The University of Idaho maintains 12 field research stations located from Sandpoint to Kimberly. Faculty members of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences work to solve Idaho’s most pressing agricultural problems, and they examine innovations that increase efficiency and sustainability in growing crops and producing livestock.
Additionally, professors in the College of Education examine issues such as:
- Ethics in education
- Curriculum development
- Diversity in the classroom
Collegiate Future Farmers of America (FFA): Manage livestock judging at the Latah County Fair, hear special presentations by agriculture students and professionals in the agriculture industry, attend state and national FFA events.
Collegiate 4-H: Teach workshops and attend conferences.
Block and Bridle: Practice showmanship, judge contests, and exhibit livestock at regional shows.
Student teach. In your senior year, you will draw on everything you’ve learned when you teach in a secondary school classroom in Idaho, Washington or Oregon. Student teaching opportunities include:
- Teaching small engine and fabrication to students at Troy High School.
- Teaching an introduction to livestock at Meridian High School.
- Teaching introductions to agriculture, nursery work and beginning welding at Kendrick High School.
Study abroad. Deepen your understanding of your major — and the world — in countries like these:
- Peru: Gain a new perspective on the global marketplace.
- India: Discover how mango farmers package and market their products.
- Taiwan: See how farms are organized to get the most out of the country’s small size.
You’ll have access to on-campus greenhouses, plant science farms, livestock facilities and numerous scientific laboratories.