Extension offers learning opportunities based on community needs--about families, kids, agriculture, nutrition, gardening, community development and more.
Nez Perce County
|Address:||1239 Idaho Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
|Hours:||8 am to 5 pm M - F
Nez Perce County Extension
Located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers in north central Idaho, the fertile, high-yielding cropland of Nez Perce County is well-known throughout the state and nation. Lewiston is Idaho's only seaport where barges laden with grain or wood can be found on the river slowly transporting their cargo to the Pacific coast. The primary agricultural commodities of the county include soft white winter wheat, winter and spring barley, dry edible peas, canola, and lentils.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.
Crop producers face numerous pressures posed by low commodity prices, environmental regulations, and rising production costs. Our goal is to support a future of agriculture that enhances our natural resources, strengthens our economic productivity 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, parenting, 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.