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We are aware that climate change has ushered in an era of more frequent and extreme droughts, which constrain agricultural water supplies and stress crops. In response, agricultural companies have been developing many varieties of drought-tolerant corn and other plants. These drought-tolerant plants may come with an added benefit, resistance to mites and other pests. 

USU Extension Creates Fun Programs To Aid Youth Development

Jan 19, 2021
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  Kailey Foster: To help promote positive youth development USU Extension has created the Hidden Gems Project for families at home. Weber County Extension professor who focuses on healthy relationships Naomi Brower joins me today to talk about this project.

Ask An Expert : January Garden Planning Tips

Jan 15, 2021
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If last year’s spike in gardening interest is any indication of what this year will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac. 

Ask An Expert: Three Steps For A Happier Life In 2021

Jan 15, 2021
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Despite the dark, hanging cloud of the coronavirus, there is still much happiness to be had. Though 2021 still holds uncertainty, it can be as good as we make it.

Overcoming The Challenges Of Creating Healthy Eating Habits

Jan 14, 2021
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Shalayne Smith Needham: For a lot of us, New Year’s is a time of resolutions. And for that new me, however, we often fall short of meeting our goals. Joining me today is Teresa Hunsaker with USU extension to talk about forming good eating habits this new year. 

Ask An Expert: Healthy Eating For A Happy Holiday

Jan 13, 2021

  The average American consumed about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when taking into consideration pre-meal snacking, the actual dinner, dessert, then evening leftovers. That is enough to gain a pound or two, which can be remedied, but how many more days like this will there be?

Ask an Expert: December Gardener’s Almanac Tips

Jan 13, 2021

  Though yards and gardens were put to bed some time ago, there are still outdoor tasks to consider and holiday gardening gifts to give. Here are some tips.

Ask an Expert : Four Tips To Help You Be A Savvy Holiday Shopper

Jan 13, 2021

Many retailers are promoting month-long Black Friday deals and will continue to flood us with advertising until Christmas. But before jumping the gun and diving in blindly to holiday spending, consider these tips to help you be a savvy shopper this season. 

Ask An Expert; Final Fall Pruning And Projects

Jan 13, 2021

Before giving up on gardening for the season, it’s important to finish strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider these tips.

Ask an Expert; Thinking Outside The Box For 2020 Thanksgiving

Jan 13, 2021

Recent recommendations from Governor Gary Herbert have stated that the Thanksgiving holiday must be different this year if we are to lower our record-high COVID-19 numbers. These recommendations can leave us wondering how to manage the changes while still keeping our family traditions alive and staying close to loved ones. Consider these tips.

Ask An Expert; Cranberries: A Healthy Holiday Choice

Jan 13, 2021

The health benefits of cranberries, combined with their unique taste, versatility and ease of use, make them a wise fruit choice not only during the holidays, but year round.

Keeping Up With Your 2021 Resolutions

Jan 12, 2021
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Kailey Foster: We are now almost two weeks into 2021, and now is a good time to take a look at how we are doing on our new year's resolutions. Joining me today to talk about keeping these resolutions, Dr. David Schramm, family life specialist at Utah State University Extension.

Making Seed Choices For Your 2021 Garden

Jan 8, 2021
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Well, if you would like me, your mail has probably been inundated with those gardening catalogs that come this time of year. I actually enjoy sitting down and going through those making choices to what I want to grow in the coming gardening season. One of the reasons I enjoy doing this is because I always look for new varieties. I look for something that I haven't tried before, something that's become highly recommended by a friend, or possibly by one of the gardening associations. 

Ask An Expert: Tips For Staying Positive And Healthy During the Pandemic

Dec 30, 2020

For many people, the pandemic has caused disarray and uncertainty, and it is easy to become anxious and skeptical. However, there are many things we still have control over, and one of those is our attitude. A positive attitude can go a long way in times of stress. Author Charles Swindoll said, “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” Consider these tips to stay positive and healthy. 

Ask An Expert: Back-To-School Self-Care For Educators

Dec 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress and challenges for people across the world. As the new school year begins, emotions can run from excitement to fear and from relief to stress. Perhaps no one feels the pressure of new challenges and routines during the pandemic quite as much as educators. 

Christmas Is Over, What Should You Do With Your Tree?

Dec 29, 2020
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Kailey Foster: The New York Times has reported a 50% increase in live Christmas tree sales in the United States due to more people staying home this holiday season. Now that Christmas is over, what should you be doing with your tree? USU extension forester Dr. Mike Kuhns joins me today to answer this question. 

Learning To Manage Your Money

Dec 22, 2020
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 Kailey Foster- Amanda Christiansen, editor of the Utah Money Moms Blog, is joining me today to talk about USU Extension's new PowerPay Money Mastery Online Course.

Be Aware Of Wildlife This Winter Season

Dec 22, 2020
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Winter is a time of reduced food supplies and covers for most wildlife. Just as we humans prepare for winter, so must Utah's wildlife. To survive winter wildlife must either hibernate, migrate or adapt.

Holiday Recipes With USU Extension

Dec 22, 2020
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 Kailey Foster: Are you looking for some new recipes this holiday season? Joining us today USU Extension Agent Teresa Hunsaker.

Caring For Your Citris Plants During The Winter Months

Dec 14, 2020
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This is Rick Heflebower,  Horticulture Extension Agent for Utah State University located in Washington County.

Coping With Stress This Holiday Season

Dec 9, 2020
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 Kailey Foster- There is no doubt that the Coronavirus has changed many aspects of life, and for many of us, our holiday traditions. Joining us to discuss this is Dr. David Schramm, an associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Utah State University.

Utah County 4-H Mentoring Program Receives Two Federal Grants

Dec 3, 2020
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Growing Crops In Northern And Southern Utah

Nov 11, 2020
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  *This Segment aired back in August*

Shalayne Smith Needham: Utah offers farmers different kinds of weather conditions and growing seasons, depending on where you are in the state. While some farmers can get multiple harvests out of one crop, others are getting just one. Rick Heffelbower, a USU extension horticulture agent in Washington County explains how northern and southern Utah crop harvests could differ from each other. 

Being Successful In Remote Work In Rural Utah

Nov 11, 2020
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Shalayne Smith Needham: Since 2018, USU Extension has offered the Rural Online Initiative to help connect residents of rural Utah to jobs. Dr. Paul Hill is the program director for the Rural Online Initiative.

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Kailey Foster- Dr. Kelsey Hall, an associate professor in agricultural Communications at Utah State University, will be hosting a series of webinars from November 5 through December 3. that aims to provide farmers and ranchers the opportunity to expand their customer base by implementing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs or snap for their CSA’s, farm stands and stores.

What National 4-H Week Looked Like During A Pandemic

Oct 23, 2020
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Shalayne Smith Needham- Every year on the first full week of October for teachers across the country celebrate National 4-H week. This year, youth celebrated the event from October 4 through the 10th. Megan Hendrickson is a state program coordinator from Utah State University where she runs social media for Utah 4-H.

Learning How To Practice Spending Willpower

Oct 21, 2020
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Shalayne Smith Needham- No matter what your income is, it is easy to face spending issues. Amanda Christensen, editor of the Utah Money Mom's blog and associate professor at Utah State University shares real-life Smart Money tips to help you keep up with your spending goals and budgets.

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This Program Ran Back In July 2020

Shalayne Smith Needham- farmers Feeding Utah is a program created by the Utah Farm Bureau that raises money to buy products from farmers to be donated to people in need within the community. So far, the program has helped people in the Navajo Nation and in northern Utah, and we'll be hosting an event in Salt Lake City on July 27.

Farmers Are Building An Online Presence To Sell Their Products

Oct 20, 2020

Shalayne Smith Needham- Coronavirus has left many farmers and ranchers wondering how they were going to sell their products this season. Kynda Curtis is an agriculture and food marketing specialist for Utah State University Extension and joins us to talk about this issue.

October is kind of the end of the gardening season here in northern Utah. You may have experienced a frost in some of the higher mountain valleys. While in southern Utah things are still pretty good and you might have some time to enjoy the plants that are still there.

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