May 13, 2013
Welcome New Employee 


Welcome to Helen Muntz as Extension horticulture educator intern for Cache County. A graduate from the U of U with a bachelor's degree in biology, she is currently working on a master's degree in agriculture Extension and education at USU. Helen has worked in horticulture for 10 years as a research assistant at USU's Greenville Farm and for local nurseries. She also worked in Monument Valley with a Navajo school where she designed and taught a summer program for students to create a demonstration garden, integrating education on the traditional Navajo uses of native plants. Helen is interested in the effects of influence from culture, community and heritage on education. She is excited to be involved in Extension and looks forward to judging at the county fair and working with master gardeners. She was raised in St. Louis and moved to Utah shortly after high school and has lived in Logan since 2005. She enjoys her home, cultivating her yard and garden with her husband and running a personal greenhouse.


New Publications on the Web
  • Irrigated Birdsfoot Trefoil Variety Trial: Forage Yield - Click here.
  • Irrigated Birdsfoot Trefoil Variety Trial: Forage Nutritive Value - Click here.
  • Macronutrient Management for Utah Orchards - Click here.

In the News
  • Water World - USU Extension Co-sponsors Water Check Program
 Tech Tip
  • Click here to learn everything you ever wanted to know about taking photos at night.

 Tech Tip provided by Dennis Hinkamp.

Save the Date     
  • The Slow the Flow Water Check Program offers free sprinkler system evaluations and educational materials to homeowners in Salt Lake, Utah, Wasatch, Duchesne, Uintah, Sanpete, Piute and portions of Summit, Juab and Garfield counties. The program is co-sponsored by USU Extension and begins May 15. Click here for more information or contact Kelly Kopp.
  • The USU Organic Horticulture Team and USU Extension are hosting a tour and workshop on organic tree fruit and vegetable production and pest management at the USU Kaysville Education Center and research farm on June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be field plot tours, presentations and lunch will be served. The event is free, but there are a limited number of tickets available. Click here to register. 

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 New Job Opportunities
  • Staff Assistant III, Washington County - Click here 

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