The Utah State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food will host Utah’s first public hemp seminar. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Free Enterprise Center Auditorium in Sandy. The seminar will address hemp as a commercial agriculture crop in Utah and provide participants with opportunities to learn about laws, production and the industry.
In a display of academic achievement, 18% of Dixie State University students earned President’s and Dean’s List recognition for the Fall 2019 semester, including three students from Moab.
The Utah State University Extension Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program has undergone a broadening of focus and a name change. The new name, Create Better Health, more fully reflects how the program has grown from a simple nutrition education program into a comprehensive program that reaches low-income populations to help improve nutrition, health and overall lives.
After many years, plans for construction of the new Utah State University Moab campus have begun with groundbreaking for the first building expected next spring, according to USU Moab Marketing Director Loren Miller.
In an effort to better serve students in the largest department in Utah State University’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, and to advance career and technical education programs, particularly in southeastern Utah, CAAS Dean Ken White and USU President Noelle Cockett announced Oct. 9 that the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education (ASTE) will be divided. The change takes effect immediately.
Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus noted the symbolism on display Thursday, Sept. 19 when city and county officials and Utah State University administrators gathered to celebrate the completion of the Mill Creek Drive extension on the west side of Highway 191 – now to be known as Aggie Boulevard – at the end of which will stand the new USU Moab campus.
The Grand County Council on Tuesday agreed to approve a Commercial Real Estate Purchase Contract for the existing Utah State campus at 125 West 200 South.
The community is invited to join the City of Moab, Grand County, and Utah State University Moab in celebrating the completion of the newly named Aggie Boulevard. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the new road to the future USU Moab campus will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, according to City of Moab Communication and Engagement Manager Lisa Church.
Two members of the Utah Legislature, the vice president of Utah State University Extension department and USU Moab Associate Vice President Lianna Etchberger lobbied the Grand County Council for its financial support Tuesday in adding Extension services to the planned Moab campus.
Utah’s education savings plan called “my529” announced Tuesday that it has more than 400,000 accounts under its management. The accounts, with account owners and beneficiaries distributed throughout Utah and the United States, represent a growing number of families who choose to invest in the plan to save for education costs, according to a press release from the program.
In order to better serve the agritourism industry in the state, Utah State University Extension has developed a survey to gather research on the needs of agritourism organizations.
Utah State University Extension recently received a grant for $175,000 for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery opportunities under USDA’s 2019 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. The DLT program helps rural communities use telecommunications to connect people and the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density, according to Julene Reese of USU.