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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course – Twin Falls

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate food from farm to fork. This helps the FDA do a better job of protecting the public by strengthening the food safety system. FSMA regulations require every processing facility to have a trained resource person or “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual“ (PCQA) who has completed a specialized training course such as this one that was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). The PCQA oversees the implementation of the facility’s food safety plan and other key tasks. (See 21CFR117.180 (c) (1)) Who Should Attend Director/VP food safety, maintenance managers, production supervisors, production leads, sanitation supervisors, plant managers, quality assurance coordinators and managers, safety managers, training supervisors, lead technicians, packaging supervisors and managers, regulatory personnel. Registration The workshop fee is $800/each for two or more people… Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Twin Falls, ID. For more info visit techhelp.org.

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course

The Food Safety Modernization Act regulations require every food processing facility to have a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual“ (PCQI) who has completed a specialized training course, such as this one, and who will oversee the implementation of the facility’s food safety plan. Registration: https://techhelp.regfox.com/2020pcqi-twinfalls Cost: The workshop fee is $700/each for two or more people from the same company registering at the same time or $750/individual. Contact: Special needs or food requests, contact Jane Hokanson at 208-426-3820 or janehokanson@techhelp.org. Course information, contact Janna Hamlett at 208-736-3610, jannahamlett@techhelp.org. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Ada. Blaine. Butte. Camas. Canyon. Cassia. Custer. Elmore. Gem. Gooding. Jerome. Latah. Lincoln. Minidoka. Power. Twin Falls. Extension Programs: Food Safety (Processors). Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7:00 AM – Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12:00 PM. U of I Food Technology Center 1902 E Chicago Street Caldwell, ID 83605. For more info visit techhelp.org.

Idaho Master Gardener Program in Bonner County

Our Idaho Master Gardener program will begin on Jan. 28. Classes are on Tuesday's and Thursday's until April 2. Applications available in our office and on our website. Registration: Required as space is limited Cost: $110 Contact: Jennifer Jensen or Blair Geiger at 208-263-8511. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bonner. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center 10881 N Boyer Ave Sandpoint, ID 83864. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

UI Extension Master Gardener training (Boundary County)

UI Extension's Master Gardener Program includes approximately 60 hours of classroom instruction in the areas of botany, plant propagation, soil science, orchard production, turfgrass management, pest management and more. UI Extension specialists, faculty and local experts teach the various topics in a Tuesday/Thursday afternoon class that extends through April. Several tours are included. Trained Master Gardeners are expected to volunteer within their communities to help others with horticultural questions.  Registration: Call 208-267-3235 or email boundary@uidaho.edu. Cost: $125 for the course, with a $50 rebate upon successful completion of the course and 30 hours of volunteer service. Contact: Kate Painter kpainter@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Boundary. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County 6447 Kootenai Street Bonners Ferry ID. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course – Twin Falls

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate food from farm to fork. This helps the FDA do a better job of protecting the public by strengthening the food safety system. FSMA regulations require every processing facility to have a trained resource person or “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual“ (PCQA) who has completed a specialized training course such as this one that was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). The PCQA oversees the implementation of the facility’s food safety plan and other key tasks. (See 21CFR117.180 (c) (1)) Who Should Attend Director/VP food safety, maintenance managers, production supervisors, production leads, sanitation supervisors, plant managers, quality assurance coordinators and managers, safety managers, training supervisors, lead technicians, packaging supervisors and managers, regulatory personnel. Registration The workshop fee is $800/each for two or more people… Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Twin Falls, ID. For more info visit techhelp.org.

Hands-on Education to Improve Risk Management & Finance Decision-Making for Dairy Farmers

Dairy Risk Management Education Registration: preferably by Jan. 27 Cost: Free, Lunch included Contact: Bracken Henderson, phone: 208-852-1097. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bear Lake. Bingham. Bonneville. Caribou. Franklin. Jefferson. Madison. Oneida. Power. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Franklin County 561 W Oneida Preston, ID 83263.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Innovation in Forestry Extension: Building on a Legacy While Exploring New Ground (IFG Distinguished Speaker Series)

As part of the IFG Distinguished Speaker Series, Dr. Jim Johnson, Oregon State University, will be discussing Oregon’s efforts with expanding forestry extension and recent experiences with their new wildfire extension program. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Ada. Adams. Bannock. Bear Lake. Benewah. Bingham. Blaine. Boise. Bonner. Bonneville. Boundary. Butte. Camas. Canyon. Caribou. Cassia. Clark. Clearwater. Coeur d'Alene Reservation. Custer. Elmore. Fort Hall Reservation. Franklin. Fremont. Gem. Gooding. Idaho. Jefferson. Jerome. Kootenai. Latah. Lemhi. Lewis. Lincoln. Madison. Minidoka. Nez Perce. Nez Perce Reservation. Oneida. Owyhee. Payette. Power. Shoshone. Teton. Twin Falls. Valley. Washington. Extension Programs: Forestry. Panhandle Forestry. Participate Online: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/930043018. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Legacy Point, UI Boise Water Center 322 E Front St, Boise, ID 83702.

Hands-on Education to Improve Risk Management & Finance Decision-Making for Dairy Farmers

Dairy Risk Management Education Registration: preferably by Jan. 28 Cost: Free, Lunch included Contact: Mario de Haro-Marti, phone: 208-934-4417. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Blaine. Camas. Cassia. Gooding. Jerome. Lincoln. Minidoka. Twin Falls. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Twin Falls County 630 Addison Ave W, Suite 1600 Twin Falls, ID 83301.

Farm & Ranch Management School

This six-week course will focus on the following topics: Financial statements , Financial analysis , Enterprise budgets , Strategic goals , Mission statements , Cash flow budgets , Six factors affecting profit $100 per operation. Please register by Jan. 3, 2020. Contact the UI Extension, Cassia County office at 208-878-9461 or tiffanya@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Blaine. Cassia. Gooding. Jerome. Lincoln. Minidoka. Oneida. Twin Falls. Extension Programs: Food Production Systems. Small Acreage. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Con Paulos Chevrolet Meeting Room 251 E Frontage Rd. S Jerome Idaho 83338.

Law for Landowners: Open Range, Herd Districts, & Drones

Many legal issues confront rural landowners, including easements, trespass, liability and environmental regulations to name a few. This year’s program will focus on legal issues surrounding Idaho open range and herd district laws as well as laws that relate to the increasing prevalence of drones flying over private land. Registration: Call 208-476-4434 or email clearwater@uidaho.edu Cost: $10 per person Contact: UI Extension, Clearwater County, 208-476-4434 or email clearwater@uidaho.edu. County Office Calendars: Clearwater. Idaho. Latah. Lewis. Nez Perce. Extension Programs: Small Acreage. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Clearwater County 2200 Michigan Ave. Orofino, ID. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Hands-on Education to Improve Risk Management & Finance Decision-Making for Dairy Farmers

Dairy Risk Management Education Registration: preferably by Jan. 29 Cost: Free, Lunch included Contact: Scott Jensen, phone: 208-896-4104. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Ada. Boise. Canyon. Elmore. Gem. Owyhee. Payette. Washington. Friday, January 31, 2020, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Owyhee County 238 8th Ave W Marsing, ID 83639.

Food Summit 2020

Be part of growing community self-reliance in our local food system and increasing sustainable gardening, gleaning, farming and foraging in the Palouse-Clearwater region. Listen to Ignite! presentations, participate in community round tables, enjoy local food tastings, and help create a vision and actionable steps for growing our local food system! Round table sessions will focus on your next steps for increasing sustainable food production and food access on the Palouse. Featuring keynote speaker Neva Hassanein, an engaged food systems scholar, author and professor of Environmental Studies at University of Montana. Registration: https://foodsummit2020.eventbrite.com Cost: $25 general admission, $15 students Contact: Colette DePhelps cdephelps@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Benewah. Clearwater. Kootenai. Latah. Lewis. Extension Programs: Community Development. Food Production Systems. Small Acreage. Friday, January 31, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1021 Harold Street Moscow, ID 83843. For more info visit foodsummit2020.eventbrite.com.

Graft Your Own Apple Trees, Part l

In this two-part class, we will learn about collecting scion wood from your favorite apple trees while they are dormant (Part 1) and then we will graft the scions on to hardy rootstock later this spring (Part 2). Course fee covers grafting supplies and rootstock (and scion, if you don’t have your own) for grafting two apple trees. Class size is limited to 16 people. Registration: 208-267-3235 Cost: $20 Contact: Kate Painter kpainter@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Boundary. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Small Acreage. Friday, January 31, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County 6447 Kootenai Street Bonners Ferry ID 83805.

Magic Valley Cereal School

Contact: Jason Thomas, jasont@uidaho.edu, 208-406-3571. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bingham. Blaine. Butte. Camas. Cassia. Custer. Elmore. Franklin. Gooding. Jerome. Lincoln. Minidoka. Oneida. Owyhee. Power. Twin Falls. Extension Programs: Cereal Schools SCSE. Cereals SCSE. Tuesday, February 4, 2020. 800 N Overland Ave Burley, ID 83318. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Idaho Food Safety Cooperative

https://techhelp.org/events/ifsc2020/ Create Your FSMA Compliant Food Safety Plan with the Idaho Food Safety Cooperative Idaho Falls – Begins Feb. 4 Twin Falls – Begins Feb. 5 Boise – Begins Feb. 6 I’m Interested Complete our Form to Learn More, IFSC WORKSHOP SESSIONS, Idaho Falls – Feb 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, Twin Falls – Feb 5, 19, March 4, 18, April 1, 15, Boise – Feb 6, 20, March 5, 19, April 2, 16. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit techhelp.org.

Farm & Ranch Management School

This six-week course will focus on the following topics: Financial statements , Financial analysis , Enterprise budgets , Strategic goals , Mission statements , Cash flow budgets , Six factors affecting profit $100 per operation. Please register by Jan. 3, 2020. Contact the UI Extension, Cassia County office at 208-878-9461 or tiffanya@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Blaine. Cassia. Gooding. Jerome. Lincoln. Minidoka. Oneida. Twin Falls. Extension Programs: Food Production Systems. Small Acreage. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Con Paulos Chevrolet Meeting Room 251 E Frontage Rd. S Jerome Idaho 83338.

Pocatello Cereal School

Contact: Jon Hogge, jhogge@uidaho.edu, 208-359-6215. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bear Lake. Bingham. Blaine. Bonneville. Butte. Caribou. Cassia. Franklin. Jefferson. Oneida. Power. Extension Programs: Cereal Schools SCSE. Cereals SCSE. Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 1555 Pocatello Creek Rd Pocatello, ID 83201. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Idaho Food Safety Cooperative

https://techhelp.org/events/ifsc2020/ Create Your FSMA Compliant Food Safety Plan with the Idaho Food Safety Cooperative Idaho Falls – Begins Feb. 4 Twin Falls – Begins Feb. 5 Boise – Begins Feb. 6 I’m Interested Complete our Form to Learn More, IFSC WORKSHOP SESSIONS, Idaho Falls – Feb 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, Twin Falls – Feb 5, 19, March 4, 18, April 1, 15, Boise – Feb 6, 20, March 5, 19, April 2, 16. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit techhelp.org.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

County Horse Bowl Practice

4-H Everyone is welcome to join Canyon County in Horse Bowl practices. The UI Caldwell Complex Classroom is in the 2nd row of buildings (behind the Southern District office at 1904 E. Chicago) across from the Treasure Valley Livestock Auction. We will be practicing with buzzers. No registration required, just show up. No cost. Contact the Canyon County Extension Office with any questions at 208-459-6003. Additional HB study dates will be held 2/12, with the Canyon County contest on Feb. 22. Can't make the practices?  Study on your own or with your own group.  Feel free to view, download or print to help you study. The questions are at: Junior and All Ages. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Ada. Adams. Boise. Canyon. Elmore. Gem. Owyhee. Payette. Valley. Washington. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. UI Caldwell Complex Classroom 1902 E. Chicago Caldwell, ID 83605. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

2020 Small Farms & Community Food Systems Series

This annual workshop series focuses on topics that assist landowners in producing and marketing agriculture products that are sold locally. This year’s program includes presentations on: fruit tree pruning, raising poultry for profit, and regenerative farming and soil health. Feb. 5 — Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic Feb. 12 — Raising Poultry for Profit Feb. 19 — Regenerative Farming and Soil Health Registration:Contact UI Extension, Clearwater County clearwater@uidaho.edu Cost:$5 per person per evening or All three for $10 if paid prior to first night. Contact:Clearwater County 208-476-4434 or clearwater@uidaho.edu. County Office Calendars: Clearwater. Idaho. Latah. Lewis. Nez Perce. Extension Programs: Small Acreage. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Clearwater County 2200 Michigan Ave. Orofino, ID 83544.

Dining with Diabetes Spanish class

Dining with Diabetes 4-session class teaches the basic of diabetes self-care and meal planning. Recipes will be demonstrated and tasted each week. Registration: Call 208-785-8060 Cost: Free Contact: Julie Buck. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bonneville. Jefferson. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Steet Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Idaho Falls Cereal School

Contact: Jon Hogge, jhogge@uidaho.edu, 208-359-6215. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bear Lake. Bingham. Blaine. Bonneville. Butte. Caribou. Clark. Fort Hall Reservation. Franklin. Fremont. Jefferson. Madison. Power. Teton. Extension Programs: Cereal Schools SCSE. Cereals SCSE. Thursday, February 6, 2020. UI Extension, Bonneville County 1542 East 73rd South Idaho Falls, ID 83404. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Idaho Food Safety Cooperative

https://techhelp.org/events/ifsc2020/ Create Your FSMA Compliant Food Safety Plan with the Idaho Food Safety Cooperative Idaho Falls – Begins Feb. 4 Twin Falls – Begins Feb. 5 Boise – Begins Feb. 6 I’m Interested Complete our Form to Learn More, IFSC WORKSHOP SESSIONS, Idaho Falls – Feb 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, Twin Falls – Feb 5, 19, March 4, 18, April 1, 15, Boise – Feb 6, 20, March 5, 19, April 2, 16. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit techhelp.org.

Backyard Forests

Remedies for bark beetles, root disease and similar forest health problems are usually preventive. Even people with only a dozen native trees grouped together must understand and apply some fundamental principles of forest ecology to keep those trees healthy. Registration: Call 208-267-3235 or email boundary@uidaho.edu. Cost: $10, free to active Master Gardeners Contact: Kate Painter, kpainter@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bonner. Boundary. Extension Programs: Forestry. Horticulture and Garden. Panhandle Forestry. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County 6447 Kootenai Street Bonners Ferry ID 83805.

Ashton Cereal School

Contact: Lance Ellis, ellis@uidaho.edu, 208-624-3102. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bingham. Bonneville. Butte. Caribou. Clark. Fort Hall Reservation. Fremont. Jefferson. Lemhi. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Cereal Schools SCSE. Cereals SCSE. Friday, February 7, 2020. Trails Inn Restaurant 213 2nd Street Ashton, ID 83420. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Edwards Greenhouse

Gardeners, here’s your chance to green up your thumbs! The University of Idaho Extension Master Gardeners and Edwards Greenhouse are co-sponsoring a "Spring into Spring" Garden School on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek, Boise (off Hill Road). The school will run 9 a.m. to 1: p.m. Cost is $5 per person (no credit cards; cash or check only). Registration begins at 8 a.m. Many interesting gardening topics will be presented. Come join the fun! For more information, contact the Master Gardeners at the UI Extension office 208-287-5900 or 208-287-5917. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Ada. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4106 Sand Creek Boise, ID 83703. For more info visit www.edwardsgreenhouse.com.

Farm & Ranch Management School

This six-week course will focus on the following topics: Financial statements , Financial analysis , Enterprise budgets , Strategic goals , Mission statements , Cash flow budgets , Six factors affecting profit $100 per operation. Please register by Jan. 3, 2020. Contact the UI Extension, Cassia County office at 208-878-9461 or tiffanya@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Blaine. Cassia. Gooding. Jerome. Lincoln. Minidoka. Oneida. Twin Falls. Extension Programs: Food Production Systems. Small Acreage. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Con Paulos Chevrolet Meeting Room 251 E Frontage Rd. S Jerome Idaho 83338.

Youth Beginner Sewing Class

4-H 4-H beginner sewing club Registration: Call Bingham office. Cost: $15 Contact: 208-785-8060. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bingham. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Street Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

County Horse Bowl Practice

4-H Everyone is welcome to join Canyon County in Horse Bowl practices. The UI Caldwell Complex Classroom is in the 2nd row of buildings (behind the Southern District office at 1904 E. Chicago) across from the Treasure Valley Livestock Auction. We will be practicing with buzzers. No registration required, just show up. No cost. Contact the Canyon County Extension Office with any questions at 208-459-6003. Canyon County contest: Feb. 22. Can't make the practices?  Study on your own or with your own group.  Feel free to view, download or print to help you study. The questions are at: Junior and All Ages. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Ada. Adams. Boise. Canyon. Elmore. Gem. Owyhee. Payette. Valley. Washington. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. UI Caldwell Complex Classroom 1902 E. Chicago Caldwell, ID 83605. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Dining with Diabetes Spanish class

Dining with Diabetes 4-session class teaches the basic of diabetes self-care and meal planning. Recipes will be demonstrated and tasted each week. Registration: Call 208-785-8060 Cost: Free Contact: Julie Buck. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bonneville. Jefferson. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Steet Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Preston Cereal School

Contact: Bracken Henderson, brackenh@uidaho.edu, 208-852-1097. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bear Lake. Bingham. Bonneville. Caribou. Cassia. Franklin. Oneida. Power. Extension Programs: Cereal Schools SCSE. Cereals SCSE. Thursday, February 13, 2020. Robinson Building Franklin County Fairgrounds 186 West 2nd North Preston, ID 83263. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Landscaping for Fire Prevention

In western forest environments, wildfire should be anticipated and planned for, not unexpected and dismissed. Taking the steps presented in this class will help you protect your property and will increase your chances of escaping serious damage and death from wildfire. Forest homeowners will learn how to make their home site less likely to burn and easier for firefighters to access in the event of a local forest fire. Registration: Call 208-267-3235 or email boundary@uidaho.edu. Cost: $10; free to active Master Gardeners Contact: Kate Painter kpainter@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bonner. Boundary. Extension Programs: Forestry. Horticulture and Garden. Panhandle Forestry. Thursday, February 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County 6447 Kootenai Street Bonners Ferry ID 83805.

Farmer's Guide to QuickBooks

In this course, you will learn how to set up your QuickBooks software specifically for farm and ranch accounting, both small and large. We will be using a desktop version of QuickBooks Pro, version 2014 or later. You will receive a manual in class. In order to participate, you need to be confident in your ability to use a computer. You will learn how to set up your business in QuickBooks, then we will work through various transactions with an in-class assignment. Class is limited to eight participants. Registration: Call 208-267-3235 or email boundary@uidaho.edu.  Cost: $25 Contact: Kate Painter kpainter@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bonner. Boundary. Extension Programs: Food Production Systems. Small Acreage. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County 6447 Kootenai Street Bonners Ferry ID 83805.

2020 Idaho 4-H Know Your Government Conference

4-H The Know Your Government (KYG) program mission — Empowering youth to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world. KYG is held each Presidents Day weekend in Boise while the legislature is in session. The conference is designed for youth in grades eight to nine to: Learn how state government decision-making works. , Influence state government. , Learn how the state judicial system works. , Find out how cases are brought to court. , Observe the legislative process in action. , Share ideas with legislators, judges and other elected officials. , Have breakfast with legislators and judges. , Meet teens from across the state Questions contact Donna R. Gillespie at 208-312-4109 or donna@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Ada. Adams. Bannock. Bear Lake. Benewah. Bingham. Blaine. Boise. Bonner. Bonneville. Boundary. Butte. Camas. Canyon. Caribou. Cassia. Clark. Clearwater. Coeur d'Alene Reservation. Custer. Elmore. Fort Hall Reservation. Franklin. Fremont. Gem. Gooding. Idaho. Jefferson. Jerome. Kootenai. Latah. Lemhi. Lewis. Lincoln. Madison. Minidoka. Nez Perce. Nez Perce Reservation. Oneida. Owyhee. Payette. Power. Shoshone. Teton. Twin Falls. Valley. Washington. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 3:00 PM – Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:00 PM. Red Lion Boise Downtowner Boise, ID. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Presidents' Day closures

University of Idaho and most UI Extension locations will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day. Extension Event Type: Event. Holiday hours. County Office Calendars: Ada. Adams. Bannock. Bear Lake. Benewah. Bingham. Blaine. Boise. Bonner. Bonneville. Boundary. Butte. Camas. Canyon. Caribou. Cassia. Clark. Clearwater. Coeur d'Alene Reservation. Custer. Elmore. Fort Hall Reservation. Franklin. Fremont. Gem. Gooding. Idaho. Jefferson. Jerome. Kootenai. Latah. Lemhi. Lewis. Lincoln. Madison. Minidoka. Nez Perce. Nez Perce Reservation. Oneida. Owyhee. Payette. Power. Shoshone. Teton. Twin Falls. Valley. Washington. Extension Programs: Community Development. Food Production Systems. Horticulture and Garden. Food Safety (Processors). Forestry. Panhandle Forestry. Pest Management. Cereals SCSE. Small Acreage. Water. Seed Potato Research. Monday, February 17, 2020. Statewide. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Dining with Diabetes Spanish class

Dining with Diabetes 4-session class teaches the basic of diabetes self-care and meal planning. Recipes will be demonstrated and tasted each week. Registration: Call 208-785-8060 Cost: Free Contact: Julie Buck. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bonneville. Jefferson. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Steet Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Starting Your Sustainable Small Farm — Crops

Registration: Required Cost: TBD Contact: Jennifer Jensen or Blair Geiger at 208-263-8511. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bonner. Extension Programs: Food Production Systems. Horticulture and Garden. Small Acreage. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center 10881 N Boyer Ave Sandpoint, ID 83864.

Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching (A Whole Farm Planning Course)

This essential course will walk you through the steps to prepare a well thought out plan for your land, life and business. Use a whole systems lens to create a living plan for your farm future, designing for capacity and sustainability. Jan. 14th: Introductory Webinar (online), 7 p.m. MT , Jan. 18: Whole Farm Planning, 10-4 p.m. , Feb. 22: Sustainable Crop Production, 10-4 p.m. , March 21: Sustainable Livestock Production, 10-4 p.m. Registration:  call 208-354-2961 or email teton@uidaho.edu or online: https://tinyurl.com/v97zq61 Cost:  $115 for primary registrant , $35 for additional adult , $10 for additional youth , Scholarships available Register by January 10, 2020! Contact:  Jen Werlin,  jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Teton. Extension Programs: Food Production Systems. Small Acreage. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Youth Beginner Sewing Class

4-H 4-H beginner sewing club Registration: Call Bingham office. Cost: $15 Contact: 208-785-8060. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bingham. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Street Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Dining with Diabetes Spanish class

Dining with Diabetes 4-session class teaches the basic of diabetes self-care and meal planning. Recipes will be demonstrated and tasted each week. Registration: Call 208-785-8060 Cost: Free Contact: Julie Buck. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bonneville. Jefferson. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Steet Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Local Food System Community Potluck and Speaker Series: Marsha's Cottage Garden

Marsha Semar shares her wisdom gained from 40 years of raising organic vegetables on her one-acre, off-grid market garden in Moyie Springs. Please join us in our second year of celebrating our local food system! Bring a dish to share. Hot beverages, paper plates, and plastic utensils will be provided. Registration: Call 208-267-3235 or email boundary@uidaho.edu. Cost: Free Contact: Kate Painter kpainter@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Boundary. Extension Programs: Small Acreage. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County 6447 Kootenai Street Bonners Ferry ID.

FIRST Tech Challenge Idaho Championship

UI Extension Robotics Watch teams of teenagers compete and cooperate with robots they built and programmed. Contact: Robin Baumgartner at rbaumgartner@uidaho.edu or 208-364-4604 Want to volunteer? Visit https://www.firstinspires.org/. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Ada. Adams. Bannock. Bear Lake. Benewah. Bingham. Blaine. Boise. Bonner. Bonneville. Boundary. Butte. Camas. Canyon. Caribou. Cassia. Clark. Clearwater. Coeur d'Alene Reservation. Custer. Elmore. Fort Hall Reservation. Franklin. Fremont. Gem. Gooding. Idaho. Jefferson. Jerome. Kootenai. Latah. Lemhi. Lewis. Lincoln. Madison. Minidoka. Nez Perce. Nez Perce Reservation. Oneida. Owyhee. Payette. Power. Shoshone. Teton. Twin Falls. Valley. Washington. Saturday, February 29, 2020. Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID. For more info visit www.uidaho.edu.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Forestry Cost Sharing

Most Idaho forests will be healthier and more likely to meet landowners’ objectives with some stand treatments, such as pre-commercial thinning and tree planting. Many forest owners do this work themselves, but for people who have large numbers of acres to treat, it is often essential to hire some help to do the work. In addition to labor, many treatments also require financial resources to pay for tree seedlings, stream crossing structures, etc.  Most of the treatments that family forest owners make have public benefits, such as reduced fire risk. So, public and non-governmental organizations often make financial assistance available to support forest improvements. This program is designed to answer forest owners’ most common questions about these programs and help them apply for them. Registration: Please register using the brochure posted here or in person by Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, to UI Extension, Bonner County office, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint, ID  83864. Phone: 208-263-8511. Make checks ($10/per… Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Benewah. Bonner. Boundary. Kootenai. Extension Programs: Forestry. Panhandle Forestry. Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County 1808 N 3RD ST Coeur d'Alene, ID.

Youth Beginner Sewing Class

4-H 4-H beginner sewing club Registration: Call Bingham office. Cost: $15 Contact: 208-785-8060. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bingham. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Street Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Youth Beef Field Day

4-H Information for and care of your beef animal project Registration: Due by March 7, 2020 Cost: $10/person lunch is included Contact Judy Floch (jfloch@uidahol.edu) or Shawna Reilly (nezperce@uidaho.edu). Extension Event Type: Event. Field Day. County Office Calendars: Benewah. Bonner. Boundary. Clearwater. Coeur d'Alene Reservation. Idaho. Kootenai. Latah. Lewis. Nez Perce. Nez Perce Reservation. Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Lewiston Livestock Market 3200 East Main Lewiston, Idaho.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Starting Your Sustainable Small Farm — Livestock

Registration: Required Cost: TBD Contact: Jennifer Jensen or Blair Geiger at 208-263-8511. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bonner. Extension Programs: Food Production Systems. Horticulture and Garden. Small Acreage. Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. U of I Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center 10881 N Boyer Ave Sandpoint, ID 83864.

Youth Swine Field Day

4-H Information for and care of your swine animal project. Registration: Due March 14, 2020 Cost: $10/person Contact Judy Floch (jfloch@uidaho.edu) or Shawna Reilly (nezperce@uidaho.edu). Extension Event Type: Event. Field Day. County Office Calendars: Benewah. Bonner. Boundary. Clearwater. Coeur d'Alene Reservation. Idaho. Kootenai. Latah. Lewis. Nez Perce. Nez Perce Reservation. Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Asotin County Fairgrounds Head towards Anatone on Hwy 129 Asotin, Washington.

Youth Beginner Sewing Class

4-H 4-H beginner sewing club Registration: Call Bingham office. Cost: $15 Contact: 208-785-8060. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bingham. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Street Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Storing Produce: Root Cellars & More

In this class, you learn how to store your garden produce so it lasts! Jen Jensen, an Extension educator for Bonner County, will explain general principles for produce storage, including how to plan for storing your produce, and alternative sites for storage if you don’t have a root cellar. Then, she will discuss root cellars, including designing and maintenance. Registration: Call 208-267-3235 or email boundary@uidaho.edu. Cost: $5; Free to active Master Gardeners Contact: Kate Painter kpainter@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bonner. Boundary. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Small Acreage. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County 6447 Kootenai Street Bonners Ferry ID 83805.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Instant Pot Cooking Class

Learn to use the electric pressure cooker you got for Christmas. New recipes. Registration: Call. Cost:$15 Contact: 208-785-8060. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bannock. Bingham. Bonneville. Jefferson. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Youth Beginner Sewing Class

4-H 4-H beginner sewing club Registration: Call Bingham office. Cost: $15 Contact: 208-785-8060. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bingham. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Street Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Stress First Aid

Free  Registration is required The Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, and the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources will be hosting a Stress First Aid training course.  This course is designed to help individuals in high-risk occupations (i.e. military, fire and rescue, emergency responders, etc.) identify and address early signs of stress. Course is open to all interested employees. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Clearwater. Idaho. Latah. Lewis. Nez Perce. Extension Programs: Forestry. Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Panhandle Forestry. Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery University of Idaho 1025 Plant Science Road Moscow, Idaho. For more info visit docs.google.com.

Master Gardener Program

This program offers 30 hrs. of university instruction in horticulture principles. No prerequisite required, just a willingness to learn.  No class will be held April 1. Registration: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu Cost: Before December 22: $150 ($225/couple). Fees increase by $50 after December 22nd. Audit only: $400. Contact: Jen Werlin, Extension Educator at 208-354-2961 or jwerlin@uidaho.edu. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Fremont. Madison. Teton. Extension Programs: Horticulture and Garden. Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. UI Extension, Teton County 235 S. 5th E. Driggs, ID. 83422.

Stress First Aid

Free Registration is required The Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, and the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources will be hosting a Stress First Aid training course.  This course is designed to help individuals in high-risk occupations (i.e. military, fire and rescue, emergency responders, etc.) identify and address early signs of stress. Course is open to all interested employees. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Clearwater. Idaho. Latah. Lewis. Nez Perce. Extension Programs: Forestry. Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Panhandle Forestry. Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. University of Idaho College of Natural Resources Classroom 10 Moscow, Idaho. For more info visit docs.google.com.

Glyphosate: Fake News?

Glyphosate usage and Communicating Risk – Ronda Hirnyck, University of Idaho Extension Hirnyck will discuss the recent publicity around the use of glyphosate in agricultural and urban settings. She will explain where and how to find resources on pesticide toxicity and what the information means to you and the general public. Additionally, we will cover what risk is and what it means to different people. Finally, a discussion regarding hazard and safety for pesticide applicators. Hazard or Risk equals the product toxicity X the exposure to the pesticide. What does this mean and what can applicators do to help reduce the hazard or risk to glyphosate. 60 minutes. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bonneville. Extension Programs: Pest Management. Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. University of Idaho Extension, Bonneville County 1542 E. 73rd S. Idaho Falls, ID 82404. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Youth Beginner Sewing Class

4-H 4-H beginner sewing club Registration: Call Bingham office. Cost: $15 Contact: 208-785-8060. Extension Event Type: Event. County Office Calendars: Bingham. Extension Programs: Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. UI Extension, Bingham County 412 West Pacific Street Blackfoot, ID 83221.