Ask An Expert

Every Monday at 4:48 p.m. And Every Tuesday at 7:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m.

The Ask an Expert informational series features quick tips and advice from USU Extension on everything from raising your own backyard chickens to stress-relieving activities.

 

Tune in Mondays during All Things Considered and Tuesdays during Morning Edition for Ask an Expert.

 

Timing Can Be Tricky For Spring Planting

Jun 26, 2020
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Determining when to plant a garden can be especially confusing and Utah's unpredictable varied climate, or last frost days can vary by many days within just a few miles. Many experienced gardeners have planted and later lost their plants to frost.

Fathers Day Gift Ideas That Don't Break The Bank

Jun 22, 2020
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  Father's Day gift ideas don't have to be complicated or expensive. Simple but meaningful gift ideas that are easy on the budget and fun for kids often mean the most fathers and grandfathers. Here are five frugal gift ideas for the father figures in your life.

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As we continue to find ourselves in new territory with COVID-19, we face major changes to our routines – including parents having children at home while they work. While many parents have worked from home when their child was sick or out of school, the current situation may require us to accept this arrangement for weeks (or months) to come. If you are still trying to figure out how to make this work in your home, consider the following tips to help you get your work done and also meet your children’s needs.

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Mental wellness at work is an essential part of overall well-being that is often overlooked. Any job can be stressful, even if you love what you do.

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As individuals and families come to Utah State University’s Student Nutrition Access Center (SNAC) to meet their food needs in the coming weeks, they will get to enjoy the fruits of the labors of other USU students and community volunteers.

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Utah State University Extension 4-H youth have answered the call to help protect health care workers in rural Utah areas. 

 

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Stress can be brought on by everyday hassles, but especially when there are larger issues like the ongoing public health concern of a pandemic. While no one’s life is completely stress free, regular negative stress can keep us from feeling and performing our best; therefore, it is important that we learn how to manage it. 

Ask An Expert: Five Tips To Avoid Coronavirus Scams

May 20, 2020
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Not surprisingly, scammers are taking advantage of the fears that surround the Coronavirus. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has already communicated with several scammers who are selling phony Coronavirus “treatments.” Scammers have set up websites to sell bogus products using fake emails, texts and social media posts as a method to get victims’ money and personal information.

Ask An Expert: Should You Raise Chickens?

May 20, 2020
USU Extension

In difficult economic times, many people consider purchasing chickens as part of their domestic safety net. Raising chickens, however, is distinctly different than stocking up on food storage or bottled water.