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Through a collaborative effort with Utah State University, The Cache Gleaning Team aims at reducing food waste and food insecurity by collecting excess produce from tree owners and orchards around Cache Valley.

Utah is currently in one of the worst droughts since recording began in the late 1800s. Many reservoirs are at an all-time low, and some are drying up completely. Because of this, a statewide alarm was sounded by the governor asking the public to conserve water. 

Following an NCAA rule change allowing college athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness, students have new opportunities to generate income, but universities also face new challenges. 

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The pandemic had many people reflecting on their mental health, and for some of it meant turning to apps for help. USU Extension’s Family Life Specialists, Dr. David Schramm partnered with Impact Suite to help come up with a new mental wellness app. He is here with us today to talk about this new app.

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While visiting the meat section at the grocery store this year, you may have noticed the prices of meat such as pork rising.

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Localscaping, or landscaping with local plants and soils to match the climate you live in, can help conserve water and support local habitats. Utah State University has joined this effort with drought-tolerant landscaping.

Ask An Expert: June Gardening Checklist

Jun 19, 2021

June is here, the sun is shining, and gardening is in full swing! Consider these tips from the Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac to help make your yard and garden the best they can be. Also included are links for tips and additional information.

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Durante dos décadas, Latinos en Acción ha trabajado para cerrar la brecha de graduación y oportunidades para los estudiantes latinos en los Estados Unidos. La organización, que comenzó en Utah y se extendió por todo el país, abrió una sección en la Universidad Estatal de Utah en 2018.

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For two decades, Latinos in Action has worked to close the graduation and opportunity gap for Latino students in the United States. The organization, which began in Utah and spread across the nation, opened a chapter at Utah State University in 2018. 

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There is a lot of concern about the idea of teaching critical race theory in schools and how it could impact students. Last month, Utah’s State Legislature passed a resolution making recommendations to the Utah State Board of Education about critical race theory. But what is it and is it being taught in Utah?

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Earlier this week, the meat processing business, JBS, was hit with a cyberattack that caused it to temporarily shut down some of its operations in Utah and other parts of the United States, as well as Australia, and Canada. Food security experts are looking at how this could effect the security of our food chain. 

A close relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is mutually beneficial when it comes to the health and well-being of both. Grandparents provide acceptance, patience, love, stability, wisdom, fun and support to their grandchildren. This, in turn, has positive effects on a child’s well-being.

As Utah continues to be one of the fastest-growing states in the nation, residential neighborhoods are being built throughout the state on what used to be farmland.

Ask An Expert: How To Prioritize Home Irrigation During A Drought

May 25, 2021

Due to drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Utah. To date, 100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category, and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drought.

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Researchers from Utah State University and Iran are collaborating to help restore one of the world's largest saline lakes- Lake Urmia. 

Ask An Expert: Five Ways To Find Peace By Staying Present

May 11, 2021

It is easy to get caught up in the events of the past or the future. However, doing so only brings worry and causes you to miss out on the present. On the other hand, mindfulness – or focusing on the present moment – leads to better health, lower anxiety and greater resilience to stress. Learning to incorporate the concept of “flow” is one of several ways to increase mindfulness.

Utah State University and a governmental research arm based in Scotland recently formed a partnership to collaborate on research in environmental and agricultural science.

Ask An Expert: May Gardening Checklist

May 3, 2021

April showers bring May flowers – as well as a multitude of gardening tasks. The Utah State University Extension Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist for each month as well as links for tips and further information.

Equine Therapies

Apr 30, 2021
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  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 hands-on experiences and research opportunities for faculty and students, including those in the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the equine-assisted activities and therapies program combines caring for horses with caring for people.

Dogs On The Trail

Apr 30, 2021
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Many dogs love to accompany their humans on hikes, and faculty in USU’s School of Veterinary Medicine offer some tips for the trail.

Aggie Chocolate Factory

Apr 30, 2021
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Top-quality chocolate is made from just two ingredients: cacao (pronounced kah-kah-o) and sugar. But chocolate is the culmination of many factors, including where and how cacao is grown, harvested, fermented, and how the beans were roasted, processed, and stored.

What Is The Difference Between Sanitizers And Disinfectants?

Apr 30, 2021
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When buying cleaning supplies, the labels can get a little overwhelming and confusing. Teresa Hunsaker Family Consumer Science Educator with USU Extension joins me today to talk about disinfectants and sanitizers.

Taking A Look At Cicadas

Apr 28, 2021
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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. 

Ask an Expert – Home Sweet Home: Is It Best to Rent or Buy?

Apr 22, 2021

Paying rent each month isn’t just for college students or young families not yet settled in a career. Overall, home ownership in the U.S. has declined for the past 10 years since peaking in 2009. At the end of 2020, the rate hovered around 65%. If you plan to rent in the future, consider these points:

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.

Ask An Expert – April Gardening Checklist

Apr 13, 2021

April showers (and work in the garden) bring May flowers (and plants). Consider these tips to help you prepare! Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

Tips For April Vegetables

Apr 12, 2021
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If you're one of those who have already planted your tender vegetables, let me give you a few tips.

Ask An Expert - Establishing Smooth Transitions After Divorce

Apr 12, 2021

Household transitions, when children leave the care and responsibility of one parent to be with the other parent, can be emotional for children and parents alike. Establishing a routine for these transitions is beneficial for residential parents, nonresidential parents and children.

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.

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As COVID-19 restrictions are modified, so are plans for a Utah State University program to encourage lifelong learning for older populations.

 

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