January 12, 2015
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Agricultural Sciences Building Atrium Named
  • The 4th floor atrium of the Agricultural Sciences Building was officially named the Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi Atrium last week, in honor of one of the university's most distinguished alumni. Come take a look to learn more about the amazing life of this graduate of the animal science department who built a diplomatic career over decades that has shaped our modern world. 

Extension Annual Conference - Save the Date
  • USU Extension Annual Conference will be held March 4 & 5 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Visit the Annual Conference website for the most current information. 

  • Click here to see the Annual Conference video. 

  • Nominations for the 2015 E.G. Peterson Extension Award, Spirit of Extension Award and the Extension Innovator Award (new this year) must be electronically submitted to Tammy Firth by 4 p.m. on Jan. 16. Click here to see a full description of the awards, submission procedures, list of past recipients and deadline information. There is a cash award for recipients, and self-nominations are acceptable.  

WEDA 2015 Awards of Excellence
  • Applications are being accepted for the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) 2015 Awards of Excellence. Applications are due to WEDA by 5 p.m. on March 9. Click here for details.

  • The purpose of the awards is to recognize Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 Western states and Pacific Island U.S. Territories. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to individuals or multi-discipline teams for single state or multi-state programs. Contact Kevin Kesler with questions.

Extension Video on YouTube
Save the Date    
  • Forestry Extension Webinar - Herbivory in Aspen Forests: Ecological Context and Mechanisms of Defense, Tuesday, Jan. 20, noon. Speakers, Dr. Rick Lindroth, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dr. Sam St. Clair, Brigham Young University. Click here
    to join the webinar. Click here to see Utah Forest News.
  • The 2015 Utah Hay and Forage Symposium, Jan. 29-30, sponsored by USU Extension and the Utah Farm Bureau. Meetings will be held at the Lexington Conference Center in St. George. Call the Utah Farm Bureau to register at 801-233-3011.
  • Northern Utah Marriage Celebration, Friday, Feb. 6 from 4 to 9:30 p.m., Weber State University Shepherd Union Building. Topics include intimacy, communication and staying connected. Keynote presenter is Dr. Liz Hale, 

    licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist. Click here for registration and further information.

             Email calendar submissions to Julene Reese 
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