Animals Don’t Make Great Gifts
Giving a child their own fluffy chick, duckling or bunny as an Easter gift might seem like a fun idea, but caring for these animals usually requires more work than people anticipate. Karl Hoopes and Allison Willoughby, faculty in Utah State University’s S...
USU Students Practice Skills and Philanthropy with Donated Tractor
Members of the Ag Tech Club, part of Utah State University’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, routinely gain first-hand knowledge and experience with agricultural machinery in their classes. But they are currently working on restoring a donate...
Wind Turbine is New Addition to Landscape Architecture House
A new wind turbine was recently installed and is providing electricity to the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) home in Logan near the Utah State University campus. The home houses visiting scholars for the LAEP department and ser
USU Vet Student Reaches Out to Help Community Hit By Wildfires
The devastating wildfires that occurred in Northern California in October hit home for Sarah Beard. Beard’s hometown of Healdsburg was surrounded by two deadly fires. She wanted to find a way to help her community, but the rigorous schedule of vet school
USU LAEP Students Win Spirit Award at National Conference
Students and faculty from Utah State University’s LAEP recently travelled to Los Angeles to attend the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, where they won a school spirit competition for showing their Aggie pride.
USU Students Create Award-Winning Plan for Ranch and Ability Center
A team of students in Utah State University’s LAEP created a plan to convert the Hinckley Ranch, located in Ogden Valley, into an ability center with facilities for equine therapy and community gatherings.
Adoption Tips: Picking the Right Pet for You
Choosing to adopt an animal is a long-term, life-changing decision. But when faced with many possible pets, the excitement of the search and all the activity a shelter or an animal’s current home, how can you make sure you are bringing the right pet into
USU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Equine Dentistry Workshop
Nick Moore, past president of the International Association of Equine Dentistry, will present the workshop that is open to vet practitioners from across the state and the surrounding region.
Students Recognized for Academic Achievement
Students from Utah State University’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) were recently honored with the “A” pin, one of USU’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scholarship and academics.
USU Professor Honored for Creation of Landscape Digital Library
Benjamin George, assistant professor in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, was recently honored for his creation of a digital landscape architecture library.
USU Professors Advise State Government on Water Policy
“Water is the critical resource here and around the world,” Gillies said. “Without water, you can’t have agriculture, can’t feed your people or develop industries.”
USU NUTRITION STUDENTS VISIT GREECE, LEARN HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PRACTICES
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, and a group of Utah State University dietetics students recently visited the Greek island of Crete to learn the more about this healthy way of living.
USU CAAS Introduces Unique Degree in Partnership with BTC
USU’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences partnered with Bridgerland Technical College and all the technical colleges in the state to develop this unique “stackable” degree designed for nontraditional students.
Fully Articulated Horse Skeleton is New Teaching Tool
A fully articulated horse skeleton is on display in the Veterinary Science and Biology Building at Utah State University, the product of more than a year of work by Briedi Gillespie.
Pet Safety for Fireworks Season
With fireworks going off in Utah throughout the month of July, pets are bound to get stressed and anxious. Karl Hoopes and Allison Willoughby shared tips to help owners keep their pets safe and make the summer more enjoyable for everyone.
Aviation Maintenance Program Partners with Delta Airlines
The aviation maintenance program at Utah State University has been selected for a partnership with Delta Airlines providing students with more training to become an aircraft maintenance technician as well as increased job placement within the aviation ind...
Pets and Travel: What to Know Before You Go
Faculty in Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, have some advice for pet owners when it comes to traveling with their animals during the summer.
Aviation Students Successful at Aerospace Maintenance Competition
Five students from Utah State University’s Aviation Maintenance Management program took third place in the school division at the International Aerospace Maintenance Competition in Orlando, Florida.
USU LAEP Students Receive Dean's Prize for Redesign Project
Two teams of students in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning were honored at spring semester’s end with the Third Annual Dean’s Prize for their projects that reimagined a prominent area of the USU campus...
USU Students Succeed at Soils Judging Competition
Zach Voigtman, Sandra Udy, Boston Swan, Britney Allen and Thomas Greene travelled to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois to compete in a national soils competition and took third place against 24 other teams.
NEW DEGREES IN THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES
New majors and minors are now available College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences students. The new degrees – ranging from associates to graduate degrees – offer new opportunities to students. Some programs have been renamed to more accurately describe
CAAS Professors Honored at 2017 Robins Awards Ceremony
Professor Silvana Martini and Associate Professor Rebecca Lawver in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the 2017 Robins Awards ceremony. Lawver received the Faculty University Service Award...
USU Students Reach Out to Retirement Community
Twelve Utah State University dietetic students created and implemented a health and wellness program at a Logan retirement center as a part of their capstone projects. Twice a month during spring semester the students visited their “grandfriends” at the W...
Patagonia College Tour Visits USU, Repairing Apparel and Gear
Utah State University’s newly created Outdoor Product Design and Development (OPDD) program will host the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour on the Quad at the Logan campus, repairing apparel and gear. Mountaineer and Patagonia Vice President, Rick Ridgeway, will s...
CAAS Student Competes at 70th Annual Society for Range Management Conference
Katelyn Ulhart, an agricultural communication and journalism student at Utah State University, recently won a top honor and participated in several events at the 70th Annual Meeting for the Society of Range Management.
USU Researchers Discover Climate Warming Linked to Air Quality
During the winter, cold air is at the base near the earth with warm air above it. As climate warming increases the temperature of the top layer, the cooler layer inhibits the warm air from releasing the pollutants through mixing. This causes inversion, me...
Student Recognized for Academic Achievement
Students from Utah State University’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences were recently honored with the “A” pin, one of USU’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scholarship and academics.
USU LAEP Students and Faculty Work to Improve Animal Shelter
Following site visits, online meetings with people in the area and countless hours of analyzing information about the landscape, human and animal needs, budget constraints and the local economy, the students presented ideas to more closely connect the cit...
Student success fuels professor's award-winning teaching
Assistant Professor, Rebecca Lawver, has previously received recognition for her outstanding teaching, in addition to other awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s National Awards Program for Excelle...
Utah Climate Center Honored for 125 Years of Weather Data
Scientists at Utah State University have been recording and reporting daily weather observations for 125 years. The Utah Climate Center was recently recognized by the National Weather Service with an Honored Institution Award for that consistent service a...
Agricultural Educator Receives International Award
Rebecca Lawver, assistant professor of agricultural education in Utah State University’s School of Applied Science, Technology and Education, recently received the Educator Award at the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture Conference.
USU CAAS DEAN’S SEMINAR TO COVER ECONOMICS AND NUTRITION
George Davis, professor at Virginia Tech, will speak about how people make choices regarding food for the College of Agriculture and Applied Science’s Dean Seminar. The lecture, titled What are You Thinking? Cognitive Load and Neuroeconomics Insights for
USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS RECEIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Students in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning recently received the American Planning Association – Utah Chapter’s highest honor for creating an open space plan for a rapidly growing part of the Wasatc...
FINALLY, A GAME CHILDREN CAN PLAY WITH THEIR FOOD
If a new game developed at Utah State University achieves its creators’ goals, parents in some Cache Valley communities may find their children requesting more fruits and vegetables at meal and snack times.
LAEP House Grand Opening
Logan’s Hillcrest neighborhood has a “new” energy-efficient, accessible, 1940s-vintage addition thanks to donor support and the administrators, USU Facilities, and faculty and students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning...
National Chung Hsing University Welcomes Its First Aggie
Parichart Promchote (Noi) is USU’s first PhD student to visit National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan through its exchange with the Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate. She began work toward a PhD in climate science at USU fall semester 2014, with th...
Summer Agricultural Research Program Brings Students to USU
Nine students from a number of smaller colleges in Utah and surrounding states had the chance to live like Aggies as they spent 10 weeks participating in agricultural biotechnology research alongside faculty mentors at USU through the SURE program.
Ag Media Summit Opens Doors for USU Students
Members of USU’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter (ACT) attended the Ag Media Summit (AMS). This allowed students to meet industry professionals, attend workshops, connect with other students and develop connections and skills needed within
New Leadership for Utah State's Outdoor Product Design and Development
Utah State University’s unique, multi-disciplinary Outdoor Products Design and Development bachelor’s degree program has experienced remarkable success in its first year. A newly appointed interim director, Sean E. Michael, will now oversee the growing pr...
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROFESSOR RECEIVES TEACHING AWARD
The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) recently honored Michael L. Pate with the NACTA Educator Award at the society’s annual conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. The award is presented to those whose efforts represent the very best in...
Horses Hone Questar Employees’ Communication Skills
The Utah State University equine science program recently hosted an Equine Experience event for Questar Gas employees to illustrate the effects of non-verbal communication, using contact with horses as teaching tools.
USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EXPAND HORIZONS IN NEW YORK CITY
Fifteen students from Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) learned from prestigious landscape architects and explored notable landmarks on a ten-day educational trip to New York City.
RESEARCH AT USU SHOWS BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTUR
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have the potential to improve people’s diets while creating economically stable farm operations for local farmers, according to research performed at Utah State University.
USU LAEP PROFESSOR CREATES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY
Benjamin George, LAEP assistant professor, was recently honored for his creation of a digital landscape architecture library. The tours contain immersive panoramas that showcase the unique beauty of gardens such as the Château de Villandry in France and t...
Utah State's Caine Dairy Farm Awarded for Being Number One College Dairy Herd in the Nation
Recently the Caine Dairy was ranked as the number one college dairy herd in the nation based on herd breed age average score byHolstein World magazine.
Utah State University Salt Lake Campus Graduates 82- Year-Old Student
Jerry Poulsen, an 82-year-old student at the Utah State University Salt Lake campus, graduated was among the university’s spring 2016 graduates, having earned a bachelor’s degree in residential landscape design and construction.
NEW FUELING STATION GIVES NUTRITION STUDENTS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
The Aggie Fueling Station was created by representatives from the nutrition program and athletics, who had a goal of working together to provide athletes with the food they need to complement the physical demands of training and nutrition and dietetic stu...
USU Aviation Maintenance Team Takes First Place at National Competition
Five students from Utah State University’s Aviation Maintenance Management program recently took first place in the School Division of the 2016 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC).
USU Agribusiness Degrees Will Prepare Students in Mauritius and Beyond
Utah State University is partnering with a new higher education institution in Mauritius, making USU’s agribusiness and international agribusiness programs in the Department of Applied Economics the first to offer four-year degrees from an American univer...
Temple Grandin to Give Lecture at USU on Livestock Handling
Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science expert consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and international spokesperson on autism. Her skills have led to her success as an animal scientist, researcher, professor, author and spokeswom...
Emeritus Professor to Join Academy of Fellows
Craig Johnson, professor emeritus in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP), was selected as one of five in his field to be inducted into the academy of fellows by the Council of Educators in Landsca...
USU PROFESSOR ELECTED PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
Edward Reeve, a professor in Utah State University's School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, was recently elected president of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA).
Governor's Medals for Science and Technology Honor Three at USU
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences faculty members Debra Spielmaker and John Morrey are among the 2017 recipients of the Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Science and Technology.
Agricultural Education Student Chosen as National FFA Officer
Sarah Draper of Brigham City, Utah, an agricultural education major at Utah State University, recently was chosen to serve as western region vice president in the National FFA organization.
Fire and Ice: Climate Change Linked Extremes
Climate change worldwide is amplifying extreme weather events and researchers in the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University are using modeling tools to help people in very different parts of the.
Professor Recognized for Career Achievements
Lindsey Shirley, an associate professor in Utah State University’s School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, recently received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University.
USU Aviation Advisor Receives National Award
Kaylee Roholt, an advisor in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, received the 2015 Outstanding New Advisor Award from the National Academic Advising Association. The award is presented for her qualities associated with outstanding academic ad...
Trip to Germany Provides Fresh Perspective for USU LAEP Students
During the past summer, ten students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University spent over a week bicycling around Germany, learning about German culture, visiting universities there and analyzing publi...
Global Water Expert to Discuss Water in a Changing World
Brian Richter, chief scientist for the water program of The Nature Conservancy and a global leader in water science and conservation, will speak about “Chasing Water in a Rapidly Changing World” at Utah State University, October 28 at 4 p.m. in the Agricu...
USU’s Space Crop Expert Separates Fact from Fiction on Farming in Space
Professor Bruce Bugbee’s job title, director of Utah State University’s Crop Physiology Laboratory, conjures thoughts of a scientist whose work is firmly rooted in the earth. Rooted in the earth on Earth, that is. But for the past 33 years, the majority o...
Tragic Van Crash Remembered 10 Years Later
Saturday, Sept. 26, marks 10 years since the van accident that killed eight Utah State University agriculture students and an instructor who were returning to campus after a field trip.
Aggie Creamery Churns Up USU-Themed Flavors
The Aggie Creamery offers 27 different ice cream flavors at any given time, but the Utah State University themed flavors are always the big stars. Aggie fans travel from far and near to get their Aggie Blue Mint or Aggie Bull Tracks fix. Who came up with