Utah Association of County Agricultural Agents - BeaverJune 12-13
2009 Annual Master
Gardener Conference -
Salt Lake City
2009 National Extension Tourism Conference - Park City
4-H Junior Youth Conference - Ephraim
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4-H at Quilting Show
Utah State University Extension 4-H participated in
the vendor's fair at the 6th annual Home Machine Quilting Show held May 7-9 in Salt Lake City. The event boasted nearly 4,000 attendees.
Extension agents and 14 county Extension staff, 4-H leaders and members helped
with the Extension 4-H booth. They provided samples of quick-and-easy sewing
projects for 4-H youths, promoted free patterns available on sewing.usu.edu,
handed out more than 800 Extension bookmarks and taught 36 people to sew a
mini purse during the "Make and Take" part of the show. Also, Lauren Stott (pictured at left),
state and national 4-H demonstration winner, presented on Friday afternoon. A
video is available here.
love to dovetail," said Debra Proctor, Extension family and consumer sciences and 4-H
youth agent in Wasatch County. "Because of this, coordinating the
schedules of 11 agents was doable, and our work paid off! We met a lot of
people who grew up in 4-H, taught 4-H and had participated in state and
national 4-H activities. We also helped many people learn how to involve their
youth in 4-H."
Extension Award Recipients Online USU
Extension announces the new Extension Awards Web site,
extension.usu.edu/awards, to publish recipients of 2009 awards.
"Extension would not be the same without
the dedication of each of this year's award recipients," said Noelle
Cockett, vice president for USU Extension. "We congratulate them for a
The Web site was created in May to publicize
award winners and to share their biographies with USU Extension personnel and
any interested public.
|Utah Saves Leads Saves Campaigns Nationwide
Utah Saves was commended for the most hits in April on a Saves
campaign Web site: 2,291 unique visitors. Utah Saves also has the most savers
in the nation; 11,125 Utahns are saving more than $1 million every month.
Utah Saves is part of the nationwide campaign, America
Saves, which provides support for people looking to save money or get out of
debt. Utah Saves is a free initiative brought to Utahns by the United Way of Salt Lake, Davis, Summit and Tooele and
Utah State University Extension. Enrolled persons, called savers, receive a
monthly newsletter on local and national savings information, a free financial
counseling session with a certified financial counselor and knowledge of free
or low-cost financial classes happening in all areas of the state.
To join the initiative to build wealth,
not debt, call 2-1-1 or visit utahsaves.org.
|New Diversity Resource
USU Extension announces the new Diversity and Civil Rights Web site, extension.usu.edu/diversity, designed to provide resources on diversity, civil rights and the Spanish
language for Extension faculty and staff.
"I am pleased to introduce this new Web site," said Dallas Holmes, USU Extension
institutional research and civil rights specialist. "It was designed so people can develop their own set of
cultural competencies to help improve their work and their ability to
interact with others."
The 2009-2013 Extension five-year performance plan for Diversity and
Civil Rights outlines annual training in cultural competency and diversity required
of all Extension employees. In addition to formal training provided by
Holmes, this Web site offers many opportunities to accomplish the required
training through independent learning in diversity and civil rights.
Extension Welcomes Tammy Firth
Utah State University Extension
welcomes Tammy Firth as the assistant to the vice president and dean for
Extension and agriculture.
Before coming to Extension, Firth
worked in the Provost's office for more than a year and with Logan City for 13
years. She has a bachelor's degree from USU in management information systems
with an emphasis in office systems management.
Firth currently lives in Logan. She
said she enjoys reading fiction, watching movies, playing with her nieces and nephews,
shopping and doing crafts. But, yard work does not top her favorite's list.
"I would love to learn some tips
and tricks for my yard from Extension," Firth said. "Better yet, if you're
looking for any summer projects, please let me know. I am more than willing to
volunteer my yard as a learning project!"
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
4-H Youth Programs
Visit the USU Extension employment site by clicking here