Washington County University of Idaho Extension Office


What is the University of Idaho Extension? 

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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

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

UI Extension Washington County

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Extension Office Staff:

Extension Educator – Montessa Young

4-H Program Coordinator – Michelle Tate

4-H Program Assistant – Ronnell Chavarria

Customer Service Specialist – Stephanie Butterfield


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

2015 Washington County 4-H Leader of the Year

Every year at the Washington County Fair, leaders, parents, community members and 4-H members vote on the Leader of the Year Award.  The recipient of the 2015 Leader of the Year Award goes to Zane Davis, leader of Mann Creek 4-H Club for nine years, in Weiser.  Thank you for your service to the youth of Washington County.

Zane Davis Mann Creek 4-H Club 2015 Leader of the Year

Zane Davis
Mann Creek 4-H Club
2015 Leader of the Year

2015 Idaho 4-H Distinguished Service Award

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 2015 Distinguished Service Award for Washington County is Julie Kerner.  Thank you to Julie, for your dedication and hard work for the youth of Washington County.

Julie Kerner Leader, Echo Dell 4-H Club 2015 Washington County Distinguished Service Award Winner

Julie Kerner
Leader, Echo Dell 4-H Club
2015 Washington County Distinguished Service Award Winner