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Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker

Extension Educator

Office

Suite B & C

Phone

208-879-2344

Mailing Address

University of Idaho Extension, Custer County
1340 E. Pleasant Ave.
Challis, ID 83226

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

M.S., University of Idaho, 2004
B.S., University of Idaho, 2002
A.A., College of Southern Idaho, 1999

  • Beef end-product quality
  • Benefits of multiple-use of public rangelands
  • Agriculture awareness and education

  • Baker, S.D. 2019. 5 Basics Nutrients of Livestock. University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development Animal Science Lesson Plans. PNW 726.
  • Baker, S.D. 2019. Feed Labels. University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development Animal Science Lesson Plans. PNW 726.
  • Baker, S.D. and A. Ruth. 2019. Why is Quality Assurance Important? University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development Animal Science Lesson Plans. PNW 726.
  • Hilken, T., K. Roberts, H. Dyer, H. Kirkpatrick, A. Maher, N.Q. Ashwell, S. D. Baker, S. Williams, J. Tanaka, J. Ritten, and K. Maczko. 2018. Enterprise Budget for 400-head, Cow-Calf Public Land Ranch, Lost River Valleys and Mountains - MLRA 12. University of Wyoming Extension. Bulletin B-1332.10.
  • Hilken, T., K. Roberts, H. Dyer, H. Kirkpatrick, A. Maher, N.Q. Ashwell, S. D. Baker, S. Williams, J. Tanaka, J. Ritten, and K. Maczko. 2018. Enterprise Budget for 200-head, Cow-Calf Private Land Ranch, Lost River Valleys and Mountains - MLRA 12. University of Wyoming Extension. Bulletin B-1332.11.
  • Sprinkle, J.E., S.D. Baker, J.A. Church, J.R. Findlay, S.M. Graf, K.S. Jensen, S.K. Williams, C.M. Willmore, J.B. Lamb and D. W. Hansen. 2018. Case Study: Regional Assessment of Mineral Element Concentrations in Idaho Forage and Range Grasses. The Professional Animal Scientist. October 2018. 34:494-504
  • Pfister, J.A., D. Cook, D. R. Gardner and S.D. Baker. 2013. Early Season Grazing by Cattle of Waxy Larkspur (Delphinium glaucescens) in Central Idaho. Rangelands. August 2013, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 2-5.

Impact statements

Sarah D. Baker serves as an associate Extension professor with University of Idaho Extension, where she provides programming focusing on livestock, range management and 4-H youth development in Custer County. She conducts beef cutting demonstrations and educational programming focusing on beef end-product quality for both adults and youth throughout the state and region. Baker also collects carcass data and conducts carcass contests for numerous local, regional and state fairs.

Sarah grew up on her family's cattle ranch on the East Fork of the Salmon River and is the sixth generation to live and work there. She holds a Masters degree in meat science from the University of Idaho. During her time at U of I, she worked as student assistant manager at the university meat laboratory — Vandal Brand Meats, and completed a meat science research assistantship.

Following graduation, she worked for the Idaho Beef Council for over 4 years as the program director where her responsibilities included developing consumer education programs, conducting beef producer communication and check-off awareness programs, and developing retail and food service programs to fulfill the Council's mission of building and maintaining consumer demand for beef.

Baker also holds an associates degree in agricultural business from the College of Southern Idaho and a bachelors of science degree in range livestock management and minor in rangeland ecology and management from U of I.

Growing up in Custer County, where 97 percent of the land mass is managed by the state and federal government, Baker understands the importance of multiple use of these public lands and natural resources, for the economic viability and stability of the county. She is passionate about beef, range and the agricultural heritage of Custer County and Idaho. She serves on numerous boards and organizations and provides leadership on many local, state and national committees. In in spare time, she enjoys fishing, hunting and working on her family's ranch. 

  • National Winner: Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA). Recognized at the NAE4-HA Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio on September 11, 2019
  • National Winner: Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA). Recognized at the NAE4-HA Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio on October 11, 2018
  • National Winner: Achievement of Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA). Recognized at the NAE4-HA Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon on October 29, 2015
  • National Finalist, Communications Award-Program Promotional Piece from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). Recognized at the NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference in Mobile, Alabama, July, 2014
  • Regional Winner, Communications Award-Program Promotional Piece from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). Recognized at the NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference in Mobile, Alabama, July, 2014
  • Regional Winner, Communications Award-Personal Column from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). Recognized at the NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference at Galaxy IV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September, 2013
  • Regional Winner, Communications Award-Feature Story from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). Recognized at the NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, July 17, 2012
  • National Winner, Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Idaho State Winner recognized at the NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference, Overland Park, Kansas. August, 9, 2011
  • National Finalist, Agriculture Awareness and Appreciation Award National Finalist from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Where Does Your Food Come From? S.W. Williams, S.D. Baker, C. Cheyney, and K. Hoffman. Overland Park, Kansas. August 9, 2011
  • Regional Finalist, Agriculture Awareness and Appreciation Award National Finalist from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Where Does Your Food Come From? S.W. Williams, S.D. Baker, C. Cheyney, and K. Hoffman. Overland Park, Kansas. August 9, 2011

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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