College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
A student’s education in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences classroom is the beginning of a journey of learning within a particular discipline. Applying that knowledge in research laboratories, internships, academic competitions, civic collaborations, opens the student’s mind to a world of realism, insight, and unlocks the door of possibilities. Here are some examples of our students excelling through the many programs the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences provides.
- Topacio Patch, one of our Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning scholarship recipients, has played a major role in the revitalization of the Portneuf River through the Portneuf River Vision Study. Her team presented meaningful solutions to help clean the river of sediments by restoring meandering U shaped curves in the river. This same team was also assigned to develop an LDS church farmlands property that will include a Greenway, similar to Boise, Idaho’s Greenway, for the purpose of incorporating recreational activities, housing and commercial opportunities.
- A 2016 scholarship recipient and a Native American, Reagan Wytsalucy, completed her Bachelor of Science degree. Today, Reagan has continued her ambitions to complete a Master’s Degree, focusing her research on Traditional Growing and Cultural Practices of Native Peaches and Navajo Spinach in the Four Corners area. Her mission is to document how these crops were originally produced and used, and reintroduce them again, to become economic opportunities for Native American populations.
- Cassandra Ivie, 17, was selected as the national winner of the 2018 National Youth in Action Award and also won the Youth in Action STEM Pillar Award. She was honored at the National 4-H Council’s Legacy Awards in Washington D.C. Ivie is the founder and creator of Incredible Machine, a curriculum that uses every day supplies to teach chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering to 4-H students in her community. “Her enthusiasm for STEM education is infectious and we believe that as she continues to grow as a leader in her community, she will continue to inspire the next generation of leaders along the way,” stated Peter Gulla, senior vice president of Hughes Network Systems.
- USU was recently named Best of State for adult education in Utah. The Best of State Awards recognize the accomplishments of exceptional people, organizations and businesses. USU Extension offers non-credit courses stated wide, including agriculture and natural resources, gardening, home, family and food and Utah 4-H and youth programming. One of the programs that’s has been particularly successful in Moab is the community permaculture design initiative called Bee Inspired Gardens. The permaculture design philosophy mimics the patterns and relationships found in nature. The initiative pulled together USU Extension partners with small scale educational nonprofit organizations. Dean White states that this is just one of hundreds of USU Extension programs that are teaching important life skills and helping improve the quality of life in the state. Our students in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences are interested in taking their knowledge and enthusiasm to a higher level of learning. These opportunities are made possible with the help of our Alumni and friends who are interested in making a difference.
Our students in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences are interested in taking their knowledge and enthusiasm to a higher level of learning. These opportunities are made possible with the help of our Alumni and friends who are interested in making a difference.
Kenneth L. White
Vice President, USU Extension
Dean, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Gifts to College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences truly change lives for students like Cherilyn Lyman.
HometownSouth Jordan, UT
MajorNutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science Emphasis with a minor in Chemistry
What Extracurricular activities are you involved in?CAAS Ambassador
Intramural Basketball and Softball
Food Science Club
Product Development Team Leader
Single Adult Sports Manager
Favorite place on campus?Aggie Ice Cream
Favorite USU tradition?
Dairy Technology and Processing, and Product Development
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