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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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Adjesiwor, Albert

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

Albert is a weed scientist and extension specialist studying and disseminating information on best weed management practices in agronomic crops, mainly: sugarbeet, dry beans, corn and small grains.

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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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Agustinho, Bruna Calvo

Postdoctoral Associate

Expertise in ruminant nutrition, fibrolytic enzymes and current research area is focused on stress and inflammation of dairy calves.

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Ahmadzadeh, Amin

Professor

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Albright, Theresa

Budget Specialist

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Allen, Richard

Professor, Water Resources Engineering

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

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Amy, Rhonda

Office Manager

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

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Anderson, Lyona

Laboratory Technician

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Anderson, Madison

4-H Program Coordinator

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Argyle, Erin

Administrative Coordinator

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Baker, Martin

Research Scientist

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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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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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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

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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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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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.

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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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Betts, Nikola

Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development

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Biersner, Eric

IT Analyst - Moscow, Northern Idaho

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Billings, Eric

Director of Development

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Bills, Wesley

Research Specialist

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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.

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Blanch, Leslee

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Leslee provides a variety of classes on nutrition and other aspects of wellness in her community.

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Bledsoe, Jacob W.

Assistant Professor, Aquaculture Research & Extension Specialist

Jake works to improve economic and environmental sustainability of aquaculture production through applied research (fish microbiome, nutritional physiology, disease, genetics and water quality). Extension priorities included workforce development and marketing.

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Boer, Audie

Feed Mill Manager

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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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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.

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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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Bratcher, Sharon L

Administrative Coordinator

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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, Randall

Professor, Extension Forestry Specialist

Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

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Brown, Lara

Plant Pathology Technician

Diagnostician that specializes in mycology, wheat and beans.

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Brown-Hayes, Patrick

Temporary Lecturer

Patrick’s experiences encompass all levels of the global fashion supply chain. Specifically, research and development of fundamental skills in the areas of creativity, design, business strategy and communication.

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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 is the Bingham County chair. Julie is a registered dietitian nutritionist.

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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

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Bush, Sarah

Assistant Professor

Courses and research focus on community-based leadership and team dynamics. Oversees the agricultural science, communication and leadership major and the agricultural communications and leadership, and human and community engagement minors.

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Bywater, Jeni

4-H Program Coordinator

Jeni provides support for the 4-H community in Minidoka County as a program coordinator since 1993 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 works to improve the agriculture and economic futures of Butte County working with adults and youth.

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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

Chief Business 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, Todd

Tetonia Research and Extension Center Superintendent

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Carter, Todd

Superintendent, Tetonia Research and Extension Center

Cates, Nola

Tribal 4-H Program Director

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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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Chen, Da

Assistant Professor, Food Science

Improve the quality attributes and nutrition of dairy and plant-based food products by processing and bioprocessing. And valorize food byproducts for sustainability and health promoting effects.

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Chibisa, Gwinyai

Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition and Metabolism

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Church, James

Interim UI Extension, Northern District Director

Jim provides leadership and support for the 10 northern counties. He previously served as Extension educator in Idaho County, providing educational programs for commercial livestock producers and managing the 4-H animal science program.

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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.

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Cochran, Audra

Extension Educator

Audra provides education programming and resources in farm and forestry topics for Lewis County. She also provides leadership for the county 4-H program.

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Cole, Autumn

4-H Administrative AmeriCorps Program 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, Stephen

Professor

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Cook, Patricia

Office Manager

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Copeland, Kristi

Management Assistant

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Corrao, Mark V.

Adjunct Faculty

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Cosdon, Courtney

Soil Health Extension Instructor

Courtney fosters collaboration between farmers/producers and soil health professionals. She also creates and fills the gaps in regionally relevant soil health resources.

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Crowley, Tamara (Tami)

4-H International Exchange Coordinator

Tami coordinates the 4-H International Exchange program for Idaho. She provides experience in project management and as a previous volunteer for the states 4-H International Exchange program.

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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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Dahan, Jennifer

Research Manager

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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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Davids, Rosie

4-H Program Coordinator

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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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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.

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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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Doty, Erin

Director of UI Extension Publishing

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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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Du, Xiaoxue "Rita"

Assistant Professor

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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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Dye, Lorie

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

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Eigenbrode, Sanford

University Distinguished Professor

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Ekins, Jim

Area Water Educator

Jim is the water educator for UI Extension. Jim runs the IDAH2O Master Water Stewards citizen science program, and in north Idaho, Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) programs.

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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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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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Espinoza, Tania

EXCITE Program Bilingual Education Specialist

Provides bilingual immunization education and support at community events and mobile clinics involved in the EXCITE project.

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Etienne, Xiaoli

Associate Professor and Idaho Wheat Commission Endowed Chair in Commodity Risk Management

Xiaoli Etienne’s work seeks to identify core risks in the agricultural and energy sectors and offer solutions to address these risks.

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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

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Fallahi, Esmaeil

Professor

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Findlay, Reed

Extension Educator, Crops and Horticulture

Reed Findlay serves 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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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

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Fluer, Sara

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

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Fonnesbeck, Sawyer

Extension Educator

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Frazier, Erica

Financial Specialist

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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

Management Assistant

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Gentry, William

Sixth Street Greenhouse Assistant Manager

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gunn, Danielle

Extension Educator — Agricultural

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Hafez, Saad

Professor & Extension Specialist

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Haggerty, Robert

Director of International Programs

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Hale, Ruth

Office Manager

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Hall, John

Professor; Beef Extension Specialist; 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, Chris

Assistant Professor

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Hamilton, Melissa

Extension Educator, Community Development and Agriculture

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

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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, Kristin

Manager, Eat Smart Idaho

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Hansen, Lance

Extension Educator and County Chair

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.

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Harley, Angela

Personnel Coordinator

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Harrison, Steve

Extension Educator

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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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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.

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Henderson, Bracken

Extension Educator — Horticulture, Agriculture, 4-H

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Higgins, Lorie

Extension Specialist, Professor

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Higgins, Debbie

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

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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.

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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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Hoene, Talje

Mental Health Program Coordinator

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Hoffman, Kacie

Director of Recruitment and Student Engagement

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Hoffman, Diana

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Holt, Miranda

Assistant Manager

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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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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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Isaak, Diane

Management Assistant, Southern District

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Jackson, Chad A.

Operations Manager

Oversees the daily operations of the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center.

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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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Jenkins, Kara

4-H Program Coordinator

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Jensen, Daphne

Eat Smart Idaho Coordinator

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Jensen, Jennifer

Extension Educator — Horticulture and Small Acreage Farms

Jensen provides 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 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.

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Job, Ashley

Research Technician

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Johnson, Aaron

Associate Professor

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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-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

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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

University Distinguished Professor

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Kaya, Jonah

Research Specialist

Jonah manages greenhouse operations and does oilseed quality testing for the U of I Brassica Breeding and Research Program as well as assisting the group with field trials and regional variety testing.

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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.

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Kelly, Brian

UI Extension Web Coordinator

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Killpack, Kord

Extension Educator - Livestock

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Kim, Haedun

Research Specialist

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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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Knutz, Mike

Area 4-H Youth Development Educator

Mike Knutz supports statewide 4-H teen leadership programs and 4-H educators across central Idaho. Mike's passion is helping youth thrive through their 4-H experience.

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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.

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Koole, Travis

IT Analyst - Moscow, Northern Idaho

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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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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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Lancaster, Jamie

4-H Program Coordinator

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

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Lane, Virginia (Ginny)

Assistant Professor

Lane focuses are on community and global nutrition; food security risks among vulnerable populations, international and Indigenous contexts; determinants of chronic disease; and multidisciplinary mixed methods approaches to complex issues.

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Larson, Alex

Assistant to Associate Deans

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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, 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, 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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Lent, Melinda

Research Specialist

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Lewallen, Chelsey

Instructor

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Lewin, Paul

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor; Director of Rural Studies Program

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Lewis, Edwin

Department Head & Professor, Co-Director of Institute 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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Lincoln, Mikayla

4-H Coordinator

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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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Lockard, Cheryl

Administrative Coordinator

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Loomis, Grant

Extension Educator

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

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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

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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 Institute 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

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Lynch, Laurel

Assistant Professor

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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.

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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 and enjoys teaching.

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Marshall, Juliet

Department Head and Professor, Plant Pathologist

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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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McConnell-Soong, Lindsey

Program Manager

Lindsey is the program manager for Idaho's Well Connected Communities Initiative and the EXCITE program (Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement).

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McDonough, Thomas

Sixth Street Greenhouse Manager

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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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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

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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, Jay

IT Analyst - Western/Central Idaho

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Neufeld, Jerry

County Chair, Extension Educator — Crops

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Nielsen, Barbara

Research Support Scientist

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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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Nygaard, Chelsi

Management Assistant

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O'Connell, John

Assistant Director of Communications

John will write stories, press releases, newsletters and otherwise share the important research and workings of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

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Odubiyi, Steven

Research Support Scientist 1

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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.

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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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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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Patten, Roy

Farm Operations Supervisor

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Patterson, Molly

Administrative Coordinator

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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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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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Pittsley, David

Assistant to the Dean

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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, Matt

Associate Professor

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Powell, Ember

Office and Program Coordinator

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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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Ramirez, Sarah

Management Assistant

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Rashed, Arash

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist — Ecological Entomology

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Reza, Arif

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Arif’s research focuses on nutrient recovery from waste streams, process optimization, odor mitigation from livestock farming practices, nutrient management, non-point source pollution and water quality management.

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Rezamand, Pedram

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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Robbins, Kacie

Administrative Coordinator

Kacie assists faculty and students within the Soil and Water Systems Department.

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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

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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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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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Ropski, Elizabeth (Beth)

Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist

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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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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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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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Saam, Mark

Senior Agricultural Technician

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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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Schmadeka, Vickey

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

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Schnepf, Chris

Area Extension Educator, Forestry

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 & Extension Specialist — Nutrient & Waste Management

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

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist — Cropping Systems Agronomist

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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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.

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Schwarzläender, Mark

Professor and Associate Director, Center for Research on Invasive Species

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Schweitzer, Alleah

Farm to Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator

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Scott, Rhea

4-H Program Coordinator

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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

Area 4-H Youth Development Educator

Nancy provides leadership to design, develop and implement programs such as New 4-H Volunteer Orientation, innovative youth programming, orientation to 4-H and promotes Positive Youth Development in youth programming statewide.

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Silkwood, Gail

Extension Educator

Gail provides leadership for the 4-H program, UpRiver Afterschool, youth development camps and teaches the master gardener program in 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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Smith, Kasee

Assistant Professor

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Smith, Zachary

Research Specialist

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Smith, SheilAnne

Event Coordinator/Office Manager

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Sorensen, Kelly

Office Manager

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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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Spackman, Jared

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist — Barley Agronomy

Jared researches sustainable irrigated and dryland barley production strategies with emphasis on soil nutrient management for yield, end-use quality (malt, feed and food), plant health, and soil and water quality.

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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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Sponseller, Claire

Area Extension Educator — 4-H STEM

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Sprinkle, Jim

Beef Extension Specialist

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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

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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.

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Strupp, Heather

4-H Program Coordinator

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Swenson, Sarah

Administrative Coordinator

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Tate, Kimberly

Associate Extension Senior Instructor

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Taylor, R. Garth

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

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Tedder, Makayla

Administrative Coordinator

Makayla assists students and faculty within the Plant Sciences Department with any questions or concerns they may have.

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Teixeira, Gustavo

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist - Potato Postharvest Physiologist

My research addresses the challenges of reducing potato postharvest losses focusing on the physiological and biochemical modifications, and to create support for the Idaho potato growers, processors and shippers.

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Tejeda, Hernan

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

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Telford, Nikki

Family & Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator

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Teuscher, Cindy

Office Administrator

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Thaxton, Jennifer

4-H Program Assistant/Office Manager

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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.

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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.

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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

Jim works on different pest related projects and programs such as grasshoppers, Mormon crickets and mosquito abatement, to help Elmore County ranchers, farmers and citizens.

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Tripepi, Robert

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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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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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.

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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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Villagomez, Julia

4-H Military Partnership Program Coordinator

Julia coordinates programs through a partnership for military youth statewide for the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development.

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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

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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

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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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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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Wenninger, Erik

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist

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Wharton, Phillip

Associate Professor

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White, Kelsey

Career Advising Liaison

Career advisor for CALS and CNR, assisting vandals in a wide variety of career development topics. These include resumes, cover letters, job/internship search, career/major exploration, interview prep/strategies, graduate school, etc.

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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.

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Williams, Cody

Grants Specialist

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Williams, Janet

Senior Research Scientist

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Willis, Dayna

Personnel Coordinator

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Wilson, Linda

Financial Specialist

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Winfree, Jason

Associate Professor

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Wingerson, Megan

Senior Research Technician

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Wolf, Kattlyn

Associate Professor

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Womack, Kyle

Beef Center Livestock Shop Foreman

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Woodell, Lynn

UI Extension Support Scientist 2

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Woodhall, James

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist — 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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Wu, Ying

Manus Entomological Laboratory Research Support Scientist

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Xiao, Fangming

Professor

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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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Zuck, Chris

IT Analyst - Central/Eastern Idaho

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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

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Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

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