Usu extension service
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Davis County is home to Utah State University Extension. Extension is a partnership between Davis County, Utah State University, and the US Department of Agriculture that serves as a connection between Utah State University and the county’s residents. Our goal is to provide impartial, research-based educational services that will improve the county’s citizens’ quality of life. This local website will highlight the Davis County Extension Office’s activities, facilities, and publications.
The Farmers Market is a fantastic addition to the Utah Botanical Center’s educational and recreational offerings. We’re excited about the chance to host the Farmers Market and help local growers, gourmet food producers, and artisans enrich the lives of people in the surrounding communities. The use of SNAP cards is permitted. The following are some of the features:
We provide a range of educational programs for both children and adults, all of which are funded by USU Extension. The center houses an arboretum with over 300 trees and shrubs that are arranged according to their irrigation needs, as well as gardens and home landscapes that illustrate wise water use and research aimed at conserving the region’s diverse plant life. A common urban fishery, walking and biking trails, wetland areas that benefit birds and other wildlife, a volunteer-tended greenhouse that provides thousands of pounds of fresh produce to local food banks, a seasonal farmers market, and a complete calendar of lectures, seminars, educational field trips, and other activities are all available at the USU Botanical Center. The USU Botanical Center is the product of a shared vision and collaboration between Utah State University, government agencies, individuals, civic organizations, corporations, and foundations – vital partnerships that are bringing the center to life.
Tree planting: mike kuhns usu extension ivc
Extension, despite being more than a century old, is as important as it has always been, if not more so, because of the increased diversity and complexity of issues people face today. Individuals, families, and neighborhoods benefit from the Extension system’s long history of taking the university to them in order to improve their quality of life.
The structure and function of extension are also special. The Extension system–with its network of county offices and state universities–is in a position to provide educational services at the grassroots level across the country as a collaboration of federal, state, and local governments. The county Extension office is truly the front door to America’s land-grant colleges, with its university faculty and staff serving the states and territories most concentrated in the over 3,000 counties throughout the country. The Extension system can respond to important and emerging problems with evidence-based, impartial knowledge thanks to this combination of teaching, research, and public service.
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According to Matt Palmer, the local Extension director, USU Extension offered programs to address needs found in the county in 2020, including educating farmers about “cover” crops, organizing new 4-H clubs, and continuing to provide an after-school program.
The commission approved the 2021 Cooperative Extension Agreement with USU, and Commission Chairman Scott Bartholomew signed it. The county’s donation of $98,480 to the local Extension program was also approved by the commission. For many years, the number has remained constant.
Cover crops are plants that are planted in empty fields or between rows of crops. Cover crops, according to a bulletin from the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, boost daily crop yields, introduce organic matter to the soil, avoid nutrient leaching, and attract pollinators.
According to Palmer, the USU Extension office in Sanpete planted some test plots with cover crops and gathered data on how the crops worked. The project will last for a few more years. Farmers were provided information about cover crops through a virtual field day hosted by the Extension service.
“From Many Homes for Many Holidays,” a presentation by the Utah State Cooperative Extension Service, explores heritage and holidays through the traditions of many cultures. Displays, demonstrations, food, samples, and more will be included in the class.
On Monday, Dec. 7, there will be displays from 6-8:30 p.m., followed by a class from 7-8 p.m.; and on Tuesday, Dec. 8, there will be displays from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., followed by a class from 12-1 p.m. The classes and exhibits will be held at the Salt Lake Government Complex, Room S1007-1008 in the South Building, 2001 S. State. USU extension home economists will be the teachers. Attendees must pre-register by calling 468-3170 due to restricted seating. There is no fee for this service.