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The USU Extension office is located at the Washington County Legacy Park 
339 South 5500 West, Hurricane, UT 84737

Diabetes Cookalong classes

You'll learn how to manage your diabetes symptoms and discover new cooking techniques to create delicious, diabetes-friendly meals that you will get to try!
When: Jan 18-Feb 8 | 11:00 AM 

Registration closes 1/18/2023
(You don’t have to be a member of the Washington City Community Center to attend)
Learn More!

Gardening classes

- Water-wise Landscape Design Course 💧

This course culminates in a 1- ½ day, in-person workshop where you will work with USU Extension faculty to create a landscape design for your own property. February 24-25, 2023.  

Use code: localmg for a discount.
***Registration closes January 25th*** ⏰


Mark your calendar for more gardening classes!

- Fruit Trees - January 27th at 6:00 PM
- Soil Amendments & Management - February 10th at 6:00 PM
- Gardening in the Desert - February 24th at 6:00 PM
- Container Gardens & Raised Beds - March 10th at 6:00 PM
- Pest Management - March 24th at 6:00 PM

Water Conservancy District gardening classes -
click here!
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Announcing the 27th annual “What’s Up Down South” Economic Summit

Register to attend on Thursday, February 1st, 2023 for Southern Utah’s largest business gathering at

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Steven Rogelberg, the world’s leading expert on the science of meetings. His latest book, “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance” (Oxford) was recognized by the Washington Post as the “#1 Leadership Book to Watch for” and by the Business Insider as “The Top 14 Books everyone will be reading”.

Find out more!

Snow Shoeing Basics 🥶

Join a fun group of women as we venture to Beaver County to learn the basics of snowshoeing in a positive and empowering environment. Our guides will provide general winter activity tips and basic avalanche safety information. All adult women (must be at least 18 years old) who are interested in learning about snowshoeing are invited. No experience is necessary. 
When: February 4, 2023.

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County fair exhibit registration is now open!

Registration is open online, all entries must be registered online by April 7, 2023.

Submit items to the fair!
4-H Information

4-H Indoor Rock Climbing and Bouldering Club

USU Extension is partnering with Contact Climbing Gym to host a 4-H Rock Climbing and Bouldering Club for youth ages 11-16. Participants will receive instruction on proper gear, safety, and basic climbing and bouldering skills. The club will meet 3:30pm-5:00pm.
Who can participate:
 Youth ages 11-16

When: Begins January 20
Register today!

4-H Entrepreneur Club

The 4-H Entrepreneur program teaches youth how to start their own business to sell products or services. Youth who attend the 4-H Entrepreneur trainings can host a booth for their business at a local venue, where they will sell their products/services directly to the public. Youth participants will learn-by-doing in this program –they create real businesses, and can make real sales! Each participant will receive a T-shirt with their business logo and up to $100 toward business expenses.
When: Tuesdays starting January 24th from 4:30-5:20 pm
Location: Utah Tech K-12 STEM Outreach Center, Atwood Innovation Plaza West Entrance, 453 S 600 E, St. George, UT 84770
Price: $80
Course Requirements: Parent/Guardian must commit to picking up their student on time. Attend the Showcase event on March 29, 2023, at 6:00 pm.
Find Out More!

Washington County 4-H youth donates Play-Doh to hospitalized youth

Intermountain Cancer Center in St. George received a payload of Play-Doh from 4-H member, Ana Carnavale for the recent holidays. The toys will be distributed as stress relievers to several departments in the hospital where children are treated. Way to go Ana! 🍀
Read full story!

Utah 4-H Southern Region Teen Retreat

It is time again for the annual Utah 4-H Southern Region Teen Retreat. This is a wonderful event for teens as they learn from their peers and interact with others from the southern part of the state. 
When: March 10-11, 2023
Where: Ruby’s Inn/Bryce Canyon
Who: 8th-12th
Registration is open on until February 10th. Region Ambassadors and leaders will need to register also. 

Register on Zsuite!
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Andrea Schmutz | Extension Assistant Professor
P: 435-634-5706 | C: 435-817-6373
Benjamin Scow | Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor
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Rick Heflebower | Extension Professor
P: 435-634-5706 | C: 435-632-7385

Paul Hill | Extension Professor | County Director
P: 435-634-5706 | C: 435-313-1667

Utah State University Extension | Washington County
339 South 5500 West | Hurricane, UT | 84737

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