October 21, 2013
4-H Meat Donation Program Feeds Utah 
Food Bank
  • Food banks and charitable organizations are usually successful in collecting cans and boxes of food, but donated meat is harder to come by. USU Extension 4-H youth worked to change this in 2005 and created what has now become an annual program that has provided 761,000 pounds of meat to Utahans in need over the last eight years. Click here to read more.
Higginbotham Secures Grant Nearing $800,000
  • Brian Higginbotham, USU Extension associate vice president and family life specialist, recently secured a grant for $785,000 to continue the Smart Steps to Healthy Relationships in Utah program. Higginbotham is project director, and the funding will support Smart Steps for Stepfamilies and the How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/ette courses taught throughout the state. Click here to read more.  
Interactive Video Conference
  • IVC Presentation - Tuesday, Oct. 29, 9 to 10 a.m. "New Haven Farms: Promoting Health and Community Development through Urban Agriculture," presented by Carrie M. Durward, Extension nutrition specialist and assistant professor. Combining nutrition education with gardening is an innovative way to promote vegetable intake. The presentation will explore this concept through the example of New Haven Farms, a nonprofit in New Haven, Conn.
  • Registration deadline is noon, Friday, Oct. 25. Click here to register. IVC connection instructions will be sent before the event. The event will be recoded for viewing at a later date.

YouTube Video         
  • Click here to see the YouTube video - What it Takes to Grow a Good Root System.

Extension in the News 
Save the Date 
  • Explore the Garden Family Night: Pumpkinpalooza! Monday, Oct. 28, USU Botanical Center Varga Arboretum, 6 p.m. This evening is a family favorite as participants celebrate fall and Halloween. Events for kids range from a pumpkin walk, face painting, a grass garden labyrinth and a pumpkin launcher. Free apple cider will be offered as well as doughnuts and hot chocolate for the first 200 visitors. For more information, call 801-544-3089 or email the Botanical Center. 
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for off-campus employees - Wednesday, October 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. through an Adobe Connect webcast. (Those on the Logan campus must attend a workshop in person.)  

  Those who participate in the webcast should test their computer/connection before   the training by clicking here. It can be done any time before October 30.


  Click here to participate in the live webcast training on October 30. Select Enter as   a Guest, then enter your first and last name, then select Enter Room.  

  • Utah Building Farmers Program, Intermediate Track - Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 at the USU Botanical Center Utah House in Kaysville. Click here for more information.
             Email calendar submissions to Julene Reese
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