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Ag Matters

Ag Matters is a Knowledge in a Minute segment focused around the value of agriculture, and how it applies to Utahns.

  • There’s a saying that there is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Utah State University equine programs provide…
  • Many dogs love to accompany their humans on hikes, and faculty in USU’s School of Veterinary Medicine offer some tips for the trail.Carry enough water for…
  • Top-quality chocolate is made from just two ingredients: cacao (pronounced kah-kah-o) and sugar. But chocolate is the culmination of many factors,…
  • It’s estimated that more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people can be spread from animals, and that 3 out of every 4 new or emerging…
  • Coronaviruses, hantavirus, Zika, West Nile, SARS, influenza. If a virus has made news in the past 40 years, chances are good that scientists in Utah State…
  • An interdisciplinary team of USU climate scientists, an agronomist, and a fire and forest ecologist have developed a new computer model that is an…
  • Animal scientists at Utah State University, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute, and Washington State…
  • Often the best vantage point for evaluating what is going on with crops on the ground is from the sky. Plant and soil scientists and farmers fly…
  • For thousands of years, people and horses have worked together. Now equine-assisted therapy helps horses and people interact to improve mental and…
  • Diseases and pests that threaten wheat and barley are continually evolving. So, it's important to breed and test new varieties that are resistant to…