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Business Sustainability: Moving From Thought To Action, Emily Skill, Roslynn Mccann Dec 2018

Business Sustainability: Moving From Thought To Action, Emily Skill, Roslynn Mccann

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This fact sheet describes what a sustainable business is and will help businesses develop a sustainability goal, understand the behavior changes necessary to meet that goal, provide techniques to achieve those behavior changes, and outline the implementation of a successful plan.


Business Sustainability: Moving From Thought To Action, Emily Skill, Roslynn Mccann Dec 2018

Business Sustainability: Moving From Thought To Action, Emily Skill, Roslynn Mccann

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This guide will help businesses develop a sustainability goal, understand the behavior changes necessary to meet goals, understand the behavior changes necessary to meet goals, provide successful techniques to achieve those behavior changes, and outline the implementation of a successful plan to reach those goals.


An Apple A Day? Eat More Fruits And Vegetables, Cindy Nelson, Makendra Goff Oct 2018

An Apple A Day? Eat More Fruits And Vegetables, Cindy Nelson, Makendra Goff

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This fact sheet gives ideas for increasing fruits and vegetables in the diet each day.


Using The Convenient Slow Cooker Safely, Susan Haws Oct 2018

Using The Convenient Slow Cooker Safely, Susan Haws

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A slow cooker is a convenient time saver. This fact sheet explains what a slow cooker is, how it works, and how to choose one. It also has tip on preparing food safely, using slow cookers at high altitudes, dealing with power outages, saving leftovers, and testing a slow cooker's performance.


Is Mycoplasma Bovis In Sand Bedding Infectious To Dairy Calves?, David J. Wilson, Thomas J. Baldwin Oct 2018

Is Mycoplasma Bovis In Sand Bedding Infectious To Dairy Calves?, David J. Wilson, Thomas J. Baldwin

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Mycoplasmas are unusual bacteria that can infect all ages of cattle, and can cause arthritis, pneumonia, and death. Infected dairy cows may also contract mastitis, metritis, or virtually cease milk production. The most common mycoplasma affecting cattle is M. bovis; there are several other Mycoplasma spp. as well. Because standard microbial culture methods do not isolate Mycoplasma spp., special laboratory methods are needed for diagnosis. Mycoplasma spreads by inhalation and respiratory secretions and also at milking time via contaminated inflations in milking units. Mycoplasma spp. have also been detected in straw, sand, recycled manure, and other bedding, often associated with ...


European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis Cerasi (Linnaeus), Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston Oct 2018

European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis Cerasi (Linnaeus), Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston

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European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) is a new invasive cherry-infesting pest from Europe. It was first detected in the U.S. in New York in 2017. This fact sheet describes it and includes life history, plant hosts, damage symptoms, monitoring, and management.


An Alternate Method For Setting Codling Moth Biofix, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray, Richard Heflebower Oct 2018

An Alternate Method For Setting Codling Moth Biofix, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray, Richard Heflebower

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This fact sheet describes an alternate method for setting codling moth biofix that was found to be effective for Utah's fruit production regions. The fixed-biomix method is simpler to implement and easier to explain to growers and crop consultants and can be accessed on line.


Local Food Entrepreneurship Support, Needs And Gap Analysis, Karin E. Allen, Ruby Ward Oct 2018

Local Food Entrepreneurship Support, Needs And Gap Analysis, Karin E. Allen, Ruby Ward

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This study looks at the current needs as well as resources available to identify gaps in services and provide recommendations about how programs could be improved or added in support of the Utah food production system. An in-depth background on FICs is presented, followed by a brief description of Utah’s food climate. The methodology used and the analysis, followed by .final recommendation is included.


Why Stress Management Strategies Work, Jennifer Viveros, David G. Schramm Oct 2018

Why Stress Management Strategies Work, Jennifer Viveros, David G. Schramm

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Stress is a universally-experienced phenomenon. Although there are myriad causes, the methods of effectively managing the stress are generally the same. Why do these strategies work though? This fact sheet addresses this question, citing what research has found about why these commonly suggested stress management strategies work. They are divided into physical, mental, and social categories of stress relievers.


Tart Cherries In The Garden, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brian Barlow, Brent Black Sep 2018

Tart Cherries In The Garden, Sheriden M. Hansen, Tiffany Maughan, Brian Barlow, Brent Black

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Tart cherry (Prunus cerasus), also known as sour cherry or pie cherry, is an excellent addition to home orchards that is often overlooked. Trees can easily be tucked into landscapes and can provide an abundant supply of cherries for freezing, drying, canning, juicing, and preserves. Several cultivars are available for selection and may be purchased on semi-dwarfing rootstocks to help trees maintain a manageable size. Trees generally grow well in Utah climates and conditions and are relatively easy to maintain and prune. Potential insect and disease problems are minimal and include Powdery Mildew and Western Cherry Fruit Fly. These potential ...


Creaciones En La Cocina Curriculum, Celina Wille Sep 2018

Creaciones En La Cocina Curriculum, Celina Wille

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Este currículo es una interpretación al español y adaptación cultural basado en su mayoría en la publicación titulada CREATE FAMILY MEALS* de Food Sense del Programa de Extensión de la Universidad Estatal de Utah (USU).


Rocky Mountain Trefoil Beef, Kailie Leggett, Roslynn Mccann, Jennifer W. Macadam, Juan J. Villalba Sep 2018

Rocky Mountain Trefoil Beef, Kailie Leggett, Roslynn Mccann, Jennifer W. Macadam, Juan J. Villalba

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This fact sheet describes Rocky Mountain trefoil beef and how researchers at USU are exploring the use of tannin-containing legumes as a method fr finishing cattle to address environmental and efficiency concerns associated with the most common current beef production systems.


Swine First Aid, Basic Care, And Common Diseases In Show Hogs, Flip Booklet, Karah Nay, Dennis Worwood, Kerry A. Rood Sep 2018

Swine First Aid, Basic Care, And Common Diseases In Show Hogs, Flip Booklet, Karah Nay, Dennis Worwood, Kerry A. Rood

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This flip book provides guidelines for swine first aid, basic care, and common diseases of show hogs.


High Tunnel Cut Flower Peonies In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Larry Rupp, Maegen Lewis Sep 2018

High Tunnel Cut Flower Peonies In Utah, Tiffany Maughan, Larry Rupp, Maegen Lewis

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This fact sheet presents general peony production information, basic high tunnel management guidelines for peonies, and preliminary data comparing peonies produced in a high tunnel to the open field.


Constructing Shade Structures: Small Area Vegetable And Fruit Production, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan Sep 2018

Constructing Shade Structures: Small Area Vegetable And Fruit Production, Dan Drost, Tiffany Maughan

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This fact sheet describes shade structures to protect fruit and vegetable production from sunburn. It includes descriptions of individual row shade, small field shade, high tunnel shade, shade structure kits, shade cloth, material and tools, and suppliers.


Ensuring Adequate Vitamin D Intake Among Infants And Children, Alicia Kunzler, Mateja R. Savoie-Roskos, Carrie Durward Sep 2018

Ensuring Adequate Vitamin D Intake Among Infants And Children, Alicia Kunzler, Mateja R. Savoie-Roskos, Carrie Durward

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This fact sheet explains what vitamin D does, why a child might need more vitamin D, and three ways to increase levels of vitamin D in the body: through diet, sunlight, and supplementation.


Create Better Health Curriculum, Casey Coombs, Jaqueline Neid Sep 2018

Create Better Health Curriculum, Casey Coombs, Jaqueline Neid

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CBH is a comprehensive nutrition curriculum designed to teach adult SNAP-Ed participants how to eat well and be active on a budget. CBH combines nutrition and physical activity recommendations from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Each lesson has three components: a nutrition topic based on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a physical activity discussion based on USDA recommendations, and a Create recipe demonstration and sample. The components are woven together in eight lessons that are designed to keep participants engaged, while actively learning the skills needed to create a healthier lifestyle.


Utilizing Epds As A Selection Tool In Beef Cattle, Matthew D. Garcia, Jim Keyes, Joshua Dallin Aug 2018

Utilizing Epds As A Selection Tool In Beef Cattle, Matthew D. Garcia, Jim Keyes, Joshua Dallin

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This fact sheet provides the basics of EPDs, how they are generated, EPDs and crossbreeding, and accuracies,


Create Farm Fresh Food Curriculum, Casey Coombs Aug 2018

Create Farm Fresh Food Curriculum, Casey Coombs

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This curriculum focuses on increasing Food Sense participants' use of Utah farmers market. It includes information to successfully implement, and evaluate Create Farm Fresh Food classes. The goal of this set of classes is to increase SNAP participants’ use of local farmers’ markets. Markets are a great place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables that offer better taste and nutritional value than many of those found at traditional grocery stores. With the Double Up Food Bucks, and Fresh Fund incentive programs, shopping at farmers’ markets has even become more economical for our target population.


Fresh And Easy: How To Make Pureed Baby Food, Shayla Shearer, Mateja R. Savoie-Roskos, Carrie Durward Aug 2018

Fresh And Easy: How To Make Pureed Baby Food, Shayla Shearer, Mateja R. Savoie-Roskos, Carrie Durward

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This fact sheet tells how to safely prepare and store pureed baby food so it is nutritious, convenient and less expensive than store bought baby food.


Landscape Values And Aesthetic Preferences Across The Front Range, Emily J. Wilkins, Hongchao Zhang, Derek Van Berkel, Monica A. Dorning, Scott M. Beck, Jordan W. Smith Aug 2018

Landscape Values And Aesthetic Preferences Across The Front Range, Emily J. Wilkins, Hongchao Zhang, Derek Van Berkel, Monica A. Dorning, Scott M. Beck, Jordan W. Smith

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Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) lands are managed to provide a diverse set of benefits valued by Boulder’s residents as well as tourists. Not all OSMP lands provide the same set of benefits however. Understanding how the values associated with OSMP lands vary across the region can provide managers with insights into how best to allocate resources so that they yield the maximum public benefit. In addition to an understanding of the values visitors associate with OSMP lands, management can benefit from knowledge of how different features of the landscape impact user experiences, both positively and ...


Market Goat First Aid, Basic Care, And Common Diseases In Show Goats, Flip Book, Karah Nay, Deric Despain Aug 2018

Market Goat First Aid, Basic Care, And Common Diseases In Show Goats, Flip Book, Karah Nay, Deric Despain

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This flip book gives information on first aid for market goats as well as basic care and common diseases and treatments in show goats.


Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Hogs, Karah Nay, Dennis Worwood, Kerry A. Rood Aug 2018

Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Hogs, Karah Nay, Dennis Worwood, Kerry A. Rood

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to give youth and their parents a basic guide of what signs and symptoms to watch for to prevent illness or death. It includes instructions on how to take vitals, how to assist the veterinarian when called, the compiling of materials for a first aid kit, proper antibiotic administration, vaccinations, and preventive practices that the youth can implement while caring for their animal.


Nutritional Needs Among High School Athletes, Andy Mitchell, Mateja R. Savoie-Roskos, Natalie Norris, Carrie Durward Aug 2018

Nutritional Needs Among High School Athletes, Andy Mitchell, Mateja R. Savoie-Roskos, Natalie Norris, Carrie Durward

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High school athletes have a greater need for nutritional adequacy for proper growth, development, wellness and performance as compared to students who do not participate in sports. This fact sheet discusses the purpose of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and hydration, why they are necessary in an athlete’s diet, food sources of each, and fun facts to help the young athlete enhance their diet.


Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Goat Projects, Karah Nay, Deric Despain Aug 2018

Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Goat Projects, Karah Nay, Deric Despain

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to give youth and their parents a basic guide of what signs and symptoms to watch for to prevent illness or death. It includes instructions on how to take vitals, how to assist the veterinarian when called, the compiling of materials for a first aid kit, proper antibiotic administration, vaccinations, and preventive practices that the youth can implement while caring for their animal.


Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Steers And Heifers, Karah Nay, Matthew D. Garcia, Kerry A. Rood, Chelsea Walker Aug 2018

Proper Care And Management Of Common Health Concerns With 4-H Steers And Heifers, Karah Nay, Matthew D. Garcia, Kerry A. Rood, Chelsea Walker

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to give youth and their parents a basic guide of what signs and symptoms to watch for to prevent illness or death. It includes instructions on how to take vitals, how to assist the veterinarian when called, the compiling of materials for a first aid kit, proper antibiotic administration, vaccinations, and preventive practices that the youth can implement while caring for their animal.


Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management For Fruits And Vegetables In Utah, Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray Aug 2018

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management For Fruits And Vegetables In Utah, Lori R. Spears, Diane G. Alston, Marion Murray

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This fact sheet describes brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive agricultural and nuisance pest from eastern Asia. It includes information on how to identify, feeding injury, monitoring, management, and chemical control.


Higher Education: How Parents Can Support Their Children, Celina G. Wille Aug 2018

Higher Education: How Parents Can Support Their Children, Celina G. Wille

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This fact sheet gives tips on how parents can support their children in the process of understand and evaluating college and career opportunities in higher education.


Trichloroethylene Groundwater Contamination In Tooele Valley, Utah, Linden Greenhalgh, Jon Fenske Aug 2018

Trichloroethylene Groundwater Contamination In Tooele Valley, Utah, Linden Greenhalgh, Jon Fenske

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The objective of this fact sheet is to provide an overview of the history and occurrence of groundwater contamination, primarily by Trichloroethylene (TCE), in Tooele Valley, Utah.


Rangeland Weed Control And Pasture Rejuvenation, Linden Greenhalgh, Jerry Caldwell, Burt Staples Aug 2018

Rangeland Weed Control And Pasture Rejuvenation, Linden Greenhalgh, Jerry Caldwell, Burt Staples

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to show how rangeland pastures can be rejuvenated through weed control, fertilization, reseeding, and improved management practices.