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U.S. Military Officials Visit USU Extension Research Project
Restoring the West Conference
Extension Names Programs of Excellence
USU Extension Sustainable Living Website Launched
Who's New in Extension
Tech Tip: Visual Resources
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September 2010
U.S. Military Officials Visit USU Extension Research Project
A tour of Extension's FreeWays to Fuel (F2F) research project was conducted Aug. 16 at  Utah State University's 20-acre safflower research field in Salt Lake lgoosCity. Those in attendance were Jeffrey Ward, deputy engineer for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Keith Eastin, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Army and current vice president of the Louis Berger Group, and  Alan Weber, senior adviser to the National Biodiesel Board.
Dallas Hanks, Extension's F2F director, anticipates the Army will begin using this technique to decrease emissions, lower maintenance costs for the land and decrease pest pressures on the land.
Restoring the West Conference

The 2010 Restoring the West conference will examine management conflicts between animal populations and the plant communities they inhabit. Talks will focus on wildlife and vegetation issues in forest and sagebrush steppe environments. Featured themes include large herbivore relations to aspen, and sage grouse interactions with sagebrush. Additional topics include interactions between other animals, ecosystems and humans.
This year's conference, held Oct. 26 and 27, will include two full days of invited presentations with a poster session. 

For more information, to submit a poster idea and to register, click here.

Extension Names Programs of Excellence

Two Utah State University Cooperative Extension programs recently received Program of Excellence awards in Extension's northern and southern regions.
Anita's A2Z Fruits and Vegetables program, created by Anita Raddatz of Sanpete County, received the Program of Excellence award for the Southern Region, and Mike Pace of Box Elder County and Clark Israelsen of Cache County, received the Program of Excellence award for the Northern Region for their applied research with safflower variety trails on irrigated and dryland farms.

 USU Extension Sustainable Living Website Launched

In response to the changing, difficult economic times facing many Utah residents, Utah State University Cooperative Extension has launched a new website,, to provide information and help. The website is part of a sustainable living initiative developed by USU Extension faculty from around the state and is designed as a one-stop-shop of USU Extension programs for those working to get by on less.
The site contains six content areas: food, home and family, gardening, energy conservation, finance and "just for kids." Each content area contains fact sheets, tips and links to other sites that provide timely, pertinent information on the topic.

Who's New in Extension

Extension welcomes Ricardo Ramirez and Claudia Nischwitz to its staff as they begin research in the department of biology at Utah State University. Ramirez will serve as the Extension entomologist and Nischwitz will work as an Extension plant pathologist.

Nischwitz began research in August on management of iris yellow spot virus in onion in collaboration with other USU scientists, fire blight of apple and pear and root-knot nematodes in turfgrass.

The research interests of Ramirez include the role of beneficial organisms and plant defenses in pest management and finding solutions to pest problems that are economically and environmentally sound to enhance sustainable farm and urban systems.
Tech Tip: Visual Resources
From Dennis Hinkamp, USU Extension Communications
Extension has a growing library of photos and videos you can use in your PowerPoint documents, publications, websites and presentations. Use the following options to also quickly answer questions via email by giving askers a link to the resource.
For more information on still photos, videos and lectures, click here.

Recent Extension Publications  
Please take a look at these recently posted Extension publications.

History of Photography
Mechanics of a Digital Camera
Dutch Oven Cooking
4-H Have Fun With Foods Level 1
Weighted Pin Cushion and Thread Bag

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. The list changes each month as positions are added or filled. Please forward this list to anyone you know who might be interested in applying.

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