Lemhi County Extension Office

University of Idaho Extension Office

Description of Office

University of Idaho Extension, Lemhi County is here to serve the residents of Lemhi County through a variety of programs and services that improve lives. We primarily focus on:

  • Agriculture
  • Natural resources
  • Family life development
  • Food safety
  • Health and nutrition
  • Community development
  • 4-H youth development

In agriculture we focus on sustainable beef production practices and improvement to grazing lands through active control of noxious weeds and improved grazing practices.  For natural resources there is an emphasis on noxious weeds including identification and integrated pest management in cooperation with the Lemhi Cooperative Weed Management Area.

In community development, we focus on the development of youth to become positive, contributing citizens and improve leadership skills in all citizens. Our 4-H programs focus on utilizing 4-H projects to teach youth life skills.

The UI Extension, Lemhi County, office team includes:

  • Shannon Williams, UI faculty and extension educator focusing on agriculture, natural resources, 4-H and youth development and community development
  • Katie McFarland, UI faculty and extension educator focusing on community development, health and nutrition, food safety and family life development
  • Taylor Smith, Lemhi County 4-H assistant, focuses on all aspects of the 4-H youth program
  • Susie Martinez, Lemhi County Extension office manager, is the first person people meet when they visit the office.  She tracks schedules, helps develop workshop flyers, publishes the Lemhi Link electronic newsletter.  She also assists the Lemhi County Fair Board and Lemhi Cattle and Horse Growers Association

Together we tackle the day to day running of agriculture in Lemhi County. For more information on any of these subjects please contact us.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Shannon Williams UI Agriculture Extension Educator 208 742-1696
Susie Martinez Office Manager 208-742-1697
Taylor Smith 4-H Program Assistant 208-742-1699
Katie McFarland UI Family Consumer Science Extension Educator 208-742-1698