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USU Says Hello To Help Bring Together The Community

21 hours ago
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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.

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. 

Navigating Your Sleep Schedule With A Time Change

Mar 20, 2021
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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
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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?

Ask An Expert; Corned Beef And Cabbage Not Just For March Meals

Mar 15, 2021

Corned beef and cabbage, Ireland and leprechauns – all part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, right? Actually, these foods often associated with the holiday are not tied to Irish history at all. At any rate, it’s worth learning more about them and how to include them in your diet.

Tips For Preparing Your Trees And Shrubs

Mar 12, 2021
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It is March. This is the time of year that many people are shopping for their landscape trees, shrubs, and fruit trees. Here are some tips for preparing your trees and shrubs.

Wellbeing Survey Seeking Respondents In Vernal

Mar 9, 2021
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In an effort to better understand how individuals and communities in the state are doing, the Utah Wellbeing Project was developed by USU Extension. 

Ask An Expert: Celebrate America Saves Week, By Saving!

Mar 1, 2021

America Saves Week has been an annual event since 2007. It is held the last week of February and focuses on helping people save money. Most people would like to put more money in savings, but it can be daunting to get started. The Americasaves.org website is a great place to start. You can set savings goals and sign up for email and text reminders to help keep you on track. Consider these savings tips.

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Today's topic is how to put up a no vacancy sign for the Douglas-fir beetles. Most people are aware of the destruction to large swaths of forest trees brought about by a tiny insect group called bark beetles.

Tips For Choosing Fruit Trees

Feb 28, 2021
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As we get into February, we start thinking a little bit about spring. I wanted to give you a few tips on choosing fruit trees. Let's talk for a minute about what grows well in Utah.

Starting To Plan For Your Garden

Feb 27, 2021
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I'm in shock. It's already February. I did get my asparagus seeds planted last month, and they're just coming up. My leftover seeds from 2020 have also been inventory. And I'm going to run germination tests on those starting this weekend.

Ask An Expert: The Dirt On Laundry: How Often To Wash?

Feb 25, 2021

How often do you wash your pajamas and pillowcases? Or how about your coats and comforters? In general, most people don’t wash their clothing, bedding and other items often enough. It’s important to note that phosphates in our detergents have decreased over the years, so your clothes may not be getting as clean as you think, and washing regularly is even more important.

There is much that can be done now to get a jump start on the growing season. These tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac can help you get started.

Though it’s February and relationships are on people’s minds, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to consider ways to strengthen your relationship with your partner. Consider these six tips to help keep the spark going all year.

Ask An Expert: Relax And De-Stress With Meditation

Feb 4, 2021

 It can be a challenge to make the time to rest our minds, relax and find peace. But it is definitely worth the effort. 

Mold Can Affect Your Lawn Too

Jan 29, 2021

The term mold describes several fungal species that have a fuzzy appearance, especially when found on that loaf of bread in the back of the pantry that you forgot about.

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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. 

Ask An Expert : Backyard Chicken Ranching, Rodents And COVID-19

Jan 25, 2021

In response to social distancing guidelines, innovative Utahns have found activities that allow them to be with family and also explore new adventures. In 2020 during COVID-19, Utah state park visitation rates increased by 36% during recreation months compared to 2019.

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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. 

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.

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