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Ag Education

Agricultural Education & 4H Youth Development

1134 West 6th Street
Phone: (208) 885-6358
Fax: (208) 885-4039
aee@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Agricultural Education &
4H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2040
Moscow, ID 83844-2040

State 4-H Contact

State 4-H Youth Development Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: (208) 885-6321
Fax: (208) 885-4637
E-mail: fourh@uidaho.edu
Website: www.uidaho.edu/4h

Lou E. Riesenberg

Lou E. Riesenberg


Phone: (208) 885-7374
Email: lriesenb@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Agricultural Education and 4-H Youth Development, University of Idaho
1134 West Sixth Street
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2040

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Education & 4-H Youth Development
Professor Emeritus



  • Biography

    Dr. Riesenberg has shown that agricultural education is not only a good place to start, but also an exceptional discipline for a lifetime of service. From 1971 to 1976, Dr. Riesenberg began his professional career as a secondary and adult vocational horticulture instructor in the Independent School District 14 of Fridley, Minnesota, demonstrating that urban agriculture secondary programs can be successful.

    From 1976 to 1979, Dr. Riesenberg was a teaching associate in the Departments of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Minnesota while pursuing a Ph.D. degree in higher education. He has served the University of Idaho and the Idaho agriculture industry since 1979:

    • 1979 to 1984 - Assistant professor in the Departments of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Extension Education, and Division of Vocational Teacher Education
    • 1986 - Associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Division of Vocational Teacher and Adult Education
    • 1996 - Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Division of Adult, Career and Technical Education
    • 1987 to 2008 -  Department Head of Agricultural and Extension Education
    • 2000 to present - Director of University Outreach Video Network Support Services
  • Awards and Honors

      • 2008 - Advocate for Idaho Agriculture Idaho Agriculture in the Classroom Association
      • 2007 - National FFA VIP Award, National FFA Association