|USU Extension "Take $200" Campaign Encourages Emergency Fund
A 2009 survey conducted by MetLife indicated that 50 percent of Americans have less than one month's expenses saved for emergencies.
"That statistic is worrisome," said Ann House, Utah State University Extension assistant professor and Utah Saves coordinator. "This means that when there is an unexpected expense, such as a car or appliance repair, Americans have to use their credit cards or take out a short-term, high-interest loan."
To help Utahns jump start their savings, the "Take $200" campaign was created to emphasize the importance of saving for an emergency, said House.
|Who's New in Extension?
Extension welcomes Earl Creech and Allan Sulser to its
staff. Creech is the new Extension agronomist and Sulser joins Wasatch County
as their 4-H youth/agriculture agent.
Tech Tip: Turn Flip Flops into Flip Fabulous From Dennis Hinkamp, USU Extension Communications
You have a Flip camera, now what? Below find the three best tips from my presentation at the Extension Annual Conference.
1. Get a tripod. You can pick one up for $25 or less and it will increase the quality of your video and allow you to film yourself. If you are on a near-zero budget, note the tripod threads on the bottom of all still and video cameras are ¼ inch. Go to any hardware store, get a 35-cent carriage bolt and attach it to a small piece of 2x4 or a clamp.
2. Be sure your lens is clean before you start shooting. Because of the flat lens, Flip cameras are prone to smudges. You might not notice it is smudged until you start editing. To prevent this problem, use anything non abrasive or untreated to clean the lens before you shoot.
3. Neoprene cases, like the ones you put around a can or bottle of soda, make great soft cases for Flip cameras.
A two-minute instructional video can be viewed here http://vimeo.com/9913934.
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:
Salt Lake County:
Visit the USU Extension employment site by clicking here.