November 17, 2014
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Former USU Extension Agent Named to National 4-H Hall of Fame
  • Errol Burns started and finished his Extension and 4-H career in Utah, sandwiched around many distinguished years in Kansas and Illinois Extension programs. He was recently inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Click here to read the story.



Extension Professor Elected Vice President, Member Resources for NEAFCS
  • Margie Memmott, USU Extension associate professor in Juab County, was elected vice president of member resources for the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences at their recent annual session in Lexington, Kentucky. NEAFCS represents Extension faculty and educators across the nation and its territories, working to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. Memmott will serve on the NEAFCS national board for the next two years.


Mountain Lion Exhibit at Swaner EcoCenter
Photo Courtesy of Tom Becker, UDWR
  • The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City and the USU Quinney College of Natural Resources announce the exhibition, "Mountain Lions! The Story of Pumas and People." The exhibition blends science, history and art to provide an in-depth look at Utah's most mysterious and elusive predator. Opening day on November 15 at Swaner EcoCenter marks the exhibition's debut in Utah. It runs through the end of March 2015. Click here for further information.


Extension Presentations
  • FCS Webinar Presentation - Tech Tools for Extension, presented by LaCee Jimenez, Extension educator, Kane County, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9 to 10 a.m. The webinar will address how to use technology tools like Google Docs and Dropbox more effectively. Click here to join the presentation. No registration required. Presentation will be recorded for viewing at a later date.  


  • FCS IVC Presentation - Nutrition Diet Trends, presented by Carrie Durward, Extension nutrition specialist and assistant professor, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10 to 11 a.m.  Please email Scott Boyer by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, for IVC login instructions. Presentation will be recorded for viewing at a later date.

How to Safely Prepare Your Thanksgiving Turkey
  • It is estimated that each Thanksgiving, more than 46 million turkeys are prepared and eaten in the United States. Because of the number of turkeys prepared, the incidence of food-borne illness also increases during the holidays. Click here to read tips on how to prepare a safe, tasty turkey this year.

Save the Date    
  • Forestry Extension Webinar - Utah's Wildland Urban Interface: Fire Prevention, Tuesday, Nov. 18, noon. 

    Speaker, Nate Barrons, Catastrophic Fire Program Coordinator, Forestry Fire & State Lands. Every year forest fire causes major disruptions to urban areas that sit adjacent to the wildland. Targeted landscape management practices and mitigation efforts play critical roles in ensuring public safety and protecting valuable community assets. This talk will focus on the wildland urban interface challenges in Utah and highlight opportunities for tree care professionals and municipal foresters to be part of the solution. Click here to join the webinar.

  • Farm and Ranch Estate and Transition Planning Workshop - Dec. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USU Extension Washington County office in St. George.  

    The two-day workshop is intended for owners and operators of farming and ranching operations who are planning to transition their operation to successors. Click here  to register.

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