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Agenbroad, Ariel

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems/Small Farms

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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, Monica

Horticulture Aide, Idaho Master Gardener Program

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Allen, Sundance

Farm Operations Foreperson

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Allen, Christina

Administrative Financial Specialist

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Allen, Richard

Professor

Areas of Expertise: evapotranspiration, irrigation water requirements, hydrologic systems

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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, Phil

Sixth Street Greenhouse Manager

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Anderson, Lyona

Laboratory Technician

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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, Leslie

Assistant Professor, Research Faculty

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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, Robin

4-H Youth Development, Science Programs

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Baumgartner, Dave

Financial Specialist

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Baumhoff, Cini

Food Technology Center Supervisor

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Bechinski, Edward

Entomology Division Chair, 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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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

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Benson, Amber

4-H Service Assistant

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Benson, Terri

Administrative Assistant - Eat Smart Idaho

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Bevan, Josh

Director, Food Technology Center

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Biggers, Carol

Nutrition Advisor

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Billings, Eric

Development Director

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Blickenstaff, Shannon

Professional Development Coordinator

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Boese-Empey, Michelle

UI Extension Web Technician

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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

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, 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

Assistant Professor, Extension Educator - Family and Consumer Sciences/Eat Smart Idaho

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

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Buckallew, Evan

Feed Mill Manager

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Bull, Brad

Agricultural Mechanic

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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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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 — Marketing

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Campbell, Janet

Quality Assurance Officer/Financial Specialist

Responsible for maintaining facility compliance with the QMP and SOPs, and for conducting laboratory facility audits and data audits for management review and action. Also in training the laboratory personnel in all applicable aspects of quality assurance practices. Maintains the standard operating procedure documentation system; reviews SOPs for compliance with UI ASL standards. Archivist for regulated studies. Responsible for various financial and budgetary activities, including maintaining financial records, accounts receivable and accounts payable, reviewing DOAR reports and preparing monthly budget summaries and annual budget projections.

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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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Carrillo, Martha

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

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Carter, Cheryl

Administrative Assistant

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Carter, Todd

Tetonia Research and Extension Center Superintendent

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Case, Tom

Inorganic Group Leader

Group leader for Inorganic Laboratory and Soil Testing Facility. Responsible for sample analysis and direct supervision of a team of analytical scientists and laboratory technicians involved in testing of soils, waters and biological tissues. Responsible for work flow scheduling, quality control oversight, method development, instrument maintenance, report writing, training and client support. Instrumentation includes FIA, AA, ICP, ICP/MS, TOC/TN, CVAFS, CNS and IC. Reviews and approves SOPs relating to inorganic procedures and general laboratory operations. Maintains QA/QC protocols on the soil tests conducted in the laboratory.

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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 Associate 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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Chen, Lide

Associate Professor, Extension Waste Management Engineer

Campus: Twin Falls

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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 Program Specialist

4-H state and national events management. 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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Copeland, Kristi

Management Assistant

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Cummins, Heather

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Daley-Laursen, Dianne

Program Coordinator, REACCH

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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de Haro Marti, Mario

Extension Educator, Dairy and Livestock

Mario de Haro-Marti was born and raised in Argentina, in the Patagonia region. Since 2007, he has worked as an educator for University of Idaho Extension, Gooding County. In this position, he works with dairy and livestock producers to reduce the environmental impact of their operations and trains dairy workers to increase their learning opportunities and productivity. He also 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

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, Matt

Interim Department Co-Chair and Professor

Doumit's teaching laboratories provide hands-on experience for students in livestock husbandry practices, livestock selection, market animal and carcass evaluation and pricing and meat processing.

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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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Durrin, Jenny

Director, Nuclear Seed Potato Program

Durrin’s experience includes plant tissue culture, plant virology and nematology. She has worked with potatoes in a laboratory and greenhouse setting for the past decade. In her current position as director of the Nuclear Seed Potato Program, she maintains tissue culture of over 300 potato varieties including public, private and research lines. She strives to provide seed potato growers and researchers with quality pre-nuclear seed they can rely on.

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Dye, Lorie

Extension Educator

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Eborn, Ben

Extension Agricultural Economist, Professor

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Edwards, Gordon

Weed Supervisor

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Eide, Angela

Academic Coordinator

Angela is from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she was the Program Coordinator for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Prior to that, Angela worked at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories for 10 years. Her time at both places provided her with experience in financial management, business development, marketing and project coordination.

Eide, Angela

Administrative Coordinator

Eigenbrode, Sanford

University Distinguished Professor

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Ekins, Jim

Area Extension Educator in Water

Jim Ekins develops and delivers nonformal education based on the best science to all parts of the community. Jim runs the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards monitoring program and leads the Cleaner Water Faster bi-state educational project about stormwater pollution. He has worked with the University of Idaho since 2007. He worked in three national parks, in Colorado and Oregon’s resort industry, on a research base in Antarctica and in wetland restoration for watershed councils in Oregon and Idaho. Before moving to Coeur d’Alene, he was the director for Service-Learning and Internship. In his spare time, he is pursuing a Ph.D. He also canoes, skis, runs and backpacks with his dogs.

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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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Engels, Mary

Manager of The Confluence Project

Mary Engels' doctoral research is trying to understand how the water balance of small low islands is impacted by climate change and species invasions. The Confluence Project, with its focus on real world issues, is exactly the kind of program that will help develop the next generation of problem-solvers. Water is a critical, complex and timely issue and one that needs thoughtful and well-educated advocates from all walks of life.

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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

Extension Educator, Family Finance

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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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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, Reed

Bannock Chair, Extension Educator — Forages and Horticulture for Bannock and Bingham Counties

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Finkelnburg, Douglas

Extension Educator, Area 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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Floch, Judy

Extension Administrative Assistant

Foltz, Barbara

Survey Operations Manager

Ms. Foltz has been involved in a variety of survey methods, including phone and mail surveys, focus groups, person to person interviews, observational studies and interactive voice response surveys (IVR). Barbara is enthusiastic about each project and takes ownership to ensure quality procedures. Her years of experience have given her a keen eye for questionnaire and study design, and she is a valuable resource to SSRU’s clients for effective survey design that addresses the primary research questions of the client and yields high response rates.

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, 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.

Freeburg, Tyanne

Extension Educator

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.

Gantla, Snehalatha

Research Scientist

Sneha works closely with clients during the research process, guiding study and survey design, managing project timelines and tasks and writing or presenting deliverables to clients. She brings with her a strong background in social science research and ability to communicate complex research to non-scientists. Additionally, her experience in leading many organizations has contributed greatly to her communication, organizational and leadership skills.

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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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

Extension Educator, Regional 4-H Youth Development

Providing statewide support and leadership in 4-H Citizenship and Leadership programs, including but not limited to: Teen Conference, Know Your Government, Idaho 4-H Ambassadors, 4-H Teen TALK Retreat. Partnering with county 4-H professionals in youth development programs throughout the Magic and Wood River Valleys (Twin Falls, Jerome, Gooding, Camas, Lincoln, Blaine, Minidoka and Cassia counties).

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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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Golden, Lauren

Extension Education — Agriculture

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 Greenway grew up in Caldwell, Idaho where she was active in 4-H and FFA. In 2014, she joined the UI Extension, Owyhee County as an Extension educator specializing in family and consumer sciences. Her focus is in food safety (including food preservation), health and nutrition, financial management and 4-H.

Guggenheim, Rich

Extension Educator - Horticulture

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Gunn, Danielle

Extension Educator — Agriculture, Associate Professor

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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 State Coordinator

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Hansen, Lyle

Extension Educator, Family Finance

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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, Jennifer

Administrative Assistant

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Harrison, Steve

Extension Educator, Caribou County

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Hart, Ken

Extension Educator

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Hart, Brian

Organic Group Leader

Group Leader for organic analyses and regulated scientific studies. Responsible for analysis and the general and direct supervision of a team of analytical scientists and laboratory technicians performing organic analytical chemistry. Testing includes pesticides, herbicides and other agricultural, industrial and naturally occurring compounds and substances in agricultural, biological and environmental samples, including plant and animal tissues, waters and soils, using gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and other methods as required. Responsible for work flow scheduling, quality control oversight, method development, instrument maintenance, report writing and training, as well as general group management tasks. Responsible for Group adherence to applicable testing guidelines. Reviews and approves SOPs relating to organic procedures and general laboratory operations. Provides expertise for the laboratory’s computer network and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

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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, Twin Falls County

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Hines, Steven

Extension Educator - Crops, Twin Falls County

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Hirnyck, Ronda

Extension Pesticide Specialist

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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, 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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Hoffman, Diana

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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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

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Howell, Michael

Northern District Director

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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

Associate Professor

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Hutchison, Tracie

Financial Specialist

Iiams, Erika

Curator and Lecturer

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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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Jennewein, Jyoti

Manager of The Confluence Project

Jyoti Jennewein is the co-manager of this year’s Confluence Project and a hydrologic technician for the Forest Service at a Rocky Mountain Research Station. These two jobs have allowed Jennewein to balance a passion for science and its communication to students. She believes that science should be accessible and understandable, not locked in an ivory tower of a particular discipline.

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Jensen, Daphne

Eat Smart Idaho Coordinator

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Jensen, Scott

Extension Educator, County Chair

Scott Jensen was raised in southwest Idaho where he participated in 4-H and FFA as a youth. Scott started with University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County in 2000. In 2004, he transferred to the UI Extension, Owyhee County where his work focuses on livestock production, pasture and range management, and 4-H.

Jensen, Jennifer

Extension Educator

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Jensen, Kirstin

Extension Educator, Idaho County

Kirstin Jensen provides educational programming for community members, schools and businesses in north central Idaho. Specialties include health and nutrition, fitness and wellness.

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Johnson, Aaron

Associate Professor

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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, Angela

Research Associate

Johnson, Carrie

Extension Education — 4-H Youth Development

She spent two years as the Annie’s Project grant coordinator and over three years as the UI Extension Gem and Boise counties 4-H Youth Development program coordinator.

Johnson-Maynard, Jodi

Soil and Land Resources Division Chair and Professor; Interim Associate Dean of CALS Academic Programs

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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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Jones, Janice

Assistant Director, Financial Operations

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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Karasev, Alexander

Professor

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Kauer, Trevor

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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Kay, Brandy

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

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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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Kinzer, Kasia

Assistant Professor, Extension Seed Potato Specialist

Kinzer’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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Knudsen, Guy

Professor

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Kolstad, Dana

4-H Program Assistant, Small Animals/District II 4-H Horse

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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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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.

Lanting, Rhea

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Rhea is the critical link between university research, the community and quality of life for residents in Twin Falls County, southern district (Magic Valley) and the state of Idaho. She provides leadership in family and consumer sciences and 4-H programs in the county, as well as multi-county and district programs in nutrition, health and food safety. She has developed coalitions with organizations and agencies in Twin Falls County to respond to local issues. Rhea also assists the 4-H educator to provide programming in the area of 4-H youth and leadership development and in family and consumer sciences projects. She is the administrator for the District III SNAP-Ed and EFNEP program, known as Eat Smart Idaho. Rhea serves as a resource for Twin Falls county clientele, by providing research information in her program areas.

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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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Lee, Hyun Jung

Assistant Professor

Leibbrandt, Ian

Financial Specialist

Lewin, Paul

Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor

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Liang, Xi

Assistant Professor

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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, Jim

4-H State Director

Statewide leadership for 4-H. Liaison to Idaho Friends of 4-H.

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Lockard, Marsha

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

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Lockard, Cheryl

Administrative Coordinator

Loftus, Bill

Public Information Officer — News and Media Relations

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Loftus, Kelli

Associate 4-H Extension Educator

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Love, Stephen

Professor

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Lowber, Debbie

Lead Customer Service Specialist

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Lucero, Jackie

Program Coordinator, Pest Management

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Luckey, Brian

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development/4-H Horse

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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.

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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MacKinnon, Nicole

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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Mahler, Robert

Professor

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Makus, Larry

Associate Dean & Director of Academic Programs

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Manker, Gretchen

Nutrition Advisor

Marshall, Juliet

Research Professor, Extension Specialist — Plant Pathologist

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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

Department Head and Professor

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McGeehan, Steven

Laboratory Director

Supervises chemists, laboratory technicians and support personnel performing analyses for environmental, soil, water, plant and veterinary toxicology samples. Schedules work flow and instrument maintenance, provides quality control oversight and staff training as well as general group management tasks. Reviews all work performed in the analytical laboratory for validity according to quality control defined guidelines. Reviews and approves standard operating procedures; supervises method development and modifications to procedures as improvements become necessary. Writes grant proposals and conducts research on projects that are pertinent to the laboratory’s mission. Serves as laboratory research director for pesticide residue regulatory studies under CFR 40 Section 160. Provides ISO 17025 expertise for continued laboratory compliance with quality assurance programs including accreditation by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

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McGuire, Mark

Associate Dean of Research & Director of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station

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McIntosh, Christopher

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

4-H Program Specialist

Volunteer management. Liaison to Idaho State 4-H Leaders' Association.

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Meyer, Sonya

Director

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Miller, Tina

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

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Miller, Dana

4-H Program Coordinator

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Miller, Jay

IT Analyst - Southern Idaho

Miller, Ph.D., Brant G.

Assistant Professor, Science Education

His research interests include the identification of science agency in K-12 students through culturally-based STEM curricular experiences; Adventure Learning; and the design and implementation of authentic, sustained professional development for K-12 STEM teachers in domestic and international settings. 

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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

Director of UI Extension, Southern District and Superintendent of Caldwell Research and Extension Center

AdaAdamsBlaineBoiseCamasCanyonCassiaElmoreGemGoodingJeromeLincolnMinidokaOwyheePayetteTwin FallsValleyWashington

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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

Professor; Superintendent of Kimberly & Twin Falls Research and Extension Centers

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Morra, Matthew

Professor

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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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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

Nirelli McNamee, Liza

Senior Statistician

Liza has vast experience as a data analyst and statistical programmer provides additional expertise at SSRU for these capacities. She has experience designing logical and physical databases. She has the technical capacity to evaluate the reliability of source information and ensure integrity of datasets. Liza provides experience to implement best practices regarding survey instrument design, sampling selection and weighting.

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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O'Neill, Kim

Assistant Dean

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Orgill, Shawna

Office Manager

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Packham, Joel

Extension Educator, Cassia County

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Page, Meladi

Extension Secretary

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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.

Patten, Roy

Farm Operations Supervisor

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Peak, Josh

Palouse Research, Extension and Education Center Superintendent

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Peterson, MaryAnn

4-H Program Assistant

MaryAnn has a Bachelor of Science in higher education. In cooperation with 4-H Leaders’ Task Force and the Extension educator, she plans, organizes and assembles educational resources, as well as implementing numerous youth educational projects and programs.

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Petty, Barbara

Associate Dean & Director of Extension

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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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Porter, Nancy

Extension Personal and Family Finance Consultant

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Powell, Matt

Associate Professor

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Prather, Timothy

Professor

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Pratt, Anna

Special Events Manager

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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Ramsay, Samantha

Assistant Professor

Ramsay instructs nutrition and dietetic students in the areas of life cycle nutrition, child nutrition, nutrition education and sports nutrition.

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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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Rasco, Barbara

Director

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.

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Rashed, Arash

Assistant Professor, Ecological Entomology

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Rausch, Rachel

Office and Program Coordinator

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Reyna, Monica

Research Associate

Ms. Reyna has been involved in a variety of survey methods, including telephone and mail surveys, focus groups and web surveys. Monica develops survey projects by training interviewers and supervisors, managing sample and programming questionnaires in the Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing and Sensus Web software. She provides input and support at all levels of data collection and analyses and helps to maintain timelines, implement data quality management, conduct general interviewer training and ensure adequate interviewer productivity.

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, Family Finance and County Chair

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Rigby, Debbie

Administrator and Security Technician

Roberson, Dian

Idaho Master Gardener Program Assistant

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Roberts, Joe

Career Development Liaison

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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Rogers, Christopher

Assistant Professor

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Rohde, Harold

Scientific Aide

Roheim, Cathy

Department Head, Professor

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Root, Jen

Development Director

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Roth, Matthew

Greenhouse Manager

Matthew has a broad range of experience including greenhouse growing and engineering, hydroponics/aquaponics and organic farming. He is dedicated to growing the highest quality pre-nuclear seed potatoes and advancing techniques for their culture. Matthew is always happy to talk about potatoes, greenhouse growing, storage and hydroponics. Give him a call if you would like to schedule a tour of the facilities.

Ruhoff, Norm

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Agricultural Commodity Risk Management program

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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, 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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Sachse, Tammy

Extension Assistant

Safaii, SeAnne

Associate Professor

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Sagers, Joseph

Extension Educator

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Salant, Priscilla

Affiliate Faculty; Director, James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research

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Sant, M.S., R.D., 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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Schmiege, Cynthia

Associate Professor

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Schnepf, Chris

Professor, Area Extension Educator (Forestry) and County Chair

Chris Schnepf is a professor and Area Extension Educator in Forestry with the University of Idaho. 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. He has been with the University of Idaho since 1988. Schnepf serves four counties in the Idaho panhandle: BenewahBonnerBoundary and Kootenai.

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Schoepflin, Carly

Alumni & Donor Relations Coordinator

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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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Schvaneveldt, LaRene

Administrative 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

Director of Statistical Programs and Professor

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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

Singh, Shree

Professor

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Small, Meranda

Extension Educator — Livestock and 4-H Youth Development

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Small, Laurie

4-H Program Coordinator/Office Administrator

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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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Sorensen, Terrell

Extension Educator

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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.

Speelmon, Patti

Administrative Assistant

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Spencer, Marnie R.

Chair; Professor; Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development

Marnie Spencer has worked as an University of Idaho Extension educator in Bingham County since 2000. Her programming areas include health and nutrition, 4-H youth development, youth financial literacy and food safety. She also serves as the UI Extension, Bingham County office chair.

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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, 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 — Graphic Design

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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 — Publishing and DVD sales

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Talcott, Patricia

Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicologist

Diagnostic Toxicologist for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). Evaluates, coordinates and interprets results of veterinary diagnostic toxicology samples submitted to the UI ASL. Consults with veterinarians concerning veterinary toxicology cases and diagnoses. Maintains communications with WADDL and WI personnel concerning veterinary toxicology services and cases. Conducts field investigations of animal poisonings when needed. Note: The Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicologist has responsibilities at the University of Idaho and Washington State University outside the UI ASL. The duties listed above reflect her duties only as applied to the laboratories.

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Tate, Kimberly

Idaho Master Gardener Program Assistant

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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

Thiel, Erika

4-H Program Specialist

4-H Online. Know Your Government. Engaging Youth Serving Communities (EYSC). Curriculum management.

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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, Maureen

4-H Youth Development

Visual arts, technology, after-school programs. NIFA-USDA CYFAR project director. Maureen directs the 4-H Food Smart Families program that delivers healthy living and nutrition education to youth across Idaho. She leads the 4-H healthy living initiatives including teen advocates, club resources and curricula. Provides technical assistance to faculty and staff in the area of afterschool and visual arts. Secures grants for unique programs serving Latino and low-income youth. Maureen works within the University of Idaho partnering with colleges and department to design programs for underserved audiences.

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Toomey, Jim

Director of the Agribusiness Incubator

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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

Vorotnikova, Ekaterina

Assistant Professor & Associate Director, Barker Capital Management & Trading Program

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Wahl, Lori

Temporary Faculty and Lecturer

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Wakefield, Robyn

Grants Specialist

Walker, Sue

4-H Coordinator

Walsh, Olga

Research Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems Agronomy

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Wang, Yi

Assistant Professor

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Wang, Yueguang

Research Associate

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

Lecturer

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, David

Research Specialist, Agriculture Extension

David’s research experience includes geographic determinants of evolution, bacterial components of sick building syndrome, intercellular communication, bacterial biofilms and fungal pathogens of legumes. He brings a broad scientific experience to fieldwork, assisting with data collection and proper application of herbicides and fertilizers. He provides a means to incorporate critical, analytical evaluation of field components into valid research results.

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White, Debbie

4-H Coordinator

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White, Trevor

Academic Advisor

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Williams, Cinda

Extension Educator

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Williams, Shannon

Extension Educator — Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Williams, Cody

Grants Specialist

Willmore, Carmen

Extension Educator, Livestock and Forages

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Wilson, Jim

Extension Educator, Regional Youth Development

Providing statewide support and leadership in 4-H Horse and Shooting Sports programs and assistance within the 4-H Animal Science program. Working in partnership with county 4-H professionals to enhance youth development opportunities throughout the Northern District (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone counties).

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Wilson, Sharla

4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator

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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Wilson, Linda

Travel Technician

Winfree, Jason

Associate Professor

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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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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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Wulfhorst, J.D.

Professor

Wulfhorst’s teaching experience includes issues in society and natural resources with an emphasis in mitigating conflict in resource management for rural community areas. His research focuses on themes of risk perception, trust and adaptive change in rangelands, agricultural crop production and livestock production. He also serves as Director of the University of Idaho Social Science Research Unit (SSRU).

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

Physical Address:
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

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

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