USU provides the faculty salaries and benefits, and San Juan County provides the operating budget, office space, staff support, transportation, materials and supplies for the faculty to do their work.
Jim Keyes, who has served agricultural needs in the area for more than 31 years, recently assumed a dual role, teaching at USU Eastern Blanding Campus taking the lead in developing an Agricultural Sciences program and serving as the USU Extension Area Range Animal Scientist working with ranchers on range and livestock operations and serving on the county lands team.
Margie Memmott serves as the Southern Region Extension Director for USU. She provides leadership and faculty supervision in 17 southern Utah counties, facilitating comprehensive, and coordinated Extension programs.
Dayna Young is a USU Extension Staff Assistant, for 14 years. She assists with budget, correspondence, and other areas.
Lou Mueller retired on June 30 after serving for eleven years as the Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Agent. Lou’s efforts focused on marriage, relationships, nutrition education, and 4-H.
Karah Nay is the new Extension agent. Her emphasis will shift to align with county needs. USU Extension is grateful for Lou’s years of service.
Karah Nay grew up in San Juan County where she was involved in Horse 4-H, and Junior Livestock raising hogs and steers.
She studied Animal Science and received a BS degree in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences (ADVS) from USU.
She was an intern at the 6666 Ranch and Wagonhound Land and Livestock. After graduation, she returned to USU to study Agriculture Science Technology Education.
She completed research on the Navajo Nation on “Needs Assessment for Promoting Equine and Livestock Safety for Dine Youth.” She graduated in 2013 with a MS degree. She loves to learn and loves to help others learn, regardless of the topic. Karah is thrilled to be a part of the USU Extension team in San Juan.