University of Idaho Extension in Nez Perce County offers research-based learning opportunities to meet community needs focusing on agriculture, community development, families, gardening, nutrition, youth development and more.
4-H Youth Development
4-H is the largest youth-serving organization in the world. All 50 states and more than 80 countries world-wide have 4-H programs. The list of 4-H projects is so varied that every 4-H member and adult volunteer is sure to be able to find something of interest.
Our goal is to support a future of agriculture that strengthens our economic productivity, enhances our natural resources and promotes the quality of life for all Idaho residents.
The UI Extension community development professionals focus on creating sustainable economic and social relationships to improve the quality of life for Idaho citizens.
Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and consumer science professionals endeavor to improve the quality of life for adults and youth, individuals and families through research-based education. Nez Perce County emphasizes the areas of long-term care, vibrant aging, interpersonal relations, nutrition and food safety.
Horticulture and Gardening
Home gardeners and local commercial enterprises take advantage of the extended growing season in a variety of horticultural interests. A wide spectrum of gardening inquiries are answered annually concerning plant variety selection, culture, husbandry, and pest control.
Nez Perce Reservation Extension
The Nez Perce Reservation Extension Program was funded by the USDA-CSREES in 2007, the new office was opened in February 2008 in Lapwai, Idaho. This program was made possible by a partnership with the Nez Perce Tribe, who is providing the office space, and is a Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP
). Idaho has two other FRTEP projects, one on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation and one on the Fort Hall Reservation.