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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

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875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-6681

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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 a six-county area which includes Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Owyhee and Elmore.

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Ahmadzadeh, Amin

Department Head and Professor

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Albright, Theresa

Budget Specialist

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Allen, Christina

Administrative Financial Specialist

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Allen, Richard

Professor, Water Resources Research Program

Rick Allen specializes in evapotranspiration, irrigation water requirements and hydrologic systems. His research focuses on developing physics-based approaches and tools to quantify and solve water-related problems, including water consumption over large areas using satellite-based energy balance. Allen maintains a close partnership with Idaho Department of Water Resources on developing and applying the METRIC satellite-based evapotranspiration model.

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Allen, Christina

Administrative Financial Specialist

Allen, Monica

Horticulture Aide, Idaho Master Gardener Program

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Allen, Sundance

Farm Operations Foreperson

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Amende, Jackie

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Jackie Amende, an Extension educator, specializes in family and consumer sciences for Canyon County. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist focusing on nutrition and health programming.

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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, Phil

Sixth Street Greenhouse Manager

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Anderson, Tiffany

Administrative Assistant

Araquistain, Theresa

Administrative Coordinator

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Arcibal, Suzette

Responsibilities: Fusarium Head Blight ratings, isolation and culturing pathogens and associated laboratory work, preparation of disease inoculum, disease ratings, sample collection and statistical analyses.

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Ayers, Wayne

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Baker, Sarah

Extension Educator

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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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Barkley, Yvonne

Associate Extension Specialist — Forestry

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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. Mashelle graduated from cosmetology school and worked in the field for numerous years before earning an associate’s degree from the College of Southern Idaho, followed by a bachelor’s in human resource development from Idaho State University.

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Barrington, Ann

Associate Director of Development

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Bass, Phil

Assistant Professor - Meat Science

Phil is an assistant professor in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department where he will teach classes, and conduct applied research in meat quality with an emphasis in beef. Phil will use his industry experience to teach and advise students and others involved in the Idaho and Pacific Northwest meat production and processing community.

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Baumgartner, Dave

Grants Specialist

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Baumgartner, Robin

Science Programs Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development

Ms. Baumgartner currently serves as the Affiliate Partner for FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge programs in Idaho.

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Baumhoff, Cini

Supervisor

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Bayly, Della

Lecturer

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Beagley, Michelle

Financial Technician

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Becker, Hydee

Instructor & Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Becker’s primary responsibilities are to serve as the director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and to teach in the program. Responsibilities include overseeing student recruitment and advising, leading in development efforts, and assuring that the program meets future ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) accreditation requirements.

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Beckman, Amberly

Special Events Manager

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Beckstead, Tina

4-H Assistant

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Belew, Brenda

Administrative Assistant

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Bell, Susan

Extension Educator, Horticulture and Ada County Chair

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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Bennett, Michal

Administrative Assistant

Benson, Amber

4-H Service Assistant

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Benson, Terri

Data Entry Specialist

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Bertram, Melissa

Scientific Aide

Bevan, Josh

Director, Food Technology Center

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Biggers, Carol

Nutrition Advisor

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Bingham, Andrew

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Financial Management

Andrew received a bachelor’s in financial economics from BYU-Idaho and a master’s in finance from the University of Utah. He has worked previously in private industry and briefly with the Idaho Transportation Department.

Blickenstaff, Shannon

Professional Development Coordinator

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Boatwright, Loretta

4-H Coordinator

Boese-Empey, Michelle

UI Extension Web Coordinator

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Bohach, Carolyn Hovde

University Distinguished Professor

Hovde Bohach’s area of expertise 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

Extension Educator, 4-H

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Bone, Yolanda

Program Coordinator, Northern District

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Bosque-Pérez, Nilsa

University Distinguished Professor

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Bowen, Hadley

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Branam, Diane

Administrative Assistant

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Bregante, Erryn

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Brooks, Erin

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Brown, Katie

Assistant Professor

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Brown, Jack

Professor

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Brumbaugh, Gordon

Director and Veterinary Scientist

Brumbaugh’s teaching experience includes large animal internal medicine, respiratory physiology, veterinary pharmacology and veterinary clinical pharmacology. He advocates for proper application of evidence-based medicine because it provides a means to incorporate critical, analytical evaluation of results of valid research into clinical decisions.

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 worked as a nutrition faculty member at Brigham Young University Idaho prior to her work with University of Idaho.

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Buckallew, Evan

Feed Mill Manager

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Bull, Brad

Agricultural Mechanic

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Bullers, Elizabeth

Assistant Director of College Retention

Burke, Tenley

Research Associate

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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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Butterfield, Gavin

Administrative Coordinator

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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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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 Carleton joined the Idaho Master Gardener Program in 2013. As program coordinator, she empowers a team of 60+ volunteers to provide educational outreach and research-based solutions that address a variety of home horticultural, lawn and garden challenges facing local citizens. Carleton fosters a culture that supports the “Helping People Grow” mission. She has diverse experience in the fields of nonprofit administration, green design, horticulture and gardening. 

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Carlson, Zac

Research Technician

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Carnahan, Kevin

Senior Researcher

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Carnes, Casie

Administrative Assistant

Carrillo, Martha

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, Cheryl

Administrative Assistant

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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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Casebolt, Dave

Sheep Center Manager

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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

Extension Dairy Specialist and Professor

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Chapman, Erin

Clinical Associate Professor

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Chavarria, Ronnell

4-H Program Assistant

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Chen, Jianli

Associate Professor

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Chibisa, Gwinyai

Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition and Metabolism

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Church, James

Extension Educator, Idaho County

Jim Church provides educational programs for commercial livestock producers in UI Extension’s northern district. Specialties include beef cattle production, marketing and management. Jim also manages the 4-H animal science program in Idaho County.

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Clancy, Debby Lea

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Clements, Debbie

Administrative Coordinator

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Coburn, Sally

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Cochran, Audra

Assistant Director of Recruitment

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Codr, Shana

4-H Event Coordinator/Office Manager

Shana Codr is responsible for the management and logistical coordination of all 4-H statewide and national events. She also provides for the financial management and accountability of the revenue and gift accounts as well as the management and facilitation of all 4-H college scholarships.

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Coffey, Becky

FCS Assistant

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Coleman, Jamine

4-H Administrative Assistant

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Colle, Michael

Assistant Professor, Meat Science

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Comer, Liz

Media Specialist

Connors, James

Department Chair and Professor

Jim Connors serves as the chair of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Connors formerly served as an AEE assistant professor from 1996-2000. In 2000, he became a member of the faculty in the Department of Human & Community Resource Development at Ohio State University before returning to Idaho.

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Cook, Stephen

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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Copeland, Kristi

Management Assistant

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Corrao, Mark V.

Adjunct Faculty

Craig, Lynn

4-H Coordinator

Cram, Jolene

Pilot Plant Research Manager

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Cummins, Heather

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Dalton, Joseph

Professor

Dalton’s research studies are focused on increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination in dairy cattle, including heat detection accuracy, synchronization programs and AI technician proficiency. A current project is focused on heat detection accuracy, with 15 Idaho dairies as collaborators.

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Dalton, Nikola

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

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Dandurand, Louise-Marie

Research Associate Professor

  • Nematology: Globodera pallida biology, population genetics and control

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Darby, Chris

Administrative Assistant

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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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Davidson, Kathleen

4-H Program Assistant

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Davis, Jim

Principal Research Specialist

Jim, a native of northern Idaho, has worked with canola, rapeseed and mustard at the University of Idaho for 30 years. Jim was a plant disease diagnostician at Utah State University, worked with alfalfa at the University of Wisconsin and barley, potatoes and onions for a short time at Washington State University. 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 — Dairy and Livestock

Mario Emanuel de Haro-Martí was born and raised in Neuquén, Argentina, where he received his B.S. in environmental studies. He completed his M.S. in environmental sciences at U of I. Since then, he has worked in Extension helping Idaho producers to manage and reduce the environmental impact of their livestock and farming operations while increasing their productivity and workforce education. 

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Dearien, Christy

Research Associate

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Deobald, Claudia

Research Associate

DePhelps, Colette

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

DePhelps’ education and outreach experience includes: 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 timely, relevant and impactful programs.

DeRiemer, Kathy

Program Manager of Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

Kathy’s research addressed population-based molecular and genomic epidemiology of infectious pathogens and their transmission. She conducted research and developed training programs in five countries and the U.S.

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DeWitt, Amy

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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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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

Duellman, Kasia

Assistant Professor, Extension Seed Potato Specialist

Duellman’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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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 and 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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Eide, Angela

Administrative Coordinator

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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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Ellis, Lance

Extension Educator

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Ellison, Melinda

Assistant Professor, Range Livestock Research

Ellison is located at the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center and her research focuses primarily on the effects of grazing livestock on wildlife and range.

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England, James

Professor

England teaches at the University of Idaho Caine Veterinary and Teaching Center (CVTC), consists of beef cattle and small ruminate production medicine and management in rural Idaho. 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

Personal Finance Specialist and Associate Professor

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. I also have interests in instructional design strategies and instruction through serious games.

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Ettesvold, Audrey

Administrative Coordinator

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Ettesvold, Susan

Community Nutrition Advisor

Evans, Clara-Leigh

Interim Idaho FFA Executive Director

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Evenson, Sandra

Professor

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Ewers, Timothy G.

Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist

Science, technology and aerospace.

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Falk, Jeremy

Associate Professor

Jeremy Falk completed his Ph.D. at Ohio State University, where he taught the FFA/SAE course and assisted with the teaching methods course. He taught secondary agriculture classes for four years at Federal Hocking High School in southeastern Ohio. Falk has served as a superintendent for the sheep barn at the Ohio State Fair and he enjoys raising club lambs with his family.

Fallahi, Esmaeil

Professor

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Findlay, John 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 extension and outreach activities throughout northern Idaho. He supports 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, Monica

Assistant Professor

Monica Fisher is an applied economist whose research covers a wide range of topics including poverty, food insecurity, climate change, technology adoption, gender and entrepreneurship. Her research has a geographical focus on sub-Saharan Africa (Malawi, Senegal and Uganda) and rural U.S.

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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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Floch, Judy

Extension Administrative Assistant

Foist, Laura

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Eat Smart Idaho

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.

Forsberg, Renee

Program Assistant

I serve as Elmore County's University of Idaho Extension program assistant. My role is designed to serve as office support to the Extension educator and 4-H program assistant. I also help facilitate the growth and development of UI Extension in Elmore County.

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Frazier, Erica

Financial Specialist

Fu, Daolin

Assistant Professor

Fu’s teaching experience includes plant genetics, crop breeding and topical lectures in plant molecular biology. Since 2004, 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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Funkhouser, Connie

4-H Program Assistant

Funkhouser grew up in Camas County. She is a proud Camas County Musher and attends every school home game unless it conflicts with grandchildren events. She has been with UI Extension, Camas County since March 1985. She loves working with youth and volunteer leaders and watching them grow and learn in the 4-H program.

Gamett, Brad

Extension Educator, Agriculture & Community Development

Brad has extensive experience in vegetation management before joining the University of Idaho Extension in 2017. He served as a weed control superintendent from 2003-2017 for Butte County.

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Gardiner, Kali

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Kali Gardiner, RDN, LD is the Northern District Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator. She 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. Kali received her B.S. in Food & Nutrition: Dietetics from the University of Idaho, and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has been with the University of Idaho since 1997. Area counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone

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Garner, Zane

Beef Center Manager

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Garofano, Kathy

Administrative Coordinator

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Geiger, Blair

Extension/4-H Office Assistant

Gerber, Linda

Outreach to Military Kids Coordinator

Military Kids and Speak Out for Military Kids.

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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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Gill, Joan

4-H Coordinator

Joan coordinates the 4-H Youth Development program. You can find her teaching at local educational clinics, writing 4-H newsletters, supporting 4-H leaders and directing youth who are turning ideas into action by making commitments to join the movement toward a meaningful change in Payette County.

Gillespie, Dana

District 4-H Event/Program Coordinator

Gillespie, Donna

Regional Youth Development Educator

Gillespie provides statewide leadership in 4-H citizenship and civic education, personal development and leadership. Including programs: Idaho’s 4-H State Teen Association Convention, 4-H Know Your Government and Idaho 4-H Ambassador. She partners with 4-H professionals in youth development programming throughout central Idaho.

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Gilliland, Sylvia “GG”

4-H Office Assistant

Givens, Ruth

Master Gardener Assistant

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Glaze, Benton

Beef Extension Specialist and Associate Professor

Glaze coordinates beef extension programming throughout the state and serving as a resource for stakeholders like beef producers, allied industries, veterinarians, extension educators and the general public. His extension program focuses on breeding and genetics, beef quality assurance (BQA), general management and reproduction.

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Gleason, Gayle

Academic Advisor

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Golden, Lauren

Extension Education — Agriculture

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Graff, Anna

Administrative Assistant

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Gray, Debbie

Grant & Project Coordinator

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Greenwalt, Tammy

Financial Specialist

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Greenway, Surine

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Surine is an Extension educator who specializes in family and consumer sciences program areas of food preservation and safety, financial management and health and nutrition.

Gunn, Danielle

Extension Educator — Agricultural

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Guske, Hans

Videographer — Digital Media

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Gutierrez, Michael

Agricultural Coordinator

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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, Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center

Hall serves as the superintendent of the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center, which functions as the University of Idaho’s primary cow/calf and forage research center. His 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 Hamilton is a community development, ag/horticulture Extension educator in Valley County. Melissa's multi-county work is focused on rural regional planning, multi-modal transportation systems, asset/value based development, meeting facilitation and community food systems. Melissa holds a master's degree in bioregional planning and community design from the University of Idaho and a bachelor's degree in biology from University of South Carolina.

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Hansen, Kristin

Eat Smart Idaho Program Manager

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Hansen, Lance

Extension Educator

As an Extension educator in Madison County I will share the programs offered by University of Idaho Extension with the community. I plan to work with all ages to improve financial literacy, by providing trainings when possible.

Hansen, Lyle

Central District Director; Superintendent

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Hanson, Renee

Office Administrator

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Hardy, Ronald

Director, Aquaculture Research Institute and Professor

Hardy is an expert in animal nutrition, specifically fish nutrition and serves as the Director of the Aquaculture Research Institute. He oversees the activities of 40 scientists and staff, with most supported by research grants, for which he is responsible.

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Harris, Therese

Publishing Director

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Harrison, Steve

Extension Educator

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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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Harwood, Lindy

Administrative Assistant II

Lindy Harwood provides assistance to the Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development program areas. “During my tenure, I’ve come to realize what a valuable community resource our extension office truly is, and I’m honored to be a part of that team.”

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Hatch, Justin

Extension Educator

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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Heaton, Paula

Administrative Coordinator

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Heckman, Susie

4-H Coordinator

Susie Heckman provides the organizational framework for the UI Extension, 4-H Youth Development program in Idaho County by coordinating local 4-H activities, organizing and conducting leader training classes, working with adult volunteer leaders and youth members and providing educational program 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. Courses taught in agricultural mechanics contain a significant amount of theoretical and technical knowledge that successful students will master, as well as the tactile or motor skill that must be learned. Problem solving, critical thinking, pride in workmanship, communication and following instructions (both oral and written) and attention to detail are all skills that are gained or improved upon by students working in this curriculum.

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Heinse, Robert

Associate Professor & Interim Director of Water Resources

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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

Mr. Henderson grew up in Franklin County. For 12 years he worked with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and conservation districts to implement conservation programs in northern Utah. A family owned commercial nursery business and local experience with landscaping species and practices give a broad knowledge base to serve Franklin County.

Hickman, Amanda

4-H Assistant

Higgins, Lorie

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

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Hirnyck, Ronda

Extension Pesticide Specialist and Professor

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Ho Kim, Jang

Assistant Professor, Extension Food Safety Specialist

Jang is an experienced food scientist in the area of food safety. He conducts basic and applied research on alternative food processing technologies to develop value-added products using local agricultural commodities. 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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Hobbs, Dianne

Administrative Coordinator

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Hoffman, Diana

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Hoffman, Katie

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Katie was born and raised in the Lemhi Valley and has been working with youth and families since 2008 as a family and consumer science Extension educator in the Lemhi County Extension Office.

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Hogge, Jon

Extension Educator, Madison County

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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 , Rebecca (Becky)

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

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, Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist

Premier Potato Cropping Systems Weed Management Program. Increased database of hairy nightshade biology in potato cropping systems. Hairy nightshade control with targeted tank mixtures. Potato variety tolerance to new potato herbicides. Effect of glyphosate carryover in tubers of multiple potato varieties. New information on herbicide management of the Pale Cyst Nematode trap crop Solanum sisymbriifolium.

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Isaak, Diane

Management Assistant

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Jackson, Chad A.

Research Specialist

Website publishing, organizing fertility trials, fungicide trials, new variety updates, quality data and table updates, technology and equipment maintenance. Assists growers in cereal agronomic and disease management decisions.

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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 counties of Butte, Cassia, Custer, Gooding, Jerome, Lemhi, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls. She is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and supervising 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 joined UI Extension 4-H Youth Development in Oct. 2011. Erika's key responsibilities include 4-H website, curriculum and 4HOnline. Erika comes from Boundary County where she served as a 4-H program coordinator for seven years, giving her experience and understanding of the 4-H Youth Development program. 

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Jensen, Daphne

Eat Smart Idaho Coordinator

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Jensen, Jennifer

Extension Educator

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Jensen, Kirstin

Extension Educator, Health & Fitness/Nutrition, Associate Professor

Kirstin has served as an Extension educator in Idaho County since 2008 with an emphasis in 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. He provides BQA, AI, milker and calving schools in Spanish.

Job, Ashley

Research Technician

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Johnson, Aaron

Associate Professor

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Johnson, Angela

Research Associate

Johnson, Carrie

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Carrie Johnson previously served as the 4-H Program Coordinator for Gem and Boise Counties, the Annie's Project Coordinator and the 4-H Fair Secretary in Gem/Boise County. As a nine-year member of 4-H, Johnson was inspired to go to the University of Idaho to study Animal Science.

Johnson, Shelly

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Shelly specializes in nutrition, health promotion and wellness programs. She is known for her work in obesity prevention, senior nutrition, diabetes management and nutrition education for high-risk, low-income families.

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Johnson-Maynard, Jodi

Department Head and Professor

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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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Joyner, Helen

Assistant Professor

Joyner’s courses focus on practical application of food science concepts, critical thinking and problem-solving. Topics covered include engineering and quality management principles that are used in the food industry as well as sensory aspects of dairy products. She uses multiple active learning strategies in all courses to promote improved depth of learning and long-term retention.

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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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Kay, Brandy

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

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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. In my research, I have undertaken many interdisciplinary projects for which I use stable isotopes to span spatial and temporal scales or track water, nutrients and organic matter from source to sinks.

Killpack, Joyce

Administrative Assistant

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Kimball, Kathi

4-H Program Coordinator

Kinder, Cindy

Extension Educator

Kinder grew up on a commercial cattle ranch and feedlot and raised registered Black Angus cattle for her 4-H and FFA projects. She was and is very active in 4-H, FFA and National Jr. Angus Associations as a member and now as a volunteer. Kinder loves to provide opportunities to youth and families learning about their animal projects, particularly with feeding, giving shots and quality assurance. She also likes to have youth discover things, which is why she created animal science experiments.

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Knibbe, Leah

Administrative Coordinator

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.

Kuhl, Joseph

Associate Professor

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Kumar, Vikas

Assistant Professor - Research (Fish Nutrition and Nutrigenomics)

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

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Laarman, Anne

Assistant Professor, Ruminant Nutrition & Metabolism

Laarman’s research focuses on improving nutrient uptake in cattle, especially during growth and diet transitions. His teaching experience is primarily in nutrition and physiology, and aims to incorporate student projects and presentations to maximize student engagement in learning.

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Lancaster, Jamie

4-H Program Coordinator

Lancaster grew up in Jerome, with horses and registered Hereford and Angus cattle. She was very active in 4-H, taking beef, dairy and horse projects, as well as sewing, Dutch oven and KYG projects. She was also very active in the Idaho Junior Hereford Association and other state horse organizations. Lancaster graduated from Utah State University and is excited to come back to the 4-H program. She loves helping 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 the William F. Barr Entomological Museum

Luc Leblanc has many years of experience in the fields of insect taxonomy (especially Tephritidae and Ichneumonidae) and managing insect collections. He also lived and worked many years abroad, implementing plant protection-related projects in Africa (1989-1994) and the South Pacific Islands (1994-2002).

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Lee, Katherine

Assistant Professor

Katherine is an applied natural resource and environmental economist with a background in natural science. Her research 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

Lee, Siew Guan

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

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Lent, Melinda

Scientific Aide, Senior

Lewin, Paul

Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor

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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

Assistant Professor

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Lide, Chen

Associate Professor, Extension Waste Management Engineer

Campus: Twin Falls

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Lin, Amy

Associate Professor

My research focuses on starch chemistry and its influence on human health and functionality. Starch is the major glycemic carbohydrate source for humans, and the final digestion product — dietary glucose, is a major energy source and affects some physiologic responses. Starch is also the major eatable component in crops, such as potato and wheat, and its properties and interaction with another macro- and micro-molecules have a significant impact on crop end-use quality.

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Lindstrom, James

4-H Youth Development Director

Currently the program director for the University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development program, Lindstrom brings over thirty-five years of professional experience to this role. He has engaged in 4-H program development in Montana, Arizona, Washington and now Idaho. Lindstrom currently represents the United States on 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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Loftus, Kelli

Associate 4-H Extension Educator

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Lojewski, Jeffrey

Research Specialist

I am a research assistant for Erik Wenninger at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. My work is broadly focused on the behavior and ecology of the potato psyllid, an important disease vector in potato crops.

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Love, Stephen

Professor

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Lowber, Debbie

Lead Customer Service Specialist

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Lu, Liang "Jimmy"

Assistant Professor

Lucero, Jackie

Program Coordinator, Pest Management

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Luckey, Brian

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development/4-H Horse

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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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Luna, Rebecca

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

Rebecca is a bilingual nutrition advisor, she teaches classes for limited income families and youth. You can find her teaching at Women, Infants and Children Program clinics, Headstart centers, Working Solutions, food pantries, elementary schools and summer feeding programs. Classes include information on nutrition, physical activity, food safety, resource management and tips for parents feeding young children.

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Lunt, Marty

Personnel Coordinator

Lyons, Alana

Office Manager

Alana Lyons is the friendly voice on the phone or the smiling face that you see if you call or drop by the UI Extension office in Idaho County. Alana provides assistance with 4-H program materials for clubs, helps out at various 4-H events and activities, coordinates the publishing of all Extension newsletters and helps direct client calls and inquiries.

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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.

Mack, Sharon

Office Assistant

Mahler, Robert

Professor

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Mallory, Trey

4-H Program Coordinator

Manker, Gretchen

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Gretchen 's programming areas include health and nutrition, food safety, financial management and 4-H youth development. Gretchen served as a community nutrition advisor for Eat Smart Idaho (SNAP-Ed and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) for many years. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and enjoys teaching.

Marshall, Juliet

Research Professor, Extension Specialist — Plant Pathologist

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Martin, Mary Ellen

Administrative Coordinator

Martinez, Sendy

Family and Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator

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Martinez, Susie

Office Manager

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Matthews, Sara

Instructor

I teach courses in child and family development at the Coeur d’Alene Center. I serve as advisor for Coeur d’Alene students majoring in child, family and consumer studies and early childhood development and education.

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Mayes, Iris

Extension Educator, Horticulture & Small Farms

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McClintick Chess, Jordan

Agricultural Technician

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

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

Interim Department Head, Professor

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McShane, Judith

Program Specialist

Afterschool partnerships, CYFAR, Healthy Living programs, International Programs.

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Meeks, Will

Minor Use Pesticide Specialist

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Meyer, Sonya

Professor, Apparel, Textiles and Design

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Miller, Jay

IT Analyst - Southern Idaho

Miller, Jim

Director of Development and Capital Projects Analyst

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Miller, Chris

4-H Program Coordinator

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 brings a wealth of Extension experience to this position, having been promoted and tenured as an Extension educator at Utah State University, and as an Extension instructor for University of Idaho and Oregon State University Extension systems. She has technical training in animal science and work experience in 4-H Youth Development, family and consumer sciences and food systems.

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Miner, Katie

Senior Instructor

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Minnich, Scott

Associate Professor

My research is centered on bacterial pathogenesis of Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pestis, etiologic agents of yersiniosis and bubonic plague respectively. The hallmark of these infectious agents is their ability to suppress the innate immune response of mammalian hosts.

Mire, Kristi

4-H Program Coordinator

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Moeller, Sherry

4-H Assistant

Moller, Greg

Professor

Our research group conducts translational, trans-disciplinary research to advance the goals of sustainability by developing new knowledge and innovations in the area of sustainable solutions for water resources. We have had considerable impact on individuals, communities and environmental quality in a regional, national and international context.

Momont, Patrick

Southern District Director

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. For the last 17 years he has provided leadership for southwestern and south-central district Extension programs; hiring and supervising county Extension educators, building relationships with stakeholders and serving as the Caldwell Complex superintendent.

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Moore-Kriwox, Amanda

Program Specialist, Academic Coordinator

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Morgan, Julie

Administrative Assistant

Morishita, Don

Professor; Extension Specialist, Weed Science; Superintendent

My research and extension activities focus on weed management systems in irrigated dry bean and sugar beet cropping systems. This includes developing economical and environmentally safe weed management in narrow row dry bean production as well as reduced and no tillage dry bean and sugar beet production systems.

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Morra, Matthew

Professor

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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

Assistant 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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Murdoch, Gordon

Associate Professor

Murdoch primarily assesses and evaluates the physiological status of striated muscle in the context of nutritional changes, growth promoters and genetic variation using advanced high-throughput molecular tools such as gene expression analyses (qRT-PCR), transcriptome analyses and proteomic, enzymatic and biochemical assays.

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Murdock, Sharon

Student Services Manager

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Nagy, Kyle

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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Nash, Scott

Regional Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Scott joined the University of Idaho in 1995. He is a regional youth development educator providing 4-H leadership in 14 Eastern Idaho counties as well as statewide leadership in 4-H animal science. He was the county Extension educator in Bingham and Bannock Counties prior to his regional appointment. He has lived in Pocatello, Idaho for 22 years.

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Neibling, Howard

Associate Professor

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Nelson, Cindy

Office Assistant

Neufeld, Jerry

County Chair, Extension Educator — Crops

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Newman, Soren

Research Associate

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Nielsen, Barbara

Research Support Scientist

Norell, Rick

Professor, Extension Dairy Specialist

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Nunn, Les

Extension Educator, Livestock and Community Development

O'Leary, Marilyn

Office Secretary

Marilyn keeps things moving at the UI Extension, Payette County office. You will find her working on 4-H member enrollments and reports, balancing the check book, paying the bills, keeping the budget on track, scheduling events and volunteers, tracking inventory and engaging in the everyday general duties that keep the office running smoothly.

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

Otto, Christina

Administrative Assistant

Packham, Joel

Extension Educator, Cassia County

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Page, Meladi

Extension Administrative Assistant

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Painter, Kate

Extension Educator — Agriculture, Assistant Professor

Kate provides educational programming in cereal and forage production, livestock production, horticulture and small farm production. She also has her own small sheep fiber business and 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

Paszczynski use an emerging proteomic approaches to discern and verify the unique proteins (biomarkers) that infer directly or indirectly the functional aspects of microbial tolerance of the extreme environmental conditions. Protecting space from bacteria and Lignin degradation: microorganisms, enzymes involved, genomes analysis and evolution

Patten, Roy

Farm Operations Supervisor

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Peak, Josh

Palouse Research, Extension and Education Center Superintendent

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Petrasso, Nick

Office Assistant

Petty, Barbara

Associate Dean & Director of UI Extension

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Peutz, Joey

Extension Educator

Joey Peutz has spent her career working on behalf of youth and families. She 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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Pitman, Robert

Horticulture Service Assistant

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Pollard, Dawn

Student Support Specialist

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Powell, Matt

Associate Professor

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Powell, Ember

Office and Program Coordinator

Prather, Timothy

Professor

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Price, William

Director of Statistical Programs

Statistical consultation for Ag science researchers.

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Pruitt, Sheila

Receptionist

Sheila Pruitt is the primary receptionist for UI Extension, Boundary County. She is also responsible for putting together the Boundary County Extension Connections newsletter and assists with family and consumer sciences, agriculture and 4-H departments and the noxious weeds secretary. Pruitt has been with UI Extension since 2010.

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Ramirez, Sarah

Management Assistant

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Ramsey, Mitzi

Administrative Assistant

Mitzi grew up in Minidoka County. Mitzi was raised in the accounting atmosphere and worked in an office since the age of 14. Growing up, she had never been involved in 4-H. However, she is rapidly learning the ropes with many questions along the way. She joined the UI Extension, Minidoka County office in 2010 as the administrative assistant.

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Randall, Jill

Lab and Field Technician

Rasco, Barbara

Director, School of Food Science

Rasco’s research interests involves the development of analytical methods to predict the safety and quality of food products. A current research area utilizes non-destructive spectrophotometric (short wavelength near infrared) measurements to develop chemometric models to predict the quality and safety of food products, primarily aquatic food products.

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Rashed, Arash

Assistant Professor, Ecological Entomology

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Reese, Carrie

Management Assistant

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Rezamand, Pedram

Associate Professor

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Richard, Ronald

Vandal Brand Meats Manager and Instructor

Richard is the Manager of the UI Meat Laboratory, Vandal Brand Meats, a full service butcher shop with locally grown beef, lamb and pork products. The UI Meat Lab is an essential element for hands-on learning and Vandal Brand Meats student employees have a detailed understanding of meats, food safety and the meat industry.

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Richel, Karen

Extension Educator - Financial Literacy

Karen specializes in basic financial education for every age and socioeconomic group by offering classes, workshops and simulations on topics ranging from budgeting to end-of-life planning. She is an accredited financial counselor and money coach, she provides free, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching sessions.

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Rickman, Jacob

Extension Educator

Rigby, Debbie

Management Assistant

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Roe, Annie

Extension Specialist

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Rogers, Christopher

Assistant Professor

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Rohde, Harold

Scientific Aide

Roheim, Cathy

Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Agricultural Economics

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Root, Jen

Senior Director of Development

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Roth, Matthew

Greenhouse Manager

Matthew has a broad range of experience including greenhouse growing and engineering, hydroponics/aquaponics and organic farming. He is dedicated to growing the highest quality pre-nuclear seed potatoes and advancing techniques for their culture. Matthew is always happy to talk about potatoes, greenhouse growing, storage and hydroponics. Give him a call if you would like to schedule a tour of the facilities.

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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, Jae Hyeon

Associate Professor

Campus: Boise
Ares of Expertise: Drought monitoring/forecasting/outlooks, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)/drone, water resources planning and management/irrigated agriculture, climate change/hydrologic modeling


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Ryu, Dojin

Professor

Research interests in my laboratory involve naturally occurring toxicants of microbial or environmental origin and the effect of various food processes on their chemistry and biological effects. An area of emphasis is chemical and toxicological fate of mycotoxins, a diverse group of secondary metabolites produced by certain fungi. Current projects include the risk assessment of ochratoxin A in the U.S. We are also developing culturally sensitive education programs for the deaf teenagers to reduce foodborne illness. 

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S. Strickland, Michael

Assistant Professor

My lab’s research interests fall at 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. With the importance of soils in mind, we seek to understand how soils, soil communities, and soil meditated ecosystem processes respond to management and environmental change.

Saam, Mark

Senior Agricultural Technician

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Safaii, SeAnne

Associate Professor

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Saul, Darin

Director, Grant and Project Development

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Schmiege, Cynthia

Associate Professor

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Schoepflin, Carly

Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives

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Schroeder, Brenda

Associate Research Professor

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Schroeder, Kurtis

Cropping Systems Agronomist, Assistant Professor

Schroeder’s research focuses on improving cereal-based cropping systems through a combination of crop rotation, nutrient management and agronomic inputs. A specific focus of the research is to understand and manage soil acidity, and examines strategies for management of soilborne fungal diseases. Schroeder directs the small grain and grain legume Extension variety trials for northern Idaho, providing objective variety performance and yield data for public and private materials.

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Schwarzländer, Mark

Professor

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Sheng, Haiqing

Research Support Scientist

Shewmaker, Glenn

Professor

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Singh, Shree

Professor

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Smith, Kasee

Assistant Professor

Smith, Brennan

Assistant Professor

For cereals and cereal products, I have a profound interest in understanding the chemical reasons for protein functionality and have characterized and manipulated various protein sources to function in a similar manner to wheat gluten. For seafood, focused on the area of seafood chemistry and functionality to develop new ways to reduce fishery wastes and to characterize how seasonal and physiological cycles affected fish composition.

Sprinkle, Jim

Beef Extension Specialist

Stanger, Morgan

Agricultural Seed Technician

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Stark, Jeff

Aberdeen Research and Extension Center Superintendent

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Stark, Jeffrey

Professor, Superintendent of Aberdeen Research & Extension Center

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Stewart, Lynna

Graphic Designer

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Strawn, Daniel

Professor

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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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Taylor, R. Garth

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

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Tejeda, Hernan

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

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Thomas, Zachary

IT Analyst - Northern Idaho

Thornton, Mike

Parma Chair and Professor

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Thornton, Mike

Parma Chair and Professor

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Toomey, Jim

Director of the Agribusiness Incubator

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Toomey, Jim

Director, Agribusiness Incubator

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Tripepi, Robert

Department Head and Professor

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Tsao, Ling-Ling

Associate Professor

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Tyacke, Rhonda

Assistant to the Dean

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Unlu, Gulhan

Associate Professor

Ünlü is an instructor for three senior-level and a graduate-level food science courses at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. Ünlü’s research laboratory has a food microbiology/ biotechnology focus targeting main agricultural interests, commodities (dairy, potatoes, fish) and byproducts (cheese whey, potato peel waste, fish skin/bones) in ID and WA.

Wahl, Lori

Instructor

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Wakefield, Robyn

Grants Specialist

Walsh, Olga

Research Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems Agronomy

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Walsh, Olga

Research Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems Agronomy

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Wang, Yi

Assistant Professor

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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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Wegner, Wendy

Career Development Liaison

Wenninger, Erik

Associate Professor

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Westerhold, Ashlee

Extension Area Economist

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Wharton, Phillip

Associate Professor

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White, Trevor

Academic Advisor

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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

Williams, Janet

Senior Research Scientist

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Willis, Dayna

Personnel Specialist

Wilson, Linda

Financial Specialist

Winfree, Jason

Associate Professor

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Wingerson, Megan

Senior Research Technician

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Wolf, Kattlyn

Associate Professor

Kattlyn Wolf received her B.S. in Animal Science in 2000 and her B.S. in Vocational Agriculture in 2002 from the University of Wyoming. She was a member of the Collegiate Meat Judging Team, Sigma Alpha, Alpha Tau Alpha, Block and Bridle and Collegiate FFA and was one of two College of Agriculture Senators in the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming. She received her honorary state FFA degree from Wyoming in 2005.

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Woodell, Lynn

UI Extension Support Scientist 2

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Woodhall, James

Assistant Professor

James manages the Plant Clinic at Parma offering a range of diagnostic tests and advice to growers. In addition, James has a research program characterizing plant pathogens and developing new diagnostic methods for diseases across a range of crops.

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Wu, Ying

Research Support Scientist

Xiao, Fangming

Associate Professor

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Young, Todd

Application/Database Administrator

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Zagelow, Kari

Management Assistant

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Physical Address:
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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