Cultivate - Past Issue Articles

Professor A.A. Heravi Atrium Dedication

A space has been named to honor Professor A.A. Heravi, a pioneer of scientific farming in Iran. The atrium’s naming recognizes just one of the many generous gifts alumnus Mehdi Heravi has given across many programs and departments at Utah State University...

The Farmer’s Wife and Remarkable Life

At a time when a young woman’s future was largely shaped by her husband’s career, Flora Amussen might have wished to marry someone with obvious financial and social advantages or grand aspirations. She was, after all, accustomed to wealth and a comfortabl...

The Past and Present of Technical Education Without Limits

Teaching technical skills that prepare graduates for “industrial vocations” wasn’t just a good idea in 1862. A recent report on the country’s job growth and education requirements concluded that 30% of job openings require some college or an associate’s d...

USU/UofU Team Wins 2021 Utah Real Estate Challenge

Following many weeks of creative collaboration and countless hours of work in the design studio, three LAEP students and their two teammates at the University of Utah were recently named winners of the 2021 Utah Real Estate Challenge and claimed the conte...

Dairy Science to Publishing Success

Leon Leavitt didn't earn a degree in dairy science to launch a career in agricultural communication but his company, Progressing Publishing, now produces six magazines in multiple languages for readers in farming communities in the U.S. and Canada.

Aggies Win Smart Snacks Competition

It's snack time! USU students used their creativity, food science knowledge and a lot of work to win the Institute of Food Technologists Smart Snacks for Kids competition.

CAAS Responds to COVID-19

College of Agriculture Students and faculty quickly became more creative in the spring to finish the semester strong and continue with involvement in the fall semester.

Institute for Antiviral Research

Researchers at USU’s Institute for Antiviral Research have been at work since February testing antiviral compounds and licensed drugs for their effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Our Food System and the Impact of COVID-19

Utah State University’s Hunger Solutions Institute, and combined efforts of donors and volunteers, managed to pull off “miracles” to help struggling Utahns on both ends of the food supply chain.

Century of Agricultural Education

When the Smith–Hughes Act passed the U.S. Congress in 1917, providing funds to train high school agriculture teachers, agriculture was a primary occupation among Utahns. But the world was changing. Find out more.