Issue 8

December 3, 2012
Leopold Conservation Award Presented
  • The 2012 Utah Leopold Conservation Award was presented to Heaton Livestock Company from Alton, Utah, at the annual meeting of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. Click here to view the press release.

  Call for Nominations
  • Nominations are being sought for the 2013 E. G. Peterson Extension Award and Spirit of Extension Award. The E. G. Peterson Extension Award honors an Extension professional who provides outstanding service to USU and the residents of Utah. The Spirit of Extension Award honors an Extension employee who emulates the heart and soul of USU Extension. 

    To nominate, email the name to Tammy Firth ( by Wednesday, Dec. 12. Nominees will be contacted to see if they wish to accept the nomination. 

    Nominators are responsible for the preparation of the materials for the candidate. The full packet must be submitted to Noelle Cockett's office (AGRS 430 or 4900 Old Main Hill) no later than Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.                                            


    E.G. Peterson nominations              Past E.G. Peterson award recipients      

    Spirit of Extension nominations        Past Spirit of Extension recipients

Videocast - Please RSVP to Receive
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9 to 10 a.m. - IVC Videocast Seminar Series featuring Roslynn Brain, sustainable communities Extension specialist, who will discuss the new statewide Extension Sustainability initiative. Participants will discover the background behind the initiative, current development opportunities for collaboration and a "tour" of the new Extension Sustainability website ( Click here to register at least 24 hours in advance. 
  Survey Input Needed
  • 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.
  Extension Apps
  • Click here for Volunteerica, an Apple app to help agents keep track of volunteer hours at meetings and presentations.
  • Click here for Demographica, an Apple app to help agents keep track of demographic information at meetings and presentations. 
  • Click here for Eat-and-move-o-matic, the 4-H app to help youth learn about the foods they eat and how they help fuel the body.
  New YouTube Videos
  • Still confused about Twitter? Click here for the basics.
  • Click here to see four videos that show you how to run a 4-H club. 


To view more Extension YouTube videos, click here.

Save the Date   
  • Planning in the West Webinar: Climate Change Preparedness Planning, Wednesday, Dec. 5, noon to 1:30 p.m. The Sonoran Institute and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy host the webinar and will take a closer look at how communities are preparing and building local resilience to climate variability and climate-related disasters. Two sustainability specialists from Boulder County, Colo., and Flagstaff, Ariz., will examine the impacts of climate change on their communities. Click here to sign up. Click here for more information on presenters and resources.  
  • Training by Dr. John Van Epp, author of the "How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk(ette)" curriculum - Thursday, Feb. 21. Registration deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 7. Click here to register. For further information, contact Pamela Morrill at 435-797-3300 or 


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