USU Extension
Uintah County Office

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435-781-5452

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Address
328 East 200 South
Vernal, UT 84078

Mail to: 152 East 100 North
Vernal, UT 84078

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Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

 
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USU Extension offers expertise and pertinent information specific to the needs of our county

4-H & Youth

Uintah County offers many activities and programs like the options below:

  • Friday 4-H – If you enjoy arts and crafts, this club is for you! Friday 4-H is open to youth in K-12 grades and is held at the USU Extension office at 3:30PM. Cost is $5 for 4-H’ers and $10 for non-members. 4-H members can sign up on ZSuite and non-4-H members may call the office to sign up.
  • 4-H Teen Council – This amazing club is for youth in 6th-12th grade who are interested in leadership and help planning Uintah County’s 4-H events and activities. Teen Council does a lot of team building activities, service projects and has some awesome leadership opportunities.
  • Uintah Basin Junior Livestock Show - Raise livestock for submission at the Junior Livestock Show. Find all scheduling, entry forms and state information necessary to compete in Junior Livestock.  More Information
  • Horse Program - Perfect your skills on horseback! Club practices are held on Thursday evenings beginning in the spring. View the show dates, rules, guidelines, and the horse council bylaws. 
  • Uintah County Fair - Show off your talents and join the fun at the Uintah County Fair. 4-H youth can enter all of their projects from the past year, participate in County Contests, and join in all of the other County Fair activities. More Information

To join, login, register for events, or volunteer please visit 4-H ZSuite!

Uintah County Agriculture

Uintah County understands the needs specific to the agricultural community. We've provided information on hay testing, investing for farm families, soil testing and more to help meet those needs.

Soil Testing

How often do you test your soils before fertilizing? Many producers skip the time and cost of a soil test and use a fertilizer mix which is formulated to provide what the average field in the local area needs. If your fields have average soil fertility, this may be a reasonable strategy. However, if your field doesn’t need one or more of the components in the mix, then you‘re paying for nutrients you don’t need. Even more, the mix might not provide all of the nutrients needed by your crops.

The solution is to have your soils tested every 2-3 years or whenever rotating into a new crop. Then, you can spend your fertilizer dollar for nutrients that are most likely to give you a return. Last year, the average saving from soil testing was $36 per acre.

Grass hay, small grains and corn will need nitrogen which can be provided by manure, plowing down a legume crop or from fertilizer. The amount of nitrogen fertilizer needed is best determined from your cropping plans and yield goals. The best way to determine phosphate, potash and micronutrient needs is to do a soil test.

For testing, contact your local Extension Agent.

Ag Resources

Farm Family Investing and Insurance

Pasture, Range, and Forage Insurance

This is a pilot crop insurance product designed to protect against losses of grazed forage or harvested hay caused by drought, fire or insects.

In Utah, the insurance is based on a vegetation index using data from satellite images to determine forage growth. Production records are not required. This insurance must be bought from an insurance agent.

If you would like to learn more, send an email Boyd.kitchen@usu.edu or call 435-781-5455.

Planting Dates for the Uintah Basin

  • Hardy annuals can be planted 6 weeks before average last freeze date
  • Semi-hardy annuals can be planted 4 weeks before average last freeze date
  • Semi-tender annuals can be planted 2 weeks before average last freeze date
  • Tender annuals should be planted after the average last freeze date

These dates are based on average last spring freeze dates.

Locations Average
Last Spring
Freeze Date
Hardy Semi
Hardy
Semi
Tender
Tender
 Ouray, Bonanza May 10 March 29 April 12 April 26 May 10
Roosevelt, Myton, Jensen
 Browns Park
May 20 April 8 April 22 May 6 May 20
 Vernal, Dry Fork, Neola
 Duchesne, Ft. Duchesne
May 25 April 13 April 27 May 11 May 25
 Altamont, Manila June 2 April 21 May 5 May 19 June 2
 Dutch John June 7 April 26 May 10 May 24 June 7
 Fruitland June 13 May 2 May 16 May 30 ---

  Hardy Semi
Hardy
Semi
Tender
Tender
 Annual Vegetables cabbage
peas
radish
spinach
turnip
beets, chard
broccoli, cauliflower
celery
carrot
kale, kohlrabi
onion, leek
mustard, parsnip
potatoes
rutabaga

sweet corn

summer squash
(from seed)

tomatoes
(covered)

beans
cucumbers
eggplant
cantaloupe, melons
pepper
pumpkins
watermelon
winter squash

 Annual Herbs chives
dill
garlic
savory
endive
horse radish
parsley
sorrel
  basil
chicory

Uintah Home Family and Food

USU Extension offers several resources on how to improve family relationship, food nutrition, and the home.

FAMILY

FOOD

HOME

Healthy Lifestyle PowerPoints

USU Extension Uintah County Contact Information

 

Directory
Uintah
Traci Frost
Traci Frost

Traci Frost

4-H Coordinator | Uintah County

(435)-781-5452

traci.frost@usu.edu

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Uintah
Heather Jensen
agriculture
Boyd Kitchen
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ag-nat
Daggett
Water Management
expert
crops
AGNR
Uintah
Boyd Kitchen

Boyd Kitchen

Extension Associate Professor | Agriculture, Natural Resources, 4H | Uintah County Director

(435) 781-5452

boyd.kitchen@usu.edu

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Nikki Long
Uintah
Nikki Long

Nikki Long

Extension Secretary | Uintah County

(435)-781-5452

nikki.long@usu.edu

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Uintah
Cara Murray
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Cara Murray

Create Better Health Ambassador (SNAP-Ed)

(435)-781-5452

cara.murray@usu.edu

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4-H Agent
Duchesne
Suzanne Prevedel
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Uintah
homeandcomm
nutrition county
Suzanne Prevedel

Suzanne Prevedel

Extension Associate Professor | Duchesne & Uintah Counties

(435) 738-1140

Suzanne.Prevedel@usu.edu

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