Washington County University of Idaho Extension Office

Washington County Fair and Rodeo

July 29 – August 3, 2013

“Quest For The Best!”

2013 Washington County Fair Book

Please click on the above link for detailed information about the 2013 Washington County Fair!

What is the University of Idaho Extension? 

The following is an excerpt from the University of Idaho Extension website:

The University of Idaho Extension system is located across the state of Idaho. We have county extension faculty (Extension Educators) housed in forty-two county extension offices around the state and on the Fort Hall and Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservations. In addition, subject matter specialists (Extension Specialists) and support personnel are located in thirteen regional Research and Extension Centers and on the UI main campus. These faculty members conduct extension education programs throughout the state.

Together these professionals work with the people of Idaho to address agricultural, natural resource, youth, family, community and environmental issues. Collaborative relationships with countless agencies, groups, and individuals make possible a vast array of innovative educational programs. Extension faculty are joined by several thousand volunteers and by dozens of cooperating agencies, organizations and businesses, both public and private, on the local, state and national levels.

The Washington County Extension Office makes available the following programs:

  • Extension Nutrition Programs
  • Master Gardener
  • Junior Master Gardener
  • After School Programs
  • Master Food Preserver
  • 4-H Programs
  • Many other Programs

For information on additional programs and resources, please contact:
Washington County University of Idaho Extension Office:
485 E. 3rd Street
Weiser, Idaho  83672
208-414-0415

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Extension Office Staff:

Extension Educator - Montessa Young

4-H Program Coordinator – Michelle Tate

4-H After School Assistant – Stephanie Butterfield

Administrative Assistant – Deb Burdick

WHAT IS 4-H?

For information on 4-H programs in Idaho, become a volunteer, get 4-H forms and publications, find fun 4-H apparel and gear, or to donate to Idaho 4-H, please visit the University of Idaho 4-H website at www.uidaho.edu/4h.

2011 Idaho 4-H Statistics *

Statewide Youth in 4-H Programs – 33,163
Statewide Volunteers - 3,825
Hispanic Youth Participation - 4,980
Rural Youth - 19,209
Non-Rural Youth - 13,954

* Information obtained from the University of Idaho Extension 2011 Annual Report Publication

2012 Centennial Community Service Challenge

Mann Creek 4-H Club – 435 Hours of cumulative community service in 2012
Goat Wranglers – 139 Hours of cumulative community service in 2012

2012 Washington County 4-H Century Families

The following families have been involved in 4-H cumulatively for over 100 years:
Mink Family – 113 Years
Matthews Family
Chandler Family – 156 Years
Upton/Mills Families – 133 Years

2012 Idaho 4-H Distinguished Service Award

Brooke Mink

Brooke Mink
2012 Washington County 4-H Distinguished Service Award Winner

The 4-H Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize outstanding 4-H adult volunteers at the county, district and state levels, who have demonstrated their leadership, initiative and dedication to the Idaho 4-H Program.

The 4-H Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor that can be conveyed upon a 4-H volunteer in Idaho.  The recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award for Washington County is Brooke Mink.  Thank you to Brooke for your dedication and hard work for the youth of Washington County.