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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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Tooele County 4-H & Youth

Local 4-H forms and fliers:

To register in one of our 4-H activities, you need to first be registered 

in 4-H for 2022-23. Once your status is "active" you can register in the activity. Enroll in 4-H and register for 4-H activities at 4h.zsuite.org

Looking for new 4-H project ideas you can do now at home? Check out the DISCOVER 4-H CLUBS curriculum. Download for free today. There are highlighted topics can be done with supplies you probably already have at home!

Tooele County 4-H 2022 Service Adventures:   

          

   

  • MARCH 2022: Birthday Kits for the Food Bank! Thanks for your generosity Tooele 4-H! The food bank is struggling to keep up with the demand so we know there is great need in our community. Together, we created and delivered 70 birthday kits. That is 70 kids who will have a little more cheer on their birthday. If you missed out on this service adventure or just want to do more, its never too late. Put together a birthday kit or two and deliver it to the food bank. Throw in some additional food donations to make it even more helpful.
  • APRIL-JUNE: Serve Those Who Serve Us! Think of all the people who help you in your life: parents, police, firefighters, military, medical, at church, at school and of course 4-H leaders! Plan how you can serve them. You can make cookies for them, do yardwork for them wash their cars and the list goes on. Now grab your club or friends or family or just yourself and go do it! While you are at it, take pictures! Send a short blurb to Robyn Handley at robyn.handley@usu.edu about what you did and who you did it for and who helped you and how your service was received and how it made you feel. Don't forget to include your pictures. Can't wait to see what you have come up with. 

Additional Resources

Tooele County Junior Livestock Show

Sheep sticking head through pen at Jr. Livestock show
The Utah 4-H Livestock Program is designed for youth with interest in livestock and livestock events. Livestock show entries are due on or before July 5th, registration will be online this year. Go to fairentry.com and click on the "find your fair" button at the top of the homepage. Then find Utah and Tooele County Livestock Show and Sale on the dropdown list. Create an account and then fill out your registration. Don't forget to register for showmanship. It is mandatory to be eligible to sell your animal. This year you are able to show 2 animals if they are the same species, such as 2 lambs. New this year, you may show up to 4 animals if they are all different species, 1 steer, 1 lamb, 1 goat and 1 pig. (One youth cannot show 2 lambs and a pig etc.) Registration is $10 per animal plus a $5 grounds fee per exhibitor.
The 2022 Tooele County Jr. Livestock Show will be held August 3-6 at Deseret Peak. Updated show and sale book and show checklist will be available here soon (until then, the 2021 versions are here for reference)

  • 2022 Tooele County Jr. Livestock Show Checklist 
  • 2022 Livestock Show & Sale Book  
  • 2022 Sheep Fitting & Showmanship Demo at THS on June 13th @ 10 am
  • 2022 Beef Fitting & Showmanship Demo at THS on June 27th  @ 6 pm
  • 2022 Swine Fitting & Showmanship Demo at THS on July 11th @ 6 pm
  • 2022 Steer Hoof Trimming July 14 at the Gowans Ranch in Vernon starting at 9 am. $25 cash or make checks out to Byron Orton
  • 2022 Goat Fitting & Showmanship Demo at THS on July 18th @ 7 pm
  • 2022 Showmanship Showdown at Deseret Peak, July 23
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Tooele County Agriculture & Natural Resources

Tooele County has a substantial agricultural base, with more than 400,000 acres of farmland. Agriculture products account for over $15,000,000 in the Tooele County economy. The Tooele County Extension Office is involved in disseminating educational materials and providing educational programs that improve the profitability and sustainability of farms in the County.

Junior Livestock

The Utah 4-H Livestock Program is designed for youth with interest in livestock and livestock events.

Entry Forms and Show Book

Tooele County Gardening

Calling All Volunteers

Master Gardener programs are in frequent need of volunteers to assist with events like Community Gardens, Garden Expo, Diagnostic Clinic, and other seasonal events.

If you are interested please let us know at 435-277-2409 or linden.greenhalgh@usu.edu or nickole.brown@usu.edu.

USU Extension Garden Store

Tooele County Home, Family & Food

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) address the issues of family communication, parenting, child development, nutrition, management of personal finances, and the balance of work and family.

The FCS Agent’s focus is to teach the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for:

  • Balancing personal, home, family and work lives.
  • Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span.
  • Strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the life span.
  • Using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments.
  • Ensuring security for the family’s financial needs.
  • Promoting and sustaining the 4-H youth organization.

Finance - Money Management

Putting together a monthly spending plan is key to successful money management.

Download and fill out this spending plan to get started. 

Coupon Presentation Resources

Food Preservation & Canning

From the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, find tasty recipes and ensure you are doing canning correctly. Learn the proper methods of food preservation to fully enjoy your final food products.

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Food Resources

Volunteering

Youth Development:

Make a difference in the life of local youth by sharing your time and talents. Become a 4-H youth volunteer by assisting in existing 4-H clubs or start your own 4-H club. The clubs in place are livestock, horse, sewing, cooking, computer, poultry, insects, and many more. Begin the volunteering process here, or contact the Tooele County USU Extension Office at 435-277-2405.

Agriculture:

Get involved in agriculture/natural resource research projects, workshops, tours, and farm field days. To volunteer contact Linden Greenhalgh at 277-2407or email linden.greenhalgh@usu.edu.

Horticulture:

If you enjoy gardening come join the Master Gardener Organization. Master Gardeners server this community by teaching gardening classes, answering gardening questions and helping with community gardens.

For more information visit the Gardening tab.

Family Consumer Sciences:

Utah State University Extension offers a variety of workshops and classes. These provide many opportunities for volunteers to become involved. These volunteers augment the success of these programs. Come and get involved in planning and delivering valuable programs to the people of Tooele County.

Call Darlene Christensen, Family and Consumer Science Agent, at 277-2406, or email darlene.christensen@usu.edu.

USU Extension Tooele County Contact Information

 

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Nickole Brown
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Nickole Brown

Extension Administrative Assistant | Tooele County

435-277-2409

nickole.brown@usu.edu

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Darlene Christensen

Extension Associate Professor | Finance | Tooele County

(435) 277-2406

darlene.christensen@usu.edu

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Lisa Cox

Lisa Cox

Program Manager | Empowering Financial Wellness Program | Tooele County

(217) 899-1111

lisa.cox@usu.edu

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Tamra Cox
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Tamra Cox

Tamra Cox

4-H Administrative Assistant | Tooele County

435-277-2405

tamra.cox@usu.edu

Melissa Flint
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Melissa Flint

Health & Wellness Program Coordinator | Tooele Rural Opioid Healthcare Consortium | Tooele County

435-277-2400

melissa.flint@usu.edu

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Linden Greenhalgh

Extension Professor | Agriculture, Natural Resources, 4-H | Tooele County Director

(435) 277-2407

linden.greenhalgh@usu.edu

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Emily Hamilton
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Emily Hamilton

Health Educator and Mentoring Coordinator | Tooele County

801-560-4608

emily.hamilton@usu.edu

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Robyn Handley

4-H Coordinator | 4-H Teen Council Advisor | Tooele County

(435)-277-2402

robyn.handley@usu.edu

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Matt Huntington
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Matt Huntington

Tooele Rural Opioid Healthcare Consortium Coordinator | Tooele County

385-468-4834

matthew.huntington@usu.edu

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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

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