AZ/UT Range Livestock Workshop and Tour
Kanab & Hurricane, Utah
4-H Southeast Region Teen Retreat
Heber Valley Girls Camp
Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Preparedness
Rural Business Conference hosted by Senator Bennett
Heber City, Utah
Brigham City, Utah
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Senator Bennett at Rural Business Conference and Extension Webcast
Sen. Bob Bennett and the Utah Rural Development Council hosted the 8th annual
Rural Business Conference on Feb. 18 in Blanding and Feb. 19 in Moab. The
conference was co-sponsored by USU Extension and included several experts from Utah State
Bennett also discussed national and economic events through a live Webcast
co-hosted by the Governor's Office of Economic Development and USU
Extension. To view the Webcast, visit https://breeze.usu.edu/p38054358/.
Extension Seeks Content for Web Sites
A lot of inaccurate information exists on the Web, and
the best way to combat bad information is with good information. Extension has a wealth of information on our Web sites, but we must compete with
YouTube and blogs. Please help us compile more content for these sites:
If you have ideas for video or blogging content, please
contact Dennis Hinkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org
USU Extension Sponsors Water Users Workshop
Utah State University Extension
co-sponsors the Utah Water Users Workshop March 9 to 11 at the Dixie Center in
The conference is designed for anyone
who has interest or involvement in water-related issues in Utah.
Keynote addresses will be given by John
T. Andrew of the California Division of Water Resources and Larry Walkoviak of
the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Andrew's topic is "Implications of Climate
Change and Water Resources Management," and Walkoviac will discuss Colorado
River issues. Workshop topics include water rights and legal issues, water
conservation and technology, water resources and supply, water quality and
further information, visit http://extension.usu.edu/uwuw/
or contact Hill at 435-797-2791 or Shelley Comendant at 435-797-2802.
Logan Resident Mentioned for Saving
Utah Saver Isabel Dominguez was highlighted in the America Saves e-newsletter for her savings story.
According to American Saves, Dominguez, a Logan native, decided to attend free
financial workshops after seeing a flyer. After joining the Utah Saves program, she began saving regularly and learned to control her finances. To read her story, visit http://www.americasaves.org/enroll/saver.asp.
Financial Security During Economic Woe
State University Extension is teaming up with other land-grant university
experts through the eXtension program (www.extension.org)
to help people manage money during difficult economic times. The eXtension web site entitled "Financial
Security: Managing Money in Tough Times" serves as a portal to
articles on all facets of personal finance as well as providing a form to ask
experts specific questions. The program was featured on the March 7 NBC Weekend Today Show.
State University Extension and its affiliates also offer timely financial
tools, such as PowerPay debt reduction calculation software, home buyer
education, bankruptcy prevention education and agribusiness decision-making
tools. This information is available at all of the 28 USU Extension
county offices. There are also face-to-face classes on financial
management currently scheduled in 16 counties.
Extension Marketing Offers Writing Tip: The Uses of an Apostrophe
From Donna Falkenborg and Julene Reese in Extension Marketing and
Use #1: Forming possessives of nouns
The possessive case of singular nouns is formed by the addition of an
apostrophe and an s, and the possessive of plural nouns by the
addition of an apostrophe only (i.e., the
horse's mouth, the puppies' tails, the workers' tools, James's hat, Scott's Harley).
Add 's to the plural forms that do not end in s (i.e. ,the children's game, the geese's honking).
The apostrophe is never used to denote the plural of a personal name.
Plurals of proper names are formed in the usual way by adding s or es (i.e. , five Toms, keeping
up with the Joneses, two cold Januarys).
apostrophe is needed if you want to take a shortcut and contract two words,
such as do not into don't and I am into I'm, or to leave off the first
two numerals on a year, such as a May '08 graduation date.
Do not use apostrophes for mine, ours, your, yours, his, hers, its, theirs, and
whose. However, these words should have an apostrophe if they are used as a
contraction such as you're, it's, there's and who's.
Forming Plurals of Lower Case Letters
This is less
common simply because we don't often toss around lowercase letters by
themselves, and even less frequently need to make them plural (i.e. , lots of c's on the report card, mind your p's
For more details
on apostrophe usage, see The Chicago Manual of Style, the Associated Press
Stylebook and Purdue's Online Writing lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_apost.html
Help Spread the Word About Professional positions within Utah State Extension are currently open and we would like your help in spreading the word. Below is a list of open positions. Please forward this list to anyone you know who might be interested in applying.
Extension Career Opportunities
Weber County Camp Director - 4-H Aggie Adventures for Kids
Student Researcher - Salt Lake County
Middle School Afterschool Mentoring Coordinator
Visit the USU Extension employment site by clicking here