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Food Insecurity Presentation on March 11
Posted: Monday, March 2
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will be hosting a presentation on Food Insecurity from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 in Ag Sciences Room 62. Food insecurity is a serious issue in Idaho: one in six households has inadequate access to food. Every month, the Idaho Foodbank serves 131,487 Idahoans. Cari Miller, Idaho Foodbank North Central Branch manager, and Jim Miller, CHS Primeland d...
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UI Extension Natural Resources Camp Continues 55-year Tradition
Posted: Thursday, February 26
KETCHUM, Idaho – Feb. 26, 2015 -- Natural Resources Camp, a University of Idaho Extension tradition tucked away in some of the state’s grandest scenery, will again offer Idaho youth a unique opportunity to learn about and explore the environment June 22-27. The camp for 12- to 14-year olds will celebrate its 55th anniversary this year with a program that focuses on wildlife, rangeland...
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Regional Climate Research Project Hosts Moscow Art Exhibition March 3-4
Posted: Thursday, February 26
Art and Science will be the focus of an art exhibition in Moscow Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4, hosted by a research project focused on climate change and Inland Northwest wheat farming.   The free exhibition will open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the Village Center Mall at 872 Troy Road, No. 180, and will include refreshments. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Friday, Feb...
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UI Extension Offers Precision Ag Seminar at Boise Library Feb. 24
Posted: Thursday, February 19
BOISE, Idaho – Feb. 19, 2015 – A free seminar focused on precision agriculture and technologies to help farmers use water and fertilizer more efficiently is planned Feb. 24 at the Boise Public Library. Sponsored by University of Idaho Extension, the seminar is free and open to the public. It will run from noon to 5:40 p.m. in the library’s William F. Hayes Memorial Auditorium. ...
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UI Project Explores Best Strategy to Help Farmers Access Local Food Markets
Posted: Thursday, February 12
MOSCOW, Idaho – Feb. 12, 2015 – A University of Idaho research project seeks strategies to help small- to medium-sized farms supply foods to local markets. One of the first efforts of the USDA-funded project will be a survey of restaurant and grocery stores to better understand how consumers’ desire for local foods translates to dollars and cents for farmers and those who buy the...
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REACCH 2015 Art Science Exhibition
Posted: Friday, January 30
Submissions due February 15. REACCH-PNA (Regional Approaches to Climate Change - Pacific Northwest Agriculture) invites submissions from artists and scientists for inclusion in an art and science exhibition representative of the broad range of concepts associated with Communities and climate change. As part of the 2015 REACCH Annual Meeting, this exhibition will provide an inclusive platform for a...
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Food Summit Eyes Ways to Develop and Finance Local Food System
Posted: Tuesday, January 27
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Palouse-Clearwater Food Summit 4.0 planned Friday will focus on drawing together, distributing and assuring public access to local foods in northern Idaho. Keynote speaker Carol Peppe Hewitt of North Carolina will expand on that theme to share her experiences on ways to fund food businesses with local money. Food Summit 4.0 is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | News Release | Northern Idaho | Extension
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CALS Dean Search Begins
Posted: Tuesday, January 20
The University of Idaho has begun a national search for the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Dean John Foltz will fulfill his two-year commitment to serve as dean through June. Foltz has served as dean since former dean John Hammel announced he would return to teaching and research in December 2012.  Foltz was asked to serve a two-year term as dean while the universit...
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The Confluence Project Receives Grant from ISDE to Develop Project-Based Watershed Science Curriculum
Posted: Monday, January 12
The Confluence Project (TCP), outreach arm of the Waters of the West program, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Idaho State Department of Education Science Education Grant Program. This competitive program awards grants to organizations that “encourage knowledge of and interest in the disciplines of STEM among Idaho’s elementary and secondary school students.” TCP does ju...
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Agricultural and Life Sciences | Science | Faculty and Staff Announcement
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UI Economists Say Idaho Agriculture Posts Strong Year Financially
Posted: Friday, January 9
MOSCOW, Idaho - Idaho’s farmers and ranchers posted a fourth-straight record year for projected cash receipts in 2014, according to University of Idaho agricultural economists. The $9.7 billion in sales of milk, livestock and crops was a 16 percent increase from 2013 projections. Net farm income of $4.53 billion set a second-straight record, too, up 46 percent from 2013. Soaring milk rece...
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