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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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Barbara Petty

Our People


Find University of Idaho Extension faculty and staff by selecting the letter of their last name.

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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Allen, Sundance

Farm Operations Foreperson

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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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Amy, Rhonda

Office Manager

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

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Anderson, Tiffany

Administrative Assistant

Anglin, Laura

Administrative Assistant

Argyle, Erin

Administrative Coordinator

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Ayers, Wayne

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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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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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Beckstead, Tina

4-H Assistant

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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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Bennett, Michal

Administrative Assistant

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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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.

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

Extension Educator, 4-H

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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.

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 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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Burt, Marcia

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Busch, Mary

Horticulture Associate

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Busdon, Sarah

Administrative Assistant

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Butterfield, Stephanie

Customer Service Specialist

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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.

Carleton, Kara

Idaho Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Kara Carleton joined the Idaho Master Gardener Program in 2013. As program coordinator, she empowers a team of 60+ volunteers to provide educational outreach and research-based solutions that address a variety of home horticultural, lawn and garden challenges facing local citizens. Carleton fosters a culture that supports the “Helping People Grow” mission. She has diverse experience in the fields of nonprofit administration, green design, horticulture and gardening. 

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Carnes, Casie

Administrative Assistant

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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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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Clancy, Debby Lea

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Coburn, Sally

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Cochran, Audra

Associate Extension Educator — Forestry

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Codr, Shana

4-H Event Coordinator/Office Manager

Shana Codr is responsible for the management and logistical coordination of all 4-H statewide and national events. She also provides for the financial management and accountability of the revenue and gift accounts as well as the management and facilitation of all 4-H college scholarships.

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Coffey, Becky

FCS Assistant

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Cook, Nadine

4-H Program Assistant

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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Cook, Patricia

Office Manager

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Copeland, Kristi

Management Assistant

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Cummins, Heather

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Dalton, Nikola

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

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Daughdrill, Patty

Nutrition Advisor, Eat Smart Idaho

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.

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.

DeWitt, Amy

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Dodds, Bebe

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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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Dye, Lorie

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development

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Easley, Cassandra

4-H Friday Friends Coordinator

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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Elvira, Jocelyn

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Englehart, Bev

Office Assistant

Ensafi, Pooria

Doctoral Student

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

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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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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 extension and outreach activities throughout northern Idaho. He supports 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.

Funkhouser, Connie

4-H Program Assistant

Funkhouser grew up in Camas County. She is a proud Camas County Musher and attends every school home game unless it conflicts with grandchildren events. She has been with UI Extension, Camas County since March 1985. She loves working with youth and volunteer leaders and watching them grow and learn in the 4-H program.

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

Administrative Coordinator

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Garwood, Samantha

Administrative Assistant

Geiger, Blair

Extension/4-H Office Assistant

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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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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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.

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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Hale, Ruth

Office Manager

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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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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Harris, Jennifer

Administrative Assistant

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Harrison, Steve

Extension Educator

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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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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, 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.

Henderson, Bracken

Extension Educator — Horticulture, Agriculture, 4-H

Hickman, Amanda

4-H Assistant

Higgins, Debbie

4-H Youth Development Coordinator

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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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Hoffman, Diana

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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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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Humpherys, Dave

Weed Program Assistant

Under the supervision of the weed and pest director, Dave has been working on noxious weed control for the past 15 years. In the weed department, we work with multiple state and federal agencies and local working groups to implement the noxious weed programs and projects. In the weed department, we have multiple projects such as noxious weed biocontrol, rancher’s cooperative projects, spray days and South Fork cooperative weed management. We are active with the state and southwest weed control associations.

Mir was the president of the state weed control association and Dave chairs the South Fork cooperative weed management project. Mir wrote and received a grant to obtain state-of-the art noxious weed storage facilities.

Humpherys, Dennis

Seasonal Field Technician

Under the supervision of the Director, Dennis has worked as a seasonal field technician for 10 years. He assists Mir with multiple weed control projects. He will also assist with pest control projects as needed.

Hunicke, Megan

4-H Special Programs Manager

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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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Inwards, Megan

4-H Program Assistant

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Isaak, Diane

Management Assistant

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Janke, Laural

4-H Assistant

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Jarolimek, Dena

Administrative Coordinator — 4-H and Noxious Weed

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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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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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Johnson, Teri

Senior Office Administrator

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Kay, Brandy

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

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Kennedy, Mary

4-H Program Coordinator

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Killpack, Joyce

Administrative Assistant

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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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Kottraba, Jeana

Nutrition Advisor

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Kovac, Kim

Program Assistant and Master Gardener Assistant

Kim works as the administrative assistant and Master Gardener coordinator.

Kunz, Amber

Administrative Assistant

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Lancaster, Jamie

4-H Program Coordinator

Lancaster grew up in Jerome, with horses and registered Hereford and Angus cattle. She was very active in 4-H, taking beef, dairy and horse projects, as well as sewing, Dutch oven and KYG projects. She was also very active in the Idaho Junior Hereford Association and other state horse organizations. Lancaster graduated from Utah State University and is excited to come back to the 4-H program. She loves helping members find opportunities to become involved and gain new skills.

Larsen, JoLynn

Administrative Assistant-4-H

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Lee, Siew Guan

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

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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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Lisle, Julie

Fair Manager

Lockard, Cheryl

Administrative Coordinator

Loomis, Grant

Extension Educator

Lowber, Debbie

Lead Customer Service Specialist

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Lucero, Jackie

Program Coordinator, Pest Management

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Lynn, Betsy

Program Assistant

Betsy 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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Manker, Gretchen

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Gretchen 's programming areas include health and nutrition, food safety, financial management and 4-H youth development. Gretchen served as a community nutrition advisor for Eat Smart Idaho (SNAP-Ed and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) for many years. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and enjoys teaching.

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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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

Miller, Chris

4-H Program Coordinator

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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Moeller, Madison

Office Manager

Moeller, Sherry

4-H Assistant

Momont, Patrick

Southern District Director

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. For the last 17 years he has provided leadership for southwestern and south-central district Extension programs; hiring and supervising county Extension educators, building relationships with stakeholders and serving as the Caldwell Complex superintendent.

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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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Nelson, Cindy

Office Assistant

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.

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.

Orgill, Shawna

Office Manager

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Ottley, Michael T

Noxious Weed and Invasive Species Supervisor

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Otto, Christina

State Program Coordinator, Idaho 4-H AmeriCorps

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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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, Agriculture/Horticulture

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

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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Pitman, Robert

Horticulture Service Assistant

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Powell, Ember

Office and Program Coordinator

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Pratt, Nicole

Administrative Assistant

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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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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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Reese, Carrie

Management Assistant

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Reyes, Kiana

Administrative Assistant

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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Rielly, Shawna

Administrative Assistant

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

Rodriguez, Elisa

4-H Program Assistant

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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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 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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Schmadeka, Vickey

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

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

Program Specialist

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

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Schuetz, Maria Micki

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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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.

Schweitzer, Alleah

Farm to Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator

Scott, Danielle

Associate Extension Educator

Seamons, Ashley

Administrative Assistant

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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

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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Shuck, April

Administrative Coordinator

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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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Simons, Sharlene

Administrative Assistant/4-H Assistant

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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Smith, Taylor

4-H Program Assistant

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Snyder, Lindsey

Extension Program Assistant

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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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Sparks, Rose

4-H Assistant

Rose graduated from Boise State University with a teaching certificate and taught 30+ years in area schools, while owning 1,000 head of white-faced ewes and 900 head of boar goats. She also trained donkeys, mules and ponies to drive in harness. Rose teaches the 4-H enrichment activities in area elementary schools.

Speelmon, Patti

Administrative Assistant

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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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Spinazola, Jean

Master Gardener Assistant

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Sponseller, Claire

Area Extension Educator — 4-H Stem

Stapleton, Julia

4-H Program Manager

Statz, Alysson

4-H Coordinator

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Steffens, Janis

State 4-H Administrative 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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Stribling, Aubrey

Administrative Coordinator

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Strupp, Heather

4-H Program Coordinator

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Sutton, Megan

Master Gardener Assistant

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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Tejeda, Hernan

Telford, Nikki

Family & Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator

Teuscher, Cindy

Office Administrator

Thaxton, Jennifer

4-H Program Assistant/Office Manager

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

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 Youth Development Educator

Toomey is an experienced youth development leader with an unwavering commitment to Idaho families and youth. She directs the Idaho 4-H healthy living program building strong partnerships within and outside the university. Toomey has diverse experiences working with rural communities and directing outreach to Latino youth and families.

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Torbert, James “Jim”

Pest Control Coordinator

Mutually, Mir and Jim work on different pest related projects and programs such as grasshoppers, Mormon crickets and mosquito abatement, to help Elmore County ranchers, farmers and citizens. Jim regularly surveys known standing water sites to monitor for mosquito larvae. These areas are treated to control mosquito larvae. He sets traps to test mosquitoes for WNV. In the early evening, he is fogging areas that experience high mosquito populations during the season. To report areas of standing water or high mosquito populations in Elmore County you can call Jim directly at 208-587-2304 or visit the Elmore county website at www.elmorecounty.org/pest to email us directly.

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Tracy, Erica

Administrative Assistant

Trappet, Karen

Weed Control and Extension Secretary

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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Uhlorn, Holli

4-H Administrative and AmeriCorps Program Assistant

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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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Verbance, Caitlyn

Administrative Assistant

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Villacana, Maria

Nutrition Advisor

Walker, Sue

4-H Assistant

Warner, Robyn

4-H Program Assistant

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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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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.

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.

White, Debbie

4-H Coordinator

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Williams, Cinda

Extension Educator

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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, Breeanna

Horticulture Aide, Idaho Master Gardener Program

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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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Wood, Kate

4-H Friday Friends Coordinator

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Woodhouse, Becky

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

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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