The University of Idaho Extension offers Bannock County residents up-to-date education and research results from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), University of Idaho and other land grant universities.
4-H and Youth Programming
Turning ideas into action, 4-H youth are becoming everyday heroes who persevere through challenges to leave lasting, positive impacts on the communities they inhabit and motivate others along the way. Through the work of caring mentors, 4-H - a positive youth development organization - is cultivating a growing number of America's youth to lead us in a Revolution of Responsibility. Their unparalleled commitment challenges us all to join the movement toward meaningful change.
4-H is the largest youth organization in the world! Membership is open to all youth ages 5 to 19. Visit Bannock County's 4-H page
for more information about this valuable program.
A Welcome letter to all 4-H leaders, 4-H members and 4-H wanna-be's! click here for more information
Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences offer many educational opportunities in our area. Learn about healthy living with diet and exercise, food safety, canning, and get wonderful recipes for holidays, special occasions or just healthy eating. Learn more here
Strong Women Stay Young
and Strong Women Healthy Hearts are yearly classes offered through our Extension office. Our focus is on individual health and keeping you strong and safe from falls. No matter your age, Strong Women Stay Young will help you maintain your strength, flexibility and balance. Progress at your own pace with other older women.
Horticulture and Master Gardener
Master Gardener Classes are offered once a year for the people of Bannock County. This is a 15 week course to help gain knowledge and experience for gardening in Idaho. All enrolled are required to have 30 hours of volunteer work before being certified. Vist our Master Gardener Webpage here
Our Extension office has many education bulletins to help with your gardening questions, infestations, crops, trees and lawns.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program/Extension Nutrition Program
Two federally funded programs to help low-income Bannock County families stretch their food dollars include EFNEP
for limited income families with young children and ENP
serving adults of all ages.