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Small Farms and Horticulture

We offer resources and programming regarding soils, vegetable gardening, fruit trees, ornamentals, lawns, insects, weeds and other related topics.

Our volunteers are available to help answer questions. Contact the office at 208-883-2267 or email to reach them.

Small Farms

Small Farms classes offered in winter 2024 focus on farm product development. See our Facebook page: or email:

General Horticulture Programs

General horticulture programs and workshops are developed based on community needs. Please search the UI Extension calendar for more detailed information. UI Extension, Latah County offers an Idaho Master Gardener certificate program each spring with registration in the fall. For more information, please email

Harvest Heroes — Veteran Beginning Farming & Gardening Program

We will offer a Vole Control Workshop in late spring 2024 for U.S. Military Veterans. Please email: for more information

Tuesday Community Market

The Tuesday Community Market opens the first Tuesday of June and is held from 4-7 p.m. on the lawn at the Latah County Fair and Event Center (1021 Harold Street, Moscow). The market will be held every Tuesday from June to mid-October featuring local bands, vendors selling eggs, milk, microgreens, plants, produce, beer, food and more.

If you would like to participate in the market or have additional questions, please email or call at 208-883-2267.


The UI Extension, Latah County office provides assistance and information on soil testing.

Soil Fertility Test

The standard soil fertility test includes pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and organic matter and costs $45. 

Getting Started

Call the office at 208-883-2267 to check the availability of the soil probe and receive a collection bag and submission form at no charge.

How to Take a Soil Sample

  1. Assemble a clean plastic bucket and a shovel or soil probe.
    Tools should be stainless steel or aluminum alloy. No iron.
  2. Take eight to 12 randomly spaced soil samples at a depth of 8-12 inches.
  3. Mix samples thoroughly and fill collection bag with two cups of composite soil.
  4. Fill out the submission form (PDF) with name, address and phone.
    Indicate what you are sampling in the “Submitter ID” column.
  5. Take sample, a $45 check payable to “Bursar, University of Idaho” and submission form to the Analytical Sciences Laboratory:

    Holm Research Center
    2222 W 6th Street
    Moscow, ID 83844-2203

  6. Results will be available in approximately ten days.

Contact the UI Extension, Latah County office for help interpreting results.


Check out the following publications for more information on soil sampling and testing:

Get a valuable research-based education and use your new knowledge to serve your neighbors, your communities, your environment and yourself.

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University of Idaho Extension, Latah County

Mailing Address:
200 S. Almon Street, Suite 201
Moscow, ID 83843

Phone: 208-883-2267

Fax: 208-882-8505



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