|April 30-May 26; Tuesdays and Thursdays
"Business Plans Made Easy" course - Logan
Call 797-2277 to registerMay 18-21
Children, Youth and Families at Risk conference - Baltimore, MarylandJune 11-12
Utah Association of County Agricultural Agents - BeaverJune 22-24
4-H Junior Youth Conference
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|USU Specialist Honored for Water Quality Work
dean of natural resources and Extension water quality specialist Nancy Mesner
is the recipient of this year's Calvin K. Sudweeks Water Quality Award for her
educational work to raise awareness of water quality issues throughout Utah. The
award was presented April 1 at the Utah Water Environmental Association's
annual meeting in St. George.
"It was a
surprise and a real honor to be identified by the Utah Water Quality Board,"
Mesner said. "We try hard to provide programming that meets the needs of the
citizens in the state and will continue to do that."
nominated for the prestigious 2009 Sudweeks award for assisting communities in
complying with environmental regulations, and in shaping the K-12 educational
systems that give students hands-on activities to understanding water quality
USU Extension Co-sponsors CASH Expo Utah State University
Extension co-sponsors the Utah Credit and Savings Helps, CASH, Expo Friday, May
15, at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 South State Street in Salt Lake City.
speaker is investigative reporter Bill Gephardt who will address consumer
decisions. Kelly Mathews from Wells Fargo will discuss Utah's economic outlook.
Seminars include English, Spanish and teen tracks with topics on home
ownership, investing, money scams, loan modification, taxes and credit card and
debt management. Other topics include budgeting, slashing expenses, saving for
college, finding a career, credit reports and more.
expo runs from noon to 9:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Visit www.utahcashexpo.com for further
information and to pre-register.
Agents Will Be Honored for 25 Years of Service
Two Utah State University Extension agents will be honored
at the National Association of 4-H Extension Agents Conference in October 2009
for completing 25 years of service to Extension 4-H Youth.
Kathy Riggs, USU Extension family and consumer sciences and
4-H youth agent in Iron County, and Jim Jensen, USU Extension 4-H youth agent
in Utah County will receive this "25 Years of 4-H Service Award."
"The Utah 4-H
program and the Utah Association of Extension 4-H Workers have
greatly benefitted from their leadership," said Donna Carter, UAE4-HW
president. "We are pleased to honor them."
National Tourism Conference in Utah this June
Utah State University Extension, the College of Natural
Resources and the Utah Office of Tourism co-sponsor the 2009 National Extension
Tourism Conference in Park City June 14-17 at The Yarrow Resort Hotel and
Conference Center. The theme, "The Tourism Connection: Sustaining People,
Places and Communities," is associated with the concept of sustainable tourism
development - development that is environmentally sound, economically viable
and socially responsible and acceptable.
The national conference is designed to enhance networking
between tourism and recreation professionals nationwide and provide
opportunities to share information about tourism and recreation projects and
programs. Speakers from across the
United States, Canada and other countries will address topics on agricultural
tourism, rural tourism development, heritage and cultural tourism, ecotourism, nature-based
tourism and others.
and click on "2009 NET Conference June 14-17, 2009" for conference registration
and hotel reservations. Early bird registration is available until May 15,
after which standard registration will be in place. Contact Steve Burr for
further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ag in the Classroom at Baby Animal Days
More than 4,000 diverse families experienced agricultural
life as they participated in interactive hands-on agricultural activities
offered by Utah Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) at Baby Animal Days, April
9-11. The American West Heritage Center in Logan was the venue for baby
animals, pony rides, a treasure hunt and related festival events.
Children who stopped by the AITC table were asked to
identify several pictures of farm animals. After the children answered
agricultural questions from the AITC staff and volunteers, they went to work
learning about agriculture by spinning sheep's wool and making living necklaces
with wheat or corn seeds.
For more information on the activities and resources AITC
provides, visit their Web site at extension.usu.edu/aitc/.
State Climatologist at USU Speaks at Energy Forum
State Climatologist Robert R. Gillies was a guest speaker
at this year's Utah Energy Forum on April 6, 2009. The topic for the forum was
Utah's Changing Climate.
Gillies, an associate professor at Utah State University,
spoke about the science of climate change and also participated in the panel
discussion. The forum was held at the state office building and sponsored by
the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Other topics discussed during
the forum included Utah's climate, observing climate change and modeling
To view the
webcast of the forum, visit
Salt Lake County Teacher Wins National Award Paula Marquez, 6th-grade
teacher at Backman Elementary School in Salt Lake City, is one of five winners
of the USDA's National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award. Marquez
was nominated for this award by Utah Agriculture in the Classroom after
her outstanding work as a teacher enrolled in AITC's online course, "Food, Land
During the past year, Marquez
assembled a working greenhouse with students and community volunteers. She
integrated science and social studies by studying the microbes living in the
river flowing behind the school and examined the historical and economic
impacts of both local and global agriculture.
Marquez will receive the
award at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, June 24-27, in
St. Louis. For more information on Utah AITC, visit extension.usu.edu/aitc/.
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