New Central District Director Announced — Congratulations to Lyle Hansen who has accepted the position of University of Idaho Extension Central District Director. Lyle has experience with University of Idaho Extension, serving as an Extension educator in Jerome and Ada counties during the past 12 years. Lyle’s educational background includes a Bachelors of Science in family and consumer sciences with an emphasis in family finance from Utah State University and a Masters degree in family financial planning from Kansas State University. Previous employment includes leadership positions in the finance industry.
New CALS Publishing Director – Therese Harris has been named as the new publishing director in CALS. She will oversee Extension publications from start to finish including the facilitation of the manuscript submission program, FastTrack. Therese brings more than 20 years of publishing experience with her to the University of Idaho. She has spent the last nine years supporting Extension faculty, administrators and staff with publishing, communications and marketing projects at Washington State University. Her first day will be June 1.
Joseph Dalton, UI animal and veterinary science professor and Extension dairy specialist is the lead author on “The male component of dairy herd fertility” chapter in the third edition of the Large Dairy Herd Management (e-book). The Large Dairy Herd Management e-book was developed to meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals and students worldwide. It brings peer-reviewed dairy science and management information to users in an accessible, easy-to-use format. The book is available for purchase at student and professional (member and nonmember) rates exclusively from the American Dairy Science Association by going to: http://ldhm.adsa.org/purchase.
Congratulations to Ariel Agenbroad, Jerry Neufeld, Rich Guggenheim and Ronda Hirnyck for winning a Regional Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). Their poster Delivering Strategic Pest Alert Information and Integrated Management Options Directly to Ag and Urban Audiences was one of 12 (out of 115) in Extension education chosen to move on to the final round of judging during the NACAA annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Salt Lake City at the annual meeting.
- Carrie Johnson, Extension Educator, Canyon County
- Bridget Morrisroe-Aman, Extension Educator, Ada County
- Brad Stokes, Extension Educator, Elmore County
- Brad Gammet, Extension Educator, Butte County
- Jackie Amende, Extension Educator, Canyon County
- Gretchen Manker, Extension Educator, Twin Falls County
- Nav Ghimire, UI Extension Associate Director
- April Hulet, Range Extension Specialist