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What We Do

UI Extension, Ada County, provides the community with research-based information and programs. We offer programming in nutrition, horticulture, food safety, youth programs and financial management.

NOTE:  The Ada County Extension website is under construction until March/April 2015.  Please call 208-287-5900 for updated information.

Extending Knowledge • Changing Lives
Extension Celebrates 100 Years!  The 100-year signing anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System, is happening May 2014.         The Smith-Lever Act has brought about educational programming that transforms behavior of individuals, families, youth, farmers, communities and businesses.

4-H and Youth Programs

4-H is the largest youth organization in the world!
Membership is open to all youth ages 5 to 19.


Family and Consumer Sciences

The goal of Family and Consumer Science professionals is to improve the quality of life for adults, children, and families through research-based data–specifically in the areas of healthy lifestyles, nutrition, food safety, and financial management.

Nutrition and Health

Learn about hands-on nutrition and food preparation through our nutrition and health programs. We provide balanced nutrition information as well as fitness and health classes that train and teach you valuable skills that promote healthy habits.

UI Extension, Master Food Safety Advisor
Master Food Safety Advisor Program

The Master Food Safety Advisor Program teaches individuals how to safely preserve a variety of food products. Participants attend classes and provide volunteer service to their community.

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Financial Management

Having trouble getting control of your finances? Learn about tracking expenses, developing a budget, saving for emergencies and estate planning.

Idaho Master Gardener Program
Idaho Master Gardener Program

The Idaho Master Gardener Program is for adults with an interest in horticulture and helping others. Beginning gardeners are welcome!

Eat Smart Idaho
Extension Nutrition Program

The Eat Smart Idaho program empowers families with limited incomes to stretch their food dollars through healthy, low-cost meals, nutrition education and budgeting, leading to individual change and increased self-sufficiency.


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