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Adjesiwor, Albert

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

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

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Agenbroad, Ariel

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems and Small Farms

Ariel leads and facilitates collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted applied research and education in community food systems and small farms for Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Owyhee and Elmore.

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Akins, Katie

Administrative Assistant

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Allen, Lena

Horticulture Secretary, Master Gardener Program

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Amy, Rhonda

Office Manager

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

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Anderson, Madison

4-H Program Coordinator

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Anderson, Tiffany

Administrative Assistant

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Anglin, Laura

Administrative Assistant

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Argyle, Erin

Administrative Coordinator

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Baker, Sarah

Extension Educator

Sarah provides programming focusing on livestock, specifically end-product quality, as well as range management and 4-H youth development in Custer County..

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Balderrama, Teresa

4-H Program Coordinator

Teresa provides leadership for various aspects of day-to-day 4-H operations in Kootenai County, including enrollment, volunteer training, dog program and a variety of local educational events.

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Barfuss, Lisa

4-H Program Coordinator

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Barlow, Mashelle

4-H Program Coordinator

Mashelle’s mission is to motivate, involve and encourage 4-H youth and adults so they can build teamwork, self-confidence and succeed in ventures within the 4-H program.

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Baumgartner, Robin

Program Coordinator

Robin coordinates science programs statewide for UI Extension 4-H Youth Development. She serves as Idaho's affiliate partner for the FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge programs in Idaho.

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Bell, Susan

Extension Educator, Horticulture

Susan is a leader in consumer and commercial horticultural education and provides practical educational programming for Ada County (Boise) and surrounding counties.

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Benson, Amber

4-H Service Assistant

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Bernard, Carrie

Administrative Assistant

Carrie provide administrative support for office management, staff and UI Extension educators within the Twin Falls Research and Extension Center.

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Betts, Nikola

Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development

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Biggers, Carol

Nutrition Advisor

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Bingham, Andrew

Extension Educator — Family & Consumer Sciences and Financial Management, Ada County Chair

Andrew is an Extension educator with a focus on financial management. Based in Ada County, Andrew works with community partners to provide financial literacy programs to individuals in need. He serves as chair for UI Extension, Ada County.

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Blanch, Leslee

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

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

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Bledsoe, Jacob W.

Assistant Professor, Aquaculture Research & Extension Specialist

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

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Boice, Kandee

4-H Program Assistant

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Bowen, Hadley

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Bregante, Erryn

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Brooks, Randall

Professor, Extension Forestry Specialist

Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

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Bruegeman, Jill

Office Manager

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Buck, Julie

Extension Educator — Family & Consumer Sciences

Julie's programming areas include health, nutrition, food safety, 4-H youth development and is the Bingham County chair. Julie is a registered dietitian nutritionist.

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Burt, Marcia

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Busdon, Sarah

Administrative Assistant

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Bywater, Jeni

4-H Program Coordinator

Jeni provides support for the 4-H community in Minidoka County as a program coordinator since 1993 to “Make the Best Better."

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Callister, David

Extension Educator and County Chair

David works to improve the agriculture and economic futures of Butte County working with adults and youth.

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Carleton, Kara

Idaho Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Kara empowers a team of 60 plus volunteers to provide educational outreach and research-based solutions that address a variety of home horticultural, lawn and garden challenges facing local citizens.

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Carter, Cherie

Administrative Assistant

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Carter, Cheryl

Administrative Assistant

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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

Professor & Extension Specialist — Dairy

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Christensen, Lacey

4-H Assistant

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Church, James

Interim UI Extension, Northern District Director

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

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Clarich, Carrie (Johnson)

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

Carrie's programs focus on STEM, livestock, small animals, teens, leadership, citizenship and going onto secondary education.

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Coburn, Sally

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Cochran, Audra

Extension Educator

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

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Coffey, Becky

FCS Assistant

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Cole, Autumn

4-H Administrative AmeriCorps Program Assistant

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Cook, Nadine

4-H Program Coordinator

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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Copeland, Kristi

Management Assistant

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Cosdon, Courtney

Soil Health Extension Instructor

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

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Crowley, Tamara (Tami)

4-H International Exchange Coordinator

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

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Cummins, Heather

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Dalton, Joseph

Professor & Extension Specialist — Dairy

Dalton’s research is focused on increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination in dairy cattle, including sperm dosage, heat detection accuracy, synchronization programs, AI technician proficiency and identification of fertility markers.

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Daughdrill, Patty

Nutrition Advisor, Eat Smart Idaho

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David, Kirk

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David, Madeline

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Davids, Rosie

4-H Program Coordinator

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Davis, Jami

4-H Program Assistant

Jami provides outreach activities to the community and the Mountain Home Air Force Base. Her primary focus is camps and classes for youth and assisting with the 4-H program.

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de Haro-Martí, Mario

Extension Educator

Mario works helping Idaho producers to manage and reduce the environmental impact of their livestock and farming operations while increasing their productivity, sustainability and workforce education.

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DePhelps, Colette

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

DePhelps’ specializes in community food systems; small farms; organizational development, strategic planning and facilitation. She advocates for and uses community-based, participatory approaches to education and research to develop impactful programs.

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DeWitt, Amy

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Dodds, Bebe

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Dorchuck, Teri

Administrative Assistant

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Duellman, Kasia

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist — Seed Potato

Kasia’s research focuses on seed potato production, with the overall goal of improving quality. Specific emphasis is on pathogens important to seed potato production and seed health and seed-related aspects of commercial potato production.

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Dye, Lorie

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

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Ekins, Jim

Area Water Educator

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

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Ellison, Melinda

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist — Range Livestock & Sheep

Ellison's research focuses primarily on the effects of grazing livestock on wildlife and range.

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Ensafi, Pooria

Doctoral Student

Responsibilities: Collection of and characterizing nematodes in Southern and Eastern Idaho.

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Erickson, Luke

Associate Professor, Personal Finance Extension Specialist

My interests include personal finance, with an emphasis on youth education. Areas of expertise include credit building, credit scores, investing for retirement, withdrawal strategies, financial goal setting and emergency preparedness.

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Espinoza, Tania

EXCITE Program Bilingual Education Specialist

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

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Ettesvold, Susan

Community Nutrition Advisor

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Ewers, Timothy G.

Extension Specialist — 4-H Youth Development

Expanding and bolstering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in 4-H programs and support for program evaluations.

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Findlay, Reed

Extension Educator — Crops & Horticulture

Reed Findlay serves as a crops and horticulture Extension educator and county chair in Bannock and Bingham counties.

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Finkelnburg, Douglas

Area Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

Finkelnburg supports dryland cropping systems activities throughout northern Idaho. His collaborative approaches to deliver unbiased university driven research to agricultural producers and agricultural industry partners to solve ongoing production challenges.

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Fisher, MJ

UI Extension, Central District Director

MJ provides leadership and support for the UI Extension educators in the central district counties. He previously Extension work was around livestock production and promoting agriculture.

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Floch, Judy

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

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Fonnesbeck, Sawyer

Extension Educator

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Galloway, Kelly

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Gardiner, Kali

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Kali oversees day to day operations, including monitoring program delivery and data collection compliance, supervision and training of Eat Smart Idaho staff and assisting to build and enrich partnerships with agencies.

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Garofano, Kathy

Management Assistant

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Garvey, Maria

Horticulture Associate

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Garwood, Samantha

Administrative Assistant

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George, Carin

Administrative Assistant

Carin has lived in Rupert, Idaho for the last 15 years. She brings many years of administrative experience with her and looks forward to serving the community.

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Ghimire, Nav

Associate Director of UI Extension

Nav’s experience includes impact evaluation, program design, implementation and adult education. His focus is building evaluation capacity of Extension educators and increase their ability to document program impacts that meet the needs of local, state and federal stakeholders.

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Givens, Ruth

Horticulture Assistant

Ruth has been in the Idaho Master Gardener Program since 2015, and worked as an assistant for two years in Ada County.

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Glaze, Benton

Professor & Extension Specialist — Beef

Benton focuses on breeding and genetics, beef quality assurance, general management and reproduction. He serves as a resource for beef producers, allied industries, veterinarians, Extension educators and the general public.

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Glenn, Monette

Program Assistant, Eat Smart Idaho

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Grasham, Polly

4-H Youth Development Instructor

Polly offers STEM programming for youth in Benewah County. You can find her at the "Makers Table" in St. Maries, engaging youth at day camps, and supporting afterschool programs.

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Greenway, Surine

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Surine is a University of Idaho alum who enjoys working for the University of Idaho while working with consumers throughout Owyhee County and the southern region of Idaho.

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Grigg, Lyshell

Clerical Tutor

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Grundler, Abby

4-H Program Coordinator

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Gunn, Danielle

Extension Educator — Agricultural

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Hale, Ruth

Office Manager

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Hall, John

Professor & Extension Specialist — Beef; Cattle Management Lead, Rinker Rock Creek Ranch

The center is the University of Idaho’s primary cow/calf and forage research center. John’s program conducts applied research to enhance food production and sustainability of beef production operations.

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Hamblin, Stephanie

4-H Administrative Assistant

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Hamilton, Melissa

Extension Educator, Community Development and Agriculture

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

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Hamilton, Rachel

Office Administrator & 4-H Assistant

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Hamlett, Janna

Clinical Faculty & Extension Specialist — Food Processing

Janna works and assists the local food processing industry through TechHelp, UI Extension and Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences.

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Hansen, Kristin

Manager, Eat Smart Idaho

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Hansen, Lance

Extension Educator and County Chair

Lance offers programs and classes that focus on financial literacy, 4-H youth development and food safety. He is the department chair for University of Idaho Extension in Madison County.

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Hansen, Arizona

4-H Secretary

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Harrington, Jody

Office Assistant

Jody provides assistance to the UI Extension educator for the Butte County area.

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Harris, Jennifer

Administrative Assistant

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Hatch, Justin

Extension Educator

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Hatzenbuehler, Patrick

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

Patrick performs evidence-based research and extension work on agricultural commodity markets with a focus on market structure and conditions for crops grown in Idaho.

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Heckman, Susie

4-H Coordinator

Susie provides the framework for UI Extension 4-H Youth Development programming in local 4-H activities, organizes and conducts leader training classes, working with leaders and youth and providing educational resources.

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Henderson, Paige

Administrative Coordinator

Paige provides office management and oversees day-to-day operations and budget monitoring. She also assists in the development of University of Idaho educational program resources, marketing, registration, coordination and set-up of workshops and seminars.

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Henderson, Bracken

Extension Educator — Horticulture, Agriculture, 4-H

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Hickman, Amanda

4-H Assistant

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Hickok, Katie

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

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Higgins, Debbie

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

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Higgins, Lorie

Extension Specialist, Professor

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Hines, Steven

Extension Educator, Crops

Steven Hines is the crop educator for Jerome and Twin Falls counties. He works in the areas of forages, cereals, cover crops, farm management and farm succession.

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Hirnyck, Ronda

Extension Specialist, Pesticides

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Ho Kim, Jang

Assistant Professor, Food Safety Extension Specialist

Jang is an experienced food scientist. He provides evidence-based educational information related to value-added processing and consumer food safety on home food preservation, sanitation, food handling, food recalls and warnings.

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Hobson, Shawna

Administrative Assistant

Shawna provides office support and engages with the community as a Master Food Safety advisor, teaching participants how to safely preserve food products.

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Hoene, Talje

Mental Health Program Coordinator

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Hoffman, Diana

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Howard, Tasha

County Chair & Extension Educator — Family & Consumer Sciences

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Humpherys, Dave

Noxious Weed Superintendent

Dave works with multiple state and federal agencies and local working groups to implement the noxious weed programs and projects.

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Hunicke, Megan

4-H Special Programs Manager

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Hutchings , Becky

Extension Educator

Major responsibilities include nutrition, health, food safety, volunteer development and 4-H youth development educational programming. This includes assessment and development of programs within Minidoka County and southern district.

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Hutchinson, Pamela J.S.

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist — Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist

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Isaak, Diane

Management Assistant, Southern District

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Jacobsen, Tom

Extension Educator — Horticulture & Small Farms, 4-H Youth Development

With a focus on horticulture and small farms, Tom brings 19 years of experience teaching high school agriculture in Fremont County. He encourages youth to engage in agricultural advocacy.

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Janke, Laural

4-H Assistant

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Jayo, Cammie

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Cammie coordinates the Eat Smart Idaho program in the southern district; responsible for nutrition advisors; and is the liaison between outside agencies and various University of Idaho departments.

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Jenkins, Kara

4-H Program Coordinator

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Jensen, Daphne

Eat Smart Idaho Coordinator

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Jensen, Jennifer

Extension Educator — Horticulture and Small Acreage Farms

Jensen provides classes and workshops for adults and children in horticulture and small acreage farm production. She serves the citizens of Bonner County with one-on-one consultations for production matters.

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Jensen, Kirstin

Extension Educator — Health & Fitness/Nutrition

Kirstin emphasis is family and consumer sciences. She offers programming in health, nutrition and fitness to all community members, schools and businesses.

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Jensen, K. Scott

Extension Educator, County Chair

Scott conducts applied research and extension programs in beef cattle, range and pasture management. He co-coordinates the Idaho Beef Quality Assurance program and conducts the longstanding Lost Rivers Grazing Academy.

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Jill, Casal

Administrative Assistant

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Johnson, Shelly

Extension Educator — Family & Consumer Sciences

Shelly specializes in nutrition, health promotion/wellness programs. She is known for programming in obesity prevention, healthy food pantries, Smarter Lunchroom, senior nutrition, diabetes and nutrition education for low income families.

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Johnson, Teri

Senior Office Administrator

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Kinder, Cindy

Extension Educator

Youth development and livestock Extension educator working with Gooding and Camas counties outreaching to schools, youth and adult organizations focusing on STEM, livestock, horse, leadership/workforce skills and higher education topics.

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Knutz, Mike

Area 4-H Youth Development Educator

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

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Kottraba, Jeana

Nutrition Advisor

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Lancaster, Jamie

4-H Program Coordinator

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

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Larsen, JoLynn

Administrative Assistant-4-H

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Larson, Alex

Assistant to Associate Deans

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Lee, Siew Guan

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Siew Guan Lee is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Her programming areas include health, nutrition, food safety and 4-H youth development.

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Lewin, Paul

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor; Director of Rural Studies Program

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Lincoln, Mikayla

4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator

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Lindstrom, James

4-H Youth Development Director

James Lindstrom, Ed.D., is the director for UI Extension 4-H Youth Development program, with over 38 years of professional experience; he founded the Global 4-H Network Board.

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Lisle, Julie

Fair Manager

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Lockard, Cheryl

Administrative Coordinator

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Loomis, Grant

Extension Educator

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

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Lowber, Debbie

Senior Administrative Specialist

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Lucero, Jackie

Program Coordinator, Pest Management

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Luna, Rebecca

Nutrition Instructor

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Manker, Gretchen

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Gretchen's focus is health and nutrition, food safety, financial management and 4-H youth development. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and enjoys teaching.

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Martinez, Sendy

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Sendy Martinez works in Ada County as the 4-H Extension educator. Her responsibilities include 4-H youth development programming for underserved and minority audiences in both Ada County and Canyon County.

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Martinez, Susie

Office Manager

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Matthews, Jennifer

4-H Assistant

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Mayes, Iris

Extension Educator, Horticulture & Small Farms

Iris leads community-level Extension efforts in small farms and horticulture for Latah County.

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McClintick Chess, Jordan

Agricultural Technician

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McConnell-Soong, Lindsey

Program Manager

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

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McFarland, Katie

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Katie currently serves the county of Lemhi in the areas of community development, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development. She has been serving in Lemhi County since 2008.

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Miller, Dana

4-H Program Coordinator

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Miller, Tina

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

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Mills, Rebecca

Extension Educator, Livestock and 4-H Youth Development

Rebecca's focus in Gem and Boise counties and within the southern district is livestock, small farms and 4-H youth development programming.

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Moeller, Sherry

4-H Assistant

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Momont, Patrick

Southern District Director; Superintendent

Pat’s experience includes serving as a state beef Extension specialist, conducting joint research and extension projects involving cow nutrition, grazing behavior, retained ownership and alternative forages.

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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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Muir, Shay

Office Manager

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Myers, Cheyanne

Extension Education — Livestock and Small Acreage

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Nash, Scott

Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator

Scott provides 4-H leadership in 14 eastern Idaho counties as well as statewide leadership in 4-H animal science.

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Nelson, Cindy

Office Assistant

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Neufeld, Jerry

Extension Educator — Crops

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Nomee, Shaina

Associate Extension Tribal Educator

Our role is to continue providing leadership through development, partnership, education and collaboration that support our youth on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation through 4-H enrichment and Coeur d'Alene tribal culture.

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O'Leary, Marilyn

4-H Program Coordinator

Marilyn coordinates 4-H member enrollments and reports, keeps the budget on track, scheduling events and volunteers, tracking inventory and engaging in the everyday general duties.

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Orgill, Shawna

Office Manager

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O'Shia, Erika

Administrative Assistant

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Ottley, Michael T

Noxious Weed and Invasive Species Supervisor

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Packham, Joel

Extension Educator

I teach farm and ranch financial management in connection with estate/succession planning and also the use of grazing cover crops for soil management. 4-H livestock is my area of expertise.

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Page, Meladi

Extension Administrative Assistant

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Pancheri, Shaylee

4-H Assistant

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Patterson, Ron

Extension Educator — Horticulture/Agriculture

Ron has extensive experience in horticulture and agriculture, with emphasis in weed control, and beneficial and pest insects.

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Peavler, Deborah

4-H Coordinator

Deborah works to plan and assist in 4-H programming and events in Gooding County. 

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Petty, Barbara

Associate Dean & Director of UI Extension

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Peutz, Joey

Extension Educator

Joey Peutz serves as the county chair as she develops, teaches and evaluates nutrition and food safety programs for adults and children in Payette County and a nine-county district.

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Pierce, Kristiana

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

Kristiana serves all kids in Ada County in providing culturally relevant curriculum and experiential education.

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Pitman, Robert

Horticulture Service Assistant

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Powell, Ember

Office and Program Coordinator

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Pruitt, Sheila

Receptionist

Sheila is the primary receptionist and responsible for putting together the Extension Connections newsletter and assists with family and consumer sciences, agriculture, 4-H and the noxious weeds secretary.

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Pullin, Nicole

4-H Program Assistant

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Ramirez, Sarah

Management Assistant

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Ramsey, Mitzi

Administrative Assistant

Mitzi provides administrative support for 4-H youth and programs provided by University of Idaho Extension, Minidoka County.

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Reagan, Carol

4-H Program/Administrative Assistant

Carol assists in the 4-H programming and events in Camas County.

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Reese, Carrie

Management Assistant

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Reyes, Kiana

Administrative Assistant

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Richel, Karen

Extension Educator, Financial Wellness

Karen provides basic “K through Gray” financial education and counsels clients as an accredited financial counselor and a certified money coach for 10 north Idaho counties.

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Robertson, Amy

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences & 4-H

Amy provides a variety of workshops, classes and other learning opportunities in food safety, nutrition and healthy living. She also organizes and implements 4-H youth development events for local youth.

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Rodgers, Erin

4-H Youth Development Program Manager

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Rodriguez, Brenda

Program Assistant

Brenda serves as the UI Extension program assistant in providing office support to the Extension educator and 4-H program assistant. Her focus is to help with the growth and expansion of programs offered.

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Roe, Annie J.

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist, Director of Eat Smart Idaho

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Roland, Tyanne

Extension Educator

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Sachse, Tammy

Extension Assistant

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Saffran Larson, Mia

4-H Program Assistant and Office Administrator

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Sagers, Joseph

Extension Educator — Agronomy

Joseph specializes in agronomy and livestock, with a emphasis on forage production, grazing management and Spanish programs.

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Sant, Laura

Extension Educator — Health/Nutrition/Food Safety and 4-H

Laura provides community education to residents in Franklin County. She is also a registered dietitian nutritionist and licensed dietitian in Idaho and nationally recognized for her work.

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Schmadeka, Vickey

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

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Schnepf, Chris

Area Extension Educator, Forestry

Chris provides a variety of learning opportunities on applied forest ecology and silviculture for family forest owners, loggers and professional foresters throughout the Idaho Panhandle.

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Schoenfelder, Judith

4-H Program Specialist

Military partnerships, international exchange and out-of-school partnerships.

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Schott, Linda

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist — Nutrient & Waste Management

Linda specializes on addressing the needs of stakeholders in southern Idaho related to the impacts of nutrient and livestock waste management and other land management practices on soil health and water quality.

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Schuetz, Maria Micki

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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Schwarting, Donna

4-H Volunteer Development Educator

As part of UI Extension 4-H Youth Development, I oversee the volunteer management system and provide support to county Extension personnel in recruitment, training and retention of 4-H volunteers statewide.

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Schweitzer, Alleah

Farm to Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator

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Scott, Danielle

Associate Extension Educator

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Scott, Rhea

4-H Program Coordinator

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Serna, Ester

Responsibilities: Weed management, plant sampling, plant assessments, planting, harvest operations, post harvest processing, seed preparation.

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Shelstad, Nancy

Area 4-H Youth Development Educator

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

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Silkwood, Gail

Extension Educator

Gail provides leadership for the 4-H program, UpRiver Afterschool, youth development camps and teaches the master gardener program in Benewah County. She also provides educational resources in agriculture and livestock topics.

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Small, Laurie

4-H Program Coordinator/Office Administrator

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Small, Meranda

Extension Educator

Meranda provides education programming and resources focused on livestock topics, specifically beef cattle production. She also provides leadership for the county 4-H program.

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Smith, Taylor

4-H Program Assistant

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Smith, SheilAnne

Event Coordinator/Office Manager

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Smith, Sara

4-H Assistant

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Smyer, Amber

Program Manager

As program manager for UI Extension’s statewide Digital Economy Program, Amber coordinates the development and delivery of relevant resources to reduce the digital divide for Idahoans.

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Sorensen, Kelly

Office Manager

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Sorensen, Terrell

Extension Educator

Terrell’s focus is cereal grains, water, and water related issues, and the Farm Ranch Management team. He also coordinates the 4-H activities in the county.

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Spackman, Jared

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist — Barley Agronomy

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

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Spangler, Katherine

Office Assistant

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Sparks, Rose

4-H Assistant

Rose teaches the 4-H enrichment activities in area elementary schools.

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Spencer, Marnie R.

UI Extension, Eastern District Director

Marnie is the University of Idaho Extension, Eastern District director, supporting Extension in 14 southeastern counties.

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Sponseller, Claire

Area Extension Educator — 4-H STEM

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Sprinkle, Jim

Beef Extension Specialist

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Statz, Alysson

4-H Coordinator

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Steffens, Janis

4-H Administrative Coordinator

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Stevens, Maryanne

4-H Program Coordinator

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Stokes, Brad

Extension Educator

Brad is the UI Extension educator and county chair for Elmore County, focusing on food production systems, horticulture, 4-H and a passion for pollinators.

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Stribling, Aubrey

Administrative Coordinator

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Strupp, Heather

4-H Program Coordinator

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Sullender, Ethan

4-H Program Assistant

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Sutton, Megan

Master Gardener Assistant

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Tate, Kimberly

Associate Extension Senior Instructor

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Taylor, R. Garth

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

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Teixeira, Gustavo

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist - Potato Postharvest Physiologist

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

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Tejeda, Hernan

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

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Telford, Nikki

Family & Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator

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Teuscher, Cindy

Office Administrator

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Thaxton, Jennifer

4-H Program Assistant/Office Manager

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Thomas, Jason

Extension Educator

I deliver pest management and STEM focused extension programs to Idaho farmers and youth. My main emphasis is the Integrated Pest Management of insects and voles.

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Thompson, Melody

4-H Program Manager

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Tienhaara, Natasha

4-H AmeriCorps State Program Coordinator

State coordinator for the 4-H AmeriCorps Grant program.

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Tifft, Kathee

Extension Educator — Community Development, Family and Consumer Sciences and County Chair

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Toomey, Maureen

Extension Educator — Area 4-H Youth Development

Toomey directs the 4-H nutrition, physical activity, well-being and the visual arts. She also co-leads the teen health advocates, Well Connected Communities and farm to early childcare programs.

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Torbert, James “Jim”

Pest Control Coordinator

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

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Tracy, Erica

Administrative Assistant

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Trappet, Karen

Weed Control and Extension Secretary

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Tucker, Angela

Administrative Assistant

Angela maintains numerous grants over the years and keeps all the accounts in order for family and consumer sciences, agriculture, 4-H, 4-H Friday Friends and the noxious weed department.

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Tverdy, Teresa

Program Specialist

Teresa coordinates the 4-H program in the county and is responsible for recruiting, training and supervising volunteer leaders and 4-H members. She helps develop the 4-H programming for youth and families.

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Van Buren, Jessie

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

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Vaughan, Chandra

Associate Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

Chandra provides leadership, instruction and support for 4-H youth development programs focusing on youth development, adult volunteer development, youth education program development, expanding partnerships and participation, and membership growth.

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Verbance, Caitlyn

Office Manager

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Villacana, Maria

Nutrition Advisor

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Villagomez, Julia

4-H Military Partnership Program Coordinator

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

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Walker, Sue

4-H Assistant

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Walsh, Olga

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist — Cropping Systems Agronomy

Developing and delivering relevant research and educational programs in sustainable cropping systems using best management practices for important crops grown in Idaho.

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Warner, Robyn

4-H Program Assistant

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Warren, William A.

Extension Educator

Bill conducts programming in ecosystem science and land stewardship in Clearwater and nearby Idaho counties. Landowners learn how to generate income from their land while enhancing ecological benefits.

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Waters, Jillian

Administrative Coordinator

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Wayment, Seresa

Nutrition Advisor

Weiland, Kimberly

4-H Secretary

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Werlin, Jennifer

Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

Jennifer provides educational programs associated with enhancing local agriculture, community food systems and 4-H Youth Development. Her interests include healthy seasonal cooking, gardening, season extension, food security and permaculture design.

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West, Andres “Andy”

Extension Educator, Horticulture

I use my experience and education in horticulture to teach the public about landscape sustainability through conservation, fruit and vegetable production, native plants and Waterwise landscaping.

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Whitehead, Heather

Program Coordinator, Eat Smart Idaho

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Wilder, Brett

Assistant Professor & Area Extension Educator — Farm Business Management

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Wilkinson, Terry

Customer Service Specialist

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Williams, Shannon

Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Serving as the agriculture Extension educator in Lemhi County. I work with beef producers, natural resource managers and community members.

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Willmore, Carmen

Extension Educator — Livestock & 4-H

Carmen provides leadership for programming in livestock and 4-H.

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Wilson, Jim

Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator

Jim provides regional leadership for program development and volunteer management for the 10 northern Idaho counties, plus statewide leadership for 4-H horse and shooting sports programs.

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Winters, Kaytlyn

4-H Positive Youth Development AmeriCorps

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Wittman, Grace

Extension Educator

I provide leadership in the areas of food safety, food preservation, nutrition and youth development. I focus primarily on food preservation classes, hand washing education and cooking skills classes.

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Woodhouse, Becky

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating Eat Smart Idaho program in Idaho’s eastern district. Works closely to train nutrition instructors, establish and maintain community partnerships, and ensure appropriate use of grant funds.

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Wray, Paige

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

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University of Idaho Extension

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

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

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