Cooperative Extension

Since March, more than 100 cords of wood have been delivered to three Hopi and Navajo communities. (Photo courtesy of Joe Dirt Excavating)
June 1, 2020
Closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have made it difficult for tribal members to collect and transport firewood from nearby forests for cooking, boiling water and heating.
Jennie Treadway, a program coordinator in the Pinal County Cooperative Extension office, completes a screening with Sonnetta Cherry and her son Luis.
May 6, 2020
The earlier the better when it comes to identifying children with developmental delays, but social distancing has made early identification difficult. To help, UArizona Cooperative Extension has started offering free virtual development screenings.
April 14, 2020
Tree nuts – specifically pecans and pistachios – are making a growing contribution to Arizona's economy. The tree nut industry generated more than $90 million in direct sales in 2017.
Anna Montana Cirell wears the all-laser cut face shield design. (Photo: Kris Hanning/University of Arizona Health Sciences)
April 8, 2020
In response to shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff are designing and manufacturing face shields, intubation hoods, respirators and more.
Cayla Vimmerstedt, a 4-H participant, has been raising her steer, Stitch, for eight months. Even though the Pima County Fair will not run this month as planned due to COVID-19, Vimmerstedt will still get to show Stitch in a virtual setting.
April 6, 2020
With this year's county fairs canceled, 4-H agents, volunteers and UArizona Cooperative Extension employees across Arizona have come together to offer 4-H youth the opportunity to show off their projects virtually.
Blue Ridge High School senior Emily Halls works on a face shield in the Fab Lab. (Photo by Chris Paxman)
April 1, 2020
The Blue Ridge UArizona 4-H Fab Lab is joining the fight against COVID-19 by making personal protection equipment and prototypes of new designs for ventilator parts.
Sept. 23, 2019
University of Arizona researchers are participating in a study to determine how environmental factors impact the risk of produce becoming contaminated, with a goal of enhancing the safety of produce grown in the Yuma area.