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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

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Agenbroad, Ariel

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems and Small Farms

Ariel leads and facilitates collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted applied research and education in community food systems and small farms for a six-county area which includes Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Owyhee and Elmore.

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Ahmadzadeh, Amin

Interim Department Co-Chair and Professor

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Alahmadi, Sagur

Personnel Specialist

Albright, Theresa

Budget Specialist

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Allen, Christina

Administrative Financial Specialist

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Allen, Richard

Professor

Rick Allen leads the Water Resources Research Program at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. He specializes in evapotranspiration, irrigation water requirements and hydrologic systems. His research focuses on developing physics-based approaches and tools to quantify and solve water-related problems, including water consumption over large areas using satellite-based energy balance. Allen maintains a close partnership with Idaho Department of Water Resources on developing and applying the METRIC satellite-based evapotranspiration model.

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Allen, Monica

Horticulture Aide, Idaho Master Gardener Program

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Allen, Sundance

Farm Operations Foreperson

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Amende, Jackie

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Jackie Amende is the family and consumer sciences educator for University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County. She graduated with her B.S. from the University of Idaho and then achieved her M.S. at Saint Louis University. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) focusing on nutrition and health programming in Canyon County.

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Amy, Rhonda

Office Manager

Rhonda maintains the office and the UI Extension, Benewah County website.

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Anderson, Erik

Extension Professor

Erik Anderson rejoined the faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) in 2012. He previously served as an AEE faculty member from 1997-2001, when he performed the role of distance education specialist.

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Anderson, Lyona

Laboratory Technician

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Anderson, Phil

Sixth Street Greenhouse Manager

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Araquistain, Theresa

Administrative Coordinator

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Arcibal, Suzette

Responsibilities: Fusarium Head Blight ratings, isolation and culturing pathogens and associated laboratory work, preparation of disease inoculum, disease ratings, sample collection and statistical analyses.

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Armenta, Yvonne

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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Armitage, Marie

4-H Youth Development Program Assistant

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Ayers, Wayne

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Baker, Sarah

Extension Educator

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Barbour, James

Superintendent; Professor; Research and Extension Entomologist

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Barfuss, Lisa

4-H Program Coordinator

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Barkley, Yvonne

Associate Extension Specialist — Forestry

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Barlow, Mashelle

4-H Program Coordinator

Mashelle’s mission is to motivate, involve and encourage 4-H youth and adults so they can build teamwork, self-confidence and succeed in ventures within the 4-H program. Mashelle graduated from cosmetology school and worked in the field for numerous years before earning an associate’s degree from the College of Southern Idaho, followed by a bachelor’s in human resource development from Idaho State University.

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Barnes, Debra

Administrative Assistant

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Baumgartner, Dave

Financial Specialist

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Baumgartner, Robin

4-H Youth Development, Science Programs

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Baumhoff, Cini

Supervisor

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Bayly, Della

Lecturer

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Bechinski, Edward

Professor and Extension IPM Coordinator

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Becker, Hydee

Instructor & Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Becker’s primary responsibilities are to serve as the director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and to teach in the program. Responsibilities include overseeing student recruitment and advising, leading in development efforts, and assuring that the program meets future ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) accreditation requirements.

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Beckman, Amberly

Special Events Manager

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Beckstead, Tina

4-H Assistant

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Belew, Brenda

Administrative Assistant

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Bell, Susan

Extension Educator, Horticulture/Idaho Master Gardener Program, and County Chair, Ada County

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Bennett, Michal

Benson, Amber

4-H Service Assistant

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Benson, Terri

Data Entry Specialist

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Bertram, Melissa

Scientific Aide

Bevan, Josh

Director, Food Technology Center

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Biggers, Carol

Nutrition Advisor

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Boatwright, Loretta

4-H Coordinator

Boese-Empey, Michelle

UI Extension Web Coordinator

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Bohach, Carolyn Hovde

University Distinguished Professor

Hovde Bohach’s area of expertise is infectious disease with emphasis on the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7. Primary interests are in the relationship of this human pathogen with healthy cattle.

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Boice, Kandee

Extension Educator, 4-H

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Bone, Yolanda

Program Coordinator, Northern District

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Bosque-Pérez, Nilsa

University Distinguished Professor

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Bowen, Hadley

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Branam, Diane

Administrative Assistant

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Bregante, Erryn

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Brooks, Erin

Associate Professor

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Brooks, Randall

Professor, Extension Forestry Specialist

Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

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Brown, Katie

Assistant Professor

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Brown, Jack

Professor

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Brumbaugh, Gordon

Director and Veterinary Scientist

Brumbaugh’s teaching experience includes large animal internal medicine, respiratory physiology, veterinary pharmacology and veterinary clinical pharmacology. He advocates for proper application of evidence-based medicine because it provides a means to incorporate critical, analytical evaluation of results of valid research into clinical decisions.

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Buchert, Charity

Assistant Director, Employee Engagement and Operations

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Buck, Julie

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development

Julie's programming areas include health and nutrition, food safety, 4-H youth development and administering Eat Smart Idaho in the southeastern district. Julie's rank is assistant professor.

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Buckallew, Evan

Feed Mill Manager

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Bull, Brad

Agricultural Mechanic

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Bullers, Elizabeth

Assistant Director of College Retention

Burke, Tenley

Research Associate

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Burt, Marcia

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Busch, Mary

Horticulture Associate

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Busdon, Sarah

Administrative Assistant

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Butterfield, Stephanie

Customer Service Specialist

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Butterfield, Gavin

Administrative Coordinator

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Byington, Char

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Area counties: Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, Caribou, Franklin, Fremont, Power, Madison and Jefferson

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Bywater, Jeni

4-H Program Coordinator

Jeni grew up on a farm in Minidoka County. She was very active in 4-H, taking on all sorts of projects, with her favorite being sheep. After many years of picking rock and thinning sugarbeets, she attended Boise State University’s Technical School in Business and Office Education. Jeni was ecstatic to be hired as Minidoka County’s 4-H program coordinator in 1993 and continues to “Make the Best Better."

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Calabretta, Amy

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Caplan, Allan

Associate Professor

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Carleton, Kara

Idaho Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Kara Carleton joined the Idaho Master Gardener Program in 2013. As program coordinator, she empowers a team of 60+ volunteers to provide educational outreach and research-based solutions that address a variety of home horticultural, lawn and garden challenges facing local citizens. Carleton fosters a culture that supports the “Helping People Grow” mission. She has diverse experience in the fields of nonprofit administration, green design, horticulture and gardening. 

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Carnes, Casie

Administrative Assistant

Carrillo, Martha

Responsibilities: Weed management, plant sampling, plant assessments, planting, harvest operations, post harvest processing, seed preparation.

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Carter, Todd

Tetonia Research and Extension Center Superintendent

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Carter, Cheryl

Administrative Assistant

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Casebolt, Dave

Sheep Center Manager

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Cates, Nola

Tribal 4-H Program Director

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Cernyar, Krista

Office Manager

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Chahine, Mireille

Extension Dairy Specialist and Professor

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Chapman, Erin

Assistant Professor

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Chavarria, Ronnell

4-H Program Assistant

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Chen, Jianli

Associate Professor

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Chibisa, Gwinyai

Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition and Metabolism

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Church, James

Extension Educator, Idaho County

Jim Church provides educational programs for commercial livestock producers in UI Extension’s northern district. Specialties include beef cattle production, marketing and management. Jim also manages the 4-H animal science program in Idaho County.

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Clancy, Debby Lea

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Clements, Debbie

Administrative Coordinator

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Coburn, Sally

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Cochran, Audra

Assistant Director of Recruitment

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Codr, Shana

4-H Event Coordinator/Office Manager

Shana Codr is responsible for the management and logistical coordination of all 4-H statewide and national events. She also provides for the financial management and accountability of the revenue and gift accounts as well as the management and facilitation of all 4-H college scholarships.

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Coffey, Becky

FCS Assistant

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Coleman, Jamine

4-H Administrative Assistant

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Connors, James

Department Chair and Professor

Jim Connors serves as the chair of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Connors formerly served as an AEE assistant professor from 1996-2000. In 2000, he became a member of the faculty in the Department of Human & Community Resource Development at Ohio State University before returning to Idaho.

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Cook, Stephen

Professor

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Cook, Patricia

Office Manager

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Cook, Nadine

4-H Program Assistant

Coordinating and facilitating the 4-H Youth Development program in Elmore County. Helping our youth and leaders, achieve greatness through education, service and activities in the community.

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Copeland, Kristi

Management Assistant

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Corrao, Mark V.

Adjunct Faculty

Craig, Lynn

4-H Coordinator

Cram, Jolene

Pilot Plant Research Manager

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Cummins, Heather

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Dalton, Joseph

Professor

Dalton’s research studies are focused on increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination in dairy cattle, including heat detection accuracy, synchronization programs and AI technician proficiency. A current project is focused on heat detection accuracy, with 15 Idaho dairies as collaborators.

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Dalton, Nikola

Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development

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Dandurand, Louise-Marie

Assistant Professor

  • Nematology: Globodera pallida biology, population genetics and control

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Darby, Chris

Administrative Assistant

David, Kirk

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David, Madeline

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Davids, Rosie

4-H Program Coordinator

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Davidson, Kathleen

4-H Program Assistant

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Davis, Jim

Principal Research Specialist

Jim, a native of northern Idaho, has worked with canola, rapeseed and mustard at the University of Idaho for 30 years. Jim was a plant disease diagnostician at Utah State University, worked with alfalfa at the University of Wisconsin and barley, potatoes and onions for a short time at Washington State University. Jim manages the canola, rapeseed and mustard program's Pacific Northwest variety testing project and other field trials.

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de Haro Martí, Mario

Extension Educator, Dairy and Livestock

Mario de Haro-Martí was born and raised in Argentina, in the Patagonia region. Mario has been an educator for University of Idaho Extension, Gooding County, since 2007, working with dairy and livestock producers reduce the environmental impact of their operations and trains dairy workers to increase their learning opportunities and productivity. He helps with community environmental topics, especially in agricultural communities around the Magic Valley. His areas of expertise include agricultural waste and nutrient management, composting, vermicomposting and air quality.

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Dearien, Christy

Research Associate

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Deobald, Claudia

Research Associate

DePhelps, Colette

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

DePhelps’ education and outreach experience includes: community food systems; small farms; organizational development, strategic planning and facilitation. She advocates for and uses community-based, participatory approaches to education and research to develop timely, relevant and impactful programs.

Deringer, Nancy

Associate Professor

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DeWitt, Amy

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Dodds, Bebe

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Dolecheck, Suzann

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Suzann provides overall leadership and supervision for the Twin Falls County 4-H Youth Development program. She collaborates with regional University of Idaho faculty and community partners to design, implement and evaluate local and multi-county programming. She collaborates with Twin Falls County school districts to provide school enrichment opportunities and provides leadership to support the well-established traditional 4-H club programs with 779 youth and 223 adult volunteers in 47 clubs, volunteer recruitment and development and educational programming for youth and volunteers. Suzann has developed coalitions with a multitude of youth development organizations in Twin Falls County to expand the reach of 4-H youth development programs, especially programming that promotes interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, beyond the club level. She collaborates with district staff to provide a teen leadership program that creates a cadre of teens who can step into leadership roles in county and district wide 4-H events and activities.

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Doumit, Stacey

Instructor and Academic Advisor

Doumit’s equine course provides an understanding of science and production as it relates to the care and management of the horse, including hands-on experience for students in equine management practices.

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Du, Xiaoxue "Rita"

Assistant Professor

Duellman, Kasia

Assistant Professor, Extension Seed Potato Specialist

Duellman’s research focuses on all aspects of seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and to seed-related aspects of commercial potato production. Her extension program focuses on providing relevant, timely, science-based, non-biased information to growers and the industry.

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Dye, Lorie

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development

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Eborn, Ben

Extension Agricultural Economist, Professor

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Edwards, Gordon

Weed Supervisor

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Eide, Angela

Administrative Coordinator

Eigenbrode, Sanford

University Distinguished Professor

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Ekins, Jim

Area Water Educator

Jim has a natural resource degree from Western Carolina University and a master's in natural resources planning from University of Oregon. He worked in three national parks, on a research base in Antarctica and in wetland restoration for watershed councils in Oregon and Idaho. He's an avid canoeist, skier and runner.

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Ellis, Lance

Extension Educator

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Ellison, Melinda

Assistant Professor, Range Livestock Research

Ellison is housed at the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center and her research focuses primarily on the effects of grazing livestock on wildlife and range.

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Elsberry, Christian

Director/Chief Financial Officer

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England, James

Professor

England teaches at the University of Idaho Caine Veterinary and Teaching Center (CVTC), consists of beef cattle and small ruminate production medicine and management in rural Idaho. He also serves as the veterinarian for the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center.

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Englehart, Bev

Office Assistant

Ensafi, Pooria

Doctoral Student

Responsibilities: Collection of and characterizing nematodes in Southern and Eastern Idaho.

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Erickson, Luke

Personal Finance Specialist and Associate Professor

My interests include personal finance, with an emphasis on youth education. Areas of expertise include credit building, credit scores, investing for retirement, withdrawal strategies, financial goal setting and emergency preparedness. I also have interests in instructional design strategies and instruction through serious games.

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Ettesvold, Susan

Community Nutrition Advisor

Evans, Clara-Leigh

Interim Idaho FFA Executive Director

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Evenson, Sandra

Professor

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Ewers, Timothy G.

Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist

Science, technology and aerospace.

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Falen, Anita L.

Senior Research Technician and Pedology Laboratory Manager

I perform laboratory analyses (chemical, physical and mineralogical) to support soil genesis and morphology research studies of Idaho soils and other cooperative state soil projects by planning, supervising, training, collecting/preparing, analyzing and completing desired analyses using specialized analytical instruments and equipment. View biography for more.

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Falk, Jeremy

Associate Professor

Jeremy Falk completed his Ph.D. at Ohio State University, where he taught the FFA/SAE course and assisted with the teaching methods course. He taught secondary agriculture classes for four years at Federal Hocking High School in southeastern Ohio. Falk has served as a superintendent for the sheep barn at the Ohio State Fair and he enjoys raising club lambs with his family.

Fallahi, Esmaeil

Professor

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Feickert, Susie

4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator

Susie Feickert provides leadership for various aspects of day-to-day 4-H operations, including enrollment, volunteer training's, horse and livestock leaders and a variety of local educational events. She has been with UI Extension, Boundary County since 2015.  

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Findlay, John Reed

Extension Educator, Crops and Horticulture

Reed Findlay graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in agronomy in 1993. He began his career as an agricultural Extension educator with Montana State University working out of Rosebud and Treasure counties. He currently serves with the University of Idaho as a crops and horticulture Extension educator and county chair in Bannock and Bingham counties.

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Finkelnburg, Douglas

Area Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

Finkelnburg supports dryland cropping systems extension and outreach activities throughout northern Idaho. He supports collaborative approaches to deliver unbiased university driven research to agricultural producers and agricultural industry partners to solve ongoing production challenges.

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Fisher, Heather

Administrative Coordinator

Heather holds a bachelor's in psychology with a second major in women’s studies. She has a great love for gardening and small farms, and studied soil science at the graduate level at Washington State University. She is also a licensed massage therapist in both Washington and Idaho.

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Floch, Judy

Extension Administrative Assistant

Foltz, John

Special Assistant to the UI President for Agricultural Initiatives and Professor

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Fornshell, Gary

Extension Educator, Aquaculture

Gary has formed close ties with the aquaculture industry and others involved with aquaculture to be able to develop and implement an aquaculture program. The program addresses water quality and quantity, feeds and nutrition, seafood education and aquatic animal health. He works closely with the outside agencies, UI Extension and research faculty and the aquaculture industry, which is concentrated in Twin Falls, Jerome and Gooding counties. The educational programs he teaches to youth take place at Natural Resources Camp, and are related to aquaculture to include water quality, aquatic ecology and fish biology.

Forsberg, Renee

Program Assistant

I serve as Elmore County's University of Idaho Extension program assistant. My role is designed to serve as office support to the Extension educator and 4-H program assistant. I also help facilitate the growth and development of UI Extension in Elmore County.

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Frazier, Erica

Financial Specialist

Fu, Daolin

Assistant Professor

Fu’s teaching experience includes plant genetics, crop breeding and topical lectures in plant molecular biology. Since 2004, Fu has been working in wheat molecular genetics involving germplasm innovation, genetic transformation, map-based gene cloning, fungal disease resistance and male sterility.

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Funkhouser, Connie

4-H Program Assistant

Funkhouser grew up in Camas County. She is a proud Camas County Musher and attends every school home game unless it conflicts with grandchildren events. She has been with UI Extension, Camas County since March 1985. She loves working with youth and volunteer leaders and watching them grow and learn in the 4-H program.

Gamett, Brad

Extension Educator, Agriculture & Community Development

Brad is an Idaho certified professional applicator with agricultural herbicide, agricultural insecticide, aquatic pest, forest environment, ornamental herbicide, ornamental insecticide and has statewide consultant endorsements. He was employed for almost 14 years as the Butte County weed superintendent. Locally, Brad is a board member of the Moore Water & Sewer Association and president of Lost River Electric Cooperative Board of Directors.

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Gardiner, Kali

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Kali Gardiner, RDN, LD is the Northern District Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator. She oversees day to day operations, including monitoring program delivery and data collection compliance, supervision and training of Eat Smart Idaho staff and assisting to build and enrich partnerships with agencies. Kali received her B.S. in Food & Nutrition: Dietetics from the University of Idaho, and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has been with the University of Idaho since 1997. Area counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone

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Gerber, Linda

Outreach to Military Kids Coordinator

Military Kids and Speak Out for Military Kids.

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Ghimire, Nav

Associate Director of UI Extension

Nav’s experience includes impact evaluation, program design, implementation and adult education. His focus is building evaluation capacity of Extension educators and increase their ability to document program impacts that meet the needs of local, state and federal stakeholders.

Gill, Joan

4-H Coordinator

Joan coordinates the 4-H Youth Development program. You can find her teaching at local educational clinics, writing 4-H newsletters, supporting 4-H leaders and directing youth who are turning ideas into action by making commitments to join the movement toward a meaningful change in Payette County.

Gillespie, Donna

Regional Youth Development Educator

Gillespie provides statewide leadership in 4-H citizenship and civic education, personal development and leadership. Including programs: Idaho’s 4-H State Teen Association Convention, 4-H Know Your Government and Idaho 4-H Ambassador. She partners with 4-H professionals in youth development programming throughout central Idaho.

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Gilliland, Sylvia “GG”

4-H Office Assistant

Glaze, Benton

Beef Extension Specialist and Associate Professor

Glaze coordinates beef extension programming throughout the state and serving as a resource for stakeholders like beef producers, allied industries, veterinarians, extension educators and the general public. His extension program focuses on breeding and genetics, beef quality assurance (BQA), general management and reproduction.

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Gleason, Gayle

Academic Advisor

Golden, Lauren

Extension Education — Agriculture

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Graf, Samantha

Extension Educator — Livestock/Small Acreage Farming

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Gray, Debbie

Grant & Project Coordinator

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Greenway, Surine

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Surine is an Extension educator who specializes in family and consumer sciences program areas of food preservation and safety, financial management and health and nutrition.

Guggenheim, Rich

Extension Educator - Horticulture

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Gunn, Danielle

Extension Educator — Agricultural

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Guske, Hans

Videographer — Digital Media

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Gutierrez, Michael

Agricultural Coordinator

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Hafez, Saad

Professor

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Haggerty, Robert

Director of International Programs

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Hale, Ruth

Office Manager

Hall, John

Superintendent, Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center

Hall serves as the superintendent of the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center, which functions as the University of Idaho’s primary cow/calf and forage research center. His program conducts applied research to enhance food production and sustainability of beef production operations.

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Hall, Bev

4-H Program Assistant

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Hamilton, Melissa B.

Extension Educator, Community Development and Agriculture

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Hammes, Michael

Student Support Specialist

Hansen, Kristin

Eat Smart Idaho Program Manager

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Hansen, Lyle

Central District Director

Lyle’s experience includes serving as an University of Idaho Extension educator in Jerome and Ada counties for 12 years with an emphasis in family finance. In July 2017, Lyle was selected as the new UI Extension central district director that provides leadership for extension programs in 10 counties.

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Hanson, Renee

Office Administrator

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Hardy, Ronald

Director, Aquaculture Research Institute and Professor

Hardy is an expert in animal nutrition, specifically fish nutrition and serves as the Director of the Aquaculture Research Institute. He oversees the activities of 40 scientists and staff, with most supported by research grants, for which he is responsible.

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Harris, Therese

Publishing Director

Harris, Jennifer

Administrative Assistant

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Harrison, Steve

Extension Educator

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Hart, Ken

Extension Educator

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Harwood, Lindy

Administrative Assistant II

Lindy Harwood provides assistance to the Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development program areas. “During my tenure, I’ve come to realize what a valuable community resource our extension office truly is, and I’m honored to be a part of that team.”

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Heckman, Susie

4-H Coordinator

Susie Heckman provides the organizational framework for the UI Extension, 4-H Youth Development program in Idaho County by coordinating local 4-H activities, organizing and conducting leader training classes, working with adult volunteer leaders and youth members and providing educational program resources.

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Heimgartner, Marvin

Senior Instructor

Heimgartner teaches courses in agricultural mechanics and skills such as beginning welding, shop practices and advanced welding. Courses taught in agricultural mechanics contain a significant amount of theoretical and technical knowledge that successful students will master, as well as the tactile or motor skill that must be learned. Problem solving, critical thinking, pride in workmanship, communication and following instructions (both oral and written) and attention to detail are all skills that are gained or improved upon by students working in this curriculum.

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Heinse, Robert

Associate Professor & Interim Director of Water Resources

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Henderson, Paige

Administrative Coordinator

Paige provides office management and oversees day-to-day operations and budget monitoring. She also assists in the development of University of Idaho educational program resources, marketing, registration, coordination and set-up of workshops and seminars.

Hickman, Amanda

4-H Assistant

Higgins, Lori

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

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Higgins, Debbie

4-H Friday Friends Coordinator

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Hines, Steven

Extension Educator, Crops

Steven Hines is professor of Extension located in Jerome County. Steven has been with UI Extension since January of 2000. His areas of expertise include forages, cereals and cover crops.

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Hirnyck, Ronda

Extension Pesticide Specialist and Professor

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Ho Kim, Jang

Assistant Professor, Extension Food Safety Specialist

Jang is an experienced food scientist in the area of food safety. He conducts basic and applied research on alternative food processing technologies to develop value-added products using local agricultural commodities. He provides evidence-based educational information related to value-added processing and consumer food safety on home food preservation, sanitation, food handling, food recalls and warnings.

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Hoadley, David

Program Coordinator

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Hobbs, Dianne

Office Assistant, 4-H

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Hoffman, Diana

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Hoffman, Katie

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Katie Hoffman was born and raised in Lemhi County. She started with UI Extension, Lemhi County as a summer intern in 2003. She later served as the 4-H program assistant for two years before taking the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator position. Her passion lies in community connectedness and personal leadership development. Her goal is to help Lemhi County become a stronger, healthier community.

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Hogge, Jon

Extension Educator, Madison County

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Holmquist, Tina

4-H Program Coordinator

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Hong, Zonglie

Associate Professor

He teaches general biochemistry and plant biochemistry courses. His research covers areas of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and genomics of plants, with special interests in cell wall biosynthesis, flower and seed development, and biological nitrogen fixation.

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Howell, Michael

Northern District Director

Mike provides leadership for the Northern Extension District UI Extension programs. In that role he provides leadership and administrative function for hiring and supervision of county Extension Educators, budget and evaluation, promotion and tenure and building relationships with stakeholders and other partners in the ten county region.

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Hulse, Sarah

Program Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences

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Humpherys, Dave

Weed Program Assistant

Under the supervision of the weed and pest director, Dave has been working on noxious weed control for the past 15 years. In the weed department, we work with multiple state and federal agencies and local working groups to implement the noxious weed programs and projects. In the weed department, we have multiple projects such as noxious weed biocontrol, rancher’s cooperative projects, spray days and South Fork cooperative weed management. We are active with the state and southwest weed control associations.

Mir was the president of the state weed control association and Dave chairs the South Fork cooperative weed management project. Mir wrote and received a grant to obtain state-of-the art noxious weed storage facilities.

Humpherys, Dennis

Seasonal Field Technician

Under the supervision of the Director, Dennis has worked as a seasonal field technician for 10 years. He assists Mir with multiple weed control projects. He will also assist with pest control projects as needed.

Hunicke, Megan

4-H Special Programs Manager

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Hunt, Carl

Professor Emeritus

As a researcher and educator, Hunt was engaged in a broad spectrum of activities that involved applied aspects of ruminant nutrition, with particular emphasis on beef cattle.

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Hutchings , Rebecca (Becky)

Extension Educator - Family and Consumer Sciences & 4-H Youth Development

Major responsibilities include nutrition, health, food safety, volunteer development and 4-H youth development educational programming. This includes assessment and development of programs within Minidoka County and southern district.

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Hutchinson, Pamela J.S.

Associate Professor, Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist

Premier Potato Cropping Systems Weed Management Program. Increased database of hairy nightshade biology in potato cropping systems. Hairy nightshade control with targeted tank mixtures. Potato variety tolerance to new potato herbicides. Effect of glyphosate carryover in tubers of multiple potato varieties. New information on herbicide management of the Pale Cyst Nematode trap crop Solanum sisymbriifolium.

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Hutchison, Tracie

Financial Specialist

Isaak, Diane

Management Assistant, UI Extension, Southern District

Jackson, Chad A.

Research Specialist

Responsibilities: Website publishing, organizing fertility trials, fungicide trials, new variety updates, quality data and table updates, technology and equipment maintenance. Assists growers in cereal agronomic and disease management decisions.

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Janke, Laural

4-H Assistant

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Jarolimek, Dena

4-H Program Assistant and Weed Supervisor Secretary

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Jayo, Cammie

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Cammie coordinates the Eat Smart Idaho program in the southern district counties of Butte, Cassia, Custer, Gooding, Jerome, Lemhi, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls. She is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and supervising nutrition advisors, and is the liaison between outside agencies and various University of Idaho departments.

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Jeffries, Erika

4-H Program Specialist

4HOnline. 4-H website. Curriculum management.

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Jensen, Daphne

Eat Smart Idaho Coordinator

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Jensen, Jennifer

Extension Educator

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Jensen, Kirstin

Extension Educator, Health & Fitness/Nutrition

Kirstin has served as an Extension educator in Idaho County since 2008 with an emphasis in family and consumer sciences. She offers programming in health, nutrition and fitness to all community members, schools and businesses.

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Jensen, K. Scott

Extension Educator, County Chair

I conduct applied research and Extension programs in beef cattle, range, and pasture management. I co-coordinate the Idaho Beef Quality Assurance program. I collaborate with team members to conduct the longstanding Lost Rivers Grazing Academy. I also teach beef/dairy cattle artificial insemination classes annually. I provide BQA, AI, milker and calving schools in Spanish.

Job, Ashley

Research Technician

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Johnson, Mickinzie

Academic Advisor

Johnson, Aaron

Associate Professor

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Johnson, Angela

Research Associate

Johnson, Carrie

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Carrie Johnson previously served as the 4-H Program Coordinator for Gem and Boise Counties, the Annie's Project Coordinator and the 4-H Fair Secretary in Gem/Boise County. As a nine-year member of 4-H, Johnson was inspired to go to the University of Idaho to study Animal Science.

Johnson, Shelly

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Shelly Johnson is a University of Idaho Extension professor and has been serving north Idaho since 1999. Her primary focus is nutrition, health promotion and wellness programs. Johnson is known for her work in senior nutrition, diabetes management, obesity prevention for youth and nutrition for high-risk, low-income families. She oversees Eat Smart Idaho in the 10 northern counties of Idaho, education that reaches many low-income families with assistance in buying, preparing and eating healthier foods on a limited budget.

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Johnson, Teri

Senior Office Administrator

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Johnson-Maynard, Jodi

Department Head and Professor

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Jones, Janice

Assistant Director, Financial Operations

Jones, Wayne B.

Extension Educator

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Jones, Linda

Technical Aide II

Responsibilities

  • Isolation and culturing plant pathogens, analyzing seed phosphorus data, data compilation, operating FOSS Near Infrared spectrophotometer, performing beta glucan testing, participating in planting and harvest operations

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Joyner, Helen

Assistant Professor

Joyner’s courses focus on practical application of food science concepts, critical thinking and problem-solving. Topics covered include engineering and quality management principles that are used in the food industry as well as sensory aspects of dairy products. She uses multiple active learning strategies in all courses to promote improved depth of learning and long-term retention.

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Kahl, Kendall

Research Specialist

Kahl manages the Soil and Water Resources Lab where much of the research is focused around carbon and nitrogen cycling, earthworm ecology and soil health monitoring in regional conservation agriculture soils and native ecosystems.

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Karasev, Alexander

Professor

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Kauer, Trevor

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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Kayler, Zachary

Assistant Professor

My projects focus on the understanding of ecosystem biogeochemical cycles within natural and managed ecosystems with an emphasis on ecosystem sustainability, resilience, diversity and adaptation. In my research, I have undertaken many interdisciplinary projects for which I use stable isotopes to span spatial and temporal scales or track water, nutrients and organic matter from source to sinks.

Kerfoot, Rena

Fair Manager

Kimball, Kathi

4-H Program Coordinator

Kinder, Cindy

Extension Educator, 4-H and Animal Sciences

Kinder grew up on a commercial cattle ranch and feedlot and raised registered Black Angus cattle for her 4-H and FFA projects. She was and is very active in 4-H, FFA and National Jr. Angus Associations as a member and now as a volunteer. Kinder loves to provide opportunities to youth and families learning about their animal projects, particularly with feeding, giving shots and quality assurance. She also likes to have youth discover things, which is why she created animal science experiments.

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Knibbe, Leah

Administrative Coordinator

Konetchy, Denise

Assistant Professor, Small Ruminant Medicine

Owner and clinical practitioner of a rural mixed animal veterinary practice. The practice emphasized strategies, of preventative medicine, herd health and client education. In addition I was a temporary instructor at the University of Idaho.

Koole, Travis

IT Analyst - Moscow, northern Idaho

Kovac, Kim

Program Assistant and Master Gardener Assistant

Kim has worked as the administrative assistant and Master Gardener coordinator for seven years.

Kronenberg, Jeff

Extension Food Processing Specialist

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Kronenberg, Jeff

Extension Food Processing Specialist

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Kuhl, Joseph

Associate Professor

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Laarman, Anne

Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition & Metabolism

Laarman’s research focuses on improving nutrient uptake in cattle, especially during growth and diet transitions. His teaching experience is primarily in nutrition and physiology, and aims to incorporate student projects and presentations to maximize student engagement in learning.

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Lancaster, Jamie

4-H Program Coordinator

Lancaster grew up in Jerome, with horses and registered Hereford and Angus cattle. She was very active in 4-H, taking beef, dairy and horse projects, as well as sewing, Dutch oven and KYG projects. She was also very active in the Idaho Junior Hereford Association and other state horse organizations. Lancaster graduated from Utah State University and is excited to come back to the 4-H program. She loves helping members find opportunities to become involved and gain new skills.

Larsen, JoLynn

Administrative Assistant-4-H

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Leblanc, Luc

Curator and manager of the William F. Barr Entomological Museum

Luc Leblanc has many years of experience in the fields of insect taxonomy (especially Tephritidae and Ichneumonidae) and managing insect collections. He also lived and worked many years abroad, implementing plant protection-related projects in Africa (1989-1994) and the South Pacific Islands (1994-2002).

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Lee, Katherine

Assistant Professor

Katherine is an applied natural resource and environmental economist with a background in natural science. Her research is highly interdisciplinary, using economic and ecological concepts in mathematical models and empirical analyses in order to explore feedbacks between human and natural systems.

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Leibbrandt, Ian

Financial Specialist

Lent, Melinda

Scientific Aide, Senior

Lewin, Paul

Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor

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Lewis, Edwin

Department Head and Professor, Co-Director of Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

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Liang, Xi

Assistant Professor

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Lide, Chen

Associate Professor, Extension Waste Management Engineer

Campus: Twin Falls

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Lin, Amy

Associate Professor

My research focuses on starch chemistry and its influence on human health and functionality. Starch is the major glycemic carbohydrate source for humans, and the final digestion product — dietary glucose, is a major energy source and affects some physiologic responses. Starch is also the major eatable component in crops, such as potato and wheat, and its properties and interaction with another macro- and micro-molecules have a significant impact on crop end-use quality.

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Lindstrom, James

4-H Youth Development Program Director

Currently the program director for the University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development program, Lindstrom brings over thirty-five years of professional experience to this role. He has engaged in 4-H program development in Montana, Arizona, Washington and now Idaho. Lindstrom currently represents the United States on the Global 4-H Network Board.

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Lockard, Cheryl

Administrative Coordinator

Lockard, Marsha

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences and UI Extension Ada County Chair

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Loftus, Bill

Public Information Officer

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Loftus, Kelli

Associate 4-H Extension Educator

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Lojewski, Jeffrey

Research Specialist

I am a research assistant for Erik Wenninger at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. My work is broadly focused on the behavior and ecology of the potato psyllid, an important disease vector in potato crops.

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Love, Stephen

Professor

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Lowber, Debbie

Lead Customer Service Specialist

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Lu, Liang "Jimmy"

Assistant Professor

Lucero, Jackie

Program Coordinator, Pest Management

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Luckhart, Shirley

Professor, Co-Director of Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

Luckhart is an expert in arthropod-borne infectious diseases. Her major focus is malaria, including innate immunity in the mosquito and mammalian host and interventions to block both disease and transmission.

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Luna, Rebecca

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

Rebecca is a bilingual nutrition advisor, she teaches classes for limited income families and youth. You can find her teaching at Women, Infants and Children Program clinics, Headstart centers, Working Solutions, food pantries, elementary schools and summer feeding programs. Classes include information on nutrition, physical activity, food safety, resource management and tips for parents feeding young children.

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Lunt, Marty

Personnel Coordinator

Lyons, Alana

Office Manager

Alana Lyons is the friendly voice on the phone or the smiling face that you see if you call or drop by the UI Extension office in Idaho County. Alana provides assistance with 4-H program materials for clubs, helps out at various 4-H events and activities, coordinates the publishing of all Extension newsletters and helps direct client calls and inquiries.

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Ma, Rong "Rachel"

Assistant Professor

Ma’s teaching experience includes plant physiology, herbicide action in plant and weed management in agronomic crops. Her research focuses on investigating herbicide resistant mechanisms in weeds to develop effective weed-management strategies in local field crops and detect safener-regulated detoxification system in cereal crops.

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Maas, Alexander

Assistant Professor

Maas’ research areas include the allocation and valuation of scarce resources, with a focus on water related issues. He is an interdisciplinary, applied economist with a particular focus on the economic implications of resource management and local policies.

Mack, Sharon

Office Assistant

MacKinnon, Nicole

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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Mahler, Robert

Professor

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Mallory, Trey

4-H Program Coordinator

Manker, Gretchen

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Gretchen 's programming areas include health and nutrition, food safety, financial management and 4-H youth development. Gretchen served as a community nutrition advisor for Eat Smart Idaho (SNAP-Ed and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) for many years. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and enjoys teaching.

Marshall, Juliet

Research Professor, Extension Specialist — Plant Pathologist

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Martin, Mary Ellen

Administrative Coordinator

Martinez, Sendy

Family and Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator

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Martinez, Susie

Office Manager

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Matthews, Sara

Instructor

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Mayes, Iris

Extension Educator, Horticulture & Small Farms

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McCammon, Tony

Extension Educator, Area Horticulture

Tony McCammon is a horticulturalist with University of Idaho Extension. He is a dynamic speaker with 12+ years of experience in the field of plant science. Distinguishing him from others in his field of expertise is that he treats horticulture as entertainment. Tony believes humor and relevance are what keep people from switching the channel, and he uses his story-telling style to help students connect with his message. He has had the opportunity to present all over the western United States on various topics including landscape design, healthy lawns, water conservation and a variety of other horticulture-related topics.

McClintick Chess, Jordan

Agricultural Technician

McDaniel, Paul

Professor

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McGuire, Mark

Associate Dean of Research & Director of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station

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McIntosh, Christopher

Interim Department Head, Professor

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McKinney, Adam

IT Manager - Eastern Idaho

McShane, Judith

Program Specialist

Afterschool partnerships, CYFAR, Healthy Living programs, International Programs.

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Meeks, Will

Minor Use Pesticide Specialist

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Melville, Nancy

Extension Educator, 4-H Volunteer Management Systems

Nancy’s educator role supports developing systems statewide that support volunteer impact on 4-H youth, as well as the personal growth of volunteers. She is a member of local, regional and national teams delegated to develop and/or improve curriculum and training for volunteers.

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Meyer, Sonya

Director

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Miller, Jay

IT Analyst - Southern Idaho

Miller, Chris

4-H Program Coordinator

Miller, Dana

4-H Program Coordinator

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Miller, Tina

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

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Miner, Katie

Senior Instructor

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Minnich, Scott

Associate Professor

My research is centered on bacterial pathogenesis of Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pestis, etiologic agents of yersiniosis and bubonic plague respectively. The hallmark of these infectious agents is their ability to suppress the innate immune response of mammalian hosts.

Moeller, Sherry

4-H Assistant

Moller, Greg

Professor

Our research group conducts translational, trans-disciplinary research to advance the goals of sustainability by developing new knowledge and innovations in the area of sustainable solutions for water resources. We have had considerable impact on individuals, communities and environmental quality in a regional, national and international context.

Momont, Patrick

Southern District Director

Pat’s experience includes serving as a state beef Extension specialist, conducting joint research and extension projects involving cow nutrition, grazing behavior, retained ownership and alternative forages. For the last 17 years he has provided leadership for southwestern and south-central district Extension programs; hiring and supervising county Extension educators, building relationships with stakeholders and serving as the Caldwell Complex superintendent.

Moore, Amber

Associate Professor

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Moore-Kriwox, Amanda

Program Specialist, Academic Coordinator

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Moreno, Carlo

Extension Educator

Carlo's research and Extension activities focus on integrated pest management and sustainable farm practices in small grain cropping systems. In the past, Carlo has worked closely with organic and sustainable vegetable producers in Texas, Venezuela and Maryland to develop community-based, participatory action research projects aimed at reducing pest/weed pressures and improving socio-ecological resiliency.

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Morishita, Don

Kimberly and Twin Falls Research and Extension Superintendent

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Morishita, Don

Professor of Weed Science and UI Extension Specialist; Superintendent

My research and extension activities focus on weed management systems in irrigated dry bean and sugar beet cropping systems. This includes developing economical and environmentally safe weed management in narrow row dry bean production as well as reduced and no tillage dry bean and sugar beet production systems.

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Morra, Matthew

Professor

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Morrisroe-Aman, Bridget

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Ms. Morrisroe-Aman is a family and consumer sciences (FCS) assistant professor, in Ada County, focused on nutrition, health and food safety. She leads the district Diabetes Prevention Program and co-leads the district Master Food Safety Advisor volunteer programs.

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Murdoch, Brenda

Assistant Professor

Murdoch’s research focuses on characterizing the relationship between genetic variation in mammals and traits which are valued and important to society. She exploits a number of molecular and genetic tools to further improve our understanding of how these variations affect biological processes of both undesirable and desirable phenotypic traits.

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Murdoch, Gordon

Associate Professor

Murdoch primarily assesses and evaluates the physiological status of striated muscle in the context of nutritional changes, growth promoters and genetic variation using advanced high-throughput molecular tools such as gene expression analyses (qRT-PCR), transcriptome analyses and proteomic, enzymatic and biochemical assays.

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Nash, Scott

Extension Educator, Regional Youth Development

Providing statewide support and leadership in the 4-H Animal Science program area. Also working to partner with county 4-H professionals to enhance youth development opportunities throughout the Eastern Idaho State Fair District, (Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton counties).

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Neibling, Howard

Associate Professor

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Nelson, Cindy

Office Assistant

Neufeld, Jerry

County Chair, Extension Educator — Crops

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Newman, Soren

Research Associate

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Nielsen, Barbara

Research Support Scientist

Norell, Rick

Professor, Extension Dairy Specialist

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Nunn, Les

Extension Educator, Livestock and Community Development

O'Leary, Marilyn

Office Secretary

Marilyn keeps things moving at the UI Extension, Payette County office. You will find her working on 4-H member enrollments and reports, balancing the check book, paying the bills, keeping the budget on track, scheduling events and volunteers, tracking inventory and engaging in the everyday general duties that keep the office running smoothly.

Olmstead, Brent

Assistant Dean of Government and External Relations

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Olsen, Nora

Professor

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Orgill, Shawna

Office Manager

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Overton, Tiffany

Program Manager

Mrs. Overton is a public health professional with experience in program management, planning and evaluation. She is passionate about research and aims to use her expertise to improve the lives and health status of others. Ms. Overton received her master’s in public health from the University of Texas Health Science Center, a master’s in psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and bachelor’s in psychology from Tarleton State University. She is certified in public health through the National Board of Public Health Examiners and a certified clinical research professional through the Society of Clinical Research Associates.

Packham, Joel

Extension Educator, Cassia County

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Page, Meladi

Extension Administrative Assistant

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Painter, Kate

Extension Educator — Agriculture, Assistant Professor

Kate Painter is an assistant professor and agricultural Extension educator and provides educational programming in cereal and forage production, livestock production, horticulture and small farm production. She also provides assistance in value-added production, based on her own small sheep fiber business and offers training for the Idaho Master Gardener program. She has been with the University of Idaho since 2009. Prior to her current position, she taught farm management and enterprise budgeting and produced crop and livestock enterprise budgets as part of her position with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.

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Parkinson, Stuart

Extension Educator — Agriculture/Horticulture

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Parrella, Michael P.

Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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Paszczynski, Andrzej J.

Professor

Paszczynski use an emerging proteomic approaches to discern and verify the unique proteins (biomarkers) that infer directly or indirectly the functional aspects of microbial tolerance of the extreme environmental conditions. Protecting space from bacteria and Lignin degradation: microorganisms, enzymes involved, genomes analysis and evolution

Patten, Roy

Farm Operations Supervisor

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Peak, Josh

Palouse Research, Extension and Education Center Superintendent

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Petrasso, Nick

Office Assistant

Petty, Barbara

Associate Dean & Director of UI Extension

Barbara’s experience includes serving as an Extension educator in Bonneville County for 11 years with an emphasis in family and consumer sciences. She offered programming in family development and financial literacy. For four years Barbara provided leadership for UI Extension programs in 16 counties as the eastern district director. In 2014 she was selected to be the interim UI Extension director and became the associate dean/director of UI Extension in 2016.

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Peutz, Joey

Extension Educator

Joey Peutz directs all UI Extension, Payette County programs. You can find her teaching and training the Southern Idaho District Master Food Safety Advisors and Advanced Master Food Safety Advisors, supporting the Cultivate Idaho process, administering the Southern Idaho District Eat Smart Idaho program and creating nutrition and health programs to help families become more self-sufficient by providing information about wise food and health choices as well as producing and preserving food at home.

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Pitman, Robert

Horticulture Service Assistant

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Planck, Suzanne

Director Child Development Laboratory and Senior Instructor

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Powell, Matt

Associate Professor

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Prather, Timothy

Professor

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Price, Beth

Associate Professor

Price has taught courses in child development, child observation and assessment, developmental curriculum and parent child relationships, as well as supervised student field experiences and practicum in child care settings.

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Pruitt, Sheila

Receptionist

Sheila Pruitt is the primary receptionist for UI Extension, Boundary County. She is also responsible for putting together the Boundary County Extension Connections newsletter and assists with family and consumer sciences, agriculture and 4-H departments and the noxious weeds secretary. Pruitt has been with UI Extension since 2010.

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Ramsey, Mitzi

Administrative Assistant

Mitzi grew up in Minidoka County. Mitzi was raised in the accounting atmosphere and worked in an office since the age of 14. Growing up, she had never been involved in 4-H. However, she is rapidly learning the ropes with many questions along the way. She joined the UI Extension, Minidoka County office in 2010 as the administrative assistant.

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Randall, Jill

Lab and Field Technician

Rasco, Barbara

Director, School of Food Science

Rasco’s research interests involves the development of analytical methods to predict the safety and quality of food products. A current research area utilizes non-destructive spectrophotometric (short wavelength near infrared) measurements to develop chemometric models to predict the quality and safety of food products, primarily aquatic food products.

Barbara Rasco

Rashed, Arash

Assistant Professor, Ecological Entomology

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Rausch, Rachel

Office and Program Coordinator

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Rezamand, Pedram

Associate Professor

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Richard, Ronald

Vandal Brand Meats Manager and Instructor

Richard is the Manager of the UI Meat Laboratory, Vandal Brand Meats, a full service butcher shop with locally grown beef, lamb and pork products. The UI Meat Lab is an essential element for hands-on learning and Vandal Brand Meats student employees have a detailed understanding of meats, food safety and the meat industry.

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Richel, Karen

Extension Educator - Financial Literacy

Karen specializes in basic financial education for every age and socioeconomic group by offering classes, workshops and simulations on topics ranging from budgeting to end-of-life planning. She is an accredited financial counselor and money coach, she provides free, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching sessions.

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Rigby, Debbie

Management Assistant

Roberson, Dian

Idaho Master Gardener Program Assistant

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Robertson, Amy

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences & 4-H

Amy Robertson is a University of Idaho Extension Educator in Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H and Youth Development. Robertson provides a variety of workshops, classes and other learning opportunities in food safety, nutrition and healthy living. She also organizes and implements 4-H and youth development events for local youth. She joined UI Extension, Boundary County in 2015.

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Rodgers, Erin

4-H Youth Development Program Manager

Roe, Annie

Extension Specialist

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Rogers, Christopher

Assistant Professor

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Rohde, Harold

Scientific Aide

Roheim, Cathy

Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Agricultural Economics

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Roland, Tyanne

Extension Educator

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Root, Jen

Interim Senior Director of Development

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Ruiz, Rikki

Extension Educator-Livestock/4-H

Rikki coordinates classes with Living on the Land and Annie’s Project. Rikki’s passions are strengthening small-acreage land use and helping people develop sustainable acreages, as well as develop their own agriculture enterprise. She also enjoys working with 4-H youth through a variety of livestock educational workshops.

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Rumford, Debra

CALS Web Coordinator

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Russell, Evie

Office Administrator and 4-H Program Assistant

Evie has been with UI Extension, Gem County since Feb. 2006 and has been involved with 4-H for over 25 years.

Ryu, Jae Hyeon

Associate Professor

Campus: Boise
Ares of Expertise: Drought monitoring/forecasting/outlooks, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)/drone, water resources planning and management/irrigated agriculture, climate change/hydrologic modeling


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Ryu, Dojin

Professor

Research interests in my laboratory involve naturally occurring toxicants of microbial or environmental origin and the effect of various food processes on their chemistry and biological effects. An area of emphasis is chemical and toxicological fate of mycotoxins, a diverse group of secondary metabolites produced by certain fungi. Current projects include the risk assessment of ochratoxin A in the U.S. We are also developing culturally sensitive education programs for the deaf teenagers to reduce foodborne illness. 

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S. Strickland, Michael

Assistant Professor

My lab’s research interests fall at the interface between soil, microbial and ecosystem ecology. Soils, as well as the microbial communities and ecosystem processes supported by soils, are some of the most imperiled systems on the planet. With the importance of soils in mind, we seek to understand how soils, soil communities, and soil meditated ecosystem processes respond to management and environmental change.

Safaii, SeAnne

Associate Professor

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Sagers, Joseph

Extension Educator

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Sandoval, Steffanie

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Sant, M.S., R.D.N., Laura

Extension Educator — Health/Nutrition/Food Safety

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Saul, Darin

Director

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Sawyer, Suzanne

4-H Program Coordinator

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Schaefer, Jarrie

Extension Program Assistant/4-H Program Assistant

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Schmadeka, Vickey

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Schmiege, Cynthia

Associate Professor

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Schnepf, Chris

Area Extension Educator, Forestry and Professor

Chris Schnepf provides a variety of workshops, short courses, field days, publications, videos and other learning opportunities on applied forest ecology and silviculture for family forest owners, loggers and professional foresters throughout the Idaho Panhandle.

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Schoepflin, Carly

Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives

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Schroeder, Brenda

Associate Research Professor

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Schroeder, Kurtis

Cropping Systems Agronomist, Assistant Professor

Schroeder’s research focuses on improving cereal-based cropping systems through a combination of crop rotation, nutrient management and agronomic inputs. A specific focus of the research is to understand and manage soil acidity, and examines strategies for management of soilborne fungal diseases. Schroeder directs the small grain and grain legume Extension variety trials for northern Idaho, providing objective variety performance and yield data for public and private materials.

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Schuetz, Maria Micki

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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Schultze, Suzanne

Office Assistant

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Schwarzländer, Mark

Professor

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Scott, Danielle

Associate Extension Educator

Serna, Ester

Responsibilities: Weed management, plant sampling, plant assessments, planting, harvest operations, post harvest processing, seed preparation.

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Shafii, Bahman

Emeritus

Shaklee, Harriet

Extension Family Development Specialist and Professor

Strong partnerships and teamwork have allowed me to extend the reach of my work into every corner of the state. My special interests include rural families, transition to adulthood, early childhood issues for parents, emergent math and literacy, work and family and grandparents raising grandchildren.

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Shelman, Tod

Scientific Aide II

Responsibilities: Plot herbicide treatment, weed management, barley quality data, seed preparation, data compilation, equipment operation, fabrication and maintenance.

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Shelstad, Nancy

Southern District II Regional Youth Development Educator

Providing statewide support and leadership in Positive Youth Development programming and Professional Development. Also working to partner with county 4-H professionals to enhance youth development opportunities throughout Southern District II, (Ada, Adams, Canyon, Elmore, Gem/Boise, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington counties).

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Sheng, Haiqing

Research Support Scientist

Shewmaker, Glenn

Professor

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Shirts, Bev

Beef Unit Manager

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Silkwood, Gail

Extension Educator, County Chair

Gail brings a strong 4-H and agriculture background to this position. She has taught classes in 4-H youth development as well as conducted research focusing on 4-H leadership training for adults and youth. In addition, she has deep rural roots. Growing up on a large commercial cattle ranch and wheat farm and participating in the Idaho County 4-H program gives her the background to sustain the success of the UI Extension, Benewah County program.

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Simons, Sharlene

Administrative Assistant/4-H Assistant

Simpson, Atalie

Administrative Assistant

Singh, Shree

Professor

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Small, Laurie

4-H Program Coordinator/Office Administrator

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Small, Meranda

Extension Educator

Meranda has worked with UI Extension since 2014, focusing in livestock and 4-H programming. Before that, she worked for Agri Beef Co. while completing her master's. During her schooling at UI she worked for several years as a research assistant.

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Smith, Kasee

Assistant Professor

Smith, Brennan

Assistant Professor

For cereals and cereal products, I have a profound interest in understanding the chemical reasons for protein functionality and have characterized and manipulated various protein sources to function in a similar manner to wheat gluten. For seafood, focused on the area of seafood chemistry and functionality to develop new ways to reduce fishery wastes and to characterize how seasonal and physiological cycles affected fish composition.

Smith, Katie

Administrative Assistant

Katie provides administrative support for UI Extension, Twin Falls County. She also assists with the maintenance of Twin Falls County 4-H, Master Gardener and Eat Smart Idaho programs and provides referrals for Extension resources to the public.

Snyder, Lindsey

4-H Program Assistant

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Sorensen, Terrell

Extension Educator, Power County

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Sparks, Rose

4-H Assistant

Rose graduated from Boise State University with a teaching certificate and taught 30+ years in area schools, while owning 1,000 head of white-faced ewes and 900 head of boar goats. She also trained donkeys, mules and ponies to drive in harness. Rose teaches the 4-H enrichment activities in area elementary schools.

Spencer, Marnie R.

Extension Eastern District Director

Marnie Spencer works as the UI Extension eastern district director, supporting Extension educators in 14 counties and Fort Hall Reservation. Previously, she worked as a family and consumer sciences and 4-H Extension educator in Bingham County. Marnie is a registered dietitian nutritionist and worked as a clinical dietitian in New Jersey prior to her work with University of Idaho. 

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Sprinkle, Jim

Beef Extension Specialist

Stachowski, Eileen

Food Systems & Small Farms Program Coordinator

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Stapleton, Julia

4-H Program Manager

Stark, Jeff

Aberdeen Research and Extension Center Superintendent

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Stark, Jeffrey

Professor, Superintendent of Aberdeen Research & Extension Center

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Statz, Alysson

4-H Coordinator

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Stevens, Maryanne

4-H Program Coordinator

Stewart, Lynna

Graphic Designer

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Stokes, Bradley

Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

Brad grew up in Boise, Idaho and subsequently attended the University of Idaho in 2004. He graduated with a bachelor's in plant science in 2008 and entered a graduate program in 2009. He completed his research project in entomology in 2012 and received his master's in entomology.

Stout, Bob

Development Director

Strawn, Daniel

Professor

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Stribling, Aubrey

Office Coordinator

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Strupp, Heather

Part-time 4-H Administrative Assistant

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Stubblefield, Tiffani

Management Assistant

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Tate, Kimberly

Extension Educator Instructor

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Tate, Michelle

4-H Coordinator

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Taylor, R. Garth

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

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Tejeda, Hernan

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

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Teuscher, Cindy

Office Administrator

Thaxton, Jennifer

4-H Program Assistant/Office Manager

Thomas, Zachary

IT Analyst - Northern Idaho

Thompson, Janelle

4-H Program Coordinator

Thornton, Mike

Parma Chair and Professor

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Tifft, Kathee

County Chair and Extension Educator, Community Development and Family and Consumer Sciences

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Tippens, Karen

Administrative Assistant

Titus, Debbie

Office Administator

Toomey, Jim

Director of the Agribusiness Incubator

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Toomey, Maureen

Area Youth Development Educator

Toomey is an experienced youth development leader with an unwavering commitment to Idaho families and youth. She directs the Idaho 4-H healthy living program building strong partnerships within and outside the university. Toomey has diverse experiences working with rural communities and directing outreach to Latino youth and families.

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Torbert, James “Jim”

Pest Control Coordinator

Mutually, Mir and Jim work on different pest related projects and programs such as grasshoppers, Mormon crickets and mosquito abatement, to help Elmore County ranchers, farmers and citizens. Jim regularly surveys known standing water sites to monitor for mosquito larvae. These areas are treated to control mosquito larvae. He sets traps to test mosquitoes for WNV. In the early evening, he is fogging areas that experience high mosquito populations during the season. To report areas of standing water or high mosquito populations in Elmore County you can call Jim directly at 208-587-2304 or visit the Elmore county website at www.elmorecounty.org/pest to email us directly.

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Trappet, Karen

Weed Control and Extension Secretary

Tripepi, Robert

Plant Science North Division Chair and Professor

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Tsao, Ling-Ling

Associate Professor

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Tucker, Angela

Administrative Assistant

Angela Tucker joined the UI Extension staff in 2003 as the office bookkeeper. She has maintained numerous grants over the years and keeps all the accounts in order for family and consumer sciences, agriculture, 4-H, 4-H Friday Friends and the noxious weed department.

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Tverdy, Teresa

Program Specialist

Teresa coordinates the 4-H program in the county and is responsible for recruiting, training and supervising volunteer leaders and 4-H members. She works as a member of a team to develop 4-H programming that meets the youth development needs of Twin Falls County youth and families. She serves as liaison for the 4-H program between the district director, Extension specialists and educators.

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Tyacke, Rhonda

Assistant to the Dean

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Unlu, Gulhan

Associate Professor

Ünlü is an instructor for three senior-level and a graduate-level food science courses at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. Ünlü’s research laboratory has a food microbiology/ biotechnology focus targeting main agricultural interests, commodities (dairy, potatoes, fish) and byproducts (cheese whey, potato peel waste, fish skin/bones) in ID and WA.

Vaughn, Janice

Secretary

Vega, Liliana

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development/Desarrollo de Jovenes

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Villacana, Maria

Nutrition Advisor

Wahl, Lori

Instructor

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Wakefield, Robyn

Grants Specialist

Walker, Sue

4-H Assistant

Walsh, Olga

Research Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems Agronomy

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Wang, Yi

Assistant Professor

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Warren, William A.

Extension Associate Professor and Educator

Land Based Economic Development and Land Stewardship

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Waters, Holly

Project Administrator

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Watson, Philip

Associate Professor

Watson is a natural resource and regional development economist whose research focuses on the role of natural resources in the economic health of communities and evidence based economic development planning.

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Wayment, Seresa

Nutrition Advisor

Wenninger, Erik

Associate Professor

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Werlin, Jennifer

Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

Jennifer Werlin provides leadership and educational programs associated with enhancing local agriculture and community food systems in UI Extension, Teton County. She also provides leadership and technical support for the 4-H Youth Development program. Community food systems refers to the processes between the people, land and infrastructure starting with food production to waste disposal. Jennifer’s interests include the local foods movement, healthy and seasonal cooking, increasing community food security, home and school gardening and season extension, and native plant restoration.

Wharton, Phillip

Associate Professor

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Wheeler, Tadd

Instructor

Wheeler’s teaching experience includes courses in forest and rangeland vegetation management as well as ecologically based natural resource planning. He also has an extensive mechanical background that includes agricultural, natural resource, automotive and heavy equipment experience. He advocates for experiential based learning and the flipped classroom model.

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White, Trevor

Academic Advisor

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White, Debbie

4-H Coordinator

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Wilfong, Alaena

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Alaena has an extensive background in animal science, earning both of her degrees in this field. She has interests in livestock production and management as well as meat science. She enjoys teaching and speaking about STEM education and quality assurance.

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Williams, Cody

Grants Specialist

Williams, Cinda

Extension Educator

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Williams, Shannon

Extension Educator — Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Willmore, Carmen

Extension Educator, Livestock and Forages

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Wilson, Linda

Travel Technician

Wilson, Jim

Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator

As a member of the state 4-H Youth Development team, Jim provides leadership in program development and 4-H volunteer management for the 10 northern Idaho counties. He also provides statewide leadership for the Idaho 4-H horse and rapidly growing shooting sports programs.

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Wilson, Sharla

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Sharla Wilson provides leadership for various aspects of day-to-day 4-H operations, including enrollment, volunteer training's, horse and livestock leaders and a variety of local educational events. She joined UI Extension, Kootenai County in 2002.

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Winfree, Jason

Associate Professor

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Wingerson, Megan

Senior Research Technician

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Wittman, Grace

Extension Educator

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Wolf, Kattlyn

Associate Professor

Kattlyn Wolf received her B.S. in Animal Science in 2000 and her B.S. in Vocational Agriculture in 2002 from the University of Wyoming. She was a member of the Collegiate Meat Judging Team, Sigma Alpha, Alpha Tau Alpha, Block and Bridle and Collegiate FFA and was one of two College of Agriculture Senators in the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming. She received her honorary state FFA degree from Wyoming in 2005.

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Woodell, Lynn

UI Extension Support Scientist 2

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Woodhall, James

Assistant Professor

James manages the Plant Clinic at Parma offering a range of diagnostic tests and advice to growers. In addition, James has a research program characterizing plant pathogens and developing new diagnostic methods for diseases across a range of crops.

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Wu, Ying

Research Support Scientist

Xiao, Fangming

Associate Professor

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Young, Todd

Web Application Specialist

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Young, Montessa

Extension Educator, Ag/Natural Resources

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Zagelow, Kari

Management Assistant

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Zielinski, Nikki

Administrative Assistant

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

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Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

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