Rebecca (Becky) Hutchings
Extension Educator — Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho Extension, Minidoka County
85 East Baseline Road
Rupert, Idaho 83350
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.
M.S., American Intercontinental University, 2006
B.S., University of Idaho, 2002
A.S., Brigham Young University — Idaho, 2000
- Youth learn Choose MyPlate with new healthy lifestyle education program
- Sit n’ Fit program teaches older adults practical exercise techniques
- Idahoans simplify their lives by taking charge of future financial decisions
- Cooking skills for youth can have lifelong health impacts
- Preparing meals at home with hands-on cooking under pressure workshops
- Extension offers train-the-trainer webinar educating professionals throughout nation
- Extension educators expand diabetes prevention program in southwest Idaho
- Youth cooking program builds knowledge and instills confidence in participants
- Leadership Now! 4-H provides leadership opportunities when youth need them
Becky Hutchings attended school in Firth, Idaho. She was involved in many food-related 4-H programs growing up.
Upon graduating high school, she received her associate degree in home economics education from Brigham Young University — Idaho. She went on to University of Idaho and received her bachelor's degree in family and consumer sciences education.
She taught high school family and consumer sciences classes in Las Vegas, Nevada for 10 years. During her first year of teaching, Becky took night classes and received her master's degree from American Intercontinental University in instructional technology. Becky took numerous culinary arts courses at University of Nevada — Las Vegas.
She moved to Burley, Idaho and taught for one year at Cassia High School before joining UI Extension.
She loves to cook, sew, garden and be with her family. She was lucky enough to marry the love of her life, David, and together they have four boys: Roy, Dallas, Dakota and Hunter. They currently reside in Rupert. Becky looks forward to meeting everyone and being a part of the UI Extension team in Minidoka County.
- Innovation in Programming Award "Cooking Under Pressure," 1st Place State, 1st Place Region, 3rd Place National,
- Florence Hall Award "Cooking Under Pressure: Train the Trainer Webinar for Extension Professionals," 1st Place
State, 1st Place Region, 3rd Place National, 2019.
- Above and Beyond Award in the Mentoring Aspiring Technical Educator (MATE) program, Clark County School District, 2006.
- Students Choice — Teacher of the Year, Spring Valley High School, 2006.
- Excellence in Foodservice Mathematics Program, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, 2004.
- Eldorado High School Teacher of the Year, Eldorado High School, 2003.
- National Dean’s List. University of Idaho, 2000-2002.
- Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Randall-Reilly Publishing, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.
- Capital Press Outstanding Student in Agriculture, 2002.
- Mary Hall Niccolls Scholarship Award, University of Idaho, 2001.
- Elsine Nielsen Scholarship Award, University of Idaho, 2001.
- Dean’s List. Brigham Young University-Idaho, 1999-2000.