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Ag Student Groups Operate Corn Maze at Lewiston Roundup
Posted: Friday, October 8 2010
Written by Bill Loftus LEWISTON, Idaho – The Clearwater Corn Maze in Lewiston opens Friday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m., but it has already exceeded expectations. The nearly 11-acre cornfield next to the Lewiston Roundup Grounds at 2100 Tammany Creek Road stands 10 to 12 feet tall. "We thought this variety would grow 8 or 9 feet," said Lewiston farmer Phil Kaufman, who grew the corn. The maze will opera...
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Rod Hill Named ACE Fellow
Posted: Thursday, April 1 2010
Rod Hill, associate professor of physiology and secretary of the faculty, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for 2010-11. The prestigious fellows program, founded in 1965, identifies and prepares promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible university administrative roles. Forty-six fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, were s...
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New Website Pulls Together Data Used To Monitor Health of Northwest Communities
Posted: Monday, August 30 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho –The new Indicators Northwest website provides the most up-to-date social and economic data for states, counties, Native American reservations, and tribes for Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The University of Idaho, with support from the Community Action Partnership headquartered in Lewiston, developed the new website. It provides a publicly available tool to help citizens an...
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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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Idaho's Devadoss Honored with Top Regional Teaching Award
Posted: Friday, December 3 2010
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho agricultural economist Stephen Devadoss spends a considerable amount of time helping his students. His students respond with notable work and give him high marks for his efforts in the classroom. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities honored Devadoss with its West Regional Teaching Award while meeting in Dallas in November...
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Extension Faculty Receive Awards
Posted: Friday, September 3 2010
University of Idaho Extension faculty were recognized at a ceremony held during the 7th Natural Resource Extension Professionals Conference in late June at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Gold Awards for Career Leadership Gold, Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills: Yvonne C. Barkley, Randy Brooks, Ronald L. Mahoney and Chris Schnepf Silver Award for Promotional Materials, Washington-Idah...
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Wolf Receives Author Award
Posted: Tuesday, August 24 2010
Kattlyn Wolf, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, received the third place Author of the Year Award from the Journal of Agricultural Education. Dr. Wolf received the award for her historical research article titled “Winning the War: A Historical Analysis of the FFA During World War II.” Wolf received the award at the 2010 American Association for Agricu...
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Devadoss Advises and Bayham Receives AAEA Thesis Award
Posted: Monday, July 12 2010
Jude Bayham, a master's student in the Department of Agricultural Economics, received the Outstanding Thesis Award -- honorable mention -- from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). The award will be presented at the AAEA's annual meeting's award ceremony in Denver on July 26. Bayham completed his thesis, titled "A General Equilibrium Analysis of Biofuel Market Policies," un...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | Stephen Devadoss | Acknowledgements | Register Features
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Devadoss Receives Distinguished Scholar Award
Posted: Thursday, June 10 2010
Stephen Devadoss, professor of agricultural economics, received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA). This award is the WAEA's highest honor, which recognizes Devadoss' enduring contributions over his career to agricultural economics and his excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate advising. The award will be pr...
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Research Suggests Strategy to Prevent Deadly E coli in Cattle
Posted: Wednesday, May 12 2010
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW – Scientists, including the University of Idaho's Carolyn Hovde Bohach, Monday reported they have learned how deadly E. coli bacteria sense the cattle gastrointestinal tract. The work may provide "an exciting alternative to diminish contamination of meat products and cross-contamination of produce crops because of cattle shedding this human pathogen," the scientists...
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Stephen Devadoss
Posted: Tuesday, February 2 2010
Professor of Agricultural Economics
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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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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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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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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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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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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | Extension | Nez Perce County | Latah County
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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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Agricultural and Life Sciences | University of Idaho Boise | Idaho Falls | Research | News Release | Northern Idaho | Office of the President | Extension | Nez Perce County
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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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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | Research | Twin Falls | Extension
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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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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences | James Johnson | Research | Rocky Mountains | Entomology
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Secure Your Future - Estate Planning
Posted: Tuesday, September 13 2011
Session 1: Organize Your Important Papers Learn the kinds of personal information to gather, organize and store so that family members can easily access it. Instructor: Beverly Healy, Extension Educator Advance Health Care Directives Understand the importance of Advance Directives, Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney. Instructor: attorney Pete Sisson, Boise or Honey Goodman, Idaho E...
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Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | Extension | Ada County | Family and Consumer Sciences
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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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National Ag Week Activities Win Kudos for Extension Educators
Posted: Monday, May 2 2011
Extension Educators Shannon Williams, Katie Hoffman, Sarah Baker and Chad Cheyney won the regional award and were national finalists for the Agricultural Awareness and Appreciation award sponsored by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Although the educators' three counties, Butte, Lemhi and Custer, are considered rural with a combined population of 14,912, agriculture is not t...
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Extension's Bischoff and Healy win national Outstanding Educational Program Award
Posted: Thursday, December 16 2010
Marilyn Bischoff and Beverly Healy, University of Idaho Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professors, received the Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. The national award recognized the "Legally Secure Your Financial Future: Organize, Communicate, Prepare" curriculum available to practitioners at http://www.cals.uidaho.ed...
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2011 Potato Conference Focuses on Production Topics, PVY Management
Posted: Thursday, December 9 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Potato Virus Y, better known simply as PVY, worried potato producers when researchers first saw new strains appear in recent years that damaged tubers with little apparent injury to the plants' leaves. This year's University of Idaho Extension Potato Conference Jan. 19-20 at Pocatello will include a PVY symposium that will help growers learn how to better manage this virus. Confer...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Phillip Nolte | Extension | Bannock County
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Bannock County Strong Women Stay Young
Posted: Thursday, December 9 2010
Bannock County Extension will be offering Strong Women Stay Young, a six-week exercise program for middle-aged and older women. Classes will begin Jan. 4. The class will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks. Registration fees are $15. The series will be led by Audrey C. Liddil, MS. The Strong Women Stay Young Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, an associate...
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Bannock County Master Gardener Program
Posted: Thursday, December 9 2010
University of Idaho Bannock County Extension will be starting enrollment for the 2011 Master Gardener class. Those interested may stop by the Extension office to pick up an enrollment form. Class size is limited to 25. The fee for the class is $80 and includes the Master Gardener Handbook and CD. Classes will run from Jan. 26 through April 27 from 1 to 4 pm Wednesdays. More information on this exc...
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Report Details Idaho's Hispanic Labor Force and Economic Status
Posted: Friday, December 3 2010
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW, Idaho – The recent recession doubled the unemployment rate for Idaho's Hispanic workers to 15 percent in 2009 from 7 percent in 2007, according to a report prepared by the University of Idaho in partnership with the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The November report on Hispanics in the state’s labor force and economy is part of the university’s "Idaho at a Gl...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology | Priscilla Salant
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Devadoss Wins National Teaching Award
Posted: Wednesday, December 1 2010
Dr. Stephen Devadoss, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, received the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award for the western region. This award honors the excellence in teaching of faculty members who practice and advocate effective and innovative teaching in food and agricultural sciences. This prestigious award ...
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Students to Learn About Poverty Through 'Tyranny of the Moment'
Posted: Wednesday, September 29 2010
Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho students will learn about issues that afflict those in poverty through a two-day campus exercise Oct. 1–2. Bridges Out of Poverty, a student-focused discussion of poverty programs, will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, in the Idaho Commons Clearwater-Whitewater rooms. The discussion will be open to all students. A three-hour poverty ...
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Fallahi Elected Vice President of the American Society for Horticultural Science
Posted: Friday, September 24 2010
Esmaeil "Essie" Fallahi, professor and director of the pomology program in the Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, has been elected vice president of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). The society’s entire membership cast ballots for the highly competitive position. Fallahi will serve in this position for three years and will oversee several of the society’s i...
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Extension offers Small Farm and Ranch Programs in the Treasure Valley this Fall
Posted: Wednesday, September 1 2010
CALDWELL: Idaho -- Small- and mid-sized family farms have unique advantages: they can adapt quickly to new markets and they can meet the heightened demand for local and sustainably raised food. But how do those who are either new to farming—or new to sustainable farming—identify and use these advantages? University of Idaho Extension will offering three programs to help participants find those a...
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Wolf and Connors Receive Author of the Year --3rd Place -- Award
Posted: Tuesday, June 29 2010
Department of Agricultural and Extension Education professors Kattlyn Wolf and Jim Connors received the third place Author of the Year Award at the 2010 American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) annual conference. Their research paper titled "Winning the War: A Historical Analysis of the FFA During World War II" was published in the Journal of Agricultural Education, Volume 50. Thei...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Ag Education & 4-H Youth Development | James J. Connors | Kattlyn J. Wolf | Acknowledgements | Register Features
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Allen Hosts Geological Society and NASA Science Team Meeting
Posted: Monday, May 17 2010
Richard Allen, professor of water resources engineering, and Anthony Morse, former geospatial analysis section director at the Idaho Department of Water Resources, will co-host the summer meeting of the USGS/NASA Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Science Team June 15-17 at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel in Boise. The Science Team is a group of 22 international researchers that uses data from the Land...
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Forestry Meets Aquifer Protection in Field Day near Athol June 12
Posted: Friday, May 7 2010
ATHOL, Idaho – An Idaho-Washington Forest Owners Field Day planned June 12 near Athol, Idaho, will focus on practices that maintain or improve the Spokane Valley – Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer. Participants are asked to preregister for the field day by June 4. Advance registration is $20 per person or $30 for two or more in the same party. On-site registration will be $30 per person or $40 per family.
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University of Idaho Celebrates 3 Decades of Biodiesel Research
Posted: Wednesday, May 5 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho scientists and engineers invite the public to celebrate three decades of biodiesel research with an afternoon of educational events and an evening banquet on May 25. The program will include a farm tour and banquet presentation by biodiesel pioneer Charles Peterson, an agricultural engineer who first began biodiesel research at the University of Idaho in 1979. P...
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Third Annual CALS Dual Credit Institute
Posted: Monday, April 19 2010
The third annual Dual Credit Institute will be held on the University of Idaho campus from noon PDT July 6 to noon PDT July 9. The institute is sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and organized and led by the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education. High School agriculture, mathematics and science instructors participating in the institute will be provided housi...
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UI Part of Effort to Improve Clothing for Wildland Firefighters
Posted: Monday, August 31
Clothing that can protect firefighters so they can protect the public is very much on the mind of University of Idaho clothing, textiles and design professor Sonya Meyer these days. Meyer, UI School of Family and Consumer Sciences director at Moscow, is part of a national project to review wildland firefighters’ clothing to find ways to improve its effectiveness, comfort and safety. “O...
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Open Forums for CALS Dean Candidates Sept. 1 and 9
Posted: Monday, August 31
Please join the Search Advisory Committee as we host additional finalists for the position of Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in Moscow. Opportunities to hear from the candidates will be at open sessions, with recorded sessions posted after the final candidate has visited. We will accept advance questions for the open session (submit to kmalm@uidaho.edu), as well as during th...
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Job Opportunity: Interim Department Head, Animal and Veterinary Science
Posted: Thursday, August 20
The mission of AVS is to conduct focused, comprehensive and integrated research, teaching, and extension programs which directly support animal agriculture. The Department of Animal and Veterinary Science prepares students for careers in the fields of veterinary medicine, animal science-production, dairy science, and agribusinesses connected to animal agriculture. The department works closely with...
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UI Researcher Leads National Project to Combat Potato Nematodes
Posted: Monday, August 17
The University of Idaho will lead a $3.2 million project to combat microscopic worms that threaten potato production. The project, which focuses on the pale cyst nematode and golden nematode, relies on university, federal and industry efforts. These nematodes can reduce potato production by up to 80 percent by infecting the plant’s roots, draining energy that would otherwise create tubers....
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UI Animal Scientist McGuire to Serve as Idaho Ag Experiment Station Interim Director
Posted: Sunday, August 2
University of Idaho lactation physiologist Mark McGuire, Animal and Veterinary Science Department head, will serve as interim director of the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station beginning Aug. 2 with the retirement of current director Donn Thill. The station is based in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. McGuire joined the UI faculty in 1995 and has served as department head since 2...
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UI Weed Scientist, Ag Experiment Station Director Donn Thill Retires
Posted: Sunday, August 2
When Donn Thill retired July 30 as Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station director, he capped a 35-year career as a University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor and weed scientist.   His participation in agricultural research goes beyond that to working during the summer as a high school student for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. &n...
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Explore Idaho’s Link to Oreos, Agricultural Science at UI Aberdeen Twilight Tour July 29
Posted: Friday, July 24
ABERDEEN, Idaho – The University of Idaho Aberdeen Research and Extension Center will hold the Twilight Tour from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.   The event welcomes families and farmers with fun ways to learn more about efforts by the university to improve lives and benefit agriculture from home landscaping to major crops.   Topics include Idaho wheat’s role in Oreo cookies...
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Open Forums for CALS Dean Candidates July 20-21
Posted: Friday, July 10
Please join the Search Advisory Committee as we host additional finalists for the position of Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in Moscow. Opportunities to hear from the candidates will be at open sessions, with recorded sessions posted after the final candidate has visited. We will accept advance questions for the open session (submit to kmalm@uidaho.edu), as well as during th...
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Thank you to Diane Noel, CALS
Posted: Tuesday, June 30
Olga Walsh and the Cropping Systems Agronomy Research & Extension program at Parma R&E Center are grateful to Diane Noel, Publishing Leader, Educational Communications in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences for stellar professionalism and always meeting the tightest deadlines. We are ecstatic to have been able to distribute the most recently produced Extension bulletin on remote ...
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UI Showcases New Beer, Bread Research at Parker Farm Field Day
Posted: Monday, June 29
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 29, 2015 — The University of Idaho Parker Farm Field Day on Thursday, July 9, will feature agricultural research focused on wheat, canola, acidic soils and horticultural applications for biochar. The tour will also feature research focused on taste preferences for bread baked from hard red or hard white wheat and a new wheat beer, UI Stone Gold Vandal Wheat Be...
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UI Extension, Regional Climate Change Project Hosts Precision Ag Field Tour July 8
Posted: Friday, June 26
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 26, 2015 — The USDA-funded Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) project and University of Idaho Extension are holding a Precision Agriculture Field Tour on Wednesday, July 8, to respond to a growing desire among Palouse-area farmers to learn ways to more efficiently use resources, including fertilizers, pesticides and emerging technologies. Registrat...
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Job Opportunity: Director, Administrative Services/Fiscal Officer
Posted: Friday, June 26
The College of Agricultural & Life Sciences is accepting applications for a Director, Administrative Services/Fiscal Officer position. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences and has the responsibility of maintaining the fiscal integrity of the college. Provides leadership and guidance on administrative support functions for seven (7) departments, t...
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UI Microbiologist Appointed to National Advisory Committee
Posted: Thursday, June 25
University of Idaho microbiologist/food science researcher and Distinguished Professor Carolyn Hovde Bohach was appointed Tuesday to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Bohach will serve a two-year term, from 2015-2017, on NACMCF, which was established in 1988 by the USDA (Food Safety and Inspection Service), the U.S...
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UI Research Tours to Help Growers Weather Weed, Insect and Disease Issues
Posted: Thursday, June 11
KIMBERLY, Idaho – An explosion of weeds sparked by recent downpours across Idaho make this year’s University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tours in Kimberly and Aberdeen timely for farmers and others, said UI Extension weed scientist Don Morishita. The Kimberly and Aberdeen Research and Extension Centers will host the tours Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23-24. “It...
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Soil Science Professor Updates Textbook and Makes it Cheaper
Posted: Friday, June 5
MOSCOW, Idaho – June 5, 2015 – Soil chemistry just won’t be the same as a result of University of Idaho professor Dan Strawn’s “labor of love.” At least the textbook, the fourth edition of “Soil Chemistry,” changed a lot as a result of Strawn’s efforts to bring an updated perspective to the undergraduate-level soil science book. He is particula...
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UI Readies to Host Record Turnout for State FFA Gathering Tuesday to Friday
Posted: Monday, June 1
University of Idaho agricultural education faculty expect a record turnout of more than 900 FFA members on the Moscow campus Tuesday through Friday, June 2-5, for state career development events.   Jim Connors, UI Agricultural and Extension Education Department head, said the record turnout reflects a recent change in Idaho school funding to increase support for agricultural education.  ...
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Retirement Reception - Donn Thill
Posted: Friday, May 29
A retirement reception is planned for Donn Thill deom 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, July 10 in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' Ag Biotech Building, Interaction Court, 606 Rayburn Street. Donn has served the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) in a number of capacities, most recently as Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, Supe...
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Retirement Reception - Cherryl Sodorff
Posted: Friday, May 29
A retirement reception is planned for Cherryl Sodorff from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18 in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' Ag Biotech Building, Interaction Court at 606 Rayburn Street. Cherryl has served the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) as Director of Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer for the past 11 years. She has been an integral member of ...
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Idaho FFA Career Development Events June 2-5
Posted: Tuesday, May 26
The Blue Jackets are coming. Over 900 Idaho FFA members, advisors, parents and guests will descend on campus June 2-5 for the Idaho FFA Career Development Events. Idaho FFA members will compete in events including; Livestock Judging, Forestry, Ag. Communications, Food Science, Dairy Foods, Marketing Plan, Dairy Judging, Meats Judging, Environmental and Natural Resources, Agronomy, Veterinary Scie...
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UI Snake River Weed Management Research Field Days June 23, 24
Posted: Thursday, May 21
The University of Idaho is holding two field days in June about weed management on the Snake River. The first is 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 23, at the UI Kimberly Research and Extension Center. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Don Morishita at (208) 423-6616 or don@uidaho.edu. The second UI Snake River Weed Management Research Field Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noo...
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UI Extension Latah County 4-H, Potlatch School Partnership Wins Grant for After-school Program
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
POTLATCH, Idaho –– The after-school program in Potlatch operated by the University of Idaho Extension Latah County 4-H Youth Development program in partnership with the Potlatch School District has received a $159,258 annual grant, renewable for up to five years, from the Idaho State Department of Education. The Idaho 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant builds on and ...
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CALS Dean: USDA Report Shows Ag Job Openings Exceed Grad Totals
Posted: Friday, May 15
With the University of Idaho’s Moscow Commencement Saturday, graduates from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will find strong opportunities in agricultural careers, said John Foltz, the college’s dean. He should know. Foltz, an agricultural economist, served as a consultant on the U.S. Department of Agriculture report issued Monday that analyzed agricultural job trends fo...
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Recorded Sessions Now Available for Dean of CALS Candidates
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
Recorded sessions of the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences finalist open forums are now available for online viewing by clicking here.   To submit feedback, please use the Submit Feedback button located in the left margin of the search page. Feedback from both internal and external stakeholders is encouraged. Please note the feedback period will remain open until the close...
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2015 OSU/UI Cereals Day June 25
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
The 2015 OSU/UI Cereals Day will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, June 25 at the Parma Research & Extension Center, 29603 U of I Lane, Parma. The event includes a review of wheat and barley lines and cereal-related research. Thank you to the Idaho Barley Commission and the Idaho Wheat Commission for supporting cereal research and education and for sponsoring the lunch. Fo...
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Campus Child Development Lab Expands Preschool Hours
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
The Child Development Laboratory on the University of Idaho campus is expanding its preschool hours to accommodate parents, enrich and expand curriculum, and provide additional opportunities for students. The early childhood program, which provides preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds, expanded by a half hour to three hours the length of its morning and afternoon sessions and will offer them five days...
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UI College of Ag and Life Sciences Honors Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni
Posted: Friday, May 1
MOSCOW, Idaho –– The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty and staff during its annual awards reception Monday, April 27. Here are this year’s recipients: Seth Pratt of Blackfoot was named the college’s outstanding senior. Pratt is graduating with degrees in agricultural and extension education and agribusiness...
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UI College of Ag and Life Sciences Honors Outstanding Students, Faculty, Staff
Posted: Friday, May 1
The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored outstanding students, faculty and staff during its annual awards reception Monday, April 27.   Here are this year’s recipients: • Seth Pratt of Blackfoot was named the college’s outstanding senior. Pratt is graduating with degrees in agricultural and extension education and agribusiness. He served for a...
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Idaho Ag Economist: Credible Seafood Sustainability Relies on Verifying Progress
Posted: Friday, May 1
Sustainable seafood, a category that includes Idaho-raised rainbow trout, is in demand by some of the world’s largest retailers, including Wal-Mart, a University of Idaho agricultural economist notes.   “The challenge for fishermen, fisheries management agencies, aquaculturists and retailers alike, however, is ensuring progress on the goal of achieving sustainable production for b...
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Idaho Ag Economist: Credible Seafood Sustainability Relies on Verifying Progress
Posted: Friday, May 1
MOSCOW – Sustainable seafood, a category that includes Idaho-raised rainbow trout, is in demand by some of the world’s largest retailers, including Wal-Mart, a University of Idaho agricultural economist notes. “The challenge for fishermen, fisheries management agencies, aquaculturists and retailers alike, however, is ensuring progress on the goal of achieving sustainable produc...
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Open Forums for CALS Dean Candidates Begin May 5
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Four finalists for the position of Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will begin on Tuesday, May 5. The open session schedule is as follows: • Mickey Latour: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Ag Sci 62 Dean of Agricultural Sciences, Southern Illinois University • Bret Hess: 1-2 p.m. Monday, May 11, Ag Sci 62 Associate Dean and Director, Wyoming Agricultural Experiment St...
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Tammany Area Field Day & Crop Tour June 22
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
The Tammany Area Field Day & Crop Tour will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, June 22. We'll meet at Bert Henricksen’s Farm, 2810 Powers Ave. in Lewiston,.
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Forest Insects and Disease Field Day for Forest Owners and Loggers June 18
Posted: Tuesday, April 28
Is something bugging your trees? It can be very disheartening to see patches of trees dying on your property. One of the primary goals of most forest owners is to have a healthy forest and, to most, that means healthy, living trees. Unfortunately, many people do not act on insect and disease issues until they see dead branches or similar visible symptoms. Successful methods to minimize forest i...
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North Central Idaho Hay Day on May 14
Posted: Tuesday, April 28
North Central Idaho Hay Day will be held on Thursday, May 14, at the Fraser Community Hall, Highway 11, in Fraser. Hay production has a long and venerable history in American agriculture and is growing in importance with increasing economic opportunities for hay producers. North Central Idaho Hay day will bring the latest research and product information for growing hay in this part of the state...
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Panel Highlights Human Trafficking and Individuals’ Ability to Make a Difference
Posted: Friday, April 10
Modern day slavery and grassroots efforts to combat it in the U.S. and worldwide will be the focus for a panel discussion Thursday, April 16 at the University of Idaho. The panel will feature Linda EagleSpeaker and Stephanie Pollaro, who are both working to stop human trafficking. Their visits are part of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences annual Margaret Ritchie Distinguished Speaker ser...
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BLOCK Fest Teaches Children, Parents Value of Playing With Blocks
Posted: Friday, April 10
The University of Idaho Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is bringing BLOCK Fest to Moscow on Friday, April 17. BLOCK Fest is a research-based exhibit that helps raise awareness of early math and science learning by offering hands-on block play experiences to families with young children. The interactive event uses five block play stations to introduce children and the...
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Engineering to Induct Class of 2015 Academy of Engineers
Posted: Wednesday, April 8
The College of Engineering is set to induct six members into its Academy of Engineers on Thursday, April 9, at the annual Academy of Engineers and College Awards ceremony.  The Academy of Engineers, now in its fifth year, honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni or engineers deeply connected to UI’s strong legacy of global engineering impact. Academy members are rec...
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Virus Infecting Southern Idaho Wheat, Barley Crops, Forcing Tough Choices for Growers
Posted: Wednesday, April 1
University of Idaho plant disease specialist Juliet Marshall is warning farmers that winter wheat and barley crops across southern Idaho are showing a disturbing echo of last summer’s abnormal wet spell.   Barley yellow dwarf virus, a major disease threat to wheat and barley, is rampant from Parma to Ririe, said Marshall, a UI Extension cereal pathologist.   An early spring that pu...
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UI Biocontrol Researcher, Alumna Keys to New World Catalog
Posted: Monday, March 30
Mark Schwarzländer, University of Idaho CALS professor of entomology and biological control of weeds, counts himself among the dwindling number of land-grant university researchers who focus exclusively on weed biocontrol.   He probably could consider himself in even rarer company, too: those who have tackled the creation of a global catalog of anything.   He and longtime colleague ...
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N-E-W Tech™ Project Proposes Better Water Treatment System
Posted: Friday, March 20
MOSCOW, Idaho – March 20, 2015 – An Idaho program designed to build on the state’s scientific enterprise announced major funding Wednesday for an evolution in a novel water treatment process patented by University of Idaho scientist Greg Möller. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission governing council awarded a University of Idaho team headed by Möller $427,000 for ...
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Traveling Symposium Provides Tools to Thrive in the Range Livestock Industry
Posted: Friday, March 13
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — March 13, 2015 — The University of Idaho Rangeland Center and partners will offer the 2015 Idaho Range Livestock Symposium, a one-day traveling program packed with information for livestock producers and land managers, at three locations across southern Idaho April 7-9. Local ranchers will share their perspectives and provide overviews of their operations at each...
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Food Insecurity Presentation on March 11
Posted: Monday, March 2
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will be hosting a presentation on Food Insecurity from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 in Ag Sciences Room 62. Food insecurity is a serious issue in Idaho: one in six households has inadequate access to food. Every month, the Idaho Foodbank serves 131,487 Idahoans. Cari Miller, Idaho Foodbank North Central Branch manager, and Jim Miller, CHS Primeland d...
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UI Extension Natural Resources Camp Continues 55-year Tradition
Posted: Thursday, February 26
KETCHUM, Idaho – Feb. 26, 2015 -- Natural Resources Camp, a University of Idaho Extension tradition tucked away in some of the state’s grandest scenery, will again offer Idaho youth a unique opportunity to learn about and explore the environment June 22-27. The camp for 12- to 14-year olds will celebrate its 55th anniversary this year with a program that focuses on wildlife, rangeland...
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Regional Climate Research Project Hosts Moscow Art Exhibition March 3-4
Posted: Thursday, February 26
Art and Science will be the focus of an art exhibition in Moscow Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4, hosted by a research project focused on climate change and Inland Northwest wheat farming.   The free exhibition will open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the Village Center Mall at 872 Troy Road, No. 180, and will include refreshments. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Friday, Feb...
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UI Extension Offers Precision Ag Seminar at Boise Library Feb. 24
Posted: Thursday, February 19
BOISE, Idaho – Feb. 19, 2015 – A free seminar focused on precision agriculture and technologies to help farmers use water and fertilizer more efficiently is planned Feb. 24 at the Boise Public Library. Sponsored by University of Idaho Extension, the seminar is free and open to the public. It will run from noon to 5:40 p.m. in the library’s William F. Hayes Memorial Auditorium. ...
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UI Project Explores Best Strategy to Help Farmers Access Local Food Markets
Posted: Thursday, February 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – Feb. 12, 2015 – A University of Idaho research project seeks strategies to help small- to medium-sized farms supply foods to local markets. One of the first efforts of the USDA-funded project will be a survey of restaurant and grocery stores to better understand how consumers’ desire for local foods translates to dollars and cents for farmers and those who buy the...
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REACCH 2015 Art Science Exhibition
Posted: Friday, January 30
Submissions due February 15. REACCH-PNA (Regional Approaches to Climate Change - Pacific Northwest Agriculture) invites submissions from artists and scientists for inclusion in an art and science exhibition representative of the broad range of concepts associated with Communities and climate change. As part of the 2015 REACCH Annual Meeting, this exhibition will provide an inclusive platform for a...
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Food Summit Eyes Ways to Develop and Finance Local Food System
Posted: Tuesday, January 27
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Palouse-Clearwater Food Summit 4.0 planned Friday will focus on drawing together, distributing and assuring public access to local foods in northern Idaho. Keynote speaker Carol Peppe Hewitt of North Carolina will expand on that theme to share her experiences on ways to fund food businesses with local money. Food Summit 4.0 is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...
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CALS Dean Search Begins
Posted: Tuesday, January 20
The University of Idaho has begun a national search for the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Dean John Foltz will fulfill his two-year commitment to serve as dean through June. Foltz has served as dean since former dean John Hammel announced he would return to teaching and research in December 2012.  Foltz was asked to serve a two-year term as dean while the universit...
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The Confluence Project Receives Grant from ISDE to Develop Project-Based Watershed Science Curriculum
Posted: Monday, January 12
The Confluence Project (TCP), outreach arm of the Waters of the West program, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Idaho State Department of Education Science Education Grant Program. This competitive program awards grants to organizations that “encourage knowledge of and interest in the disciplines of STEM among Idaho’s elementary and secondary school students.” TCP does ju...
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UI Economists Say Idaho Agriculture Posts Strong Year Financially
Posted: Friday, January 9
MOSCOW, Idaho - Idaho’s farmers and ranchers posted a fourth-straight record year for projected cash receipts in 2014, according to University of Idaho agricultural economists. The $9.7 billion in sales of milk, livestock and crops was a 16 percent increase from 2013 projections. Net farm income of $4.53 billion set a second-straight record, too, up 46 percent from 2013. Soaring milk rece...
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UI Extension Sets Idaho Ag Outlook Seminars in Burley, Idaho Falls Dec. 10, 11
Posted: Thursday, December 4 2014
BURLEY, Idaho – Dec. 4, 2014 – Idaho’s farmers and ranchers will get a chance to take a detailed look at agricultural prospects from the global to local level in 2014 through workshops planned by University of Idaho Extension at Burley Dec. 10 and Idaho Falls Dec. 11. The Idaho Ag Outlook Seminars will draw in perspectives from Northwest Farm Credit Services, Idaho Barley Commis...
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UI Snake River Sugar Beet Conference Focuses on Adapting Research Results to Individual Farms
Posted: Monday, December 1 2014
BOISE, Idaho – Nov. 26, 2014 – The University of Idaho Snake River Sugar Beet Conference planned Dec. 9 in Boise and Dec. 11 in Burley will focus on ways growers can adapt research findings to their own farms and combat herbicide-resistant weeds. This year’s conference is part of an annual series stretching back some three decades. Speakers this year will offer growers ideas for...
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Neibling Shares in National Research Award
Posted: Friday, November 7 2014
Howard Neibling, Kimberly-based University of Idaho Extension irrigation management engineer, works to improve irrigation efficiency on Idaho’s farms and ranches. Work by Neibling and his colleagues on the 19-state project Microirrigation for Sustainable Water Use or W-2128 won the 2014 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research Award. Neibling’s research on using m...
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UI Professor Möller Wins USDA National Teaching Award
Posted: Sunday, November 2 2014
MOSCOW, Idaho – Nov. 3, 2014 – University of Idaho professor and environmental chemist Greg Möller received one of the nation’s most exclusive and prestigious teaching awards Sunday, Nov. 2. He became the first professor at the University of Idaho and neighboring Washington State University since 1996 to win a National USDA Excellence in Teaching Award given by the Associat...
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UI Extension Supports Dairy Margin Protection Program Education
Posted: Monday, October 13 2014
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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Sept. 5 Fruit Field Day at Parma R&E Center Offers Research Updates and Taste Testing
Posted: Friday, August 29 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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 2014
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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