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Iris Mayes

Iris Mayes

Extension Educator, Horticulture & Small Farms



Mailing Address

University of Idaho Extension, Latah County
200 South Almon Street, Suite 201
Moscow, Idaho 83843

Iris leads community-level Extension efforts in small farms and horticulture for Latah County.

Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2019
M.S., University of Idaho, 2010
B.L.A., University of Idaho, 2007
M.A., University of Oregon, 1993
B.A., University of Oregon, 1989

  • Small acreage farming and ranching
  • Soil health
  • Farmers markets
  • Master gardeners
  • Community horticulture
  • Food access
  • Plant and tree problem diagnosis
  • Pesticide safety education
  • Idaho Veteran Farmers

Impact statements

Iris is the small farm and horticulture educator for Latah County. This program includes an Idaho Master Gardener program, plant clinic for community pest problems, community garden education series and educational programming for small acreage producers. Beginning in 2019, she is offering a farming education program for U.S. military veterans, now called “Harvest Heroes.” Her Ph.D. research focused on adult education, use of narrative and pesticide safety education. She is currently working on a three-year grant funded by USDA-NIFA on scaling up vegetable and fruit production on the Palouse.

  • Idaho Association of Agricultural Agents Scholarship, 2018.
  • National Communication Award for Learning Module for Starting Your Sustainable Small Farms, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 2018.
  • Western Region and State of Idaho Award for Newsletter article, 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


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