Extension Educator, Livestock and Community Development
University of Idaho Extension, Bear Lake County
21620 US Hwy 30
Montpelier, ID 83254
Les joined the University of Idaho in 2016. He brings to his position years of experience in the ranching industry. His emphasis is in ranch management and livestock handling.
M.S., Texas A&M University – Kingsville, 2008
B.S., University of Idaho, 2003
Les received his bachelor’s from the University of Idaho and master's in ranch management from the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, Texas A&M University - Kingsville. He has been involved in the ranching industry throughout his life and he thrives on seeing ranches implementing progressive and innovative ideas that improve the bottom line.
Les has been married to his wife Hollis for 18 years. They have one son and four daughters. They enjoy working and recreating together, which generally means, working and recreating in an agricultural setting. They enjoy focusing on stockmanship as a way to increase profitability, animal well-being and quality of life. In their spare time they ride and train horses, rope and work their stockdogs.
- Search for Excellence in Farm and Ranch Financial Management, Harrison, S., B. Eborn, B., L.G. Nunn, R. Findlay, T. Sorensen, J. Hogge, J. Packham, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, National Finalist, 2018