Maricopa County Cooperative Extension

Extension translates UofArizona research into effective practices to help make peoples lives better.

Cooperative Extension plays a unique role by bringing the University of Arizona to both urban and rural Maricopa County. Maricopa County is home to almost four million people, each with unique needs. Extension, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, provides practical information and education to help people make their lives better. Outreach efforts tra

Operating as usual

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 04/12/2024

It’s Maricopa County Fair time, so prepare for the timeline flood of all things 4-H 🍀

Yesterday’s tour with Maricopa County, Arizona 4-H Youth Development at the Maricopa County Fair was a blast, joined by esteemed guests Todd Kesner, State 4-H Program Dir., Paul Brierley, Dir. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Phil Bashaw, CEO Arizona Farm Bureau, Dave Mohar from , Kari Petterson, Pres. AZ4HYF (Arizona 4-H Youth Development), her mom Sharon Petterson, also on the Arizona State Fair Board, and Sandra Germann, Exec. Dir AZ4HYF.

We explored the 4-H building, marveling at the general projects exhibits and enjoyed a barn tour. 🐄 🐓

04/12/2024

DON'T MISS OUT!
Master Gardener Home Horticulture Course Applications for Fall 2024 Closes On June 1st, 2024.

Are you interested in learning what the Master Gardeners know and kicking your gardening and landscaping game up to the next level?
Then perhaps the Maricopa County Master Gardener Home Horticulture Course is what you are looking for!

The Home Horticulture Course brings science-based information on home gardening and landscaping to the public. This course provides the same training as the Master Gardener volunteer program without volunteer obligations. This course does not lead to certified Master Gardener status.
Learn more about the course and register to attend here:
https://extension.arizona.edu/maricopa-county-home-horticulture-course

04/11/2024

🫡🇺🇸 The Quilts of Valor Hug explained

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 04/10/2024

Last night, we had the privilege of attending the opening ceremonies of the Maricopa County Fair, where Kenneth P. Johnson was awarded a Quilt of Valor. 🎖️🧵

As a representative of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, Denise Salyers presented this heartfelt token of appreciation, crafted by Maricopa County, Arizona 4-H Youth Development members, to recognize Ken’s service in the U.S. Army. His dedication and sacrifices will forever be cherished by our community. Congratulations, Ken, and thank you for your service! 🇺🇸❤️

04/09/2024

Jared of Urban Ag, Small-Scale, Beginner Farmer Program is conducting research on raised garden beds in the People’s Demonstration Garden and the preliminary numbers are in!

Why do you think your answer was most successful?

“Cabbage” in the comments with your answer👇 if you’d like a more in-depth analysis. Check back in 24 hours for the answer 😁

04/08/2024

Rebecca of Smartscape had a booth at the 💦 festival Saturday with an awesome solar powered fountain that really wowed the crowd 🤩

More info to come on how you can make your own ⛲️

Bed Bug Bites vs. Mosquito Bites: How to Identify Them 04/05/2024

🔎🐜 Exciting News! Our esteemed entomologist, Dr. Shaku Nair, has been cited in a comprehensive study about bed bugs by HomeGnome! 🛏️🔬 Check out the insightful piece featuring Dr. Nair's expertise on bed bug identification, prevention, and more!

https://pestgnome.com/blog/mosquito-control/bed-bug-bites-vs-mosquito-bites/

Visit the links below for more citations of our beloved Buglady:

https://pestgnome.com/blog/bed-bugs/bugs-that-look-like-bed-bugs/?msID=7cfcd4a1-a05b-43e9-b919-6c8de0396fc3 =shaku-nair-phd-with-additional-insights-from-dawn-h-gouge-phd

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https://pestgnome.com/blog/bed-bugs/how-do-you-get-bed-bugs/?msID=76a93bde-a3d2-406e-b57b-6f5045be96aa =shaku-nair-phd-with-additional-insights-from-dawn-h-gouge-phd

https://pestgnome.com/blog/bed-bugs/how-to-check-for-bed-bugs/?msID=f057bd90-71af-466f-a724-ebc5cb7b0d32 =shaku-nair-phd-with-additional-insights-from-dawn-h-gouge-phd

https://pestgnome.com/blog/bed-bugs/what-bed-bugs-look-like/?msID=9e8a36fe-6f63-4fa6-8c81-6c10d9e0e39a =shaku-nair-phd

https://pestgnome.com/blog/bed-bugs/how-to-prevent-bed-bugs/?msID=5a782311-b9e2-479e-a698-ef9602fb2e26 =shaku-nair-phd

Bed Bug Bites vs. Mosquito Bites: How to Identify Them Did those mystery bug bites come from mosquitoes or bed bugs? Our guide can help you identify them and offers a few tips on avoiding more bites.

04/03/2024

Stop by tomorrow 10am-2pm

04/03/2024
04/02/2024

Are the bees you see honeybees or native species? How do you identify them? 🐝 Learn more from Shaku the Buglady!

Fun fact: Arizona has the greatest bee diversity in the world! 🌍

Click the link to read the publication 📖 Wild Honey Bees in Community Environments – Identification, Biology, and Reducing Risks

https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1846-2020.pdf

04/01/2024

Our work is rarely 9-5… but April Fools!!! We absolutely love it 🥰 We’ve had a busy start to 2024 🗓️ In order:

1. Kirstyn Arizona Project WET - Pinal Co Water Festival
2. Shaku the Buglady - Plants & Bugs video
3. Ayman Mostafa - Hosting Urban Ag, Small-Scale, Beginner Farmer Program tour
4. University of Arizona's Roosevelt Early Childhood Family Resource Center - Make it Take it event
5. Sharonna 🐝 of Urban Ag, Small-Scale, Beginner Farmer Program - Bee Tour for UArizona Ag Literacy & STEM Education Agbassadors event
6. Caroline of Maricopa County, Arizona 4-H Youth Development - Celebration of 4-H Youth Night
7. Tim of pulling weeds at the plot
8. of enjoying tomatoes 🍅 grown by
9. Rebecca of Smartscape getting MCCE landscape spring ready
10. Christina of AZ Health Zone - Maricopa County Cooperative Extension - Food demo at Ag Literacy & STEM Agbassadors Event
11. Marina of - Introdction of Uptown Farmers Market at Ag Literacy & STEM Agbassadors Event
12. Jared of harvesting research crops at the People’s Garden
13. Checking alfalfa crop samples for larvae
14. Gabriela of at Ag Literacy & STEM Agbassadors Event
15. Kylie our amazing receptionist

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 03/31/2024

We got a sneak peak of what’s to come at the 2024 Maricopa County Fair and these 4-H’ers are bringing their 🅰️ game! 🍀👀

Let the judging begin!

03/29/2024

This Saturday! Market on the Move at V.H. Lassen. Saturday, March 30 from 7-9am. $10 for 60lbs of produce (cash only!) AZ Health Zone - Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Maricopa County Cooperative Extension V.H. Lassen: Academy of Science and Nutrition The 3000 Club's Market On The Move

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 03/28/2024

It’s been a perfect week in Tuba City for both indoor and outdoor pest management and pesticide safety activities during the Pesticide Applicator Pre-Certification Training.

A huge “THANK YOU” to BIA Navajo Region - Western Navajo Agency and Diné College Land Grant Office for hosting such a wonderful event.

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 03/23/2024

We are still in awe of the majestic horses and their talented riders from today’s Maricopa County, Arizona 4-H Youth Development English & Western Horse show. 🐎🐴 ♥️

Who doesn’t love horses on a Saturday morning?

Photos from Maricopa County Farm Bureau's post 03/22/2024
Photos from AZFB AITC's post 03/21/2024

Closing out the Farm City Breakfasts at this beautiful location 😍

Thanks to Maricopa County Farm Bureau for their ongoing partnership and another amazing series of Farm City Breakfasts!

03/21/2024

Market on the Move at V.H. Lassen. Saturday, March 30 from 7-9am. $10 for 60lbs of produce (cash only!) AZ Health Zone - Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Maricopa County Cooperative Extension V.H. Lassen: Academy of Science and Nutrition The 3000 Club's Market On The Move @

Photos from AZFB AITC's post 03/20/2024

Day 2 of the Maricopa County Farm Bureau Annual Farm City Breakfasts!

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 03/19/2024

What a way to kick off 🎉

We attended the East Mesa Maricopa County Farm Bureau Annual Farm City Breakfast this morning, and it’s such an amazing experience! Maricopa County has a lot to be proud of 🙌

Did you attend? What was your biggest takeaway? If not, there are two more this week…don’t miss out!

03/18/2024

Unsure what to do about weeds? 🤔 Shaku the Buglady is here to help!

https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1914-2021.pdf

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 03/13/2024
Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 03/12/2024

Thanks to Arizona Farm Bureau and Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation for sponsoring the Arizona 4-H Engaged Citizens Event this week. 🍀

The 4-H Ambassadors spent today at the Arizona State Capitol meeting State Legislators and learning valuable leadership skills.

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 03/12/2024

The UArizona Ag Literacy & STEM Education and AZ Health Zone - Maricopa County Cooperative Extension held Day One of the Arizona Agbassador Youth Leadership Program and it was a good one!

The students started with a tour from Urban Ag, Small-Scale, Beginner Farmer Program where they learned about succession farming and visited the Bee Hive 🐝. They learned about and harvested root vegetables from the SNAP-Ed garden and got hands on experience planting cilantro and cutting vegetables for a salad. 🍅 🥕 🥗

We’re so excited to see what Day 2 will bring! 😃

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 02/26/2024

The most wonderful thing about the University of Arizona's Roosevelt Early Childhood Family Resource Center Make it Take it events, is that there is something for everyone and the parents enjoy it as much as the children. 🎨🖌️🖼️

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 02/21/2024

When you leave the Ag Lit tour with a goody bag of fresh tomatoes🍅❤️

The UArizona Ag Literacy & STEM Education program teamed with the Urban Ag, Small-Scale, Beginner Farmer Program to host a garden tour for local teachers interested in teaching their students about Agriculture and gardening.

DM for more info!

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 02/20/2024

We live for dirty hands around these parts! 🌱🥰

AZ Health Zone - Maricopa County Cooperative Extension held a planting event today with Cartwright School District #83 and the kids had a blast!

Photos from Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's post 02/18/2024

Maricopa County, Arizona 4-H Youth Development🍀 hosts STEM SATURDAY events that teach youth amazing skills! Last week they learned how to sew a pillowcase which they were then able to take home.

DM for details!

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🫡🇺🇸 The Quilts of Valor Hug explained
Jared of Urban Ag, Small-Scale, Beginner Farmer Program is conducting research on raised garden beds in the People’s Dem...
Jared of the Urban Ag, Small-Scale, Beginner Farmer Program is conducting research on raised garden beds in the People’s...
Are the bees you see honeybees or native species? How do you identify them? 🐝 Learn more from Shaku the Buglady! Fun fac...
Are the bees you see honeybees? 🐝 Learn more from Shaku the Buglady! Fun fact: Arizona has the most diverse species of b...
Our work is rarely 9-5… but April Fools!!! We absolutely love it 🥰 We’ve had a busy start to 2024 🗓️ In order:1. Kirstyn...
Spring is in the air! 🌸🌺 Join Rebecca from SmartScape as she shares her expert tips on pruning perennials to perfection....
Unsure what to do about weeds? 🤔 Check out the publication “Clear Up the Confusion: Know How to Select theAppropriate He...
Unsure what to do about weeds? 🤔 Shaku the Buglady is here to help!https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona...
Ah so satisfying…😌We couldn’t resist posting this snippet from Ag Literacy & STEM AAI 2.0 at Bonita Bean Co. to close th...
Two days at Heritage Academy Maricopa is only the beginning 💦💙Arizona Project WET is bringing groundwater education to a...

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