4-H State Contests - Logan
Utah Farm Bureau Federation Midyear Conference
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Extension Faculty Receive National ESP Award
team of Linda Skogrand, USU Extension family relations and diversity specialist;
Heidi LeBlanc, former San Juan County Extension family and consumer sciences
agent; and Lou Mueller, San Juan County Extension family and consumer sciences
agent, received the 2009 Diversity/Multicultural Team Award from the National
Epsilon Sigma Phi for their research project on Navajo marriages.
along with her agent team, developed and implemented the "Strong Marriages in
Two Navajo Nation Chapters in the Northern Part of the Navajo Nation" research
project to identify components of strong Navajo marriages. Funding was secured
for a 3.5 year study from the USU Agricultural Experiment Station.
project has provided new information that is helping us provide
culturally-appropriate couple education to underserved residents of Utah and
surrounding states," Skogrand said.
strengths-based study was conducted under the direction of the Navajo Nation
Institutional Review Board in a partnership with Navajo people. Twenty-one
Navajo couples who had strong marriages were interviewed and then a couples'
activity book was designed. This book is available on CD or online at http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/pub__8139744.pdf.
4-H Volunteer Recognized by Lt. Governor Lori
Walters received the 2008 Silver Bowl Award for her outstanding volunteer
service with Tooele County 4-H. She
accepted the award from Utah Lt. Governor Gary R. Herbert at the 30th
Annual Silver Bowl Awards ceremony and luncheon on April 22 in Provo.
Utah State Commission on Volunteers and the Utah Volunteer Center Association
presents the Silver Bowl Award annually to one outstanding group or individual in
each county that has made a significant difference in the community through
volunteering. Walters was nominated for the award for her nine years of service
to 4-H by Deb Jones, USU Extension
4-H volunteer development specialist, and Darlene
Christensen, USU Extension agent in Tooele County.
helps the 4-H youth have a positive
experience," said Christensen. "That, in turn, creates a positive feeling
toward 4-H for the rest of the family. Lori has truly opened the door of 4-H
and 'learning by doing' for many youth in Tooele."
Save Your Skin from Cancer
More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will
be diagnosed in the United States this year.1 One in five Americans
will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime.
Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer.2 Take
precautions to protect yourself and your family. The best way to prevent
melanoma is to reduce the amount of time you spend in the sun and to protect
your skin when you are in the sun. The following are useful skin cancer
- Seek the shade, especially
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Do not burn.
- Avoid tanning and UV tanning
- Use a sunscreen with an SPF
of 15 or higher every day.
- Cover up with clothing,
including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
- Keep newborns out of the
sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
- Examine your skin
head-to-toe every month.
- See your physician every
year for a professional skin exam.3
Society's 2007 Facts & Figures
2American Melanoma Foundation
3Skin Cancer Foundation
|4-H Program Shares Success in Washington, D.C.
The Utah State University Extension 4-H Youth and Families with Promise Program
was asked to share their success story with the Federal Mentoring Council
in Washington, D.C., in June.
The council is creating a National Mentoring Working
Group consisting of the leading national mentoring experts and practitioners,
including 4-H. The council wanted a better understanding of the Utah YFP Program, which
promote developmental assets in at-risk youths.
"The presentation seemed to be right on
the mark," said Kevin Kesler, director of 4-H
and Youth Programs in Utah. "The goal was to let other agencies know about the
success of our program and see if they could improve their own programs by
following some of our designs. Based on the number of questions and expressed
interest we received, I believe we accomplished the goal."
more information about the USU Extension 4-H YFP Program, visit extension.usu.edu/yfp/.
Pictured (left to right):
Craig Dart, 4-H YFP Program Coordinator; Kesler;
Harry Wilson, chair, Federal Mentoring
Council; Gail Manza, chair, National Mentoring
|Extension Caps, Bags, Sweatshirts Available
New sweatshirts, ball caps and bags with the USU Extension word mark are available.
hooded, blue sweatshirts, sized small to extra large, can be purchased
for $25. The "blue goes green" bags are $2 and are 12.5" wide, 13.5" tall and 6.5" deep. And, the one-size fits most ball caps are $5; there are
both regular and mess khaki hats.
To purchase an item, contact Mike Whitesides, USU Extension Marketing Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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