Courthouse, Room 3
University of Idaho Extension, Idaho County
320 W Main
Grangeville, ID 83530
Meranda provides education programming and resources focused on livestock topics, specifically beef cattle production. She also provides leadership for the county 4-H program.
M.S., University of Idaho, 2014
B.S., University of Idaho, 2011
A.A.S., Blue Mountain Community College, 2008
- Beef Quality Assurance
- Beef cattle production
- Weaning and preconditioning practices for beef calves
- Preparing young cattle producers
- 4-H youth livestock programming
- Willmore, C., M. Small, S. Baker, and J. Church. 2021. Young Cattle Producers Conference Develops Leaders in Idaho. Journal of Extension. Vol. 59, Number 1, Article 3.
- 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. (1,2,3,5)
- Small, M. 2018. BQA Guidelines for Preconditioning and Weaning. University of Idaho. Bul 928.
- Small, M. Dealing with shipping fever heading into the fall. Progressive Cattlemen. October 2020. p. 27-28.
Meranda 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 the 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. After several enriching years in the eastern district, she has returned home to Idaho 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. National 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