USU Extension

About USU Extension

Utah State University Extension provides research-based programs and resources with the goal of improving the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout Utah. USU Extension operates through a cooperative agreement between the United States Department of Agriculture, Utah State University, and county governments. Program areas include:

1) Agriculture and Natural Resources

2) Gardening

3) Home, Family, and Food

4) Utah 4-H and Youth

Founded in 1914 as part of the Smith-Lever Act, USU Extension plays a primary role in helping Utah State University fulfill its land-grant mission. Though more than 100 years old, USU Extension is as vital as ever, and perhaps even more so, due to the increased diversity and complexity of the issues people encounter today. The integration of teaching, research, and public service enables USU Extension to respond to critical and emerging issues with research-based, unbiased information.

USU Extension has an office in every county in Utah, with the exception of Daggett County, which is served by the Uintah County office. Faculty and educators facilitate programs and conduct research to meet the needs of citizens at each location.

In addition to county offices, USU Extension operates other centers and gardens, including:

- Ogden Botanical Gardens

- Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

- USU Botanical Center

Additionally, USU Extension hosts the lead Utah Small Business Development Center as well as centers in Brigham City, Logan, Tooele, and Vernal.

Full Notice of Non-discrimination

Utah State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination including harassment in employment including in hiring, promotion, transfer, or termination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by university policy or any other federal, state, or local law. Read USU’s notice of non-discrimination.

Executive Director of the Office of Equity
Alison Adams-Perlac
Old Main Rm. 161

Title IX Coordinator
Hilary Renshaw
Old Main Rm. 161

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
Denver Regional Office


Food Safety Intern

August 2021 Logan, UT
“The hands-on experience working with food was helpful in adding experience in my major. I also enjoyed learning more about extension, extension agents, and possible careers in extension. Flexible schedule. ”

Lab Research Assistant

May 2021 - August 2021 Logan, UT
“The environment was great - my coworkers were super nice.”
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