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
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
click on the link above to visit the Washington County Extension website to see what is going on!
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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.
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.