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David Callister

David Callister

Extension Educator and County Chair


Business Center, Suite 103



Mailing Address

University of Idaho Extension, Butte County
PO Box 832
Arco, ID 83213

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

M.S., Washington State University, 1993
B.S., University of Idaho, 1991
A.S.S., Ricks College, 1989

  • Strengthening youth through 4-H leadership
  • Community development through building human capital
  • Strengthening family farms
  • Alternative crops
  • Using greenhouses and high tunnels to extend growing season

David grew up on a family dairy farm in eastern Idaho. He participated in 4-H and FFA, with projects in cooking, dairy, lamb and swine. He met his wife of thirty years while in college. They are the parents of four children. David received a bachelor's in animal science/agribusiness from the University of Idaho and master's. in animal science from Washington State University. After college David returned to the family farm. He worked many of the jobs on the farm eventually being made a partner and serving as the C.F.O. for nineteen years. David has been active in his church, farm bureau and various community organizations. In 2019 David became Butte County's Extension educator for University of Idaho Extension.

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


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