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Alaena Ruth

Alaena Ruth

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Phone

208-529-1390

Mailing Address

University of Idaho Extension, Bonneville County
1542 E, 73rd S.
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Alaena specializes in animal science. She has interests in livestock production and management as well as meat science. She enjoys teaching and speaking about STEM education and quality assurance.

M.S. Kansas State University, 2016
B.S. University of Idaho, 2014

  • Animal science
  • Reproduction
  • Carcass quality
  • Quality assurance
  • Food safety
  • Animal management practices
  • STEM

  • Ewers, T., S. Nash, A.K. Ruth*, J. Piaskowski. 2020. Lesson Plan Helps Volunteers Improv Learning Among 4-H Youths in Animal Projects. Journal of Extension. V58, n3 (v58-3rb3) Online. https://www.joe.org/joe/2020june/rb3.php
  • Ruth, A.K. et al. 2019. 4-H Animal Science Lesson Plans: Level 1. University of Idaho Extension. PNW 726.
  • Ruth, A.K., M. Small, S. Nash, S. Baker, M. Ellison, L. Nunn, J. Lancaster. 2019. Workshop teaches consumers why beef should be what's for dinner. University of Idaho Extension. Impact Statement. 
  • Small, M., and A.K. Wilfong. 2018. Meat quality camps help youth understand eating quality of livestock products. University of Idaho Extension. Impact Statement. 
  • Wilfong, A.K., C. Kinder, S. Nash, C. Wilmore, and S. Baker. 2018. Youth demonstrate knowledge of animal science at statewide Livestock Skill-a-thon. University of Idaho Extension. Impact Statement. 
  • Willmore, C., C. Kinder, A. K. Wilfong, G. Manker, and M. Barlow. 2017. Youth Beef Education Day links livestock production, food quality and safety. University of Idaho Extension. Impact Statement. 
  • Harrison, S., M. Small, A.K. Wilfong, and T. Sorenson. 2017. Eastern Idaho swine camp provides youth with hands-on experience. University of Idaho Extension. Impact Statement. 
  • Dalton, N., M. Small, S. Harrison, S. Nash, A.K. Wilfong, T. Sorensen, and L. Nunn. 2017. Livestock day camps increase industry understanding. University of Idaho Extension. Impact Statement.

Impact statements

  • Ruth, A.K., S. Nash, Ewers, T. Excellence in Volunteerism for Animal Science Lesson Plans, National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals, First Place Western Regional, and First Place State Winner, 2020
  • Ruth, A.K. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Achievement in Service Award, 2019
  • Nash, S., A.K. Ruth, Ewers, T. Excellence in Club Support for Animal Science Lesson Plans, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, First Place Western Regional, and First Place State Winner, 2019
  • Ruth, A.K. Excellence in Educational Technology for We-Do 2.0 Robotics, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, First Place State Winner, 2019
  • Ruth, A.K. R.W. Schermerhorn Outstanding Extension Faculty Member, University of Idaho Extension, 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

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

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