Issue 7

November 26, 2012
Conference Room Named  
  • On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Noelle E. Cockett Conference Room was presented as a gift to Cockett at a surprise unveiling in AGRS Building Room 437. Cockett leaves July 1 to become USU executive vice president and provost. "Knowing that I'm still a part of the AGRS Building will make it (somewhat) easier to move to Old Main," she said.
Videocasts - Please RSVP to Receive
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 9 to 10 a.m. - IVC Videocast Seminar Series featuring Chad Reid, USU Extension natural resources/agriculture agent, Iron County. His topic is "Fire Regime Changes: Effects on Southern Utah Landscapes Over Time." Click here to register at least 24 hours in advance. 
  • Friday, Nov. 30, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - IVC Videocast Presentation featuring Carrie Durward, candidate for the Extension nutrition specialist position. She will present her vision of an Extension program for 40 minutes and give a 20 minute presentation on how she would present a nutritional topic to the public. Click here to register at least 24 hours in advance. 
  Survey Input Needed
  • Extension Annual Conference -- Great suggestions for technology and skills training topics were given for last year's conference. We value your opinion and want to offer the most meaningful training during the time available at annual conference. Please take a moment to complete this short survey
  • Native Plant Master Program to Utah -- A multi-state grant proposal is in the works to bring Colorado State University Extension's Native Plant Master Program to Utah. As part of the effort, a survey is being conducted regarding the interest in and need for the Native Plant Master Program in Utah among potential participants including Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, native plant enthusiasts, weed managers and anyone else who might enjoy learning about native plants and invasive weeds. Please take a moment to complete this survey.
Media Mentions
Pumpkin Varieties and Uses
USU Experts Collaborate on Wildflower Guidebook
For more news stories,  click here.
Save the Date  
  • USU Forestry Extension Learn at Lunch webinar session "Strategic Tree Planting - State and National Efforts to Maximize Tree Benefits," Tuesday, Nov. 27, noon to 1 p.m. To participate, click here and choose "Enter as a Guest." Check in a half hour or more before the webcast to test audio and other settings. This system does not work with iPads and iPhones.
  • Small Business Resources Workshop - Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28 and 29, in Salt Lake City. Click here for information and registration.
  • Training by Dr. John Van Epp, author of the "How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk(ette)" curriculum - Thursday, Feb. 21. Registration due by Nov. 28. Click here to register. For further information, contact Pamela Morrill at 435-797-3300 or 


To view the full USU Extension calendar, click here


To submit an event to the Extension calendar, click here.
  4-H Deadlines
  • Teen Winter Retreat applications are due Saturday, Dec. 1. Click here for information and forms. Contact Barbara Williams, 435-797-2442, with questions.
  • State Ambassador applications are due Monday, Dec. 3. Click here for information and forms. Contact Barbara Williams, 435-797-2442, with questions.

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