In This Issue
4-H at Quilting Show
Extension Award Recipients Online
Utah Saves Leads Save Campaigns Nationwide
New Diversity Resource
Extension Welcomes Tammy Firth
Recent Extension Publications
Extension Career Opportunities
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June 11-12
Utah Association of County Agricultural Agents - Beaver

June 12-13
2009 Annual Master
Gardener Conference -
Salt Lake City

June 14-17
2009 National Extension Tourism Conference - Park City

June 22-24

4-H Junior Youth Conference - Ephraim

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Extension News
June 2009
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.
       Eleven 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, 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.
       "Agents 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,, 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 successful year."
      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
New Diversity Resource
      USU Extension announces the new Diversity and Civil Rights Web site,, 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!"
Recent Extension Publications
    Please take a look at these recently posted Extension publications.
Help Spread the Word About
Extension Career Opportunities
    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.

4-H Youth Programs
Instructional Designer/Evaluator

Northern Region

Southeast Region

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