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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 a six-county area which includes Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Owyhee and Elmore.

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Allen, Monica

Horticulture Aide, Idaho Master Gardener Program

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Allen, Sundance

Farm Operations Foreperson

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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

Arcibal, Suzette

Responsibilities: Fusarium Head Blight ratings, isolation and culturing pathogens and associated laboratory work, preparation of disease inoculum, disease ratings, sample collection and statistical analyses.

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Ayers, Wayne

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Baker, Sarah

Extension Educator

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Balderrama, Teresa

4-H Program Coordinator

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

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Barfuss, Lisa

4-H Program Coordinator

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Barkley, Yvonne

Associate Extension Specialist — Forestry

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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. Mashelle graduated from cosmetology school and worked in the field for numerous years before earning an associate’s degree from the College of Southern Idaho, followed by a bachelor’s in human resource development from Idaho State University.

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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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Belew, Brenda

Administrative Assistant

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Bell, Susan

Extension Educator, Horticulture and Ada County Chair

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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Benson, Terri

Data Entry Specialist

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Biggers, Carol

Nutrition Advisor

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Boatwright, Loretta

4-H Coordinator

Boice, Kandee

Extension Educator, 4-H

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Boone, Karie

Extension Educator — Small Farms and Community Food Systems

Karie Boone joined UI Extension in 2018. She has master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Colorado State University in rural development sociology and resource governance, respectively. She has a B.A. degree in food systems and social change with a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In addition, she served as a doctoral teaching fellow with the U of I College of Natural Resources at the McCall Field Campus. Karie will be planning and leading small farms educational programs for residents in Payette and surrounding counties.

Bowen, Hadley

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Branam, Diane

Administrative Assistant

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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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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 worked as a nutrition faculty member at Brigham Young University Idaho prior to her work with University of 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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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

Carrillo, Martha

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

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Carter, Cheryl

Administrative Assistant

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Cates, Nola

Tribal 4-H Program Director

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Cernyar, Krista

Office Manager

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Chavarria, Ronnell

4-H Program Assistant

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Church, James

Extension Educator, Idaho County

Jim Church provides educational programs for commercial livestock producers in UI Extension’s northern district. Specialties include beef cattle production, marketing and management. Jim also manages the 4-H animal science program in Idaho County.

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Clancy, Debby Lea

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Coburn, Sally

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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, Patricia

Office Manager

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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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Copeland, Kristi

Management Assistant

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Craig, Lynn

4-H Coordinator

Cummins, Heather

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Dalton, Nikola

Extension Educator — 4-H Youth Development

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David, Kirk

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David, Madeline

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Davids, Rosie

4-H Program Coordinator

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Davidson, Kathleen

4-H Program Assistant

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de Haro-Martí, Mario

Extension Educator — Dairy and Livestock

Mario Emanuel de Haro-Martí was born and raised in Neuquén, Argentina, where he received his B.S. in environmental studies. He completed his M.S. in environmental sciences at U of I. Since then, he has worked in Extension helping Idaho producers to manage and reduce the environmental impact of their livestock and farming operations while increasing their productivity and workforce education. 

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DePhelps, Colette

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

DePhelps’ education and outreach experience includes: 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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Eide, Angela

Administrative Coordinator

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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

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Englehart, Bev

Office Assistant

Ensafi, Pooria

Doctoral Student

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

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Erickson, Luke

Personal Finance Specialist and Associate Professor

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. I also have interests in instructional design strategies and instruction through serious games.

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Ettesvold, Susan

Community Nutrition Advisor

Ewers, Timothy G.

Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist

Science, technology and aerospace.

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Findlay, John 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

Extension Administrative Assistant

Foist, Laura

Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Eat Smart Idaho

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.

Gamett, Brad

Extension Educator, Agriculture & Community Development

Brad has extensive experience in vegetation management before joining the University of Idaho Extension in 2017. He served as a weed control superintendent from 2003-2017 for Butte County.

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Gardiner, Kali

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Kali Gardiner, RDN, LD is the Northern District Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator. She 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. Kali received her B.S. in Food & Nutrition: Dietetics from the University of Idaho, and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has been with the University of Idaho since 1997. Area counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone

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Garner, Zane

Beef Center Manager

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Gerber, Linda

Outreach to Military Kids Coordinator

Military Kids and Speak Out for Military Kids.

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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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Gill, Joan

4-H Coordinator

Joan coordinates the 4-H Youth Development program. You can find her teaching at local educational clinics, writing 4-H newsletters, supporting 4-H leaders and directing youth who are turning ideas into action by making commitments to join the movement toward a meaningful change in Payette County.

Gillespie, Donna

Regional Youth Development Educator

Gillespie provides statewide leadership in 4-H citizenship and civic education, personal development and leadership. Including programs: Idaho’s 4-H State Teen Association Convention, 4-H Know Your Government and Idaho 4-H Ambassador. She partners with 4-H professionals in youth development programming throughout central Idaho.

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Gilliland, Sylvia “GG”

4-H Office Assistant

Golden, Lauren

Extension Educator

I specialize in sustainable farming, soils and small farms. This includes research and outreach in optimal cover crop management in Idaho.

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Greenway, Surine

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Surine is an Extension educator who specializes in family and consumer sciences program areas of food preservation and safety, financial management and health and nutrition.

Gunn, Danielle

Extension Educator — Agricultural

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Hale, Ruth

Office Manager

Hamilton, Melissa

Extension Educator, Community Development and Agriculture

Melissa Hamilton is a community development, ag/horticulture Extension educator in Valley County. Melissa's multi-county work is focused on rural regional planning, multi-modal transportation systems, asset/value based development, meeting facilitation and community food systems. Melissa holds a master's degree in bioregional planning and community design from the University of Idaho and a bachelor's degree in biology from University of South Carolina.

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Hansen, Kristin

Eat Smart Idaho Program Manager

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Hansen, Lyle

Central District Director; Superintendent

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Harris, Jennifer

Administrative Assistant

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Hart, Ken

Extension Educator

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Harwood, Lindy

Administrative Assistant II

Lindy Harwood provides assistance to the Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development program areas. “During my tenure, I’ve come to realize what a valuable community resource our extension office truly is, and I’m honored to be a part of that team.”

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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

Mr. Henderson grew up in Franklin County. For 12 years he worked with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and conservation districts to implement conservation programs in northern Utah. A family owned commercial nursery business and local experience with landscaping species and practices give a broad knowledge base to serve Franklin County.

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.

Hickman, Amanda

4-H Assistant

Higgins, Debbie

4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator

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Higgins, Lorie

Extension Specialist, Associate 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.

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Hirnyck, Ronda

Extension Pesticide Specialist and Professor

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Hobbs, Dianne

Administrative Coordinator

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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 science Extension educator in the Lemhi County 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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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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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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Isaak, Diane

Management Assistant

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Jackson, Chad A.

Research Specialist

Website publishing, organizing fertility trials, fungicide trials, new variety updates, quality data and table updates, technology and equipment maintenance. Assists growers in cereal agronomic and disease management decisions.

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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 counties of Butte, Cassia, Custer, Gooding, Jerome, Lemhi, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls. She is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and supervising 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 joined UI Extension 4-H Youth Development in Oct. 2011. Erika's key responsibilities include 4-H website, curriculum and 4HOnline. Erika comes from Boundary County where she served as a 4-H program coordinator for seven years, giving her experience and understanding of the 4-H Youth Development program. 

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Jensen, Daphne

Eat Smart Idaho Coordinator

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Jensen, Jennifer

Extension Educator

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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 Johnson previously served as the 4-H Program Coordinator for Gem and Boise Counties, the Annie's Project Coordinator and the 4-H Fair Secretary in Gem/Boise County. As a nine-year member of 4-H, Johnson was inspired to go to the University of Idaho to study Animal Science.

Johnson, Shelly

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Shelly specializes in nutrition, health promotion and wellness programs. She is known for her work in obesity prevention, senior nutrition, diabetes management and nutrition education for high-risk, low-income families.

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Johnson, Teri

Senior Office Administrator

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Jones, Linda

Technical Aide II

Isolation and culturing plant pathogens, analyzing seed phosphorus data, data compilation, operating FOSS Near Infrared spectrophotometer, performing beta glucan testing, participating in planting and harvest operations.

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Kimball, Kathi

4-H Program Coordinator

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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Kovac, Kim

Program Assistant and Master Gardener Assistant

Kim works as the administrative assistant and Master Gardener coordinator.

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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Lindstrom, James

4-H Youth Development Director

Currently the program director for the University of Idaho 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

Lowber, Debbie

Lead Customer Service Specialist

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Lucero, Jackie

Program Coordinator, Pest Management

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Mack, Sharon

Office Assistant

Mallory, Trey

4-H Program Coordinator

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.

Marshall, Juliet

Research Professor, Cereal Cropping Systems Agronomist, Cereal Pathologist


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Martinez, Sendy

Family and Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator

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Martinez, Susie

Office Manager

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Mayes, Iris

Extension Educator, Horticulture & Small Farms

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McClintick Chess, Jordan

Agricultural Technician

McShane, Judith

Program Specialist

Afterschool partnerships, CYFAR, Healthy Living programs, International Programs.

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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 brings a wealth of Extension experience to this position, having been promoted and tenured as an Extension educator at Utah State University, and as an Extension instructor for University of Idaho and Oregon State University Extension systems. She has technical training in animal science and work experience in 4-H Youth Development, family and consumer sciences and food systems.

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Mire, Kristi

4-H Program Coordinator

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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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Morgan, Julie

Administrative Assistant

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 Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Scott joined the University of Idaho in 1995. He is a regional youth development educator providing 4-H leadership in 14 Eastern Idaho counties as well as statewide leadership in 4-H animal science. He was the county Extension educator in Bingham and Bannock Counties prior to his regional appointment. He has lived in Pocatello, Idaho for 22 years.

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Nelson, Cindy

Office Assistant

Neufeld, Jerry

County Chair, Extension Educator — Crops

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Nunn, Les

Extension Educator, Livestock and Community Development

O'Leary, Marilyn

Office Secretary

Marilyn keeps things moving at the UI Extension, Payette County office. You will find her working on 4-H member enrollments and reports, balancing the check book, paying the bills, keeping the budget on track, scheduling events and volunteers, tracking inventory and engaging in the everyday general duties that keep the office running smoothly.

Orgill, Shawna

Office Manager

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Ottley, Michael T

Noxious Weed and Invasive Species Supervisor

Packham, Joel

Extension Educator

I teach farm and ranch financial management in connection with estate/succession planning. I also teach farm production and financial record management using Excel spreadsheets and QuickBooks. Cover crops are important to the Magic Valley, and I do research, teach and advise the use of grazing cover crops for soil management. 4-H livestock is an area of expertise.

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Page, Meladi

Extension Administrative Assistant

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Painter, Kate

Extension Educator — Agriculture, Assistant Professor

Kate provides educational programming in cereal and forage production, livestock production, horticulture and small farm production. She also has her own small sheep fiber business and offers training for the Idaho Master Gardener program.

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Petty, Barbara

Associate Dean and Director of UI Extension

Barbara’s experience includes serving as an Extension educator in Bonneville County for 11 years with an emphasis in family and consumer sciences. She offered programming in family development and financial literacy. For four years Barbara provided leadership for UI Extension programs in 16 counties as the eastern district director. In 2014 she was selected to be the interim UI Extension director and became the associate dean/director of UI Extension in 2016.

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Peutz, Joey

Extension Educator

Joey Peutz has spent her career working on behalf of youth and families. She 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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Pietz, Alyssa

Administrative Assistant

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Pitman, Robert

Horticulture Service Assistant

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Powell, Ember

Office and Program Coordinator

Pruitt, Sheila

Receptionist

Sheila Pruitt is the primary receptionist for UI Extension, Boundary County. She is also responsible for putting together the Boundary County Extension Connections newsletter and assists with family and consumer sciences, agriculture and 4-H departments and the noxious weeds secretary. Pruitt has been with UI Extension since 2010.

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Ramirez, Sarah

Management Assistant

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Ramsey, Mitzi

Administrative Assistant

Mitzi grew up in Minidoka County. Mitzi was raised in the accounting atmosphere and worked in an office since the age of 14. Growing up, she had never been involved in 4-H. However, she is rapidly learning the ropes with many questions along the way. She joined the UI Extension, Minidoka County office in 2010 as the administrative assistant.

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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. She is an accredited financial counselor and money coach, she provides free, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching sessions.

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Rickman, Jacob

Extension Educator

Jacob Rickman is the Extension educator in Oneida County, Idaho. Livestock and 4-H are his primary educational areas in the community. 

Roberts, Samantha

Extension Educator — Livestock/4-H

Robertson, Amy

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences & 4-H

Amy Robertson is a University of Idaho Extension Educator in Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H and Youth Development. Robertson provides a variety of workshops, classes and other learning opportunities in food safety, nutrition and healthy living. She also organizes and implements 4-H and youth development events for local youth. She joined UI Extension, Boundary County in 2015.

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Rodgers, Erin

4-H Youth Development Program Manager

Roe, Annie

Extension Specialist

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Roe, Annie

Eat Smart Idaho Director

Roland, Tyanne

Extension Educator

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Ruth, Alaena

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Alaena has an extensive background in animal science, earning both of her degrees in this field. 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

Saffran Larson, Mia

4-H Program Assistant and Office Administrator

Sagers, Joseph

Extension Educator

Joseph Sagers is an Extension educator in Jefferson and Clark counties with a focus on agronomy and livestock.

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

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

Laura Sant has worked for the University of Idaho as an Extension educator since 2001. She is tenured and fully promoted as an Extension professor. Ms. Sant is a registered dietitian nutritionist and licensed dietitian in Idaho. She provides community education to residents in Franklin County, Idaho and is nationally recognized for her work in health, nutrition, and food safety.

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Sawyer, Suzanne

4-H Program Coordinator

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Schaefer, Jarrie

Extension Program Assistant/4-H Program Assistant

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Schmadeka, Vickey

Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator

Schnepf, Chris

Area Extension Educator, Forestry and Professor

Chris Schnepf provides a variety of workshops, short courses, field days, publications, videos and other learning opportunities on applied forest ecology and silviculture for family forest owners, loggers and professional foresters throughout the Idaho Panhandle.

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Schuetz, Maria Micki

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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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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Shelman, Tod

Scientific Aide II

Responsibilities: Plot herbicide treatment, weed management, barley quality data, seed preparation, data compilation, equipment operation, fabrication and maintenance.

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Shelstad, Nancy

Regional Youth Development Educator

Shelstad’s teaching experience includes outreach to youth and adults in the 4-H Youth Development program. Her areas of emphasis have included Positive Youth Development, public speaking, youth personal financial education and new 4-H staff orientation. She also provides mentoring and leadership for 4-H professionals in Southern District Extension counties.

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Shelton, Carly

Administrative Coordinator

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Silkwood, Gail

Extension Educator, County Chair

Gail brings a strong 4-H and agriculture background to this position. She has taught classes in 4-H youth development as well as conducted research focusing on 4-H leadership training for adults and youth. In addition, she has deep rural roots. Growing up on a large commercial cattle ranch and wheat farm and participating in the Idaho County 4-H program gives her the background to sustain the success of the UI Extension, Benewah County program.

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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

Meranda has worked with UI Extension since 2014, focusing in livestock and 4-H programming. Before that, she worked for Agri Beef Co. while completing her master's. During her schooling at UI she worked for several years as a research assistant.

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Smith, Taylor

4-H Program Assistant

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Smith, Katie

Administrative Assistant

Katie provides administrative support for UI Extension, Twin Falls County. She also assists with the maintenance of Twin Falls County 4-H, Master Gardener and Eat Smart Idaho programs and provides referrals for Extension resources to the public.

Snyder, Lindsey

4-H Program Assistant

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Sorensen, Terrell

Extension Educator

Cereal grains is my main focus. I deal a lot with water and water related issues. I also coordinate the 4-H activities in the county. The Farm Ranch Management Team is also a main focus of mine.

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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 Spencer works as the UI Extension eastern district director, supporting Extension educators in 14 counties and Fort Hall Reservation. Previously, she worked as a family and consumer sciences and 4-H Extension educator in Bingham County. Marnie is a registered dietitian nutritionist and worked as a clinical dietitian in New Jersey prior to her work with University of Idaho. 

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Stapleton, Julia

4-H Program Manager

Statz, Alysson

4-H Coordinator

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Stevens, Maryanne

4-H Program Coordinator

Stokes, Bradley

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

Part-time 4-H Administrative Assistant

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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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Tejeda, Hernan

Telford, Nicole

Eat Smart Idaho Nutrition Advisor

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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

Tifft, Kathee

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

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Tippens, Karen

Administrative Assistant

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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Trappet, Karen

Weed Control and Extension Secretary

Tucker, Angela

Administrative Assistant

Angela Tucker joined the UI Extension staff in 2003 as the office bookkeeper. She has maintained 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 works as a member of a team to develop 4-H programming that meets the youth development needs of Twin Falls County youth and families. She serves as liaison for the 4-H program between the district director, Extension specialists and educators.

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Vaughn, Janice

Secretary

Villacana, Maria

Nutrition Advisor

Walker, Sue

4-H Assistant

Warren, William A.

Extension Associate Professor and Educator

Land Based Economic Development and Land Stewardship

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Wayment, Seresa

Nutrition Advisor

Werlin, Jennifer

Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

Jennifer Werlin provides leadership and educational programs associated with enhancing local agriculture and community food systems in UI Extension, Teton County. She also provides leadership and technical support for the 4-H Youth Development program. Community food systems refers to the processes between the people, land and infrastructure starting with food production to waste disposal. Jennifer’s interests include the local foods movement, healthy and seasonal cooking, increasing community food security, home and school gardening and season extension, and native plant restoration.

West, Andres “Andy”

Extension Educator, Horticulture

I use my experience and education in horticulture to teach the public about all aspects of horticulture. I hope to 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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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, 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 Wilson 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

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Zielinski, Nikki

Administrative Assistant

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University of Idaho Extension

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