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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: ag@uidaho.edu

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Agenbroad, Ariel

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems and Small Farms

Ariel leads and facilitates collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted applied research and education in community food systems and small farms for Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Owyhee and Elmore.

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Ahmadzadeh, Amin

Professor

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Albright, Theresa

Budget Specialist

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Allen, Lena

Horticulture Secretary, Master Gardener Program

Allen, Richard

Professor, Water Resources Engineering

Allen specializes in evapotranspiration and hydrologic systems. His research team is the developer of the Landsat satellite-based METRIC process that received the “Innovations in American Governance Award” in 2010 by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Amende-Lewis, Jackie

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Jackie is a registered dietitian nutritionist and licensed Idaho dietitian. She primarily focuses on health and nutrition programming in Canyon County.

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Amy, Rhonda

Office Manager

Rhonda maintains the office and the UI Extension, Benewah County website.

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Anderson, Tiffany

Administrative Assistant

Anderson, Lyona

Laboratory Technician

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Anglin, Laura

Administrative Assistant

Araquistain, Theresa

Administrative Coordinator

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Arcibal, Suzette

Doctoral Candidate

Suzette focus is on Head Blight ratings, isolation and culturing pathogens and associated laboratory work, preparation of disease inoculum, disease ratings, sample collection and statistical analyses.

Argyle, Erin

Administrative Coordinator

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Ashby, Dawn

Administrative Assistant

 

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Ayers, Wayne

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Baker, Sarah

Extension Educator

Sarah provides programming focusing on livestock, specifically end-product quality, as well as range management and 4-H youth development in Custer County..

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Baker, Martin

Research Scientist

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Balderrama, Teresa

4-H Program Coordinator

Teresa provides leadership for various aspects of day-to-day 4-H operations in Kootenai County, including enrollment, volunteer training, dog program and a variety of local educational events.

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Ball, Samantha (Roberts)

Extension Educator — Livestock and Small Acreage

Samantha currently teaches programming in livestock and small acreage. She also helps with 4-H livestock youth development programing around the Treasure Valley.

Barfuss, Lisa

4-H Program Coordinator

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Barlow, Mashelle

4-H Program Coordinator

Mashelle’s mission is to motivate, involve and encourage 4-H youth and adults so they can build teamwork, self-confidence and succeed in ventures within the 4-H program.

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Barrington, Ann

Associate Director of Development

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Bass, Phil

Assistant Professor - Meat Science

Phil applies industry experience to teach, advise students and others involved in the Pacific Northwest meat production and processing community; conducts applied research in meat quality with emphasis in beef.

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Baumgartner, Robin

Program Coordinator

Robin coordinates science programs statewide for UI Extension 4-H Youth Development. She serves as Idaho's affiliate partner for the FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge programs in Idaho.

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Baumhoff, Cini

Supervisor, Food Technology Center

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Becker, Hydee

Director of Dietetics, Clinical Assistant Professor

Directs the nationally accredited dietetics program, leads development efforts of the dietetics program, recruits and advises dietetics students, and teaches food and nutrition courses.

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Beckman, Amberly

Special Events Manager

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Beckstead, Tina

4-H Assistant

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Bell, Susan

Extension Educator, Horticulture

Susan is a leader in consumer and commercial horticultural education and provides practical educational programming for Ada County (Boise) and surrounding counties. Susan collaborates with Extension faculty in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon, along with state and county agencies, city departments, and private businesses and civic groups to deliver programming. She directs a variety of Idaho Master Gardener programs and trains and supervises 100 volunteers annually.

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Benson, Amber

4-H Service Assistant

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Bernard, Carrie

Administrative Assistant

Carrie provide administrative support for office management, staff and UI Extension educators within the Twin Falls Research and Extension Center.

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Bertram, Melissa

Research Scientist

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Bevan, Josh

Director, Food Technology Center

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Biggers, Carol

Nutrition Advisor

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Bills, Wesley

Research Specialist

Bingham, Andrew

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Financial Management, Ada County Chair

Andrew is an Extension educator with a focus on financial management. Based in Ada County, Andrew works with community partners to provide financial literacy programs to individuals in need. He serves as chair for UI Extension, Ada County.

Blanch, Leslee

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Leslee offers a variety of wellness classes, including many nutrition topics and fitness classes.

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Blickenstaff, Shannon

Professional Development Coordinator

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Boer, Audie

Feed Mill Manager

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Boese-Empey, Michelle

UI Extension Web Coordinator

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Bohach, Carolyn Hovde

Distinguished Professor

Carolyn's focus is infectious disease with emphasis on the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7. Primary interests are in the relationship of this human pathogen with healthy cattle.

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Boice, Kandee

4-H Program Assistant

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Bone, Yolanda

Program Coordinator, Northern District

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Boone, Karie

Extension Educator — Small Farms and Community Food Systems

Karie specializes in rural development sociology, resource governance, food systems and social change. She will be planning and leading small farms educational programs for residents in Payette and surrounding counties.

Borowiec, Marek

Assistant Professor

Marek is a biologist interested in biodiversity, including its cataloging and description (taxonomy), and processes that created it (speciation, phylogeny). His research combines field work, molecular laboratory techniques and computing.

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Bowen, Hadley

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Bregante, Erryn

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Brook, Jack R.

Lecturer

Jack’s teaching experience includes human nutrition & dietetics, anatomy & physiology, microbiology, food science, cellular biology and genetics.

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Brooks, Erin

Associate Professor, Agricultural Engineer

Erin is an agricultural engineer by training and is a licensed professional engineer in civil engineering in the state of Idaho. His research and teaching focuses on landscape hydrology, erosion, water quality, nutrient transport and cycling in forested and agroecosystems.

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Brooks, Ph.D., Randall

Extension Professor of Forestry and Extension Forestry Specialist

Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

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Brown, Angie

4-H Program Manager

Brown, Jack

Professor

Bruegeman, Jill

Office Manager

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Buchert, Charity

Assistant Director, Employee Engagement and Operations

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Buck, Julie

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Julie's programming areas include health, nutrition, food safety, 4-H youth development and Bingham county chair. Julie is a registered dietitian nutritionist and previously worked as a nutrition faculty member at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

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Buckallew, Evan

Feed Mill Manager

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Bull, Brad

Agricultural Mechanic

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Bunney, Stephanie

Financial Specialist

Burke, Tenley

Research Associate

Tenley works primarily on the Indicators Idaho website updating maps and data. She also focuses on prospecting for relevant funding sources for CALS faculty.

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Burt, Marcia

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Busch, Mary

Horticulture Associate

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Busdon, Sarah

Administrative Assistant

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Bush, Sarah

Assistant Professor

I teach classes and conduct research related to leadership and communications. I oversee the agricultural science, communication and leadership major and the agricultural communications and leadership minor.

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Butterfield, Stephanie

Customer Service Specialist

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Bywater, Jeni

4-H Program Coordinator

Jeni grew up on a farm in Minidoka County. She was very active in 4-H, taking on all sorts of projects, with her favorite being sheep. After many years of picking rock and thinning sugarbeets, she attended Boise State University’s Technical School in Business and Office Education. Jeni was ecstatic to be hired as Minidoka County’s 4-H program coordinator in 1993 and continues to “Make the Best Better."

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Calabretta, Amy

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Callister, David

Extension Educator and County Chair

David specializes in agronomy, community and economic development and 4-H youth development.

Cantley, Catherine

Assistant Professor

Catherine works with Idaho food manufacturers to improve their products, processes and cultures. She collaborates with commissions and consortiums that interact with food manufacturers to assist in reaching industry-wide opportunities.

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Caplan, Allan

Associate Professor

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Cardona, Margarita

Director of Administrative Services/Fiscal Officer

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Carleton, Kara

Idaho Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Kara empowers a team of 60 plus volunteers to provide educational outreach and research-based solutions that address a variety of home horticultural, lawn and garden challenges facing local citizens.

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Carnahan, Kevin

Senior Researcher

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Carrillo, Martha

Field Technician

Responsibilities: Weed management, plant sampling, plant assessments, planting, harvest operations, post harvest processing, seed preparation.

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Carter, Cheryl

Administrative Assistant

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Carter, Todd

Tetonia Research and Extension Center Superintendent

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Carter, Todd

Superintendent, Tetonia Research and Extension Center

Case, Tom

Inorganic Group Leader

Group leader for Inorganic Laboratory and Soil Testing Facility. Responsible for sample analysis and direct supervision of a team of analytical scientists and laboratory technicians involved in testing of soils, waters and biological tissues. Responsible for work flow scheduling, quality control oversight, method development, instrument maintenance, report writing, training and client support. Instrumentation includes FIA, AA, ICP, ICP/MS, TOC/TN, CVAFS, CNS and IC. Reviews and approves SOPs relating to inorganic procedures and general laboratory operations. Maintains QA/QC protocols on the soil tests conducted in the laboratory.

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Cates, Nola

Tribal 4-H Program Director

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Cernyar, Krista

Office Manager

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Chahine, Mireille

Dairy Extension Specialist and Professor

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Chapman, Erin

Clinical Associate Professor

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Chen, Shiyi

Assistant Professor

Shiyi’s program of research aims to identify the role of metacognition in early science education and explores ways to integrate metacognitive thinking in learning.

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Chen, Yimin

Assistant Professor — Research

Yimin is a human milk researcher with 15 years of clinical experience. She investigates the effects of human milk immunomodulatory components on the infant gastrointestinal and systemic immune response.

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Chen, Jianli

Professor

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Chibisa, Gwinyai

Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition and Metabolism

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Church, James

Extension Educator, Idaho County

Jim provides educational programs for commercial livestock producers in northern Idaho. He specializes in beef cattle production, marketing and management; and manages the 4-H animal science program.

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Clancy, Debby Lea

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Clarich, Carrie (Johnson)

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

Carrie's programs focus on STEM, livestock, small animals, teens, leadership, citizenship and going onto secondary education.

Clements, Justin

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist — Entomology

Justin is an entomologist interested in supporting integrated pest management of insect and mite pests of vegetable and field crops within the state of Idaho through his research and Extension program.

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Coburn, Sally

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Cochran, Audra

Associate Extension Educator — Forestry

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Coffey, Becky

FCS Assistant

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Colle, Michael

Assistant Professor, Meat Science

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Collier, Robert J.

Department Head

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Connors, James

Department Chair and Professor

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Cook, Nadine

4-H Program Assistant

Coordinating and facilitating the 4-H Youth Development program in Elmore County. Helping our youth and leaders, achieve greatness through education, service and activities in the community.

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Cook, Patricia

Office Manager

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Cook, Stephen

Professor

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Copeland, Kristi

Management Assistant

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Corrao, Mark V.

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Crump, Alex

Research Specialist

I support ongoing research efforts, with a primary focus on soil and environmental inorganic chemistry; provide analytical assistance to collaborators; support graduate students; laboratory and field studies.

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Cummins, Heather

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Dalton, Nikola

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

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Dalton, Joseph

Professor, Dairy Extension Specialist

Dalton’s research is focused on increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination in dairy cattle, including sperm dosage, heat detection accuracy, synchronization programs, AI technician proficiency and identification of fertility markers.

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Dandurand, Louise-Marie

Research Associate Professor

  • Nematology: Globodera pallida biology, population genetics and control

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Daughdrill, Patty

Nutrition Advisor, Eat Smart Idaho

David, Kirk

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David, Madeline

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Davids, Rosie

4-H Program Coordinator

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Davis, Jami

4-H Program Assistant

Jami provides outreach activities to the community and the Mountain Home Air Force Base. Her primary focus is camps and classes for youth and assisting with the 4-H program.

Davis, Jim

Principal Research Specialist

Jim manages the canola, rapeseed and mustard program's Pacific Northwest variety testing project and other field trials.

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de Haro-Martí, Mario

Extension Educator

Mario works helping Idaho producers to manage and reduce the environmental impact of their livestock and farming operations while increasing their productivity, sustainability and workforce education.

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Dearien, Christy

Research Associate

Christy expertise is in compiling data from secondary data sources to help people understand current conditions and trends in their local communities. She manages Indicators Idaho and compiles secondary data for grant proposal problem statements.

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DePhelps, Colette

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

DePhelps’ specializes in community food systems; small farms; organizational development, strategic planning and facilitation. She advocates for and uses community-based, participatory approaches to education and research to develop impactful programs.

Detjens, Alison

Instructor

Alison’s interest is in promoting and teaching sustainability in agriculture using a systems thinking lens. Alison’s work centers around teaching critical thinking skills needed to help build a sustainable future.

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DeWitt, Amy

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Dobre, Mariana

Research Scientist

I have broad interests in hydrology and water resources. I strive to better understand how human and natural disturbances of the environment alter both the availability and the quality of water resources.

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Dodds, Bebe

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Dolecheck, Suzann

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Suzann provides leadership and supervision for University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development in Twin Falls County. She collaborates with regional university faculty and community partners to design, implement and evaluate multi-county programming that promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Doty, Erin

Publishing Coordinator

Doumit, Matt

Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Professor

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Doumit, Stacey

Senior Instructor

Doumit’s equine course provides an understanding of science and production as it relates to the care and management of the horse, including hands-on experience for students in equine management practices.

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Drown, Steven

Agricultural Seed Technician

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Du, Xiaoxue "Rita"

Assistant Professor

Duellman, Kasia

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist — Seed Potato

Kasia’s research focuses on seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and seed-related aspects of commercial potato production.

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Durrin, Jenny

Director, Seed Potato Germplasm Program

Durrin’s experience includes plant tissue culture, plant virology and nematology. She has worked with potatoes in a laboratory and greenhouse setting for the past decade. In her current position as director of the Nuclear Seed Potato Program, she maintains tissue culture of over 300 potato varieties including public, private and research lines. She strives to provide seed potato growers and researchers with quality pre-nuclear seed they can rely on.

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Dye, Lorie

Extension Educator — Family & Consumer Sciences & 4-H Youth Development

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Easley, Cassandra

4-H Friday Friends Coordinator

Eborn, Ben

Extension Agricultural Economist, Professor

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Eigenbrode, Sanford

University Distinguished Professor

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Ekins, Jim

Area Water Educator

Jim has a natural resource degree from Western Carolina University and a master's in natural resources planning from University of Oregon. He worked in three national parks, on a research base in Antarctica and in wetland restoration for watershed councils in Oregon and Idaho. He's an avid canoeist, skier and runner.

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Elliot, Maggie

Director of Recruitment and Student Engagement

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Ellis, Lance

Extension Educator

Lance specializes in home and commercial horticulture, small acreage farming, general agriculture and livestock production. He offers Extension classes in both English and Spanish.

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Ellison, Melinda

Assistant Professor — Range Livestock & Sheep Extension Specialist

Ellison's research focuses primarily on the effects of grazing livestock on wildlife and range.

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Elvira, Jocelyn

Program Coordinator, Eat Smart Idaho

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England, James

Professor

England teaches beef cattle production medicine and gives lectures to ranchers statewide on vaccination programs, calving and ranch management. He also serves as the veterinarian for the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center.

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Englehart, Bev

Office Assistant

Ensafi, Pooria

Doctoral Student

Responsibilities: Collection of and characterizing nematodes in Southern and Eastern Idaho.

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Erickson, Luke

Associate Professor, Personal Finance Extension Specialist

My interests include personal finance, with an emphasis on youth education. Areas of expertise include credit building, credit scores, investing for retirement, withdrawal strategies, financial goal setting and emergency preparedness.

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Ettesvold, Susan

Community Nutrition Advisor

Evans, Clara-Leigh

Interim Idaho FFA Executive Director

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Ewers, Timothy G.

Extension Specialist — 4-H Youth Development

Expanding and bolstering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in 4-H programs and support for program evaluations.

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Falk, Jeremy

Associate Professor

Fallahi, Esmaeil

Professor

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Findlay, Reed

Extension Educator, Crops and Horticulture

Reed Findlay graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in agronomy in 1993. He began his career as an agricultural Extension educator with Montana State University working out of Rosebud and Treasure counties. He currently serves with the University of Idaho as a crops and horticulture Extension educator and county chair in Bannock and Bingham counties.

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Finkelnburg, Douglas

Area Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

Finkelnburg supports dryland cropping systems activities throughout northern Idaho. His collaborative approaches to deliver unbiased university driven research to agricultural producers and agricultural industry partners to solve ongoing production challenges.

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Fisher, Heather

Administrative Coordinator

Heather holds a bachelor's in psychology with a second major in women’s studies. She has a great love for gardening and small farms, and studied soil science at the graduate level at Washington State University. She is also a licensed massage therapist in both Washington and Idaho.

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Fitzsimons, Daniel

Assistant Professor

My research focuses on identifying the molecular processes that underlie the regulation of cardiac contraction and relaxation in the context of normal and diseased states, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart failure.

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Floch, Judy

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

Fluer, Sara

Associate Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

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Foist, Laura

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Eat Smart Idaho Administrator

Laura has a background in food and nutrition. She specializes in helping people learn how to eat healthy and safe. She also administers the Eat Smart Idaho program in the Eastern Idaho District. Eat Smart Idaho helps low income families learn techniques for buying, preparing and eating healthy foods on a limited budget.

Fornshell, Gary

Extension Educator, Aquaculture

Gary has formed close ties with the aquaculture industry and others involved with aquaculture to be able to develop and implement an aquaculture program. The program addresses water quality and quantity, feeds and nutrition, seafood education and aquatic animal health. He works closely with the outside agencies, UI Extension and research faculty and the aquaculture industry, which is concentrated in Twin Falls, Jerome and Gooding counties. The educational programs he teaches to youth take place at Natural Resources Camp, and are related to aquaculture to include water quality, aquatic ecology and fish biology.

Frazier, Erica

Financial Specialist

Fu, Daolin

Assistant Professor

Fu’s teaching includes botany; crop genetics and breeding; and plant science seminars. Fu has been working in wheat molecular genetics involving germplasm innovation, genetic transformation, map-based gene cloning, fungal disease resistance and male sterility.

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Gardiner, Kali

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Kali oversees day to day operations, including monitoring program delivery and data collection compliance, supervision and training of Eat Smart Idaho staff and assisting to build and enrich partnerships with agencies.

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Garner, Zane

Beef Center Manager

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Garofano, Kathy

Administrative Coordinator

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Garwood, Samantha

Administrative Assistant

Gentry, William

Sixth Street Greenhouse Assistant Manager

George, Carin

Administrative Assistant

Carin has lived in Rupert, Idaho for the last 15 years. She brings many years of administrative experience with her and looks forward to serving the community.

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Ghimire, Nav

Associate Director of UI Extension

Nav’s experience includes impact evaluation, program design, implementation and adult education. His focus is building evaluation capacity of Extension educators and increase their ability to document program impacts that meet the needs of local, state and federal stakeholders.

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Gillespie, Dana

District 4-H Event/Program Coordinator

Gillespie, Donna

Regional Youth Development Educator

Donna provides statewide leadership in 4-H citizenship and civic education, personal development and leadership. She partners with 4-H professionals in youth development programming throughout central Idaho.

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Givens, Ruth

Horticulture Assistant

Ruth has been in the Idaho Master Gardener Program since 2015, and worked as an assistant for two years in Ada County.

Glaze, Benton

Beef Extension Specialist and Professor

Benton focuses on breeding and genetics, beef quality assurance, general management and reproduction. He serves as a resource for beef producers, allied industries, veterinarians, Extension educators and the general public.

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Gleason, Gayle

Academic Advisor and Peer Leader Liaison

Advisor for first and second year students in agribusiness and applied economics; peer leader liaison.

Drop-ins are welcome or email for an appointment.

I grew up outside of Moscow where my grandfather farmed and had a few dairy cows. I’ve worked at the U of I for 19 years and the best part of my job is advising and helping students.

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Gray, Debbie

Grant & Project Coordinator

Debbie assists faculty through all stages of the project development process: from articulating a project, identifying funding, editing and writing proposals, creating budgets, to patiently wrangling paperwork and managing funded projects.

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Greenwalt, Tammy

Financial Specialist

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Greenway, Surine

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Surine is a University of Idaho alum who enjoys working for the University of Idaho while working with consumers throughout Owyhee County and the southern region of Idaho.

Gunn, Danielle

Extension Educator — Agricultural

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Hafez, Saad

Professor

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Haggerty, Robert

Director of International Programs

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Hale, Ruth

Office Manager

Hall, John

Superintendent; Cattle Management Lead, Rinker Rock Creek Ranch

The center is the University of Idaho’s primary cow/calf and forage research center. John’s program conducts applied research to enhance food production and sustainability of beef production operations.

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Hamilton, Melissa

Extension Educator, Community Development and Agriculture

Melissa's interests are on rural regional planning, multi-modal transportation systems, asset/value based development, meeting facilitation and community food systems.

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Hamilton, Chris

Assistant Professor

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Hamlett, Janna

Clinical faculty, Extension Food Processing Specialist

Janna works and assists the local food processing industry through TechHelp, UI Extension and Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences.

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Hansen, Lance

Extension Educator

Lance offers programs and classes that focus on financial literacy, 4-H youth development and food safety. He is the department chair for University of Idaho Extension in Madison County.

Hansen, Lyle

Central District Director; Superintendent

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Hansen, Kristin

Manager, Eat Smart Idaho

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Hardy, Ronald

Professor Emeritus

Hardy is an expert in animal nutrition, specifically fish nutrition and served as director of the Aquaculture Research Institute.

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Harley, Angela

Personnel Coordinator

Harrington, Miranda

Diagnostician

Harris, Jennifer

Administrative Assistant

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Harris, Therese

Publishing Director

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Harrison, Steve

Extension Educator

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Hart, Ken

Extension Educator and Professor

Ken's work focuses on Lewis County 4-H and CL2N 4-H Camp, production agriculture and small acreage farming in Lewis/Idaho counties, and farm financial management education in north central Idaho.

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Hart, Brian

Organic Group Leader

Group Leader for organic analyses and regulated scientific studies. Responsible for analysis and the general and direct supervision of a team of analytical scientists and laboratory technicians performing organic analytical chemistry. Testing includes pesticides, herbicides and other agricultural, industrial and naturally occurring compounds and substances in agricultural, biological and environmental samples, including plant and animal tissues, waters and soils, using gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and other methods as required. Responsible for work flow scheduling, quality control oversight, method development, instrument maintenance, report writing and training, as well as general group management tasks. Responsible for Group adherence to applicable testing guidelines. Reviews and approves SOPs relating to organic procedures and general laboratory operations. Provides expertise for the laboratory’s computer network and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

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Hatch, Justin

Extension Educator

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Hatzenbuehler, Patrick

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

Patrick performs evidence-based research and extension work on agricultural commodity markets with a focus on market structure and conditions for crops grown in Idaho.

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Hauger, Lauren “Lu”

Associate Extension Educator — Commercial Produce Safety

Lu specializes in commercial produce safety and will serve as a resource for farmers statewide.

Heckman, Susie

4-H Coordinator

Susie provides the framework for UI Extension 4-H Youth Development programming in local 4-H activities, organizes and conducts leader training classes, working with leaders and youth and providing educational resources.

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Heimgartner, Marvin

Senior Instructor

Heimgartner teaches courses in agricultural mechanics and skills such as beginning welding, shop practices and advanced welding. Students mastering the theoretical and technical knowledge as well as the tactile or motor skill.

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Heinse, Robert

Associate Professor

Soil and environmental physics with an emphasis on hydraulic properties of soils and porous media as well as their characterization using near-surface geophysics.

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Henderson, Paige

Administrative Coordinator

Paige provides office management and oversees day-to-day operations and budget monitoring. She also assists in the development of University of Idaho educational program resources, marketing, registration, coordination and set-up of workshops and seminars.

Henderson, Bracken

Extension Educator — Horticulture, Agriculture, 4-H

Hickman, Amanda

4-H Assistant

Higgins, Debbie

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

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Higgins, Lorie

Extension Specialist, Professor

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Hill, Sidnee Rose

Farm Business Management & Benchmarking Program Coordinator

Work one-on-one with Idaho farmers and ranchers to create and understand their financial statements and farm business benchmarks so that increase profitability and success may be achieved.

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Hines, Steven

Extension Educator, Crops

Steven Hines is the crop educator for Jerome and Twin Falls counties. He works in the areas of forages, cereals, cover crops, farm management and farm succession.

Hirnyck, Ronda

Extension Specialist, Pesticides

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Ho Kim, Jang

Assistant Professor, Food Safety Extension Specialist

Jang is an experienced food scientist. He provides evidence-based educational information related to value-added processing and consumer food safety on home food preservation, sanitation, food handling, food recalls and warnings.

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Hoadley, David

Foundation Seed Program Coordinator

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Hobson, Shawna

Administrative Assistant

Shawna provides office support and engages with the community as a Master Food Safety advisor, teaching participants how to safely preserve food products.

Hoffman, Diana

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Hoffman-McFarland, Katie

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Katie currently serves the county of Lemhi in the areas of community development, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development. She has been serving in Lemhi County since 2008.

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Holmquist, Tina

4-H Program Coordinator

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Hong, Zonglie

Associate Professor

He teaches general biochemistry and plant biochemistry courses. His research covers areas of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and genomics of plants, with special interests in cell wall biosynthesis, flower and seed development, and biological nitrogen fixation.

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Howell, Michael

Northern District Director

Mike provides leadership for the University of Idaho Extension programs in the northern district. In that role he provides leadership and administrative function for hiring and supervision of Extension educators, budget and evaluation, promotion and tenure and building relationships with stakeholders and other partners in the ten county region.

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Humpherys, Dave

Weed Program Assistant

Under the supervision of the weed and pest director, Dave has been working on noxious weed control for the past 15 years. In the weed department, we work with multiple state and federal agencies and local working groups to implement the noxious weed programs and projects. In the weed department, we have multiple projects such as noxious weed biocontrol, rancher’s cooperative projects, spray days and South Fork cooperative weed management. We are active with the state and southwest weed control associations.

Mir was the president of the state weed control association and Dave chairs the South Fork cooperative weed management project. Mir wrote and received a grant to obtain state-of-the art noxious weed storage facilities.

Humpherys, Dennis

Seasonal Field Technician

Under the supervision of the Director, Dennis has worked as a seasonal field technician for 10 years. He assists Mir with multiple weed control projects. He will also assist with pest control projects as needed.

Hunicke, Megan

4-H Special Programs Manager

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Hunt, Carl

Professor Emeritus

As a researcher and educator, Hunt was engaged in a broad spectrum of activities that involved applied aspects of ruminant nutrition, with particular emphasis on beef cattle.

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Hutchings , Becky

Extension Educator

Major responsibilities include nutrition, health, food safety, volunteer development and 4-H youth development educational programming. This includes assessment and development of programs within Minidoka County and southern district.

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Hutchinson, Pamela J.S.

Associate Professor, Extension Specialist — Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist

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Inwards, Megan

4-H Program Assistant

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Isaak, Diane

Management Assistant, Southern District

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James, Christy

4-H Program Coordinator

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Jamison, Jackie

Extension Specialist — Soil Health Instructor

Jackie works with Idaho producers as well as conservation districts to promote agricultural practices that improve soil health.

Janke, Laural

4-H Assistant

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Jarolimek, Dena

Administrative Coordinator — 4-H and Noxious Weed

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Jayo, Cammie

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Cammie coordinates the Eat Smart Idaho program in the southern district; responsible for nutrition advisors; and is the liaison between outside agencies and various University of Idaho departments.

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Jeffries, Erika (Thiel)

IT and Curriculum Specialist

Erika directs all things technology for Idaho's 4-H including 4-H Online and UI Extension 4-H Youth Development’s website. She oversees all 4-H curriculum and supports teen leadership programming.

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Jenkins, Kara

4-H Program Coordinator

Jensen, Daphne

Eat Smart Idaho Coordinator

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Jensen, Jennifer

Extension Educator — Horticulture and Small Acreage Farms

Jensen’s teaching experience includes Extension classes and workshops for adults and children in horticulture and small acreage farm production. She serves the citizens of Bonner County with one-on-one consultations for garden and vegetable production matters.

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Jensen, Kirstin

Extension Educator, Health & Fitness/Nutrition

Kirstin emphasis is family and consumer sciences. She offers programming in health, nutrition and fitness to all community members, schools and businesses.

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Jensen, K. Scott

Extension Educator, County Chair

Scott conducts applied research and extension programs in beef cattle, range and pasture management. He co-coordinates the Idaho Beef Quality Assurance program and conducts the longstanding Lost Rivers Grazing Academy.

Jill, Casal

Administrative Assistant

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Job, Ashley

Research Technician

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Johnson, Shelly

Extension Educator — Family & Consumer Sciences

Shelly specializes in nutrition, health promotion/wellness programs. She is known for programming in obesity prevention, healthy food pantries, Smarter Lunchroom, senior nutrition, diabetes and nutrition education for low income families.

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Johnson, Teri

Senior Office Administrator

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Johnson, Aaron

Associate Professor

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Johnson-Maynard, Jodi

Department Head and Professor

Jodi’s research is focused on climate change/variability and sustainable agriculture and the impacts of management on soil health.

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Jones, Janice

Assistant Director, Financial Operations

Jones, Linda

Technical Aide II

Isolation and culturing plant pathogens, analyzing seed phosphorus data, data compilation, operating FOSS Near Infrared spectrophotometer, performing beta glucan testing, participating in planting and harvest operations.

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Kahl, Kendall

Research Specialist

Kahl manages the Soil and Water Resources Lab where much of the research is focused around carbon and nitrogen cycling, earthworm ecology and soil health monitoring in regional conservation agriculture soils and native ecosystems.

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Karasev, Alexander

Professor

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Kayler, Zachary

Assistant Professor

My projects focus on the understanding of ecosystem biogeochemical cycles within natural and managed ecosystems with an emphasis on ecosystem sustainability, resilience, diversity and adaptation.

Kinder, Cindy

Extension Educator

Youth development and livestock Extension educator working with Gooding and Camas counties outreaching to schools, youth and adult organizations focusing on STEM, livestock, horse, leadership/workforce skills and higher education topics.

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Kinzer, Kasia

Assistant Professor, Extension Seed Potato Specialist

Kinzer’s research focuses on all aspects of seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and to seed-related aspects of commercial potato production. Her extension program focuses on providing relevant, timely, science-based, non-biased information to growers and the industry.

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Kinzer, Kasia

Assistant Professor, Extension Seed Potato Specialist

Kinzer’s research focuses on all aspects of seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and to seed-related aspects of commercial potato production. Her Extension program focuses on providing relevant, timely, science-based, non-biased information to growers and the industry.

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Konetchy, Denise

Assistant Professor, Small Ruminant Medicine

Owner and clinical practitioner of a rural mixed animal veterinary practice. The practice emphasized strategies, of preventative medicine, herd health and client education. In addition I was a temporary instructor at the University of Idaho.

Koole, Travis

IT Analyst - Moscow, northern Idaho

Kottraba, Jeana

Nutrition Advisor

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Kovac, Kim

Program Assistant and Master Gardener Assistant

Kim works as the administrative assistant and Master Gardener coordinator.

Kruger, Kevin

Scientific Aide II

I maintain the lab and it's equipment. We research solid-liquid separation, nutrient content and best practices of dairy production.

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Kuhl, Joseph

Associate Professor

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Kuhl, Shannon

Tissue Culture Specialist

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Kumar, Vikas

Assistant Professor - Research (Fish Nutrition & Nutrigenomics)

Kumar’s research interest revolves around aquaculture (marine and freshwater); nutrition, physiology and genomics of aquatic animals. His primary research is to develop nutritionally balanced, environmentally sound and cost-effective seafood production.

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Kunz, Amber

Administrative Assistant

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Lackey, Kimberly

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research on human milk composition, with a focus on the microbiome and infectious disease transmission between breastfeeding mothers and infants.

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Lancaster, Jamie

4-H Program Coordinator

Jamie loves helping 4-H members find opportunities to become involved and gain new skills.

Larsen, JoLynn

Administrative Assistant-4-H

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Lawrence, Randy

Research Technician

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Leblanc, Luc

Curator and Manager of William F. Barr Entomological Museum

Luc has extensive experience in insect taxonomy (especially Tephritidae and Ichneumonidae) and managing insect collections. He implemented plant protection-related projects in Africa (1989-1994) and the South Pacific Islands (1994-2002).

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Lee, Siew Guan

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Siew Guan Lee is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Her programming areas include health, nutrition, food safety and 4-H youth development.

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Lee, Katherine

Assistant Professor

Katherine's research focus is highly interdisciplinary, using economic and ecological concepts in mathematical models and empirical analyses in order to explore feedbacks between human and natural systems.

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Lee, Hyun Jung

Assistant Professor

Lent, Melinda

Research Specialist

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Lewallen, Chelsey

Instructor

Lewin, Paul

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor; Director of Rural Studies Program

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Lewis, Edwin

Department Head and Professor, Co-Director of Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

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Liang, Xi

Associate Professor, Cropping Systems Agronomy

Xi Liang is leading a Cropping Systems Agronomy program with focuses on crop physiology in response to abiotic and biotic stresses, irrigation management and alternative crop agronomy (e.g., cover crops and quinoa).

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Lide, Chen

Associate Professor, Waste Management Engineer

Chen’s research and extension focus on value-added products from waste, mitigation of environmental impacts caused by waste, and dissemination of science-based information to help stakeholders make informed decisions, leading to positive changes.

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Lindstrom, James

4-H Youth Development Director

James Lindstrom, Ed.D., is the director for UI Extension 4-H Youth Development program, with over 38 years of professional experience; he founded the Global 4-H Network Board.

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Lisle, Julie

Fair Manager

Lockard, Cheryl

Administrative Coordinator

Loftus, Bill

Public Information Officer

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Loomis, Grant

Extension Educator

Grant offers programming for small farms, soil health and cover crops.

Love, Stephen

Professor

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Love, Mark

Agricultural Assistant

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Lowber, Debbie

Lead Customer Service Specialist

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Lu, Liang "Jimmy"

Assistant Professor

Lucas, Jane

Postdoctoral Associate

I am exploring the factors that influence the invertebrate and microbial communities within the leaf litter and soil in agricultural and tropical ecosystems.

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Lucero, Jackie

Program Coordinator, Pest Management

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Luckhart, Shirley

Professor, Co-Director of Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

Luckhart is an expert in arthropod-borne infectious diseases. Her major focus is malaria, including innate immunity in the mosquito and mammalian host and interventions to block both disease and transmission.

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Lunt, Marty

Personnel Coordinator

Lynn, Betsy

Program Assistant

Betsy serves as the UI Extension program assistant in providing office support to the Extension educator and 4-H program assistant. Her focus is to help with the growth and expansion of programs offered.

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Lyu, Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research focuses on the correlation of human milk bioactive components with infant immunity.

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Maas, Alexander

Assistant Professor

Maas’ research areas include the allocation and valuation of scarce resources, with a focus on water related issues. He is an interdisciplinary, applied economist with a particular focus on the economic implications of resource management and local policies.

Mahler, Robert

Professor — Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences

Robert conducts research on water quality and water quantity water resource issues in Idaho. In addition to public perceptions, priorities and actions taken to address water resource issues in the Pacific Northwest.

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Manker, Gretchen

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Gretchen's focus is health and nutrition, food safety, financial management and 4-H youth development. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and enjoys teaching.

Marshall, Juliet

Research Professor, Extension Specialist — Plant Pathologist

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Marshall, Juliet

Research Professor, Extension Specialist — Plant Pathologist

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Martin, Mary Ellen

Administrative Coordinator

Martinez, Sendy

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Sendy Martinez works in Ada County as the 4-H Extension educator. Her responsibilities include 4-H youth development programming for underserved and minority audiences in both Ada County and Canyon County.

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Martinez, Susie

Office Manager

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Matthews, Sara

Senior Instructor

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Mayes, Iris

Extension Educator, Horticulture & Small Farms

Iris leads community-level Extension efforts in small farms and horticulture for Latah County.

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McClintick Chess, Jordan

Agricultural Technician

McDonough, Thomas

Sixth Street Greenhouse Manager

McGeehan, Steven

Laboratory Director

Supervises chemists, laboratory technicians and support personnel performing analyses for environmental, soil, water, plant and veterinary toxicology samples. Schedules work flow and instrument maintenance, provides quality control oversight and staff training as well as general group management tasks. Reviews all work performed in the analytical laboratory for validity according to quality control defined guidelines. Reviews and approves standard operating procedures; supervises method development and modifications to procedures as improvements become necessary. Writes grant proposals and conducts research on projects that are pertinent to the laboratory’s mission. Serves as laboratory research director for pesticide residue regulatory studies under CFR 40 Section 160. Provides ISO 17025 expertise for continued laboratory compliance with quality assurance programs including accreditation by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

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McGuire, Mark

University Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean of Research & Director of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station

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McGuire, Michelle (Shelley)

Director and Professor

Michelle (Shelley) McGuire

McIntosh, Christopher

Department Head, Professor

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Meeks, Will

Minor Use Pesticide Specialist

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Meyer, Sonya

Professor and Collections Manager

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Miller, Dana

4-H Program Coordinator

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Miller, Tina

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

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Miller, Jay

IT Analyst - Southern Idaho

Miller, Jim

Director of Development and Capital Projects Analyst

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Mills, Rebecca

Extension Educator, Livestock and 4-H Youth Development

Rebecca's focus in Gem and Boise counties and within the southern district is livestock, small farms and 4-H youth development programming.

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Miner, Katie

Senior Instructor

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Minnich, Scott

Professor

Scott's focus is on bacterial pathogenesis of Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pestis, etiologic agents of yersiniosis and bubonic plague respectively; and ability to suppress the innate immune response of mammalian hosts.

Moeller, Madison

Office Manager

Moeller, Sherry

4-H Assistant

Moll, Margaret

Research Support Scientist

Margaret's responsibility is the diagnostic laboratory and research support for the south central and southeast cereals program.

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Moller, Greg

Professor

Greg’s focus is to advance sustainability by developing new knowledge and innovations in the area of sustainable solutions for water resources impacting individuals, communities and environmental quality globally.

Momont, Patrick

Southern District Director; Superintendent

Pat’s experience includes serving as a state beef Extension specialist, conducting joint research and extension projects involving cow nutrition, grazing behavior, retained ownership and alternative forages.

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Moore-Kriwox, Amanda

Program Specialist, Academic Coordinator

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Morrisroe-Aman, Bridget

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Ms. Morrisroe-Aman is a family and consumer sciences (FCS) assistant professor, in Ada County, focused on nutrition, health and food safety. She leads the district Diabetes Prevention Program and co-leads the district Master Food Safety Advisor volunteer programs.

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Murdoch, Brenda

Associate Professor

Murdoch’s research focuses on characterizing the relationship between genetic variation in mammals and traits which are valued and important to society. She exploits a number of molecular and genetic tools to further improve our understanding of how these variations affect biological processes of both undesirable and desirable phenotypic traits.

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Murdock, Sharon

Student Services Manager

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Nagy, Kyle

Superintendent & Orchard Operations Manager

Kyle Nagy is responsible for the operations at Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center. The center includes a USDA Certified Organic orchard that specializes in antique and heirloom fruit varieties.

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Nasados, James

Meat Science Lab Manager

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Nash, Scott

Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator

Scott provides 4-H leadership in 14 eastern Idaho counties as well as statewide leadership in 4-H animal science.

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Neibling, Howard

Associate Professor, Extension Specialist — Water Management Engineer

Neibling serves as the state irrigation specialist for University of Idaho Extension. In this role, he delivers educational programs, develops extension materials, works with county faculty and participates in farm visits.

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Nelson, Cindy

Office Assistant

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Neufeld, Jerry

County Chair, Extension Educator — Crops

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Newman, Soren

Research Associate

Soren's research examines communities’ responses to water privatization, food systems, as well as capacity to adapt to environmental hazards, such as wildfire.

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Nielsen, Barbara

Research Support Scientist

Nomee, Shaina

Associate Extension Tribal Educator

Our role is to continue providing leadership through development, partnership, education and collaboration that support our youth on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation through 4-H enrichment and Coeur d'Alene tribal culture.

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Norell, Rick

Professor, Dairy Extension Specialist

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Nygaard, Chelsi

Management Assistant

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O'Leary, Marilyn

4-H Program Coordinator

Marilyn coordinates 4-H member enrollments and reports, keeps the budget on track, scheduling events and volunteers, tracking inventory and engaging in the everyday general duties.

Oliver, Kayleen

Beef Feedlot Manager

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Olmstead, Brent

Assistant Dean of Government and External Relations

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Olsen, Nora

Professor

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Orgill, Shawna

Office Manager

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Ottley, Michael T

Noxious Weed and Invasive Species Supervisor

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Packham, Joel

Extension Educator

I teach farm and ranch financial management in connection with estate/succession planning and also the use of grazing cover crops for soil management. 4-H livestock is my area of expertise.

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Page, Meladi

Extension Administrative Assistant

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Painter, Kate

Extension Educator — Agriculture

Kate provides educational programming in farm management, cereal and forage production, livestock production, horticulture and small farm production. She also offers training for the Idaho Master Gardener program.

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Parrella, Michael P.

Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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Parrott, Samantha

Director of Development

Samantha works to secure major gifts for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences initiatives.

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Paszczynski, Andrzej J.

Professor Emeritus

Andrzej focus is to discern and verify the unique proteins (biomarkers) that infer directly or indirectly the functional aspects of microbial tolerance of the extreme environmental conditions.

Patten, Roy

Farm Operations Supervisor

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Patterson, Ron

Extension Educator, Horticulture/Agriculture

Ron has extensive experience in horticulture and agriculture, with emphasis in weed control, and beneficial and pest insects.

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Patterson, Rachel

Graduate Student

Responsibilities: Histopathology and molecular studies on common and dwarf bunt of wheat, support for SCSE Cereals program.

Peak, Josh

Superintendent, Palouse Research, Extension and Education Center

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Peavler, Deborah

4-H Coordinator

Deborah works to plan and assist in 4-H programming and events in Gooding County. 

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Petty, Barbara

Associate Dean & Director of UI Extension

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Peutz, Joey

Extension Educator

Joey Peutz serves as the county chair as she develops, teaches and evaluates nutrition and food safety programs for adults and children in Payette County and a nine-county district.

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Piaskowski, Julia

Statistician

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Pitman, Robert

Horticulture Service Assistant

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Pollard, Dawn

Student Support Specialist

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Popova, Inna

Assistant Professor

My research program is focused on 1) the fate and biological effects of natural and synthetic organic compounds in the environment and 2) the development of a new generation of pesticides.

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Powell, Ember

Office and Program Coordinator

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Powell, Matt

Associate Professor

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Prather, Timothy

Professor and Senior Associate Director of the U of I Rangeland Center

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Price, William

Director of Statistical Programs

Statistical consultation for Ag science researchers.

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Pruitt, Sheila

Receptionist

Sheila is the primary receptionist and responsible for putting together the Extension Connections newsletter and assists with family and consumer sciences, agriculture, 4-H and the noxious weeds secretary.

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Ramirez, Sarah

Management Assistant

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Ramsey, Mitzi

Administrative Assistant

Mitzi provides administrative support for 4-H youth and programs provided by University of Idaho Extension, Minidoka County.

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Rashed, Arash

Associate Professor, Ecological Entomology

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Reese, Carrie

Management Assistant

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Reese, Jennifer

Administrative Coordinator

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Reyes, Kiana

Administrative Assistant

Rezamand, Pedram

Associate Professor

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Richel, Karen

Extension Educator — Financial Wellness

Karen provides basic “K through Gray” financial education and counsels clients as an accredited financial counselor and a certified money coach for 10 north Idaho counties.

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Ridout, Mary

Extension Educator — Agriculture/Horticulture

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Rigby, Debbie

Management Assistant

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Robertson, Amy

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences & 4-H

Amy provides a variety of workshops, classes and other learning opportunities in food safety, nutrition and healthy living. She also organizes and implements 4-H youth development events for local youth.

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Robison, Clarence

Research Associate/Research Support Scientist

My research include surface water quality, water use by crops/vegetation, instrumentation of non-agricultural areas collecting meteorological data Also supervise the laboratory technicians and maintain the databases and equipment.

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Rodgers, Erin

4-H Youth Development Program Manager

Rodriguez, Elisa

4-H Program Assistant

Roe, Annie J.

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist, Director of Eat Smart Idaho

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Roe, Christina (Allen)

Administrative Financial Specialist, Eat Smart Idaho

Assist the director and state coordinator for Eat Smart Idaho. Manage and project multiple budgets and personnel actions for Eat Smart Idaho throughout Idaho.

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Roemer, Ronald

Research Technician

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Roheim, Cathy

Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Agricultural Economics

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Roland, Tyanne

Extension Educator

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Root, Jen

Senior Director of Development

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Ruhoff, Norm

Director, Agricultural Commodity Risk Management Program; Clinical Assistant Professor

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Rumford, Debra

CALS Web Coordinator

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Ruth, Alaena

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Alaena specializes in animal science. She has interests in livestock production and management as well as meat science. She enjoys teaching and speaking about STEM education and quality assurance.

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Ryu, Jae Hyeon

Associate Professor

My research is on drought monitoring and forecasting, hydrological modeling, and water resources planning and management in a changing global environment associated with urbanization and climate variability. Continue in biography.

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Ryu, Dojin

Professor

Dojin focus is chemical and toxicological fate of mycotoxins, a diverse group of secondary metabolites produced by certain fungi. Developing culturally sensitive education programs for deaf teenagers to reduce foodborne illness.

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Saam, Mark

Senior Agricultural Technician

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Sachse, Tammy

Extension Assistant

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Saffran Larson, Mia

4-H Program Assistant and Office Administrator

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Sagers, Joseph

Extension Educator — Agronomy

Joseph specializes in agronomy and livestock, with a emphasis on forage production, grazing management and Spanish programs.

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Sant, Laura

Extension Educator — Health/Nutrition/Food Safety and 4-H

Laura provides community education to residents in Franklin County. She is also a registered dietitian nutritionist and licensed dietitian in Idaho and nationally recognized for her work.

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Saul, Darin

Director, Grant and Project Development

Darin helps faculty write proposals, identify funding, organize teams and proposal efforts and manage processes and projects.

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Schmadeka, Vickey

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Schnepf, Chris

Area Extension Educator, Forestry and Professor

Chris provides a variety of learning opportunities on applied forest ecology and silviculture for family forest owners, loggers and professional foresters throughout the Idaho Panhandle.

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Schoenfelder, Judith

4-H Program Specialist

Military partnerships, international exchange and out-of-school partnerships.

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Schoepflin, Carly

Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives

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Schott, Linda

Assistant Professor, Nutrient and Waste Management Extension Specialist

Linda specializes on addressing the needs of stakeholders in southern Idaho related to the impacts of nutrient and livestock waste management and other land management practices on soil health and water quality.

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Schroeder, Brenda

Associate Research Professor

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Schroeder, Kurtis

Cropping Systems Agronomist, Associate Professor

Kurtis’ research focus is improving cereal-based cropping systems through a combination of crop rotation, nutrient management and agronomic inputs. He directs the small grain and grain legume variety trials for northern Idaho.

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Schuetz, Maria Micki

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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Schwarting, Donna

4-H Volunteer Development Educator

As part of UI Extension 4-H Youth Development, I oversee the volunteer management system and provide support to county Extension personnel in recruitment, training and retention of 4-H volunteers statewide.

Schwarzländer, Mark

Professor and Associate Director, Center for Research on Invasive Species

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Schweitzer, Alleah

Farm to Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator

Scott, Rhea

Administrative Assistant

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Scott, Danielle

Associate Extension Educator

Serna, Ester

Responsibilities: Weed management, plant sampling, plant assessments, planting, harvest operations, post harvest processing, seed preparation.

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Shelman, Tod

Scientific Aide II

Responsibilities: Plot herbicide treatment, weed management, barley quality data, seed preparation, data compilation, equipment operation, fabrication and maintenance.

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Shelstad, Nancy

Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator

Nancy has collaborated on a multi-state youth retention research project, written 4-H curriculum and provided leadership to develop the Idaho Build Your Future program and 20 4-H staff development modules.

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Shewmaker, Glenn

Emeritus

Silkwood, Gail

Extension Educator

Gail provides leadership for the Benewah County 4-H, UpRiver Afterschool, youth development camps and the Idaho Master Gardeners of Benewah County. She also provides educational resources in agriculture and livestock topics.

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Simao Gurge, Raquel

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Singh, Shree

Professor

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Skibiel, Amy

Assistant Professor, Lactation Physiology

Skibiel’s research interests lie at the intersection of lactation biology, maternal effects and performance. These topics are studied using observational and experimental approaches and from both evolutionary and dairy production perspectives.

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Small, Laurie

4-H Program Coordinator/Office Administrator

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Small, Meranda

Extension Educator

Programming efforts focus on beef cattle production with an emphasis on preparing cattle for the feed yard through preconditioning, beef quality assurance and general livestock production practices for 4-H youth.

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Smathers, Kelsie

Lecturer

Smith, Taylor

4-H Program Assistant

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Smith, Kasee

Assistant Professor

Smith, Chance

Dairy Center Senior Agricultural Technician

Smith, Zachary

Research Specialist

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Snyder, Lindsey

Extension Program Assistant

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Sorensen, Terrell

Extension Educator

Terrell’s focus is cereal grains, water, and water related issues, and the Farm Ranch Management team. He also coordinates the 4-H activities in the county.

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Sparks, Rose

4-H Assistant

Rose graduated from Boise State University with a teaching certificate and taught 30+ years in area schools, while owning 1,000 head of white-faced ewes and 900 head of boar goats. She also trained donkeys, mules and ponies to drive in harness. Rose teaches the 4-H enrichment activities in area elementary schools.

Sparks, Michael "Kevin"

Operations Supervisor

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Spear, Rhett

Assistant Professor

Agronomic and economic evaluations of new potato varieties through cultural management trials and new variety selection.

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Spencer, Marnie R.

UI Extension, Eastern District Director

Marnie is the University of Idaho Extension, Eastern District director, supporting Extension in 14 southeastern counties.

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Spinazola, Jean

Master Gardener Assistant

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Sponseller, Claire

Area Extension Educator — 4-H STEM

Sprinkle, Jim

Beef Extension Specialist

Srivastava, Anurag

Research Scholar

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Statz, Alysson

4-H Coordinator

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Steffens, Janis

State 4-H Administrative Coordinator

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Stevens, Maryanne

4-H Program Coordinator

Stewart, Lynna

Graphic Designer

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Stokes, Brad

Extension Educator

Brad is the UI Extension educator and county chair for Elmore County, focusing on food production systems, horticulture, 4-H and a passion for pollinators.

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Strawn, Daniel

Professor, Environmental Soil Chemistry

My Environmental Soil Chemistry program is focused on gaining a better understanding of reaction processes in the environment to gain new insights into contaminant and nutrient speciation, reaction pathways, and mineralogy in soil and water systems.

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Stribling, Aubrey

Administrative Coordinator

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Strickland, Michael S.

Research Associate Professor

My research interests are the interface between soil, microbial and ecosystem ecology. Soils, as well as the microbial communities and ecosystem processes supported by soils, are some of the most imperiled systems on the planet.

Strupp, Heather

4-H Program Coordinator

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Sutton, Megan

Master Gardener Assistant

Swenson, Sarah

Administrative Coordinator

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Taggart, Allen

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

I lead the 4-H Youth Development program in Ada County, build community partnerships, strengthen our volunteer base and increase funding for our programs. I work with community partners, adult volunteers and families to help more youth "make the best better."

Talcott, Patricia

Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicologist

Diagnostic Toxicologist for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). Evaluates, coordinates and interprets results of veterinary diagnostic toxicology samples submitted to the UI ASL. Consults with veterinarians concerning veterinary toxicology cases and diagnoses. Maintains communications with WADDL and WI personnel concerning veterinary toxicology services and cases. Conducts field investigations of animal poisonings when needed. Note: The Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicologist has responsibilities at the University of Idaho and Washington State University outside the UI ASL. The duties listed above reflect her duties only as applied to the laboratories.

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Tate, Kimberly

Associate Extension Senior Instructor

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Tate, Michelle

4-H Coordinator

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Taylor, R. Garth

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

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Tejeda, Hernan

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

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Telford, Nikki

Family & Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator

Teuscher, Cindy

Office Administrator

Thaxton, Jennifer

4-H Program Assistant/Office Manager

Thomas, Jason

Extension Educator

I deliver pest management and STEM focused extension programs to Idaho farmers and youth. My main emphasis is the Integrated Pest Management of insects and voles.

Thompson, Janelle

4-H Program Coordinator

Thornton, Mike

Parma Chair and Professor

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Tienhaara, Natasha

4-H AmeriCorps state Program Coordinator

State coordinator for the 4-H AmeriCorps Grant program.

Tifft, Kathee

Extension Educator, Community Development, Family and Consumer Sciences and County Chair

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Toomey, Maureen

Extension Educator - Area 4-H Youth Development

Toomey directs the 4-H nutrition, physical activity, well-being and the visual arts. She also co-leads the teen health advocates, Well Connected Communities and farm to early childcare programs.

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Torbert, James “Jim”

Pest Control Coordinator

Mutually, Mir and Jim work on different pest related projects and programs such as grasshoppers, Mormon crickets and mosquito abatement, to help Elmore County ranchers, farmers and citizens. Jim regularly surveys known standing water sites to monitor for mosquito larvae. These areas are treated to control mosquito larvae. He sets traps to test mosquitoes for WNV. In the early evening, he is fogging areas that experience high mosquito populations during the season. To report areas of standing water or high mosquito populations in Elmore County you can call Jim directly at 208-587-2304 or visit the Elmore county website at www.elmorecounty.org/pest to email us directly.

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Tracy, Erica

Administrative Assistant

Trappet, Karen

Weed Control and Extension Secretary

Tripepi, Robert

Term Department Head and Professor

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Trujillo-Barrera, Andres

Assistant Professor

Andres' research deals with understanding the role of risk on marketing and finance strategies in the food and agricultural industry.

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Tsao, Ling-Ling

Associate Professor

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Tucker, Angela

Administrative Assistant

Angela maintains numerous grants over the years and keeps all the accounts in order for family and consumer sciences, agriculture, 4-H, 4-H Friday Friends and the noxious weed department.

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Tverdy, Teresa

Program Specialist

Teresa coordinates the 4-H program in the county and is responsible for recruiting, training and supervising volunteer leaders and 4-H members. She helps develop the 4-H programming for youth and families.

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Tyacke, Rhonda

Assistant to the Dean

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Unlu, Gulhan

Associate Professor

Ünlü focus is targeting main agricultural interests, commodities (dairy, potatoes, fish) and byproducts (cheese whey, potato peel waste, fish skin/bones) in ID and WA.

Usabel, Nic

Extension Educator — Horticulture

Nic specializes in urban horticulture and directs the Idaho Master Gardener Program in training and supervising the volunteers within Canyon County. He is implementing a Junior Master Gardener program.

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Vaughan, Chandra

Associate Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

Chandra provides leadership, instruction and support for 4-H youth development programs focusing on youth development, adult volunteer development, youth education program development, expanding partnerships and participation, and membership growth.

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Verbance, Caitlyn

Office Manager

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Vermaas, Lori

Publishing Editor

I copy edit and proofread all peer-accepted manuscripts to UI Extension, shepherd submissions through all production stages and serve as a liaison between authors and production staff, among many other duties.

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Villacana, Maria

Nutrition Advisor

Villamediana, Patricia

Research Technician

Cytogenetics and reproductive biology contributes knowledge of the cellular mechanisms involved in mammal reproduction, leading new procedures in quality diagnosis in embryos and gametes, developed in parallel with assisted reproduction techniques, for agriculture and livestock farming.

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Vinci, Dino

Sheep Center Manager

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Von Rein, Isabell

Lab Technician

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Wagoner, R. Kent

Senior Agricultural Technician

Operate farm equipment, irrigate and assist the farm operations supervisor as needed.

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Wahl, Lori

Senior Instructor

I teach design, apparel technology and industry-aligned courses with emphasis on applied learning through projects that simulate industry processes. I enthusiastically support undergraduate research projects and entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Wakefield, Robyn

Grants Specialist

Walker, Sue

4-H Assistant

Walsh, Olga

Associate Professor, Extension Specialist — Cropping Systems Agronomy

Developing and delivering relevant research and educational programs in sustainable cropping systems using best management practices for important crops grown in Idaho.

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Wang, Yi

Assistant Professor

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Wang, Yueguang

Research Associate

Warner, Robyn

4-H Program Assistant

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Warren, Ph.D., William A.

Associate Professor and Extension Educator

Bill conducts programming in land-based economic development and land stewardship in Clearwater and nearby Idaho counties. Landowners learn how to generate income from their land while enhancing ecological benefits.

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Waters, Jillian

Administrative Coordinator

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Waters, Holly

Project Administrator

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Watson, Philip

Associate Professor

Watson is a natural resource and regional development economist whose research focuses on the role of natural resources in the economic health of communities and evidence based economic development planning.

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Wayment, Seresa

Nutrition Advisor

Weber, Tanya

Research Technician

Act as a liaison between animal science faculty, PREEC research facilities and the IACUC board regarding animal research projects.

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Weiland, Kimberly

4-H Secretary

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Wenninger, Erik

Associate Professor

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Werlin, Jennifer

Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

Jennifer provides educational programs associated with enhancing local agriculture, community food systems and 4-H Youth Development. Her interests include healthy seasonal cooking, gardening, season extension, food security and permaculture design.

West, Andres “Andy”

Extension Educator, Horticulture

I use my experience and education in horticulture to teach the public about landscape sustainability through conservation, fruit and vegetable production, native plants and Waterwise landscaping.

Westerhold, Ashlee

Extension Area Economist

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Wharton, Phillip

Associate Professor

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White, Debbie

4-H Coordinator

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White, Trevor

Academic Advisor and Peer Leader Liaison

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White, David

Research Specialist, Agriculture Extension

David’s research experience includes geographic determinants of evolution, bacterial components of sick building syndrome, intercellular communication, bacterial biofilms and fungal pathogens of legumes. He brings a broad scientific experience to fieldwork, assisting with data collection and proper application of herbicides and fertilizers.

Williams, Cinda

Extension Educator

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Williams, Shannon

Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Serving as the agriculture Extension educator in Lemhi County. I work with beef producers, natural resource managers and community members.

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Williams, Cody

Grants Specialist

Williams, Janet

Senior Research Scientist

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Willis, Dayna

Personnel Coordinator

Willmore, Carmen

Extension Educator — Livestock and Forages

Carmen is the Extension educator in Lincoln County, located in Shoshone, ID. Her programming efforts focus on livestock and forage education for surrounding producers.

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Wilson, Jim

Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator

Jim provides regional leadership for program development and volunteer management for the 10 northern Idaho counties, plus statewide leadership for 4-H horse and shooting sports programs.

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Wilson, Sharla

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Sharla serves as the 4-H Extension educator for Kootenai County and is an assistant professor with the University of Idaho. Wilson oversees 4-H youth development programming in Kootenai and Shoshone counties.

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Wilson, Linda

Financial Specialist

Winfree, Jason

Associate Professor

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Wingerson, Megan

Senior Research Technician

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Wittman, Grace

Extension Educator

I provide leadership in the areas of food safety, food preservation, nutrition and youth development. I focus primarily on food preservation classes, hand washing education and cooking skills classes.

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Wolf, Kattlyn

Associate Professor

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Womack, Kyle

Beef Center Livestock Shop Foreman

Wood, Kate

4-H Friday Friends Coordinator

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Woodell, Lynn

UI Extension Support Scientist 2

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Woodhall, James

Assistant Professor, Plant Pathologist

James offers a range of diagnostic tests and advice to growers. His research program characterizes plant pathogens and developing new diagnostic methods for diseases across a range of crops.

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Woodhouse, Becky

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating Eat Smart Idaho program in Idaho’s eastern district. Works closely to train nutrition instructors, establish and maintain community partnerships, and ensure appropriate use of grant funds.

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Wu, Ying

Research Support Scientist

Wu, Ying

Manus Entomological Laboratory Research Support Scientist

Xiao, Fangming

Associate Professor

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Yielding, Kallie

Administrative Financial Specialist

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Yimer, Belayneh

Research Support Scientist/Post-Doc

Responsibilities: Evaluation of varieties for disease resistance (FHB, stripe rust, dwarf bunt), fungicide screening, planting and monitoring of experimental plots (variety trials, disease screening, fungicide screening), data collection and analysis.

Yost, Jenifer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jenifer’s research focuses on the impacts of nutrient and manure management on soil physical properties and soil moisture characteristics in southern Idaho at long-term research sites.

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Young, Todd

Application/Database Administrator

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Zhao, Wenguang

Senior Research Scientist

My research focus is on modeling radiation, energy balance, sensible and latent heat fluxes in SVAT system both from micrometeorological measurement and remote sensing images.

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Contact

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
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Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

Fax: 208-885-6654

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