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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-6681
Fax: (208) 885-6654
ag@uidaho.edu

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

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College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
phone: (208) 334-2999
toll free: (866) 264-7384
fax: (208) 364-4035

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College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2277
phone: (208) 667-2588
toll free: (888) 208-2268
fax: (208) 664-1272

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College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Dr., Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho  83402
phone: (208) 282-7900
fax: (208) 282-7929

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2012 CALS Graduates

Graduate Picture

by Ella Appleby

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the graduating seniors of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.  I had the opportunity to interview a few of them and those interviews are below. 


The following is from Dr. John Foltz:

Graduating seniors – congrats on a job well done.  I was impressed by a recent commencement address by Marshall Matz to the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, CT, His primary thesis was this: “As a graduate of this college, you will be on the frontline of the planet’s most perplexing problems. The eyes of the world are on your exact areas of expertise: agriculture, natural resources and human nutrition. We are entering an agricultural renaissance and you have the hot hand. You have the skills that are in demand. The challenge of feeding the world is the one goal that unites all countries and all of humanity. There are a billion hungry people in the world. It is a barrier to economic development and political stability. In the next fifty (50) years the world will have to produce more food than has been produced in the last 10,000 years, combined.”

Your time is now – this challenge is yours.  I know you will rise to the occasion!  Best wishes.

 
Dr. John Foltz

Associate Dean



Donna Mills

Donna Mills, B.G.S.

Major: Small Acreage Farming and Ranching

I grew up in San Diego, Ca. I now live in Moscow, Idaho permanently with my two children, ages 17 and 7.  I graduated in December with a Bachelor in General Studies and a Certificate in Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching.


I came to the Palouse to be closer to family and to get out of the big city hustle. I retired from a thirteen-year career as a massage therapist after moving to Moscow. With a background in whole food nutrition and a strong need to have “my food be my medicine, and my medicine be my food,” the third Hippocratic oath, I came to the University of Idaho seeking education and a new career in Agroecology. Agroecology is the study of agriculture from an ecological perspective. I found the Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching Certificate program and the Soil Stewards Student Farm and build the rest of my education around them. I knew I wanted to do advocacy work for small to mid-sized farmers and support the “Know Your Farmer” ideals. 


I have taken public relations, media writing, and reporting coursework to support what I am learning in small farming systems. I have completed the McNair Achievement Program at University of Idaho and recently presented my McNair research at the Innovation Showcase, winning first place for my research with the Soil Stewards Student Farm.


I do not believe in drawing a line between large agriculture and small agriculture and creating a chasm between the two, but to work toward the common goal of producing and providing food that considers the soil it is grown it. We are all working toward the same goal: to feed people. Let’s do that and lets remember that without the life giving soil, neither large or small agriculture would be able to do what they do…feed people. 


Currently, I am working for the Soil Stewards Student Farm as their farm development coordinator for credit as a graduate student in Ag. Ed and Extension Education. This semester I am writing a strategic plan for the farm in order to support our goal of funding three full-time positions on the farm as well as, continuing to be the lead public relations member of the farm team. I plan to stay in Moscow and develop the farm into Idaho’s leading Agroecology program at the University of Idaho. I absolutely love the Soil Stewards Student Farm!




Jasmyn Bennett

Jasmyn Bennett

Major: Clothing, Textiles and Design

Minor: Interior Design 


Why she chose this major?

Ever since elementary school I have been interested in fashion, design and everything else related to the industry. Clothing and dress is an art form and necessity all in one, that no matter who you are, it is relevant to your life.


Her post graduation plans…

After graduation I plan on staying through the summer in Moscow to continue working, saving money and hopefully get back to putting together window displays for the Antique Store downtown. Once summer is through, I plan on moving to Portland to explore my options and discover a world outside of Idaho.

 
I don't have a position lined up following graduation, but am interested in finding one designing store/window displays to start off and seeing where it will take me.



Amber Parish Picture

Amber Marie Parish

Major: AVS- PreVet Option

I have farming/ranching background. I love biology and animals. I wanted to do something in agriculture and vet med combines all of my interests.

I have lived all over the west coast. Southern Idaho (Twin Falls area) has kind of been home base for a while.

 
I am married and we have two little girls.

 
I currently work at Patty's Mexican Kitchen here in Moscow. My boss works around my schedule- and it pays the bills.




Liz Russell

Liz Russell

Major: Agricultural Education - Teaching Option


Why she chose this major?

 
I grew up on a small family owned and operated dairy farm in Emmett, Idaho.  I grew up milking cows morning and night, and was involved in other aspects of the farm from the time I was tall enough to help in the milking barn.  When I became older, I enrolled in agricultural education classes at Emmett High School and never looked back.  I enrolled in everything from welding, to plant science, to animal science and loved it!  I also joined the FFA organization as an eighth grader, and went on to serve three years as a chapter officer and to participate in several Career Development Events at the state level.  

 
By the time I was a senior, I had still not decided on a major.  My background on the dairy farm, as well as my participation in agriculture classes had instilled a deep appreciation for the agriculture industry in me.  However, I had always had a desire to teach, having been involved with instructing younger members through church, 4-H, and FFA.  Upon talking to my high school agriculture teacher, I realized I could combine these two passions of mine into one degree:  agricultural education.  I enrolled in the University of Idaho's prestigious agriculture college and the Department of Agricultural Education and 4-H Youth Development, and never looked back!

 

Her post graduation plans…

 
Upon graduation, I hope to become employed full time as an agriculture instructor at a high school in Idaho.  I know how much agricultural education and the FFA Organization helped me develop personally, and I look forward to helping more of Idaho's youth learn about the agriculture industry and develop their full potential.

 
I am currently in the process of applying for agriculture teaching positions in the state of Idaho, but have not yet signed a contract.  I would love the chance to work in Idaho, as I grew up in the state and am familiar with the agricultural education and FFA system in this state.  I would also love the networking opportunities available with the great agriculture instructors in this state.




Congratulations CALS Graduates!

 

Name

Major

Omotoyosi Opeyemi Adekunle

Agricultural Economics

Kayla Marie Alberti

Animal & Vet Sci-Dairy Sci Opt

Kayla Marie Alberti

Animal & Vet Sci-Productn Opt

Mary Kathleen Altland

CFCS:Family Life Opt

Dawson Roger Amerman

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Breanna Ray Ammari

Early Childhood Devel & Ed

Alyssa Dawn Arthur

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Kathryn Marie Barber

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Callie Rae Barkdull

Ag Science, Comm, & Leadership

Freya Bass

Ag Ed-Teaching Opt

Jasmyn Sandra Bennett

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Jaimie Jo Berghammer

Agribusiness

Stewart Albert Bingham

Ag Science, Comm, & Leadership

Andrew Joseph Blaser

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Candace Rachelle Blomquist

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Mitchell Eric Blume

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Justin Edward Bowles

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Ian James Bridges

Ag Ed-Teaching Opt

Sara Mae Broemeling

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Mary Genevieve Brown

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Maja Brynn Brustuen

CFCS:Family Life Opt

Caitlin Ann Buermann

Agribusiness

Colin Jacques Cassard

Food Science

Stephanie Rae Cassidy

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Jeffrey M Chilson

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Andrea Evelyn Cobb

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Jessica Christine Cochran

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Ashley Coleman-Matyshock

Early Childhood Devel & Ed

Marion Elizabeth Conley

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Collyn Virginia Crichton

Agribusiness

Drew Cruickshank

Agribusiness

Jessica Lynn Dauenhauer

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Kaleb Clinton Davis

Agribusiness

Darci Rachelle De Boer

Animal & Vet Sci-Productn Opt

Jacobus Wilhelmus DeRuyter

Agribusiness

Rachael Nadine Dollinger

Early Childhood Devel & Ed

Casey James Dragon

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Melissa Marie Eldenburg

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Eric Michael Eldredge

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Jaymee Mae Ellis

CFCS:Family Life Opt

Benjamin D Enger

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Erin Aileen Flaherty

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Flerida Selene Flores

CFCS:Family Life Opt

Alex James Fredrickson

Food Science

Nichole Kayle Frei

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Erica Rolande Fuhrman

CFCS:Family Life Opt

Kenna Rose Gardes

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Diana Jean Gariglio

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Benjamin Andrew Garnett

Agribusiness

Josue Miguel Garza

Sust Crp&Lndsc-Envr Hort Emph

Gretchen L Goetz

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Robert Edward Greisen

Agricultural Systems Mgmt

Kyle W Groom

Agricultural Systems Mgmt

Brianna Louise Gualtieri

Food Science

Joan Marie Harding

Ag Science, Comm, & Leadership

Serafina Eliza-Svea Harney

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Ryan Patrick Hasenoehrl

Agribusiness

Audra Sue Henderson

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Julie Ann Hilland

Food Science

Amber Marie Hise

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Ashley Jean Holomshek

Animal & Vet Sci-Productn Opt

Katie June Hoye

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Tanis JoAnn Irwin

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Dayne Johnson

Sust Crp&Lndsc-Envr Hort Emph

Mara Christine Johnson

CFCS:Family Life Opt

Alexander Zakar Kolva

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Amanda Elizabeth Konradson

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Alexandra Judith Lester

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Austin J. Lewis

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Jeeyon Jenny Lim

Food Science

Brian Lindquist

Ag Science, Comm, & Leadership

Lisa Yolanda Lopez

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Erica Ramsey Louder

Animal & Vet Sci-Business Opt

Christopher James Grant Louis

CFCS:Family Life Opt

Matthew William Luth

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Kimberly Lennea Lynn

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Nicole Renae MacKinnon

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Kiel Malone

Agribusiness

Eugenio Umberto Mannucci

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Amanda Leann Marlette

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Katie Jean McCune

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Donna Pauline Mills

Sustain Small Acre Farm&Ranch

Hollie Marie Mitchell

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Megan Renee Mitchell

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Juan Francisco Mora Bello

Animal & Vet Sci-Productn Opt

Charito Morales

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Kelsee Marie Morefield

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Christina Johanna Morgan

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Sheba S. Nalle

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Shin Ae Nam

Food Science

Danielle Fay Nebeker

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Annemarie Louise Nechodom

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Karen Elizabeth Nelson

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Denise Grace Ohrt

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Kristyn Alyssa Olson

Animal & Vet Sci-Business Opt

Kristyn Alyssa Olson

Agribusiness

Johnathan Lee Ostrom

Food Science

Valerie Lynn Pantone

Agricultural Economics

Amber Marie Parish

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Stephen D. Parrott

Agribusiness

Devin Lee Patton

Agribusiness

Brianna Sharon Marguerite Peace

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Brenna Leah Pepper

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Samantha Joan Perez

Agribusiness

Sarah LaNelle Perkins

Agricultural Education

Katelyn Amanda Perry

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Georgia C Powell

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Tyler James Renz

Ag Ed-Teaching Opt

Jordan Faye Ridinger

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Jessica Nicole Robbeloth

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Diane Nicole Robertson

CFCS:Family Life Opt

Kelci Eliza Robinson

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Grant Eugene Robison

Agribusiness

Alexa Sherydan Rolin

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Elizabeth Rae Russell

Ag Ed-Teaching Opt

Cassandra Naureen Sago

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Tiffany Ann Schaeffer

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Cynthia Madeleine Scholte

Animal & Vet Sci-Productn Opt

Benjamin John Schumacher

Agribusiness

Lori Rebecca Shafer

Ag Science, Comm, & Leadership

Morgan Marie Sisson

Food Science

Alexandra Rose Skinner

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Allison Louise Smith

Early Childhood Devel & Ed

Jessica Anne Smith

Ag Ed-Teaching Opt

Miranda Lee Snook

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Tabitha Marie Sonnen

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Jori L Sorensen

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Jennifer Ann Spencer

Animal & Vet Sci-Dairy Sci Opt

Jennifer Ann Spencer

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Lindsey Rae Stephens

Ag Ed-Teaching Opt

Sterling L Stoddard

Agribusiness

Emily Ann Straubhar

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Wade Alan Sutton

Animal & Vet Sci-Productn Opt

Lindsey Ann Thompson

CFCS:Family Life Opt

Leslie E. Tiede

Animal & Vet Sci-Sc/Prevet Opt

Tasha Marie Tomlinson

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Misty Dawn Tucker

Ag Science, Comm, & Leadership

Ryan Clarence Vander Stelt

Agribusiness

Kelsey Jean Vaughn

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Julia Christine Veseth

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Samantha Ilene Watson

Early Childhood Devel & Ed

Kendrick Clegg Webb

Sust Crp&Lndsc-Sust CrpSys Emp

Christianne Welch-Price

Early Childhood Devel & Ed

Carly Jayne Westacott

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Orlando C.T. Winston

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Stephani Celeste Woodland

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Jie Xiao

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Annika Young

CFCS-Child Dev Family Rel

Jaclyn Marie Young

Early Childhood Devel & Ed

Kimberly Jill Young

Food/Nutr-Dietetics Opt

Xiaodong Yu

Clothing, Textiles and Design

Alaina Louise Zinke

Food/Nutr-Nutrition Opt

Cory Dominic Zita

Agroec,Hort&EnvQual-Entom Opt