Kailey Foster


In an effort to help connect students with local agriculture, the Child Nutrition Program with the Utah Board of Education will be allocating funds to schools around the state.

Are Fad Diets Good Or Bad For You?

May 11, 2021

Keto, paleo, gluten-free, and vegan are some of the diets you have probably heard about on social media that are also known as fad diets. Joining me today is Carrie Durward, Extension Nutrition Specialist at Utah State University. 

A celebration of Mexican heritage in Cache Valley gave people of all ethnicities the opportunity to come together for Cinco de Mayo. Maricela Gonzalez was a performer at the event that grew up in Mexico. She said that the biggest difference between the United States and Mexico’s celebrations is the people. 

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Idaho child-care providers closed their doors and came to the doors of the Capitol this week to call on lawmakers to approve federal funding for their facilities.

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About one in three Idahoans who have federal student-loan debt would see it erased entirely if the Biden administration goes forward with a $10,000 forgiveness plan. That's according to analysis from the website Student Loan Hero.

What Does Your Soil Need?

Apr 29, 2021

Kailey Foster: When you're new to gardening, it's easy to just hop right in and start planning, but there is a step you may need to consider before you jump right in. Joining me today is Sheriden Hansen, USU Extension Horticulturist in Davis County to talk about soil testing.

Taking A Look At Cicadas

Apr 28, 2021

Spring is a time to explore and learn about many kinds of insects as they emerge from their overwintering states and habitats. Cicadas are an interesting group of insects for multiple reasons. They are prehistoric-looking insects and spend the majority of their lives underground feeding on plant roots, especially trees and shrubs. This occurs in their immature or nymphal stage. 

Only Commercial Wool Lab In The Country Opens In Utah

Apr 26, 2021
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Wool is a soft material from sheep that can be used to make socks, rugs, and even shoes. But in order to ensure the quality of these are good, wool needs to be tested before it goes through production.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Middle Fork is a popular Wildlife Management Area in Ogden Valley. However, due to mistreatment, camping on part of the area has been closed. 

USU Says Hello To Help Bring Together The Community

Apr 15, 2021
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Kailey Foster: Social distancing and virtual events have caused some students to feel disconnected from each other. Madison Leak USU Extension Marketing and Communications assistant joins me today to talk about a new campaign on campus that is helping bring students together.

The CDC reports that alcohol is the most commonly used substance used by young people in the US. Here in Utah, one campaign is trying to combat this with a family oriented activity. 

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism reports a 145% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in America’s biggest cities from 2019 to 2020. This weekend in Salt Lake City, people came together to protest these crimes.


Earlier this year, the Utah State Legislature passed a bill that would allow more cities to try ranked-choice voting in their local elections this fall.

In 2017, USU started offering its drone minor to students and due to high demand, they started working on a major in it as well.

Keeping Up With Your Lawn During The Drought

Mar 30, 2021

Water levels in Utah have gone down 14% in the past year and when the winter didn’t bring in much snow packs, Gov. Spencer Cox signed a new drought executive order. With warm weather just around the corner, how can we keep our lawns green while still being mindful of water use?

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2020 marked a few anniversaries in women's history and 4-H clubs are still doing their part to celebrate with quilting. I took the oppertunity to join a 4-H club in Cache Valley as they worked on their sewing projects. 

Advocates: Medicaid Expansion Would Benefit Cancer Patients

Mar 29, 2021


The Wyoming Senate has until Wednesday to advance the Medical Treatment Opportunity Act, which cleared the House last week.

Navigating Your Sleep Schedule With A Time Change

Mar 20, 2021

Kailey Foster: You may have noticed you lost an hour of sleep last week because of daylight savings. Joining me today is Emma Campbell, a health and wellness intern with USU extension to talk about how daylight savings can affect our sleep.

What Is Corned Beef And Is It Irish?

Mar 18, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day is a day that many people use to celebrate Irish heritage and the famous St. Patrick. A popular dish that is enjoyed by many people is corned beef—but is this really an Irish dish?

Study Identifies Key Barriers to Wildfire Recovery

Mar 9, 2021


new report outlines key barriers to recovering forests in Colorado and across the U.S.

In terms of small cities, Logan is one of the best, according to a recent report by the Milken Institute. 

February Planting Tips For Southern Utah

Feb 28, 2021
Rick Heflebower

Kailey Foster: Joining me today to discuss gardening in southern Utah is Rick Heflebower, USU Extension Horticulturist in Washington County. 

Utah State University was recently recognized as a national leader in research programs for undergraduates.

Online events are the new normal but don’t you wish we could go back to how things were? Utah State University Seniors will have the chance to celebrate their graduation in person this year but some changes will be made.

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Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that would cut severance taxes paid by oil and gas companies from 6% to 3%.

USDA Finalizes Hemp Regulations

Feb 16, 2021

Earlier this year, the USDA finalized its rule for hemp farmers across the country that will go into effect in March. These new changes can impact  how farmers in Utah will grow their crop this year. 

How Does Farming Impact Air Quality In Cache Valley?

Feb 5, 2021

If you’ve ever spent time in Cache Valley during the winter, you’ve likely noticed the layer of pollution trapped in the air. 

Advocates: Ending Hunger in Utah, U.S. Should be Biden’s Top Priority

Feb 3, 2021
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In his first week in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order extending a temporary increase in SNAP benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ID Ranchers Wrangle Up Meals for Idaho Foodbank in 2021

Feb 2, 2021
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A group of Idaho ranchers are riding to the rescue for people in need during the pandemic.


In a recent study by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and Utah State University finds that Utah has room for growth in the Utah beef processing and sales businesses.