About Us - Small Farms - USU Extension

    About Us

    Mission

    The purpose of the Small Farm Program is to provide educational programming and research-based information to small-acreage farms and food developers in Utah.


    About Us


    Diane G. Alston - Entomologist and Professor

    Area of expertise: Integrated pest management for horticultural crops and ornamentals.

    435-797-2516

    diane.alston@usu.edu


    James Barnhill - Agriculture Extension Agent

    Area of expertise: Crops and pastures.

    801-399-8208

    james.barnhill@usu.edu


    Roslynn G.H. Brain - Assistant Professor

    Area of expertise: Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist

    435-259-7432

    roslynn.brain@usu.edu


    Steven W. Burr, Ph.D. - Extension Specialist in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

    Areas of expertise: Outdoor recreation and natural resources-based tourism policy, planning, management, and marketing; community and rural tourism development related to nature, heritage, and agricultural tourism; sustainable tourism development; and the human dimensions of natural resources management.

    435-797-7094

    steve.burr@usu.edu


    Dr. Dan Drost - Extension Vegetable Specialist

    Area of expertise: Vegetable production and management.

    435-797-2258

    dan.drost@usu.edu


    Kelsey Hall - Assistant Professor

    Area of expertise: agricultural communication (marketing, messaging, crisis and risk communication, media relations, social media, graphic design, website design, technical writing, public relations)

    435-797-3289

    kelsey.hall@usu.edu


    Marion Murray - IPM Project Leader

    Area of expertise: Fruit, vegetable, and landscape integrated pest management for insects and diseases.

    435-797-0776

    marion.murray@usu.edu


    Shawn Olsen - USU Extension Agent

    Area of expertise: pasture, fruit and vegetable production.

    shawn.olsen@usu.edu


    Matt Palmer - USU Extension Associate Professor in Sanpete County

    Area of expertise: Livestock and grazing management.

    matt.palmer@usu.edu


    Ron Patterson - Extension Associate Professor

    Area of expertise: Horticulture, small acreage, and 4-H.

    435-636-3233

    ron.patterson@usu.edu