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Extension Fact Sheets and Guides

Utah Farmers Market Network

Utah’s farmers markets reside and operate on the territories of the eight tribes of Utah, who have been living, working, and residing on this land from time immemorial. These tribes are the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Indians, Navajo Nation, Ute In...

Backyard Beekeeping

With proper care, management, and harvesting, backyard beekeeping can provide health, economic, and environmental benefits.

Community Solar Dehydrator Plans

As interest in home gardening and self-sufficiency surged during the pandemic, many are looking for ways to preserve foods from their newfound harvests. This fact sheet provides an overview of how to build a community solar food dehydrator for food preser...

Community Supported Agriculture: Legal Concerns

As with all businesses, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) growers may experience legal concerns. This fact sheet will walk growers through certain steps that may be taken to minimize the liability of your CSA operation and manage possible risks.

Meat-Wise Eating Habits

This fact sheet provides a set of quick facts and action tools to make educated choices concerning one major purchasing choice for many: meat.

Rocky Mountain Trefoil Beef

Researchers at Utah State University are exploring the use of tannin-containing legumes as a method for finishing cattle to address environmental and efficiency concerns associated with the most common current beef production systems.

Urban Edibles: Weeds

If you can’t beat them, eat them! Increase your garden’s yield by identifying the edible weeds and adding them to your harvest.

Lesson Plans

Videos & Documentaries

Jeff Adams from Terrasophia LLC shows strategies for permaculture and climate resiliency on both a small and large scale.

Jeremy Lynch gives a tour of the permaculture garden on the USU Moab Campus.

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Journal Articles & Reports

Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts, and Issues

This comprehensive overview of local food systems explores alternative definitions of local food, estimates market size and reach, describes the characteristics of local consumers and producers, and examines early indications of the economic and health im...

Rural Connections: Food Security in the Western U.S.

IN THIS ISSUE: Food Insecurity in the Western States; Understanding Farm Worker Food (in)Security in California; Rural Collaboration Works to Build Higher Skill Levels; Food Insecurity and Stress Among Children in the Western U.S.; Farm to School; Marketi...

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