Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Idaho Extension, Ada County
5880 Glenwood Street
Boise, ID 83714
Ariel leads and facilitates collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted applied research and education in community food systems and small farms for a six-county area which includes Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Owyhee and Elmore.
M.S., University of Idaho, 2007
B.S., University of Idaho, 2005
- Community food systems
- On-farm food safety
- Small acreage farming
- Farm to school
- Farmers' markets
- Direct-to-consumer marketing of agricultural products
- Urban agriculture
- Community food security
- Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network Delivers Strategic IPM Information to Ag and Urban Audiences, Journal of the National Association of Agricultural Agents.
- Captivate your audience by turning PowerPoint presentations into interactive e-learning content. Journal of Extension Tools of the Trade.
- Start seeds indoors with success. CIS 1209. University of Idaho Educational Communications.
- Community supported agriculture (CSA) in Idaho: seasonal eating week by week. CIS 1187. University of Idaho Educational Communications.
- Using soil test results to guide home landscape and garden fertilization in Idaho. CIS 1182. University of Idaho Educational Communications.
- Idaho plant quarantines and the home garden: understanding the laws. CIS 1183. University of Idaho Educational Communications.
- Community supported agriculture: a marketing strategy for small acreage producers in Idaho. CIS 1173. University of Idaho Educational Communications.
Ariel Agenbroad serves southwest Idaho as a University of Idaho Extension educator in community food systems, urban horticulture and small farms. She is committed to helping individuals and communities grow. Her areas of specialization include home and market vegetable production, direct marketing of small farm products, organics and gardening with youth.
For eight years as a horticulture educator in Caldwell, she coordinated and taught the Canyon County Master Gardeners, and organized and taught several small farms classes and workshops annually. She created the Idaho Victory Garden Series, a popular UI Extension program designed to help families produce more food at home. She also she started the Master Gardener School Garden Mentor program, which trains and certifies volunteers to support school garden projects statewide.
Since summer 2015, her focus has turned to community food systems in the greater Boise metropolitan area, particularly working around issues related to hunger relief, farmers' markets, small scale food processing, farm to school programs and community gardening.
- Recognized with 16 state, regional or national awards for excellence in Extension education, outreach and communications, including national winner for individual newsletter from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.