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Meranda Small

Meranda Small

Extension Educator



Mailing Address

University of Idaho Extension, Bingham County
412 W Pacific St
Blackfoot, ID 83221-2063

Programming efforts focus on beef cattle production with an emphasis on preparing cattle for the feed yard through preconditioning, beef quality assurance and general livestock production practices for 4-H youth.

M.S., University of Idaho, 2014
B.S., University of Idaho, 2011
A.A.S., Blue Mountain Community College, 2008

  • Livestock (beef cattle) 
  • 4-H animal science projects
  • Preconditioning beef calves
  • Beef Quality Assurance
  • Preparing the next generation of the cattle industry

  • Willmore, C., Baker, S., Church, J. A., Small, M. 2020. Young Cattle Producers Conference Develops Leaders in Idaho. Journal of Extension.
  • Small, M., R. Findlay and S. Nash. 2018. Learning the Importance of Livestock Quality Assurance Through Hands-on Training. Journal of the NACAA. 2158-9429.
  • Small, M. et al. 2019. University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development Animal Science Lesson Plans Level 1: Common Livestock Breeds; Introduction to Reproduction. PNW 726.
  • Small, M. 2018. BQA Guidelines for Preconditioning and Weaning. University of Idaho. Bul 928.

Impact statements

Meranda Small was raised on a family farm in Grangeville, Idaho, where her family still resides, farming wheat and running a cow/calf operation. During her schooling at University of Idaho she worked as a research assistant on several livestock focused studies. While finishing her master's, she was selected for an extended internship position with Agri Beef Co. before accepting a position with UI Extension. She now works in Bingham County, where her focus is on beef production education for producers as well as animal science education for youth in 4-H.

  • Small, M. Achievement in Service Award, National Association of Extension 4-H Professionals. State Winner, 2020
  • Small, M., R. Findlay and S. Nash. Award for Excellence in Animal Science Programming, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. Regional Winner, 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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