Kailey Foster

USU Extension Takes On Vape Prevenion In Southeast Utah

Jan 26, 2021

Kailey Foster: Recently, USU Extension was awarded a grant to help serve counties in rural Utah with vape and e-cigarette prevention recourses. Joining me today is Dr. Ashley Yaugher, Health & Wellness faculty at USU Extension and Be Epic Project Director.


While the Utah State Capitol Complex re-opened to the public on Monday, there are still many virtual options for participating in the legislative session from the comfort of your home.

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On Thursday night, Governor Spencer Cox delivered his first State of the State address from the capitol building.  

Groups Form To Care For Native Elders During Pandemic

Jan 20, 2021
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As Native Americans are killed by the coronavirus at a rate nearly twice that of Caucasian people, groups are forming to care for and deliver supplies to Native elders.

USU Extension Creates Fun Programs To Aid Youth Development

Jan 19, 2021

  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.

Keeping Up With Your 2021 Resolutions

Jan 12, 2021

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.

ID Salmon Workgroup Ends, Considered 'Stepping Stone' Toward Recovery

Jan 5, 2021
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A group convened by Gov. Brad Little to address the dire situation for salmon and steelhead numbers has finalized its recommendations and should release a final report next month.

Behind Scenes, Poll Workers Led to Successful ID Election

Dec 30, 2020
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Election workers were the driving force behind a 2020 election that was like no other before it.

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

Dec 29, 2020

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. 


Meat packing companies in Utah work with many local famers to prepare their products for retail. However, many agriculture groups are speaking up against a new USDA rule and potential discriminatory action they believe it could cause. 

Learning To Manage Your Money

Dec 22, 2020

 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.

Holiday Recipes With USU Extension

Dec 22, 2020

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


When stay-at-home orders were first enacted back in March, it meant places like schools and restaurants were also forced to close in-house operations. This caused the dairy industry to redirect their product market to try and reduce financial loss. In cases where this was not successful, milk dumping often occured. 

2020 Wildfire Season Could Be Taste of Future

Dec 14, 2020
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The West's intense wildfire season this year could be a taste of what the future holds, scientists say.

Doctor's Orders: Program Prescribes Fresh Fruits, Vegetables to Idahoans

Dec 10, 2020
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A pilot program that prescribes a trip to the produce aisle has been a success in Idaho.

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Instead of canceling their annual nativity experience, Morgan Farm in Nibley has adjusted to a drive through event to keep the tradition going.

Coping With Stress This Holiday Season

Dec 9, 2020

 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.

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This week Governor- elect Spencer Cox and Lt. Governor- elect Deidre Henderson announced some key appointments for their upcoming team. One of these appointments is part of Cox’s effort to reach out to rural Utah.


The U-S Forest Service will allow prairie dogs to be eradicated in what had been a protected section of the Thunder Basin National Grassland in northeastern Wyoming. Conservation groups say that makes it almost impossible for the endangered black-footed ferret to recover in the U-S.


When coronavirus first led to business shutdowns Beehive Cheese didn’t know what to expect.


Due to the pandemic, use of sanitizer and disinfect has increased. With this increase, officials in the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food have found many improperly labeled or repackaged products. 


Utah State University Extension recently partnered with 13 states on the Western Region Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Grant. The university received money to create pilot programs that focus on mental health for rural Utah. 


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.

The Howl is the largest event Utah State University puts on each year with people traveling from all over Utah and neighboring states to attend. This year COVID- 19 has changed how USU is hosting this event. 

Utah Gov. Announces New Coronavirus Restrictions

Oct 13, 2020
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New COVID-19 restrictions are in effect in Utah, following a press conference with Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday.

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It’s been an especially hard year for farmers. Statewide shutdowns forced many to find alternative distributors for their products. When the Utah Farm Bureau announced its Farmers Feeding Utah project in May, it offered farmers an additional way to sell their products.  

The past few years have seen increases in drone use-- from recreational flying, consumer deliveries, military transport and even agriculture. 


Consumers might not be aware of how to safely cook frozen foods. That’s according to a new study by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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One of the first questions candidate Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (R) and Chris Peterson (D) answered during Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate was whether they would issue a statewide mask mandate right now if they had the power to do so. 

Coronavirus Restrictions Increase Around The State

Sep 23, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions have been loosening throughout Utah over the last few months but at the Governor's press conference on Tuesday, parts of Utah will be brought back into stricter restrictions.