Utah State University Extension programming is in full boom!  Below you will find information on upcoming events with cutting-edge topics.

  • Biochar

According to the USDA ARS website, biochar is “black carbon produced from biomass sources (wood chips, plant residues, manure or other agricultural waste products) for the purpose of transforming the biomass carbon into a more stable form (carbon sequestration).” It can be useful due to it’s ability to absorb and hold elements, like water and nutrients, especially in the soil.

people applying biochar

If you are interested in learning more about biochar and how to produce and/or use it, consider attending the upcoming biochar workshop at the Lone Peak Conservation Center in Draper, UT (see below). If you can’t attend the workshop, you can still brush up on biochar research by reading the factsheet “Biochar for Forest Restoration in Western States” which was recently released by USU Forestry Extension.

Biochar workshop flyer

  • High/Low Tunnel Field Day

We already told you to save the date, but here is an update on the USU tunnel workshop in Logan! The workshop will cover the research being completed on vegetables, small fruits and cut flowers grown inside high and low tunnels. Join USU for a research-based approach to season extension!

  • Horticulture Spotlight Lecture Series

The popular lecture series, held in partnership with Red Butte Garden, returns! We have scaled back slightly to host three excellent lectures on the 3rd Monday of the month  from 6:30 to 7:30 PM (June – August). Admission is free, but registration is required. Follow the links below for more information on each lecture.

Indian Paintbrush


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