Issue 13

January 22, 2013
 AGRS Statue Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Click here to see a time-lapse video of the artwork installation. 

USU Extension Annual Conference Registration Now Open 
  • Click here to register for USU Extension Annual Conference, March 6-7, Eccles Conference Center, Logan, Utah (early bird registration ends February 22). 

  • Click here to see a list or registrants.
  • Click here for the USU Extension Annual Conference website. 
 Search Committee Requests Input


  • President Albrecht announced a search committee to seek a replacement for Vice President Noelle Cockett. Search committee chair Mark R. McLellan requests nominations and suggestions of possible candidates. An open forum is scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in AGRS Room 101, where President Albrecht will speak briefly regarding the search, then McLellan will host open comments from attendees. The meeting is open to all Extension, College of Agriculture and UAES faculty and staff members. Those not able to attend the meeting can send input to McLellan's assistant, Teresa Seeholzer, at
  • For those who cannot attend the Open Forum, please join us in an Adobe Connect live webcast on the same date and during the same time. To join the meeting, visit If you have questions about how to connect please contact Scott Boyer at The webcast will be recorded for those who wish to view it at a later time.
Call for Intern Posters
  • USU Extension interns are invited to present their research at the 2013 Utah State University Extension Annual Conference in Logan. Interns will display and discuss their research posters in the Taggart Student Center International Lounge on Wednesday, March 6, before the annual banquet. Interns interested in participating should complete this short poster application by Friday, February 15. Poster guidelines can be found here.

New Extension Employee 
  • Welcome to Nicholas Read as Extension 4-H assistant professor in Utah County. He received his B.S. degree in crop science and M.S. in weed science from The Ohio State University. He has presented his research on managing weeds in small-scale vegetable production at two conferences, North Central Weed Science Society 2011 and EcoSummit 2012, and will present in February at the combined Weed Science Society of America/NorthEastern Weed Science Society conference. He will be responsible for the plant and animal, science and technology, and environmental education and earth science programs in Utah County. Nick has lived in several states and countries and speaks English and Portuguese. He is married and has three children. He can be reached at until he receives his USU email.   
Photo Tip

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New YouTube Videos

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New Extension Publications
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