October 7, 2014
Published every other week
New Sage-grouse App Available
  • The Utah State University Extension Community-based Conservation Program recently released a new app, "Sage-grouse Habitat in Utah: A Guide for Landowners and Managers." The app is the first of its kind, and although developed in Utah, is applicable throughout the sage-grouse range, which includes 11 western states and two Canadian provinces. Click here to read the story. Click here to download the iOS version. Click here for the Android version.

Webinar Presentations
  • Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1 to 2 p.m. E-Newsletter Strategies that Work - MailChimp Marketing Mayhem, presented by Mike Whitesides. This webinar will focus on setting up a free MailChimp e-newsletter account and strategies for growing your email list. Registration not required. Click here to join. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing.
  • Thursday, Oct. 9, 4 to 5 p.m., Evaluation of Long-haul Shipping Stress for Beef Cattle Transported from Hawaii to the Mainland United States. Presented by 

    Ashley M. Stokes, DVM, PhD, Extension & Research Veterinarian
    Pre-Veterinary Program Director, Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
    University of Hawaii. Registration not required. Click here to join. 

Welcome New Extension Employee
  • Marie Anderson is a new FCS educator in Utah County. She grew up in New England and later moved to Utah where she graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in family and consumer science. She and her husband enjoy country living in Salem. She is also a licensed real estate broker and has assisted her husband in this field for most of their married lives. Marie first started working with the Extension office in Utah County in 2008 as a staff assistant and for the last year and a half has worked directly with 4-H. She is dedicated to expanding Extension programming in Utah County and collaborating with other Extension offices to better serve the needs of local communities.



Save the Date    
  • The 2014 Restoring the West Conference, "Down by the River: Managing for Resilient Riparian Corridors," Oct. 21-22, USU campus. With two days of talks and a poster session, this year's conference brings together experts in the ecology and management of riparia, streams and watersheds across the North American West. Keynote addresses will be given by Drs. Bob Beschta (Oregon State University), David Merritt (USFS/Colorado State University) and Heida Diefenderfer (Battelle Pacific Northwest Lab). Click here for information.


  • Washington Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring a demonstration of Amaron Energy's new mobile pyrolysis unit Oct. 22 - 23. This unit was developed with assistance from the Utah Biomass Resources Group and Utah State Forestry Extension. Click here to read more.


  • Utah State University Botanical Center Dash in the Dark 5K, Friday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. at the USUBC, 920 South 50 West, Kaysville. Participants will jog through the USUBC garden trails, around ponds and through the center's arboretum while being chased by infectious zombies. Open to ages 12 or older of any athletic ability. Tickets are on sale now for early registration at $12. Registration will be $15 starting the week of the event. Click here to register. Those interested in playing zombies can contact Jayne Mulford.


             Email calendar submissions to Julene Reese 
Tech Tip
  • Click here to see five tips for wildlife photography.

  Tech Tip provided by Dennis Hinkamp

Extension Video on YouTube
Fact Sheets on the Web      
  • Click here to see a listing of forestry fact sheets. 

  • Click here to see Extension Community Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks information on eXtension.

Extension in the News   


New Job Opportunities
    To see a complete list of job postings, click here.

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