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Alaena Ruth

Alaena Ruth

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development



Mailing Address

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

Alaena has an extensive background 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

  • 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. 

  • NAE4-HA State Achievement in Service Award, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, Greenbrier, West Virginia, 2019.
  • NAE4-HA Award for Excellence in 4-H Club Support. Nash, S., A.K. Ruth, Ewers, T. 2019 Regional Award Winner.
  • IAE4-HP State Award for Educational Technology, UI Extension Annual Conference, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 2019.
  • R.W. Schermerhorn Outstanding Extension Faculty Member, UI Extension Annual Conference, Moscow, Idaho, 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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