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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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Amende, Jackie

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Jackie Amende 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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Baker, Sarah

Extension Educator

I provide programming focusing on livestock, range management and 4-H youth development. I conduct educational beef cutting demonstrations that focus on end-product quality, and collect carcass data for numerous fairs.

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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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Ball, Samantha (Roberts)

Extension Educator — Livestock and Small Acreage

Samantha grew up in Nampa, Idaho on five acres raising sheep, cattle and hogs. As a youth, Samantha was very involved in both her FFA chapter and 4-H Club.

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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Bass, Phil

Assistant Professor - Meat Science

Phil applies industry experience to teach, advise students and others involved in the Pacific Northwest meat production and processing community; conducts applied research in meat quality with emphasis in beef.

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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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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. 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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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.

Blanch, Leslee

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist licensed with the State of Idaho Board of Medicine. I also hold fitness certifications in group/aquatic fitness, yoga and senior exercise instruction.

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Boice, Kandee

4-H Program Assistant

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Bone, Yolanda

Program Coordinator, Northern District

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Boone, Karie

Extension Educator — Small Farms and Community Food Systems

Karie specializes in rural development sociology, resource governance, food systems and social change. She will be planning and leading small farms educational programs for residents in Payette and surrounding counties.

Brooks, Randall

Professor, Extension Forestry Specialist

Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

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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 previously worked as a nutrition faculty member at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

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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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Callister, David

Extension Educator and County Chair

David specializes in agronomy, community and economic development and 4-H youth development.

Cantley, Catherine

Assistant Professor

Catherine works with Idaho food manufacturers to improve their products, processes and cultures. She collaborates with commissions and consortiums that interact with food manufacturers to assist in reaching industry-wide opportunities.

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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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Cates, Nola

Tribal 4-H Program Director

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Chahine, Mireille

Dairy Extension Specialist and Professor

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Chen, Jianli

Professor

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Church, James

Extension Educator, Idaho County

Jim provides educational programs for commercial livestock producers in northern Idaho. He specializes in beef cattle production, marketing and management; and manages the 4-H animal science program.

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Clements, Justin

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist — Entomology

Justin is an entomologist interested in supporting integrated pest management of insect and mite pests of vegetable and field crops within the state of Idaho through his research and Extension program.

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Cochran, Audra

Associate Extension Educator — Forestry

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Dalton, Nikola

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

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Dalton, Joseph

Professor, Dairy Extension Specialist

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

Davids, Rosie

4-H Program Coordinator

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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 timely, relevant and impactful programs.

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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Dorchuck, Teri

Administrative Assistant

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Du, Xiaoxue "Rita"

Assistant Professor

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 and 4-H Youth Development

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Eborn, Ben

Extension Agricultural Economist, 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

Lance specializes in home and commercial horticulture, small acreage farming, general agriculture and poultry. He teaches agriculture classes in both English and Spanish related to grain, forage and livestock.

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Ellison, Melinda

Assistant Professor — Range Livestock & Sheep Extension Specialist

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

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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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Ettesvold, Susan

Community Nutrition Advisor

Ewers, Timothy G.

Extension Specialist — 4-H Youth Development

Science, technology and aerospace.

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Fallahi, Esmaeil

Professor

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Findlay, 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 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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Floch, Judy

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

Fluer, Sara

Associate Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

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Foist, Laura

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Eat Smart Idaho Administrator

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.

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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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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Gillespie, Dana

District 4-H Event/Program Coordinator

Gillespie, Donna

Regional Youth Development Educator

Donna provides statewide leadership in 4-H citizenship and civic education, personal development and leadership. She partners with 4-H professionals in youth development programming throughout central Idaho.

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Glaze, Benton

Beef Extension Specialist and Professor

Ben 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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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.

Gunn, Danielle

Extension Educator — Agricultural

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Hafez, Saad

Professor

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Hall, John

Superintendent; 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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Hamilton, Melissa

Extension Educator, Community Development and Agriculture

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

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Hamilton, Chris

Assistant Professor

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Hamlett, Janna

Clinical faculty, Extension Food Processing Specialist

Janna works and assists the local food processing industry through HelpTech, UI Extension and UI-WSU food science.

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Hansen, Kristin

Manager, Eat Smart Idaho

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Hansen, Lance

Extension Educator

Lance will share the programs offered by University of Idaho Extension with the community. He plans to work with all ages to improve financial literacy, by providing trainings when possible.

Hansen, Lyle

Central District Director; Superintendent

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Hart, Ken

Extension Educator and Professor

Ken's work focuses on Lewis County 4-H and CL2N 4-H Camp, production agriculture and small acreage farming in Lewis/Idaho counties, and farm financial management education in north central Idaho.

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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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Hauger, Lauren “Lu”

Associate Extension Educator — Commercial Produce Safety

Lu specializes in commercial produce safety and will serve as a resource for farmers statewide.

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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Henderson, Bracken

Extension Educator — Horticulture, Agriculture, 4-H

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 professor of Extension located in Jerome County. Steven has been with UI Extension since January of 2000. His areas of expertise include forages, cereals and cover crops.

Hirnyck, Ronda

Extension Pesticide Specialist and Professor

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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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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 sciences Extension educator in the Lemhi County's UI 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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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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Hulet, Ph.D., April

Research Assistant Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management and Extension Specialist

Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

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Hutchings , 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, Extension Specialist — Potato Cropping Systems Weed Scientist

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Jamison, Jackie

Extension Specialist — Soil Health Instructor

Jackie works with Idaho producers as well as conservation districts to promote agricultural practices that improve soil health.

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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Jeffries, Erika (Thiel)

IT and Curriculum Specialist

Erika has a robust youth development career. She directs all things technology for Idaho's 4-H including 4-H Online and the 4-H website. She oversees all 4-H curriculum She supports teen leadership programming, is a trained art educator, former VP of marketing and has graphic design experience.

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Jenkins, Kara

4-H Program Coordinator

Jensen, Daphne

Eat Smart Idaho Coordinator

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Jensen, Jennifer

Extension Educator — Horticulture and Small Acreage Farms

Jensen’s teaching experience includes Extension 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 garden and vegetable production matters.

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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.

Johnson, Carrie

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

Carrie works in Canyon County as the Extension educator for 4-H youth development. Her and programs focus on livestock, small animals, teens, leadership, citizenship and going onto secondary education.

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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Kennedy, Mary

4-H Program Coordinator

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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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Lancaster, Jamie

4-H Program Coordinator

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

Lee, Siew Guan

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

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Lewin, Paul

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor; Director of Rural Studies Program

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Liang, Xi

Associate Professor, Cropping Systems Agronomy

Xi Liang is leading a Cropping Systems Agronomy program with focuses on crop physiology in response to abiotic and biotic stresses, irrigation management and alternative crop agronomy (e.g., cover crops and quinoa).

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Lide, Chen

Associate Professor, Waste Management Engineer

Chen’s research and extension focus on value-added products from waste, mitigation of environmental impacts caused by waste, and dissemination of science-based information to help stakeholders make informed decisions, leading to positive changes.

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Lindstrom, James

4-H Youth Development Director

Currently the program director for the University of Idaho Extension 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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Loomis, Grant

Extension Educator

Love, Stephen

Professor

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Lucero, Jackie

Program Coordinator, Pest Management

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Mahler, Robert

Professor — Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences

Robert conducts research on water quality and water quantity water resource issues in Idaho. In addition to public perceptions, priorities and actions taken to address water resource issues in the Pacific Northwest.

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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 (RDN) and enjoys teaching.

Marshall, Juliet

Research Professor, Extension Specialist — Plant Pathologist

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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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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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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'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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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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Nash, Scott

Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator

Scott joined the University of Idaho in 1995. He is a regional youth development educator providing 4-H leadership in 14 eastern Idaho counties and statewide leadership in 4-H animal science.

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Neibling, Howard

Associate Professor, Extension Specialist — Water Management Engineer

Neibling serves as the state irrigation specialist for University of Idaho Extension. In this role, he delivers educational programs, develops extension materials, works with county faculty and participates in farm visits.

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Neufeld, Jerry

County Chair, 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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Norell, Rick

Professor, Dairy Extension Specialist

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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.

Olsen, Nora

Professor

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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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Painter, Kate

Extension Educator — Agriculture

Kate provides educational programming in farm management, cereal and forage production, livestock production, horticulture and small farm production. She also offers training for the Idaho Master Gardener program.

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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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Prather, Timothy

Professor and Senior Associate Director of the U of I Rangeland Center

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Qualls, Ph.D., P.E., Russell

Associate Professor, Idaho State Climatologist

Campus: Moscow
Courses: environmental hydrology, northwest climate and water resources change, engineering fluid mechanics
Areas of Expertise: satellite remote sensing of mountain snowpack, snowmelt runoff modeling, modeling of evapotranspiration

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Rashed, Arash

Associate Professor, Ecological Entomology

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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.

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Ridout, Mary

Extension Educator — Agriculture/Horticulture

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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

Roe, Annie J.

Extension Specialist, Director of Eat Smart Idaho

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Roland, Tyanne

Extension Educator

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Ruth, Alaena

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Alaena has an extensive background in animal science. She has interests in livestock production and management as well as meat science. She enjoys teaching and speaking about STEM education and quality assurance.

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Sagers, Joseph

Extension Educator — Agronomy

Joseph provides programming in farm management, livestock, cereal and forage production, plant and insect identification.

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Sant, M.S., R.D.N., Laura

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

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

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Schnepf, Chris

Area Extension Educator, Forestry and Professor

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, Nutrient and Waste Management Extension Specialist

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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Schroeder, Kurtis

Cropping Systems Agronomist, Associate Professor

Kurtis’ research focus is improving cereal-based cropping systems through a combination of crop rotation, nutrient management and agronomic inputs. He directs the small grain and grain legume variety trials for northern Idaho.

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Schwarting, Donna

4-H Volunteer Development Educator

Donna provides experience with volunteer and project-based learning programs, grant-writing, program design, supervision of personnel, training of individuals in multiple venues and risk management.

Schwarzländer, Mark

Professor and Associate Director, Center for Research on Invasive Species

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Schweitzer, Alleah

Farm to Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator

Scott, Danielle

Associate Extension Educator

Shelstad, Nancy

Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator

Nancy has collaborated on a multi-state youth retention research project, written 4-H curriculum and provided leadership to develop the Idaho Build Your Future program and 20 4-H staff development modules.

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Shewmaker, Glenn

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Silkwood, Gail

Extension Educator

Gail provides leadership for the Benewah County 4-H, UpRiver Afterschool, youth development camps and the Idaho Master Gardeners of 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

Programming efforts focus on beef cattle production with an emphasis on preparing cattle for the feed yard through preconditioning, beef quality assurance and general livestock production practices for 4-H youth.

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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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Spear, Rhett

Assistant Professor

Agronomic and economic evaluations of new potato varieties through cultural management trials and new variety selection.

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Spencer, Marnie R.

Eastern District Director

Marnie is the UI Extension eastern district director, supporting Extension educators in 14 counties and Fort Hall Reservation.

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Sponseller, Claire

Area Extension Educator — 4-H STEM

Sprinkle, Jim

Beef Extension Specialist

Statz, Alysson

4-H Coordinator

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Stevens, Maryanne

4-H Program Coordinator

Stokes, Brad

Extension Educator, Cropping Systems

Brad grew up in Boise, Idaho and subsequently attended the University of Idaho in 2004. He graduated with a bachelor's in plant science in 2008 and entered a graduate program in 2009. He completed his research project in entomology in 2012 and received his master's in entomology.

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Strupp, Heather

4-H Program Coordinator

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Taggart, Allen

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

I lead the 4-H Youth Development program in Ada County, build community partnerships, strengthen our volunteer base and increase funding for our programs. I work with community partners, adult volunteers and families to help more youth "make the best better."

Tate, Kimberly

Associate Extension Instructor

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Tate, Michelle

4-H Coordinator

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Taylor, R. Garth

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

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Telford, Nikki

Family & Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator

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.

Thompson, Janelle

4-H Program Coordinator

Thornton, Mike

Parma Chair and Professor

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Tienhaara, Natasha

4-H Administrator and International Exchange Program

Tifft, Kathee

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

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Toomey, Maureen

Area 4-H Youth Development Educator

Toomey directs the 4-H healthy living program building strong partnerships within and outside the university. She has diverse experiences working with rural communities and directing outreach to Latino youth and families.

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Usabel, Nic

Extension Educator — Horticulture

Nic specializes in urban horticulture and directs the Idaho Master Gardener Program in training and supervising the volunteers within Canyon County. He is implementing a Junior Master Gardener program.

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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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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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Warren, Ph.D., William A.

Associate Professor and Extension Educator

Bill conducts programming in land-based economic development 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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Wenninger, Erik

Associate Professor

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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.

West, Andres “Andy”

Extension Educator, Horticulture

I use my experience and education in horticulture to teach the public about all aspects of horticulture. I teach, train and certify Master Gardeners as a volunteer force to serve the public within the county.

Westerhold, Ashlee

Extension Area Economist

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Wharton, Phillip

Associate Professor

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White, Debbie

4-H Coordinator

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Williams, Shannon

Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Shannon has a strong agriculture background from growing up on a small farm and being involved in a family ranch. Her degrees in animal science and human resources complement each other as she works with cattle producers, natural resource managers, 4-H members and community members. She is married, has two grown children and enjoys her job.

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Willmore, Carmen

Extension Educator — Livestock and Forages

Carmen is the Extension educator in Lincoln County, located in Shoshone, ID. Her programming efforts focus on livestock and forage education for surrounding producers.

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Wilson, Jim

Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator

As a member of the state 4-H Youth Development team, Jim provides leadership in program development and 4-H volunteer management for the 10 northern Idaho counties. He also provides statewide leadership for the Idaho 4-H horse and rapidly growing shooting sports programs.

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Wilson, Sharla

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Sharla serves as the 4-H Extension educator for Kootenai County and is an assistant professor with the University of Idaho. Wilson oversees 4-H youth development programming in Kootenai and Shoshone counties.

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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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Woodhall, James

Assistant Professor, Plant Pathologist

James offers a range of diagnostic tests and advice to growers. His research program characterizes plant pathogens and developing new diagnostic methods for diseases across a range of crops.

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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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