In This Issue
People to Watch: Dallas Hanks
4-H Aims to Protect Head and Health
Who's New in Extension?
USU Extension Co-Sponsors Diversified Ag Conference
Tech Tips: Extension Online Photo Archive
Recent Extension Publications
Join Our Mailing List

February 18-19

Rural Business Conference

Price, Utah

February 24-26
7th Annual Diversified Agriculture Conference
Vernal, Utah

March 3-4
Extension Annual Conference
Logan, Utah

Click here to visit Extension's Upcoming Events Web page.


February 2010
People to Watch: Dallas Hanks
Extension professional Dallas Hanks was named in the Deseret News article The Next Ten Years: People to Watch. Hanks is referred to in the article as "alternative energy guru" for his work on the FreeWays to Fuel project.
USU Extension 4-H aims to Protect Head and Health
The four h's in the 4-H program stand for head, heart, hands and health. Utah State University Extension 4-H aims to protect 4-Hers heads and improve their health through their new helmet regulation program effective Jan. 1, 2011.

The program will require all Western youth riders to wear helmets while competing
in 4-H sponsored shows.
Who's New in Extension?  

Extension welcomes agents Amanda Horrocks and Trent Wilde to its staff .  Horrocks serves as the family consumer science/4-H youth agent for Morgan County and Wilde is the Millard County agriculture/4-H agent.
USU Extension Co-Sponsors Diversified Ag Conference

The seventh annual Diversified Agriculture Conference is held Feb. 24 to 26 in Vernal. The conference is designed to benefit agricultural producers who would like additional tools to help manage their businesses. It focuses on more than traditional agriculture, including recreation, tourism, direct marketing, farmers' markets and further processing.

Conference highlights include information on using high tunnels and USDA cost-share programs, business management tools and workshops, marketing sessions focused on rural areas and examples of agriculture tourism. Track topics include production, business management and tourism/marketing.
Tech Tip: Extension Online Photo Archive 
From Dennis Hinkamp, USU Extension Communications

Pictures found on Extension's photo archive are full resolution and available for use in PowerPoint presentations, publications and Web sites.

When you find a picture you like, be sure to download the image and not the thumbnail.

If you have a batch of photos you would like to contribute, email me for the password or email me zipped folders containing the photos via Big Transfer If you only have a few pictures, email the pictures to  The pictures you submit will automatically show up on the site.  Please send or upload photos at their full resolution.

 If you have questions about the archive or using Picasa, please contact me 435-797-1392 or .

Recent Extension Publications  
    Please take a look at these recently posted Extension publications. Effects of Pornography on Relationships

Visit the USU Extension publication site by clicking here.
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 and Youth Programs:

Davis County:

Salt Lake County:

Sevier County:

Tooele County:

Uintah County:

Utah County:

Wasatch County:

Washington County:

Visit the USU Extension employment site by clicking here.

Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.
Copyright 2009 Utah State University Extension, Logan, Utah 84322, 435-797-2200