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UI Extension Supports Dairy Margin Protection Program Education
Posted: Monday, October 13
MOSCOW, Idaho – Oct. 13, 2014 – The University of Idaho, USDA Farm Services Agency and Idaho Dairymen’s Association will co-sponsor meetings for Idaho dairy producers about the new Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Protection Program. The sessions will introduce decision tools developed by the USDA to help producers choose among the new insurance options. University of Missouri Ext...
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Clearwater Corn Maze Operates October Weekends in Lewiston
Posted: Wednesday, October 1
LEWISTON, Idaho – Sept. 30, 2014 – The Clearwater Corn Maze will open Friday Oct. 3 in a new location, Lewiston Community Park in the Lewiston Orchards, with parking at the Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union at 1015 Warner Ave. The maze is a collaborative exercise in agricultural tourism and education by Kaufman Farms of Lewiston and the University of Idaho College of Agricultural an...
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Sept. 5 Fruit Field Day at Parma R&E Center Offers Research Updates and Taste Testing
Posted: Friday, August 29
PARMA, Idaho – Aug. 29, 2014 – The Sept. 5 annual fruit field day at the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center pomology orchard and vineyard site will offer the latest information on fruit and grape topics tailored to Idaho. The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and a program at 9 sharp that will feature reports on tests of new cultivars of table grapes, pe...
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UI Child Development Lab Has Preschool Openings for 3- to 5-Year Olds
Posted: Thursday, August 21
The Child Development Laboratory in the University of Idaho School of Family and Consumer Sciences is looking for a few 3- to 5-year olds to fill openings in the afternoon session MWF from 1-3:30 p.m. for the 2014-2015 school year. The Child Development Laboratory is a preschool program that serves young children. Our mission is to provide a high quality, developmentally appropriate program for y...
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Professor Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez Elected Fellow of the Entomological Society of America
Posted: Wednesday, July 30
The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected ten new fellows of the society for 2014, including Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez, a professor with the Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences at the University of Idaho. The election as a fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extensi...
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UIdaho Horticulture Prof Tripepi, Ag Ed Grad Student Masser Honored by National Teaching Group
Posted: Monday, July 28
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 28, 2014 – University of Idaho horticulture professor Bob Tripepi, a 30-year teaching veteran, and Douglas Masser, an agricultural education graduate student, were honored recently by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. The group at its 60th annual awards ceremony honored Tripepi as a NACTA teacher fellow for his commitment to student success ...
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UI Potato Researcher Olsen to Finish Term as Potato Group’s President Close to Home in Spokane
Posted: Friday, July 25
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 25, 2014 – University of Idaho Extension potato specialist Nora Olsen will wrap up her year as president of the Potato Association of America this weekend in Spokane at the group’s annual meeting. Based at the UI Kimberly Research and Extension Center near Twin Falls, Idaho, Olsen will return to her roots with the Spokane trip. A native of northeastern Washi...
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University of Idaho Field Day Focuses on Wheat Partnerships, Introduces New Variety
Posted: Wednesday, July 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 9, 2014 – An agricultural field day sponsored by the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds July 8 near Genesee focused on highlighting collaborative UI-LCS research and breeding efforts to help wheat growers in Idaho and beyond. The field day drew leading wheat researchers and top officials from the university, its College of Agricultural and Life Science...
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Idaho Wheat Commission, UI Renew Research Agreement, Set New Direction for Wheat Breeding
Posted: Wednesday, June 25
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 25, 2014 – The Idaho Wheat Commission and University of Idaho officials announced Wednesday they have signed a three-year renewal of an agreement outlining wheat research. The commission represents wheat growers throughout the state and oversees funds generated by a self-imposed assessment on wheat sales. For the past four years, the commission has directed more ...
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University of Idaho Field Day Focuses on Wheat Partnerships, Introduces New Variety
Posted: Friday, June 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 20, 2014 – An agricultural field day sponsored by the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds July 8 near Genesee will focus on highlighting collaborative UI-LCS research and breeding efforts to help wheat growers in Idaho and beyond. The field day will include leading wheat researchers and top officials from the university, its College of Agricultural and ...
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UI-led Idaho Biomedical Research Network Lands $16.3 million, 5-year Renewal Grant
Posted: Thursday, June 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 11, 2014 – The University of Idaho-led statewide biomedical research network will receive a $16.3 million, five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health. The network benefits hundreds of faculty and students from the state’s 10 higher educational institutions and the Boise VA Medical Center. UI food science professor Carolyn Hovde Bohach dir...
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New Herbicide, Chickpea Weed Control, Rose Control Focus of UI Weed Science Field Day June 19
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – The annual University of Idaho Weed Science Field Day is planned June 19 near Moscow. Weed science researchers will offer farmers updates on new control strategies for Italian ryegrass and rattail fescue in winter wheat and other crops. The field day, which is free and open to the public, will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the University Inn Be...
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UI Horticultural Explorer Stephen Love’s Discoveries Featured in Field Days June 12 and 13
Posted: Wednesday, June 4
ABERDEEN, Idaho – June 3, 2014 – Tucked in among research plots of grains, potatoes and other crops at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research and Extension Center are research plots of native wildflowers and plants to test their garden and landscape appeal. A Native Plant Field Day, the center’s sixth, is planned June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. to give native plant lovers, n...
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Regional Climate Project Sets Precision Ag Demo Day Near Moscow
Posted: Tuesday, May 13
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 9, 2014 – Drones, satellite mapping and other high technology will be featured during the Precision Agriculture Technology Demonstration Day at the University of Idaho’s Parker Farm a mile east of Moscow June 5. Sponsored by the USDA-funded Regional Approaches to Climate Change in Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH) and partners, the workshop will offer pr...
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2014 CALS Awards Honor Outstanding Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends
Posted: Thursday, May 8
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 8, 2014 – The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends during its recent spring banquet. Student award winners included: Travis Chase, an agribusiness major from New Plymouth, was named the college’s outstanding senior. Chase served as president of CALS Ambassadors and in Fe...
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White House Releases National Climate Assessment with UI Researcher’s Look at NW Ag Impacts
Posted: Tuesday, May 6
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 6, 2014 – The White House released a new National Climate Assessment Tuesday that includes a section in the Northwest chapter about impacts to the region’s agriculture authored by University of Idaho researcher Sanford Eigenbrode. An entomologist in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Eigenbrode is one of some 300 members of the report’s writ...
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CoBank Gives $150,000 to Expand UI Extension 4-H Youth Financial Literacy Project
Posted: Wednesday, April 30
MOSCOW, Idaho – April 30, 2014 – A $150,000 gift from CoBank, a national cooperative bank, will help the University of Idaho Extension 4-H program to expand efforts to teach young people about credit and financial literacy. The Northwest Farm Credit Services Youth Financial Literacy Program was established last year with $280,000 from the ag lender for a four-year pilot project. It ex...
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UI Celebrates Mom’s Weekend Gala, Niccolls Building Renovation Open House April 4
Posted: Tuesday, March 25
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 20, 2014 – Newly renovated child development and foods laboratories will welcome visitors to the University of Idaho’s Niccolls Building Celebration and Open House April 4 during Mom’s Weekend. The 1952 building serves as home to the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences, the largest academic unit of the College of Agricultural and L...
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UI Research Reports BPA Affects Fetal Heart Development in Rhesus Monkeys
Posted: Thursday, March 6
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 5, 2014 – University of Idaho researchers reported Tuesday that fetal heart development in rhesus monkeys whose mothers were exposed to bisphenol A or BPA, a common plastics additive, showed genetic changes that may signal later heart problems. Gordon Murdoch, an associate professor of physiology in the animal and veterinary science department, led the study fund...
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Cover Crops, Nitrogen and Waste Focus of 2014 Nutrient Management Conference in Twin Falls
Posted: Wednesday, February 12
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Feb. 12, 2014 – University of Idaho Extension researchers will attempt to cover the spectrum of information and issues related to managing agricultural waste, nutrients for crops, dairies and water quality during a conference in Twin Falls March 6. Offering the latest related news, research, education and activities in Idaho, the Idaho Nutrient Management Conferenc...
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U-Idaho Report: Idaho Agriculture Posts Third Straight Year of Record Cash Receipts
Posted: Thursday, January 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – Jan. 2, 2014 – Idaho’s farmers and ranchers made it a threepeat in 2013. They posted a third year of record cash receipts with a tally of $7.82 billion, up 3 percent from 2012, according to University of Idaho agricultural economists. Net farm income was projected at $2.73 billion, a decline of about a half percent or $12 million but considered essentially stable...
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UI Animal Physiologist, Cattle Feed-use Efficiency Expert Rod Hill Selected as AAAS Fellow
Posted: Tuesday, November 26 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 26, 2013 –– Animal physiologist Rodney A. Hill was among 14 researchers focused on agriculture, food and renewable resources named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Monday. Hill, whose research focuses on feed-use efficiency in cattle, was honored “for distinguished contributions to field of animal physiology, for serv...
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UI Wheat Team Focusing on Developing New Varieties, Boosting Yields
Posted: Friday, November 8 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – More than 20,000 individual test plots of winter wheat are seeded in northern Idaho fields and greenhouses, one sign that University of Idaho research on the valuable crop is up to speed. The plots will help plant breeder Jack Brown assess wheat varieties already released and develop new ones, said Donn Thill, Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station director at Moscow. ...
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UI/Costa Rican Interdisciplinary Study Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Posted: Thursday, October 17 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Bats. Pineapple. People. What do they all have in common? All are factors in an interdisciplinary study recently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The $249,000 Coupled Natural Human Ecosystems grant is the first of its kind received by the University of Idaho. Lisette Waits, a professor in the UI College of Natural Resources’ Department of Fish and Wildl...
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Idaho’s Linda Webb inducted to National 4-H Hall of Fame
Posted: Saturday, October 12 2013
MERIDIAN – Linda Webb of Meridian spent a lifetime participating in the University of Idaho Extension 4-H program, first as a youngster benefitting from the youth development program and later as a professional. She recently joined a group of 16 4-H advocates as the newest inductees to the National 4-H Hall of Fame. The Oct. 11 ceremony was held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center ...
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CHS Gift Funds Trading Room Renovations, Business and Ag Curriculum Development
Posted: Wednesday, September 18 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Barker Capital Management and Trading Program’s trading room, located in the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics (CBE), will undergo a significant renovation, thanks, in part, to a $250,000 grant from CHS Inc., a global agribusiness based in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Combined with other gifts to CBE, $100,000 of the grant will fund the tr...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Business & Economics | Business | Mario Reyes | News Release | Economics
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Idaho Master Gardener School Mentor Program Sprouts Statewide
Posted: Friday, August 30 2013
MOSCOW – School gardens across Idaho will get some expert help from 11 University of Idaho Extension Master Gardener volunteers who will serve as mentors this growing season. An Idaho Department of Education child nutrition grant planted the seeds for the cooperative effort. UI Extension selected the mentors from those trained in its Idaho Master Gardeners program who already provide ser...
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UI Student Studies Consequences of Meat Aging, Makes Tough Steak Toothsome
Posted: Friday, August 30 2013
MOSCOW – In the season of sizzle, budget-conscious grilling fans may welcome University of Idaho graduate student Michael Colle’s research into the science of steak. Colle’s study showed that inexpensive top round can become as juicy and tender as pricier New York strip steaks with the right aging. His master’s degree research recently won top honors during a conference...
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Parma Fruit Field Day Spotlights Research Sept. 6
Posted: Friday, August 30 2013
PARMA, Idaho – Peaches, nectarines, apples and grapes will be among the stars during the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center’s Annual Fruit Field Day Sept. 6. Several hundred visitors flock to the free field day each year to taste the fruits grown at the center’s pomology orchard and vineyard site at 31727 Parma Road, Parma, Idaho 83660. The pomology site is...
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Posted: Friday, August 30 2013
PARMA, Idaho – Peaches, nectarines, apples and grapes will be among the stars during the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center’s Annual Fruit Field Day Sept. 6. Several hundred visitors flock to the free field day each year to taste the fruits grown at the center’s pomology orchard and vineyard site at 31727 Parma Road, Parma, Idaho 83660. The pomology site is...
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Field Day at Tetonia Research Farm Focuses on Barley, Potatoes
Posted: Friday, July 19 2013
TETONIA – Idaho’s barley and potato growers will gather at the University of Idaho’s Tetonia Research Station to review variety development and research and recognize the station’s importance to Idaho agriculture during a field day July 25. The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Idaho Barley Commission and Idaho Potato Commission will co-host t...
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Twilight Tour at Aberdeen R&E Center Offers Food, Fun and Ag Education
Posted: Friday, July 19 2013
ABERDEEN – Updates on agricultural research, a free barbecue and purslane potato salad will be among the highlights Wednesday, July 24, during the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research and Extension Center Twilight Tour. The Twilight Tour is planned Wednesday, July 24, from 5 – 8 p.m. It is co-hosted by the center, which is operated by the UI College of Agricultural and Life ...
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Food Science Students Win National Product Development Competition
Posted: Thursday, July 18 2013
Two student teams representing the University of Idaho/Washington State University School of Food Science earned a first place award for a Greek yogurt cake named “Aphrodite’s Treats” and second place for a sweet potato pasta appetizer called “S.P. Stuffed Puffs”. The teams won the DuPont Knowledge Award, a national food product development competition. The use of eme...
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UI Receives $47,300 Grant to Expand Child-Hunger Relief Program in Twin Falls and Power Counties
Posted: Wednesday, June 12 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is teaming up with the ConAgra Foods Foundation to help put food on the table in Twin Falls and Power counties in Idaho, where Feeding America recently reported there are nearly 4,700 children facing food insecurity. ConAgra Foods Foundation awarded the university a $47,300 Community Impact Grant, where UI Extension will work with Idaho nonprofits and...
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University of Idaho Names a Term Dean for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Posted: Tuesday, June 11 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho announced the decision to postpone the national search for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences dean. The search will resume after a permanent provost has been named. The current interim dean, John Foltz, has been named as the college’s dean until June 2015. “I appreciate John’s willingness to remain while the search is adj...
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Dairy Expert McGuire to Lead U-Idaho Animal and Veterinary Science Department
Posted: Tuesday, May 21 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Animal scientist Mark McGuire, who specializes in dairy cow physiology, will lead the University of Idaho Department of Animal and Veterinary Science. McGuire joined the faculty of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 1995. He has served as interim department head since 2012. “Dr. McGuire will be a strong leader and supporter of animal agriculture in the sta...
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CALS Honors Students, Faculty and Staff
Posted: Monday, May 13 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – Will Loucks graduated Saturday with an animal science degree and plans to become a veterinarian. He is the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences outstanding senior for 2013, too. Loucks was honored recently during the college’s annual award ceremony for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Gregory Möller, professor of environmen...
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UI Website Aims to Simplify Forestry Best Management Practices
Posted: Wednesday, May 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – A new website is taking root to help forest owners and others comply with Idaho forestry best management practices designed to protect water quality and the environment. University of Idaho Extension Forestry and the Idaho Department of Lands developed the website, www.idahoforestrybmps.org. It explains the importance of best management practices or BMPs toprotecting watersh...
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Devadoss Selected as Teacher Fellow
Posted: Monday, April 29 2013
Stephen Devadoss, professor of agricultural economics, was selected as Teacher Fellow by the Association of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). This national award recognizes “those individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education.” This prestigious award is bestowed on Devadoss for his availability to students, ability to att...
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Two Academic Advisers Earn National Awards
Posted: Friday, April 19 2013
Two University of Idaho academic advisers have been awarded the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding adviser honor. Kristi Overfelt, adviser in CLASS, won in the New Adviser category for her work with general studies and undecided students. Larry Makus, interim associate dean in CALS, won in the Faculty Adviser category for his work with students in the department of agricu...
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Seattle Philanthropists Create Endowed Chair and More at U-Idaho
Posted: Friday, February 1 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho – A Seattle couple has donated $3.3 million to the University of Idaho to benefit faculty, students and facilities. The gift, from husband and wife Tom Alberg and Judi Beck, will establish the university’s first fully funded endowed chair, a pair of graduate student fellowships, establish a separate faculty excellence fund and pay for costs associated with the constructio...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Natural Resources | Anthony S. Davis | Research | News Release | Donor | Funding | Fellowships | Duane Nellis | Kurt Pregitzer | Advancement | CNR
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CALS Awards Nomination Deadline Feb. 15
Posted: Tuesday, January 22 2013
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is soliciting nominations for alumni, student, faculty and staff awards. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement. Recipients are honored at the college’s spring banquet in April. Nominations are due Feb. 15. More information is available at www.uidaho.edu/cals/awards and by contacting Katie Strittmatter, CALS Academic Programs assi...
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2012 Projections Show Idaho Farmers, Ranchers Post Strong Year Financially
Posted: Thursday, January 3 2013
  MOSCOW, Idaho – The year 2012 was a year to celebrate for Idaho agriculture, according to the “Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2012” report by University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences economists.   Projected cash receipts from Idaho crops and livestock for farmers and ranchers set a record of $7.7 billion. That is a gain of 5 percent,...
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Foltz Named U-Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Interim Dean
Posted: Wednesday, December 26 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has named John Foltz as the interim dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. “John has a broad understanding of the college, its people and its mission, which will be vital in making the transition to a new dean,” said M. Duane Nellis, president of the University of Idaho. Foltz has served since 2004 as associate dean and d...
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Engineering Professor Appointed to USGS/NASA Landsat Science Team
Posted: Monday, December 17 2012
After a competitive nationwide process, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has named Rick Allen, University of Idaho faculty member of the departments of biological and agricultural engineering and civil engineering, to the National Science Team supporting the new Landsat Data Continuity Mission Satellite, scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in February. The expert tea...
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Morrill Act Contest Winners Announced
Posted: Tuesday, December 11 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – FFA members from Meridian, sixth graders at Idaho Falls Rimrock Elementary and high school seniors at Meridian took top honors in a University of Idaho video contest to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the law that created the U.S. land-grant university system. Elementary students from Marsing, Lewiston and Kootenai won top prizes in a poster contest focusing on education....
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New Year will Bring Change in Ag Dean
Posted: Friday, December 7 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – John Hammel will close out his time as the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences this month after nine years in the position to pursue full-time teaching and research opportunities. “I have greatly appreciated the time that I have served as dean – in spite of some challenging times, we have seen advances with our partners around the state. I look...
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U-Idaho Entomologist Nilsa Bosque-Pérez Honored by Top U.S. Science Association
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho — Entomologist Nilsa Bosque-Pérez of the University of Idaho has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon association members by their peers. The association’s section on agriculture, food and renewable resources recognized her “for international leadership in entomology related to plant health ma...
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Order Your 2012 Christmas Ham by Dec. 5
Posted: Tuesday, November 13 2012
The deadline is Dec. 5 for ordering hams cured the old-fashioned way by the University of Idaho meats students and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Block and Bridle Club through Vandal Brand Meats. “Ours are natural hams, old-fashioned cure, with no water added,” says Ron Richard, Vandal Brand Meats manager. “The pork legs are trimmed and cured by the studen...
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Regional Livestock Processing Forum Supports Local Meat Sales
Posted: Friday, October 26 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho is promoting the distribution and sale of local livestock products through its Regional Livestock Processing Forum on Monday, Nov. 5 from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Great Room at the 1912 Center, 412 E. 3rd St. in Moscow. Following the forum, a lunch and keynote speech presented by Arlie Sommer, from Idaho’s Bounty, and Brett Donnelly, from the USDA Rural Develop...
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Registrations due Nov. 1 for Forestry Shortcourse offered in Coeur d’Alene
Posted: Tuesday, October 23 2012
COEUR D'ALENE -- A six-session Forestry Shortcourse scheduled Nov. 7 to Dec. 9 at Coeur d'Alene will help enrich forest landowners' understanding of forest ecology, silviculture, forest health, wildlife habitat, and other forestry topics. Those interested are asked to pre-register by Nov. 1. In the process, participants are coached by natural resource professionals on how to develop a m...
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University of Idaho Livestock Researcher Focuses New Book on Feed Efficiency
Posted: Friday, September 28 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Making sure cattle use their feed efficiently is key to affordable beef and sustainable businesses, says University of Idaho animal scientist Rod Hill, whose book on that topic was published in September. Hill, a livestock physiologist in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has spent much of his career conducting feed efficiency studies on cattle. His studies...
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U-Idaho Celebrates Ag Days Oct. 5-6
Posted: Friday, September 28 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumni and friends, and high school students interested in learning about agricultural careers, will help celebrate Ag Days on the University of Idaho campus Oct. 5 and 6.   Some 200 high school students typically attend Ag Days to participate in FFA career development events and sample the college’s academic offerings ...
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National Agricultural Teachers Group Honors U-Idaho Dairy Professor Ahmadzadeh
Posted: Wednesday, September 19 2012
MOSCOW -- Amin Ahmadzadeh, a University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor of dairy science, received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teacher Fellow Award during the group’s annual conference recently. “Your selection as a NACTA Teacher Fellow is an international recognition of your excellence in teaching and your commitment to the scholarship of...
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Probiotics, prebiotics, health the focus of U-Idaho-WSU food science symposium
Posted: Wednesday, September 19 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. – Topics centering on the health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics are the focus of a free, public symposium to be offered at Washington State University Nov. 1-2. "This is a wonderful opportunity for not only faculty and students at our local universities but also the Moscow-Pullman community,” said Denise Smith, director of the WSU and University of Idaho School of...
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U-Idaho Parma Fruit Field Day Sept. 14 Shifts to Pomology Orchard and Vineyard
Posted: Friday, September 7 2012
PARMA, Idaho – The annual University of Idaho Parma Fruit Field Day planned Friday, Sept. 14 will shift entirely to the Pomology Orchard and Vineyard this year. In past years the day began at the Parma Research and Extension Center’s headquarters. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. sharp at the Pomology Orchard and Vineyard site, which is located abo...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Research | Faculty and Staff Announcement | Extension | Ada County | Canyon County
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Fruit Fly Found in Moscow Threatens Soft Fruits: Cherries, Peaches, Grapes and More
Posted: Tuesday, September 4 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho –– University of Idaho Extension entomologists have confirmed the first Idaho discovery of an exotic fruit fly, the spotted wing drosophila, that can damage a wide variety of soft fruits from berries and cherries to grapes and peaches. Dylan Champagne, a Moscow homeowner, initially reported to the University of Idaho Extension Latah County office that his cherry crop was ...
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U-Idaho Morrill Act Contest Online Sessions Scheduled Sept. 6, 13 and 20
Posted: Tuesday, September 4 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – If Abraham Lincoln were around today, he might say that seven score and 10 years ago, Congress brought forth a revolutionary idea to make higher education available to the working classes. No doubt the $6,000 in prize money available to Idaho students this fall to celebrate his signing of the Morrill Act in 1862 would seem generous to a president whose salary was $25,00...
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Registrations due Sept. 7 for GPS Workshop in St. Maries
Posted: Monday, August 27 2012
ST. MARIES -- A Global Positioning System or GPS receiver is becoming as common to work and play in forests as a compass. A University of Idaho Extension Forestry workship planned Sept. 14 at St. Maries focuses on helping users who feel they are only using a small portion of their GPS receiver's capabilities.  The University of Idaho Extension “Using Your GPS” pr...
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U-Idaho Extension Water Quality Monitoring Workshop Set at Moscow Sept. 7
Posted: Monday, August 20 2012
MOSCOW – A one-day workshop planned Sept. 7 will offer training to anyone interested in monitoring and protecting water quality in streams and lakes. More than 100 volunteers have already qualified as master water stewards through similar workshops offered by the IDAH2O program sponsored by University of Idaho Extension. Workshop participants learn water quality monitoring ...
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Forest Thinning & Pruning Field Day Set for St. Maries June 16, Cottonwood July 20
Posted: Saturday, July 21 2012
Local forest owners can learn how to implement these practices more effectively in Thinning and Pruning Field Days scheduled June 16 in St. Maries and July 20 in Cottonwood. Trees killed by bark beetle attacks always make forest owners ask: “what can we do about it?” Whether you have problems with insects or disease, concerns about fire, or just want to help forest growth, the...
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Organic Production Research Reviewed at July 24 Field Day at Kimberly R&E Center
Posted: Thursday, July 12 2012
KIMBERLY, Idaho – A field day to report on organic research conducted by University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researchers at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center is planned July 24 beginning at 9 a.m. The Organic Research Field Day will feature current U-Idaho research projects focused on organic production of potato, dry bean, forages and cover crops. ...
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Registrations due July 12th for Forest Root Disease workshop in Hayden, Idaho
Posted: Tuesday, July 3 2012
HAYDEN, Idaho -- A two-day workshop, "Root Disease: The Hidden Menace," is planned July 19-20 at to help forest owners, loggers and natural resource professionals better diagnose root disease issues and manage forests in ways that reduce root disease impacts. Registrations are due July 12. Root diseases are the primary tree killer on two-thirds of northern Idaho forests. ...
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Student Food Product Development Team Wins National Competition, Addresses Nutrition Issues in Kenya
Posted: Thursday, June 28 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A food product development team from the Washington State University and University of Idaho School of Food Science won first place at a national competition at this week’s Institute of Food Technology annual meeting here. The WSU/UI team’s challenge was to develop a mango-based food product that addresses common Kenyan nutrient deficiencies and that can be produced rapidly in ...
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Annual U-Idaho Pest Management Tours June 27 at Aberdeen, June 28 at Kimberly
Posted: Friday, June 22 2012
The annual University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tours are planned June 27 at Aberdeen Research and Extension Center and June 28 at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. Registration for the free tours that are open to the public will begin at 8 a.m. with the tour starting at 8:30. A sponsored lunch at noon will conclude the tours. Attendees will received 3 ISD...
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Global Seed Company, University of Idaho Agree on Novel Wheat Pact
Posted: Friday, June 22 2012
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho State Board of Education today approved an innovative agreement between the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds, one of the world’s largest seed companies, that expands graduate education in agriculture and wheat variety development opportunities. “This agreement is important to meet the needs of Idaho’s wheat growers and our ability to serve a...
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July 9 U-Idaho Field Day Highlights Collaborative Wheat Breeding Initiative
Posted: Monday, June 18 2012
MOSCOW -- A July 9 wheat breeding field day will feature a first look at top European varieties and showcase the benefits of an innovative collaboration between the University of Idaho and Limagrain Cereal Seeds. Wheat varieties selected for high production and disease resistance in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, the Czech Republic and Germany will be on display at the College of A...
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Kimberly Twilight Tour July 18 Offers Fun, Practical Weed Advice: Eat ‘em to Beat ‘em
Posted: Friday, June 15 2012
KIMBERLY, Idaho – University of Idaho researchers at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center will add some fun to science July 18 with an insect-petting zoo, horse-drawn hay rides and other programs for the whole family as they host the Fourth Biennial Twilight Tour. “It’s supposed to be fun, relaxing and educational,” said College of Agricultural and Life Sciences soil scientist Am...
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June 21 Moscow-area Weed Tour Focuses on Control in Small Grain, Pulse Crops
Posted: Wednesday, June 13 2012
MOSCOW – A half-day bus tour to review research aimed at controlling Italian rye, rattail fescue, downy brome and other common weeds that threaten Idaho small grain and pulse crops will be the focus of a June 21 tour sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The tour will be led by Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station Director and Professor of Wee...
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CALS Awards Honor Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends
Posted: Thursday, May 24 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Idaho honored outstanding students, alumni, faculty and staff during its spring awards dinner. Valerie Pantone, an agricultural economics major from Shoshone, Idaho, was honored as the college’s outstanding senior. She served as Agricultural Student Affairs Council president, in other leadership roles in...
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HOIST Lab/Workshop/Project Facilitator Openings
Posted: Monday, April 23 2012
HOIST (Helping Orient Indian Students and Teachers into STEM) is seeking University of Idaho faculty and graduate students to facilitate labs, projects, and workshops during the HOIST summer program in Moscow.
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Business Plan Team Takes Fifth at Rice Contest with New Idaho Potato Process
Posted: Wednesday, April 18 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – A University of Idaho food scientist’s invention that could promise healthier processed potato products helped a student business plan team finish fifth among more than 1,600 worldwide entries in the Rice University Business Plan Competition. University of Idaho students Gaylene Anderson and Jacob Pierson competed in the contest Rice University billed as the world’s richest. This...
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University of Idaho Recognizes Distinguished Professors
Posted: Monday, April 2 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho announced today that Carolyn Hovde Bohach, professor of food science, and Holly Wichman, professor of biological sciences, have been selected to the rank of University Distinguished Professor. “Our faculty’s commitment to excellence is a key component of our students’ success,”said M. Duane Nellis, president. “These remarkable faculty members hav...
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Tours explore Idaho’s surprising diversity
Posted: Wednesday, March 14 2012
Idaho may not have as much diversity among its residents as California and New York, but the University of Idaho Extension’s eight popular “Journey for Diversity” tours—hosted since 2005—continue to surprise participants with Idaho’s colorful past. The next tour Oct. 4-5 will explore diversity in the Twin Falls to Pocatello region. One tour “helped me teach students that Idaho not only...
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Spring Break Tour Focuses on Agricultural Job Opportunities Across Idaho
Posted: Friday, March 9 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Like so many other students, on Monday, March 12, a group of University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students will head south for spring break. With destinations that include a plant that produces malt - an essential ingredient in beer - and a winery, the students’ objective for the 1,200-plus mile itinerary might resemble an epic college road trip. ...
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Boosting women’s strength in 6 weeks
Posted: Wednesday, March 7 2012
Can strength training twice a week improve people’s health and daily abilities? Yes, believes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It set a goal for 30 percent of American adults in the U.S. to weight train twice a week to retain muscle mass and reduce fall-related injuries compared to adults who do not work with weights twice a week. A 2004 National Healt...
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Robots help University of Idaho dietetics students in North Idaho
Posted: Wednesday, March 7 2012
Simulation robots that talk back are helping University of Idaho dietetics students gain experience with problems like cardiac care and renal failure. The novel approach to clinical education is proving its worth as the third group of dietetics students progresses through their clinical rotations in hospitals across southern Idaho and the Idaho Panhandle this spring. The robot exe...
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St. Maries Logger Education Workshop Registrations Due March 8
Posted: Thursday, March 1 2012
Over 1,400 Idaho loggers have taken the 3-day University of Idaho Extension program on forest ecology, silviculture, and water quality, titled Logger Education to Advance Professionalism or LEAP. LEAP Update is an annual opportunity for LEAP graduates to build on that professional development in forestry. LEAP Update will be held in St. Maries, March 15-16. This year’s topics include: soil d...
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Panel: Livestock Science Will Bring Benefits to Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted: Wednesday, February 22 2012
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Africa will benefit greatly from advances in livestock science that will benefit the animals and the people they provide with high quality protein, according to scientists gathered here. Panelists addressed the hopes and challenges of modernizing livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa during the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in...
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March 6 Nutrient Management Conference Looks at Ins and Outs of Dairy Operations
Posted: Friday, February 10 2012
JEROME, Idaho – A promising technology to reduce dairy odors, “designer manures,” and other presentations about using animal wastes and fertilizers will be the focus of the 2012 Idaho Nutrient Management Conference planned March 6. Sponsored by University of Idaho Extension, the conference offers updates on the latest federal and state agencies and University of Idaho researchers. ...
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Food Safety Advisor Program (formerly Master Food Preserver)
Posted: Thursday, January 26 2012
The University of Idaho will sponsor a food safety advisor program Tuesdays from April 10 thru May 29  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Individuals will learn how to safely preserve a variety of food products. Topics will include canning fruits, tomatoes and low acid foods, making jams, jellies and preserves, pickling, dehydration and freezing. The program will include lectures and ...
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Nellis Outlines University’s Statewide Impact, Supports Executive Budget Recommendations for Higher Ed
Posted: Wednesday, January 25 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The human capital at the University of Idaho – students, faculty, staff, partners and alumni – moves the state’s economy forward and is an unparalleled investment for the state. That’s the message that M. Duane Nellis, university president, delivered today to members of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on behalf of the state’s land-grant university. In...
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Idaho’s Agricultural Research Enhanced through Multi-Million Dollar Endowments from Idaho Wheat Commission and Limagrain Cereal Seeds
Posted: Friday, January 6 2012
BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Wheat Commission today announced a plan to create two faculty research endowments with $2 million to the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to support Idaho’s 4,500 wheat growers and their $766 million-per-year harvest. In addition, Limagrain Cereal Seeds has agreed to collaborate with the college on breeding new wheat varieties for Idaho and...
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Idaho Agricultural Cash Receipts Post Record Year in 2011
Posted: Thursday, January 5 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho -- Idaho’s farmers and ranchers posted a record year in 2011, with a projected $7.4 billion in cash receipts, up 29 percent from the previous year, according to University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences economists. Agricultural producers’ net farm income fared even better, soaring 88 percent in 2011 from the past year to $2.6 billion, according to econ...
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Christmas Ham Orders by Dec. 7
Posted: Wednesday, November 16 2011
Hams cured the old-fashioned way are once again available for a Christmas season meal, thanks to Vandal Brand Meats, the University of Idaho meats students, and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Block and Bridle Club. “Ours are natural hams, old-fashioned cure, with no water added,” says Ron Richard, veteran manager of the Vandal Brand Meats. “The pork legs are trimmed and ...
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Idaho 4-H Hall of Fame Honors Nine Longtime Volunteers
Posted: Wednesday, November 9 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho 4-H Hall of Fame honored nine longtime volunteers from across the state who committed their time and energy to helping young people through the University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. Pat Ostrom of Nampa, Myrn Gosse of New Plymouth, Art Butler of Bliss, LeeAnn Orcutt of Middleton, Maurine Johnson of Greenleaf, Gerald and Grace Ingle o...
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U-Idaho Ag Education Major Seth Pratt Wins National FFA Office, Fosberg Honored
Posted: Monday, October 24 2011
INDIANAPOLIS – Seth Pratt of Blackfoot, a University of Idaho sophomore studying agricultural education, won election Saturday, Oct. 22, as one of six National FFA officers during the organization’s national convention in Indianapolis. As Western Region vice president, Pratt is the first Idahoan in more than two decades to win a national FFA office, according to Rachel Halsey, assistan...
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Boll Named as Director of the Environmental Science, Water Resources, and Professional Science Masters
Posted: Friday, October 21 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Jan Boll has been named director of the Environmental Science, Water Resources, and Professional Science Masters programs at the University of Idaho. His appointment follows an internal search conducted over the summer. He started in the new position on Sept. 4, 2011. “We are pleased to make this appointment from within our university community,” said Provost Doug Baker...
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2011-2012 Idaho Forest Stewardship Educational Programs Offered
Posted: Wednesday, October 12 2011
Roughly 40 percent of the forests in Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai and Benewah counties are owned by family forest owners. Over the next year, University of Idaho Extension will again conduct a series of 12 forestry educational programs at over 20 locations throughout northern Idaho, to help strengthen family forest owners' abilities to manage their forest land to meet their goals. Topics ...
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National 4-H Hall of Fame Honors Boise’s Frankie Marler
Posted: Tuesday, October 11 2011
BOISE, Idaho – Retired University of Idaho Extension faculty member Frankie Marker was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame Friday for her lifetime achievements and contributions to the 4-H Youth Development Program. Marler was one of 15 inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. Beginning her ...
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Zebra Chip Finds Its Way to Idaho’s Potato Fields
Posted: Friday, October 7 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – A potato pest from points south has reached Idaho, University of Idaho Extension specialists with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences confirmed this week. It was reported last month in Oregon and Washington. There are no known health safety or nutritional problems associated with zebra chip. Zebra chip is named for the dark bands that develop in potatoes infected by...
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Clearwater Corn Maze Opens Friday, Oct. 7
Posted: Wednesday, October 5 2011
LEWISTON, Idaho – The Clearwater Corn Maze opens Friday at 6 p.m. for its second annual run at the Lewiston Roundup Grounds with a few new features and plenty of fans. The maze drew more than 10,000 visitors last year. The nearly 11-acre corn maze operates as a collaboration by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Kaufman Farms of Lewiston and the Lewiston...
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Nov. 5 South Idaho Garden Symposium: A Garden for Everyone - Food and Fun!
Posted: Monday, September 26 2011
The 5th South Idaho Garden Symposium will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 in Burley. This event is sponsored by the Mini-Cassia and Magic Valley Master Gardeners. Cost is $30 for the full day if registered by Oct. 28 and includes lunch. The public is invited. The event will be held at Morey’s Event Center and Steakhouse in Burley from 8:50 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Information from local experts, Master Gar...
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Early Childhood Education Leader Focuses on Village's Role
Posted: Monday, September 26 2011
Creating a team with a shared vision for family and community success is essential for early childhood education, says researcher and educator Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan. She will visit the University of Idaho Oct. 25. Her seminar, “Creating the Village,” is planned Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 9:30 a.m. in Life Sciences 277 and is free and open to the public. Sullivan co-founded and serves as president of ...
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The Mountain Man and the Beetle: Robert Redford’s Conservation Legacy Honored
Posted: Thursday, September 22 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – But can it act? There’s a new beetle on the block, and it goes by Redfordi, for its namesake, actor and conservationist Robert Redford. The water beetle, discovered in 2007 by University of Idaho and Montana State University researchers, honors Redford and one of his pivotal roles, the mountain man Jeremiah Johnson. The beetles were collected from Jerry John...
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Ag Days Celebrated at University of Idaho Oct. 7-8
Posted: Monday, September 12 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho -- The University of Idaho will celebrate Ag Days and Homecoming Oct. 7-8 with fun events for alumni and a sample of college life for high school students through various activities. High school students who travel to the Moscow campus for Ag Days will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, overnight stays, barbecues, visits to living groups, a trip to the Clea...
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Parma Fruit Field Day Set for Sept. 20
Posted: Monday, September 12 2011
Written by Bill Loftus PARMA, Idaho - Tables laden with fruit fresh from the orchards and vineyards of the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center’s pomology orchard and vineyard will welcome visitors to Annual Fruit Field Day Tuesday, Sept. 20. The annual field day organized by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researchers will begin with registration a...
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Early Registration Extended for Beef Reproduction, Genetics Conference at Boise
Posted: Monday, September 12 2011
Written by Bill Loftus BOISE, Idaho – The early registration deadline has been extended until Sept. 29 for beef producers who want to learn how to increase the quality and efficiency of their herds through use of modern breeding technologies to improve their herds’ genetics at a conference in Boise. University of Idaho animal scientist John B. Hall said the conference, “Applied R...
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Quinoa super grain growing in Idaho
Posted: Tuesday, August 16 2011
University of Idaho Extension Educator Tony McCammon in Washington County and a team of Extension specialists and educators working on alternative crop and forages are looking into future quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) variety trials and irrigation and harvesting recommendations. With the support and encouragement of McCammon, local producer Bill Villdres planted 11 acres of quinoa with great suc...
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Devadoss Receives National Distinguished Teaching Award
Posted: Wednesday, August 10 2011
Stephen Devadoss, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, received the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award. This national award honors the excellence in teaching of faculty members in agricultural economics. This prestigious award is bestowed on Dr. Devadoss for his rigorous and in-depth material coverage, subject matter expertise, ...
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