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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

Colette DePhelps

Colette DePhelps

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

Office

Ag Science, Room 333

Phone

208-885-4003

Mailing Address

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

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.

M.S., Washington State University, 1994
B.S., Western Washington University, 1991

  • Supporting and enhancing community food system linkages
  • Developing regional value-chains and increasing the competitiveness of local food businesses
  • Expanding access to intermediated markets
  • Supporting the development of Inland Northwest artisan grain value-chains
  • Potential for scaling-up vegetable and fruit production in the Palouse region of north central Idaho and southeast Washington
  • Cultivating SuccessTM education for small acreage farmers and ranchers http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org
  • Farmland access and Idaho Farm Link http://www.cultivatingsuccess.org/farmlink
  • Supporting women in agriculture
  • On-Farm food safety education

Impact statements

Based in Moscow, Idaho, Colette's University of Idaho Extension programming area includes the ten northern counties of Idaho. For more than 25 years, Colette has been working with farmers, community members, non-profits, government agencies and universities in the Inland Northwest to develop community food systems and small farms programs. Colette has offered numerous educational workshops, conferences, field tours, webinars and online courses on local food systems, small acreage farming and ranching, and sustainable agriculture.

Her current work includes: supporting and enhancing community food system linkages; developing regional value-chains and increasing the competitiveness of local food businesses; expanding markets for small farms and artisan grain producers; small acreage and beginning farmer education; strengthening local food systems; and, on-farm food safety education. Colette is a cofounder of the Cultivating SuccessTM Sustainable Small Farms Education program and a cofounder of the Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition (PCFC).

Colette serves on the City of Moscow Farmers Market Commission and chairs the Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition. Prior to working with UI Extension, she served as the executive director and special projects director of Rural Roots, Inc., an Idaho-based small farm organization.

In her free time, Colette enjoys hiking and kayaking with her two children, preparing and eating local food with friends and motorcycle riding on Idaho's backcountry roads with her husband.

  • Mayes, I., A. Agenbroad, C. DePhelps, J. Jensen, L. Golden, J. Werlin, K. Painter, M. Hamilton and S. Newman. NACDEP Excellence in Teamwork Award – Team Runner-up, Cultivating Success. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, 2019.
  • Mayes, I., A. Agenbroad, C. DePhelps, J. Jensen, L. Golden, J. Werlin, K. Painter, M. Hamilton and S. Newman. NACDEP Excellence in Teamwork Award – West Team Winner, Cultivating Success. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, 2019.
  • Agenbroad, A., C. DePhelps, L. Golden, M. Hamilton, J. Jensen, I. Mayes, S. Newman, K. Painter, R. Ruiz, A. Snyder, E. Stachowski, J. Werlin, C. Williams, and M. Young. National Winner, Communications Award, Learning Module: Starting Your Sustainable Small Farm notebook, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 2018.

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

Google Maps

Barbara Petty