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4-H Offers Teen Leadership Training
Webinar On Managing in Tough Times
USU Extension Specialist Represents Discipline Nationally
Tech Tips: Blogging with Google Tools
Recent Extension Publications
Extension Career Opportunities
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eptember 24
What's Going Down Up North - North Logan

September 29-30
Face of Hunger in Utah Conference- Salt Lake City

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Extension News
September 2009
4-H Offers Teen Leadership Training
      Utah State University Extension 4-H offers Teen Leadership Training on the USU campus in Logan Oct. 1 - 3 for students in grades 9 through 12 interested in developing leadership skills and in teaching and mentoring younger youths. Those attending the training can choose from among the main topics of robotics, science, or nutrition and fitness.
      A team is made up of two to four teens and an adult coach. If those who sign up come as a team with an adult coach and commit to teach the curriculum to at least 15 youths, team members will each receive a $100 scholarship toward the registration fee. Youths who come without a team are welcome to participate at the full cost of registration, which ranges from $145 to $190 for youths and $165 to $215 for adults, depending on room occupancy.
       For further information, visit or contact Deb Jones at 435-797-2202 or

Webinar On Managing in Tough Times
      On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Extension directors and administrators will receive a briefing on the Managing in Tough Times initiative as a part of the USU Extension webinar series. 
       The webinar will feature background on the Managing in Tough Times initiative, MiTT, and information about how to market and use it. Cooperative Extension Service recently launched the MiTTNet directory of programmatic resources containing educational resources for use by Extension professionals. This directory will help in developing educational programs for farm and ranch managers, familie
s and individuals, youths and communities related to meeting the demands of today's economic challenges.
  The webinar will be held Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. MST.  The Web address for the conference is No registration is necessary. To learn more, contact Tom Coon, ECOP Programs Sub-Committee and Michigan State University Extension director, at

USU Extension Specialist Represents Discipline Nationally
      Lindsey Shirley, Utah State University Extension clothing and textiles specialist and USU assistant professor, was recently elected to represent family and consumer sciences education issues on a national coalition.
       Shirley received this responsibility at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 100th Annual Conference in June when she was elected to the board of directors for the National Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association. Shirley will serve a three-year term, also representing the FCSEA on the National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The coalition,, was established in 1977 and provides a unified voice on issues related to family and consumer sciences education.
       "The opportunity to serve in this capacity is an honor that brings with it great responsibility to position FCS education for continued and future growth," Shirley said.

Tech Tips: Blogging with Google Tools
From Dennis Hinkamp, USU Extension Communications

      A 15-minute video available through USU Extension will show you how to integrate all the free tools Google offers to create a blog, post text, post original video, embed video from YouTube or Google Video and post from MS Word. You will also see how to manage the administrative options of the Blog.
      Visit  (click on the arrow at the bottom left-hand corner of the video screen).

Extension Bloopers: "Cancer" Testing
From Sanpete County Messenger in May 2009

Recent Extension Publications
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