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Gardening Classes!

This season, check out the gardening classes at Washington county extension office. Learn about fruit trees, raised beds, pest management and more!

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Teen Council

Teen Council is a great way to make new friends and have fun. We meet every second Monday of the month to have fun activities, most of which are led by your peers. Join us for some good times!

Who: 9th grade - 12th grade!
New members are always welcome. Enroll in 4H at www.4h.zsuite.org

When: Monday, February 13th, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Where: Utah State University Extension Washington County Office, Hurricane Utah

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How We Can Help

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

With more than 480 farms covering 217,000 acres in Washington County, and adding more than $7 million in annual production; agriculture is still a strong part of our community. From the open space agriculture provides to the way of life many of us enjoy, keeping a robust and diverse base is important to us.

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4-H and Agriculture

After and extensive literature review and analysis of the community assets and needs of Washington County residents, USU Extension has focused its economic development efforts to six prioritized recommendations for leaders to consider when creating economic and workforce development strategies and programs:

  1. Build the broadband infrastructure of the future, and make sure people know where it is. 
  2. When attracting remote workers, incorporate housing into your economic development strategy.
  3. Create spaces, places, and programs where remote workers can meet and network. 
  4. When working to increase remote employment for local workers, focus workforce development efforts on skills aligned with remote work professions. 
  5. When attracting remote workers, target workers that already have connections to your community. 
  6. Invest in quality of life. 
One way for Washington County to participate in the nation’s tech sector will be by building our own tech ecosystems and quality of life. The opportunity of remote work has shifted our focus away from from business recruitment with special deals like tax incentives and towards talent recruitment with services and amenities.  
 
Our local strategy for promoting connection will be to focus on the basic block-and-tackling of building out homegrown tech ecosystems that are compelling to firms, entrepreneurs, and workers. This includes the hard work of:  

  • Building authentic, differentiated tech clusters  
  • Developing a skilled, abundant, and diverse digital workforce  
  • Providing excellent broadband connectivity  
  • Cultivating a vibrant tech community with plentiful networking opportunities and acceleration programs  
  • Crafting an excellent quality of place, complete with top-notch schools; parks and greenspace; bike lanes; and co-working spaces  
Also, vital to our community is thinking about how to manage the growth that will follow the arrival of hundreds of relocating tech workers who hail from areas that previously struggled with growth-related quality-of-life issues.
 
For more information about USU Extension’s programs and partnerships that address these recommendations, please visit:

Remote Online Initiative - workforce development program
 
Remote Work Radio (podcast) 
 
 
Leadership Dixie (adult leadership development) 
 
FIRST LEGO League (youth robotics)
 
VEX (youth robotics) 
 
 
STEM Education (maker movement, computer science)
 
Atwood Innovation Plaza (community makerspace)
 
4-H Mountain Biking program (youth/adult leadership)
 
4-H County Officer program (youth leadership)

Learning to garden and landscape in the desert can be very challenging! We have gathered information specific to southwest Utah. Here are some quick links:

For Gardening Resources Visit USU Extension Washington County Gardening!

The Washington County Extension Family Life and Consumer Sciences Program is here to assist the community, families and individuals with information, education and other tools to increase the quality of life in Southern Utah. Our resources can enrich family life with money management skills, parenting and child development education, food and nutrition helps and life skills. For any questions contact Andrea Schmutz at 435-634-5706.

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USDA recommends that pressure canner gauges be tested every year for accuracy. Pressure canner gauges can be tested at our Washington County USU Extension office, 339 S 5500 W. Hurricane, UT 84737.
Please call 435-634-5706 to schedule an appointment.

Life Skills

To join, login, register for events, or volunteer please visit 4h.zsuite!

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is the nation’s largest Positive Youth Development Program. 4-H focuses on learning by doing. Through our unique partnership with USU Extension we are able to provide opportunities for youth throughout Utah.

4-H offers a wide variety of programs, projects, contests and events from livestock to sewing, and leadership to robotics.

Civic Engagement & Leadership

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katarina aikens
Extension
4-H
Katarina Aikens

Katarina Aikens

4-H Program Coordinator | Washington County

435-634-2695

katarina.aikens@usu.edu

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Washington County
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Amanda D. Ali

Amanda D. Ali

Program Evaluator | Rural Online Initiative | Washington County

(435)-797-4444

Amanda.Ali@usu.edu

Directory
Extension
Sabrina Cox
Washington County
Sabrina Cox

Sabrina Cox

Staff Assistant | Washington County

435-634-5706

sabrina.cox@usu.edu

Directory
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Diana Escobar
Washington County
Diana Escobar

Diana Escobar

Staff Assistant | Washington County

(435)-634-2693

diana.escobar@usu.edu

Washington County
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Miriam Force
Extension
4-H
Miriam Force

Miriam Force

4-H Program Assistant | Washington County

435-634-5706

miriam.force@usu.edu

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Washington County
Rick Heflebower
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Rick Heflebower

Rick Heflebower

Extension Professor | Horticulture | Washington County

(435) 634-2690

rick.h@usu.edu

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Paul Hill

Paul Hill

Extension Professor | Rural Online Initiative | Washington County Director

(435) 634-5706

paul.hill@usu.edu

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Jordan Leonard
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Jordan Leonard

Jordan Leonard

Program Coordinator | Washington County

(435)-749-9069

jordan.leonard@usu.edu

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Cheryl  Lines

Cheryl Lines

Create Better Health Ambassador | Washington County

435-634-5706

cheryl.lines@usu.edu

Linda Newman
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Becky Newman

Becky Newman

Staff Assistant | Washington County

(435) 634-5706

becky.newman@usu.edu

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Andrea Schmutz

Andrea Schmutz

Extension Assistant Professor | Washington County

(435) 634-5706

andrea.schmutz@usu.edu

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Shelly Scoresby

Shelly Scoresby

Create Better Health Ambassador | Washington County

435-634-5706

shelly.scoresby@usu.edu

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Benjamin Scow

Benjamin Scow

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor | Agriculture & 4H | Washington County

(435) 634-5706

benjamin.scow@usu.edu

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Ann Walkenhorst

Ann Walkenhorst

Create Better Health Ambassador | Washington County

435-634-5706

ann.walkenhorst@usu.edu

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