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Patrick Momont

Patrick Momont

Southern District Director; Superintendent


Suite AB



Mailing Address

Caldwell Research and Extension Center
University of Idaho
1904 East Chicago Street, Suite AB
Caldwell, ID 83605-0602

Pat’s experience includes serving as a state beef Extension specialist, conducting joint research and extension projects involving cow nutrition, grazing behavior, retained ownership and alternative forages.

Ph.D., South Dakota State University, 1990
M.S., South Dakota State University, 1987
B.S., Michigan State University, 1981
B.S., Michigan Technological University, 1981

  • Cow nutrition, grazing behavior, alternative forages
  • Retained ownership

2009-present: Southern District Director, University of Idaho Extension 

  • Supervisor of about 30 UI Extension faculty and 50 staff
  • Management of 17 UI Extension county offices
  • Facilitation of 17 county 4-H Youth Development programs
  • Supervisor of Extension Nutrition Program, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Integrated Pest Management Program, and Southern District and State Coordinators
  • Cascade 4-H Camp Board of Directors, ex officio
  • Friends of 4-H Board of Directors, ex officio
  • Representative of UI Extension to food producers of Idaho
  • University of Idaho Extension Advisory Board
  • UI Extension administrative liaison for Other Idaho Crops, Land and Livestock, and Nutrient and Waste Management topic teams
  • Chaired 16 Southern District faculty search committees
  • Lead department in 18 faculty promotion/tenure reviews
  • Appointed four interim Extension county office chairs
  • Lead 22 Extension county office civil rights reviews
  • Lead district in Redesigning University of Idaho Extension Task Force
  • Chaired CALS Leadership Strategic Plan Section
  • Completed Leadership Idaho Agriculture
  • Chaired Idaho Ag-Summit, Larry Branen
  • Supervised five University of Idaho Outreach Award recipients (Southern District faculty)

2005-present: Superintendent of Caldwell Complex, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

  • Facilities Supervisor for Caldwell Research & Extension Center, Agri-Business Incubator Center, Bi-State Food Technology Center and Southern District Administrative Office.
  • CALS Research and Extension Center, Advisory Board
  • Supervised relocation of Caldwell Research & Extension Center to Caldwell Complex

2001-09: District II Director, University of Idaho Extension

  • Supervision of about 20 Extension faculty and 30 staff
  • Management of nine County Extension Offices
  • Facilitation of nine County 4-H Youth Development Programs
  • Supervision of  Extension Nutrition Program, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Integrated Pest Management Program; Southern District Coordinators
  • University of Idaho Boise, Extension Liaison
  • Cascade 4-H Camp, Board of Directors, ex officio
  • 4-H Endowment Board, ex officio
  • Food Producers of Idaho, CALS and University of Idaho Extension Representative
  • University of Idaho, Extension Advisory Board
  • Other Idaho Crops, Beef, and Nutrient and Waste Management. Topic Teams, University of Idaho Extension Administrative Liaison
  • 14 District II Faculty Search Committees, Chair
  • 9 Faculty Promotion/Tenure Reviews, Departmental Leader
  • 5 Interim County Extension Office Chair appointments
  • 19 County Extension Office Civil Right Reviews, Leader
  • CSREES University of Idaho Extension District Review, District II Leader
  • CSREES University of Idaho Extension Civil Rights Review, District II Leader
  • University of Idaho Extension Strategic Plan, District Director Representative
  • Extension District II Strategic Plan, Leader
  • CALS Strategic Plan, Extension Representative
  • Leadership Idaho Agriculture, alumni

1990-2004: Extension Beef Specialist (Asst., Assoc. and Professor), AVS Dept., CALS

  • About 150 Extension Presentations
  • About 30 Multifaceted/Integrated/Evaluated Extension Programs
  • A to Z Retained Ownership, Inc., Team Co-leader
  • Advancement of Cattlemen for Tomorrow, Director
  • Inter-Mountain Cow Symposium, Chair
  • Idaho Governor’s Award, Excellence in Agriculture-Marketing Innovation
  • 8 Refereed Journal Articles
  • 19 Peer Reviewed Extension Publications
  • 63 Peer Reviewed Abstracts and Proceedings
  • About $300,000 Competitive Grants
  • 5 MS Graduate Students
  • Course Instructor, AVS-474 Beef Production
  • Western States Extension Beef Resources, Cow-Calf Management, Leader
  • UI Extension Program Leader, Livestock Systems and Range Management
  • American Society of Animal Science, National Society
  • Western Section American Society of Animal Science
  • American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, Charter Member
  • American College of Ruminant Nutrition, Diplomat and Charter Member
  • Honorary Idaho State FFA Degree

1985-90: Graduate Student, (MS and PhD Animal Sci.) South Dakota State University

  • 3 Refereed Journal Articles
  • 18 Peer Reviewed Extension Publications
  • 11 Peer Reviewed Abstracts and Proceedings
  • Teaching Assistant, Beef Production, Animal Nutrition

1981-85: Indianhead Ranch, Operations Manager

  • Supervision of Livestock and Haying Enterprises
  • Artificial Insemination Technician
  • Professional Sheep Shearer

1979-81: College Student, (BS Animal Sci.) Michigan State University

  • Resident Student Manager, Livestock Facility
  • National Champion Livestock Judging Team

1976-79: College Student, (BS Biol.  Sci.) Michigan Technological University

  • Resident Assistant, Student Campus Housing

1975: Graduate, West Iron County High School

  • Senior Class President

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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