|Extension Professionals Train Boy Scouts with Volunteer Service |
Extension specialist Ralph Whitesides and agents Dennis Worwood and Ron Patterson teamed with the Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service and the Boy Scouts of America to remove salt cedar (also called Tamarisk) from the Buckhorn Wash in Emery County.
Boy Scouts and other volunteers were
trained in plant identification and herbicide calibration, in the project which
reduced Tamarisk in the Buckhorn Wash by 95 percent.
|Treebrowser.org Wins First Place in Website Competition |
The Utah TreeBrowser
website reached 20,300 visits from January 2009 to June 2010, and is currently
being visited by 1,100 viewers per month.
In 2009, TreeBrowser received the Epsilon Sigma Phi Iota Chapter Technology Team
Award and the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals Silver
Webpage Award. Its most recent award is first place in the 2010 webpage
category from the National Association of Agricultural Agents.
Congratulations to Mike Kuhns and Lyle Holmgren for their first place finishes.
Agents Win Communication Awards|
Congratulations to Utah agents who won National Association of Agricultural Agents Communication Awards for 2010.
In 14 categories, Utah brought home two national awards, two national
finalist recognitions, five regional finalist recognitions and ten state awards.
Extension Implementing Agrosecurity Plan|
Utah State University Cooperative Extension is
collaborating with state agencies to protect Utah's agriculture and food.
Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Planning (S-CAP) workshops were developed
to provide two-day training for community planners and first responders so that
food and agriculture are protected in the event of a natural, intentional or
In collaboration with the Utah Department of
Agriculture and Food (UDAF) and the Utah Division of Homeland Security (UDHS),
USU Cooperative Extension plans to present the workshops to every county in the
state over the next two years, and UDAF and UDHS will implement field exercises
to test the county's plans. Cache, Sevier, Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett
counties have received the training, and workshops in San Juan County are
planned for August 24 and 25.
Who's New in Extension
Extension welcomes Karin Allen to the staff as she continues her career at Utah State University in her newly appointed position of Extension food products specialist.
Tech Tip: What Is a "Widget" and Why You Should KnowFrom Dennis Hinkamp, USU Extension Communications
A widget is an application or tool that can be customized and embedded on a webpage, blog or social media page.
They can be used for fun, like a YouTube playlist or
countdown clock, or for more useful purposes. Many websites create helpful
widgets that people can use for free.
Taking advantage of eXtension.org and
adding useful widgets to your website is a simple, easy way to improve your
content and provide additional helpful information.
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 which changes each month as positions are added or filled. Please forward this list to anyone you know who might be interested in applying.
Visit the USU Extension employment site by clicking here.