigation
Directory
horticulture
Extension
horticulture agent
ag-nat
Summit County
crops
Wesley Crump

Wesley Crump

Extension Assistant Professor | Horticulture | Wasatch County

435-657-3236

wesley.crump@usu.edu

4-H Youth
Summit County
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Hailey Davis
Extension
Hailey Davis

Hailey Davis

4-H Coordinator | Summit County

435-336-3219

hailey.davis@usu.edu

home and community
Jared Hawkins
Summit County
homeandcomm
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Confidence
Jared Hawkins

Jared Hawkins

Extension Assistant Professor | Summit County

435-336-3218

jared.hawkins@usu.edu

Extension
Summit County
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kenzie richins
Kenzie Richins

Kenzie Richins

Staff Assistant | Summit County

435-336-3217

kenzie.richins@usu.edu

Extension
Summit County
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Emilee Rydalch
Emilee Rydalch

Emilee Rydalch

Create Better Health Ambassador | Summit County

801-450-1822

emilee.rydalch@usu.edu

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