Agriculture and Horticulture
UI Extension, Teton County provides annual trainings and educational programming related to the identified needs of the agriculture and horticulture interests of Teton County residents.
Gardening in Teton County can be rewarding, but there can be some challenges, with our short, high-elevation climate. The USDA hardiness zones for Teton County range from Zone 4b in the valley to 3a in higher elevations. The average frost free period ranges from mid-June to early September though it is not uncommon to have a frost in the middle of the summer. The short growing season and cool nights can hinder plant growth, but with the proper plant selection, gardening techniques and season extension, gardens can flourish.
We offer gardening workshops and classes throughout the year, typically in the winter and spring. Contact the UI Extension, Teton County office for program information.
To find publications about gardening, short-season, high-altitude gardening in Idaho, go to the publications website.
Sustainable Small Farming & Food Systems Education
Our Teton County's UI Extension office offers courses through the Cultivating Success™ Program. This university program provides beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills and support necessary to develop a sustainable small acreage farm. It connects students with the farmers and exposes them to real world situations through a community-based, experiential approach. Whether you are a community member wanting to learn the basics of farming/ranching or an experienced farmer/rancher wanting to try something new, Cultivating Success™ provides educational opportunities for you to be successful.