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August 1, 2021

Wisdom from a Woman

"My grandfather used to say that once in your life
you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a preacher,
but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer."
- Brenda Schoepp
Click on any of the following sections of the newsletter to be taken directly to that section: 
Women Farmers & Ranchers on the Rise
Get the Facts About Idaho Women in Ag
Webinars for Idaho Women in Ag
Sit Down & Take 5
Q & A Corner
The August issue of the Idaho Women in Ag newsletter is focused on livestock production!

There are thousands of women in Idaho working in livestock production. From beekeeping to eggs and poultry to dairy and beef cattle, Idaho's women in ag do it all. Explore resources, recorded webinars, and publications related to livestock of all sizes and types. Plus, we have included a bonus just-for-fun episode of the Female Farmer Project with the founder of Oregon-based Goat Yoga, Lainey Morse. The udder-ly amazing women in Idaho and the US working with livestock inspired this animal focused issue!

P.S. How many different livestock species can you find in this issue?
Women Farmers &
Ranchers on the Rise
The Idaho Women in Ag program has a new webpage!
Visit our project webpage to learn more about the
Women Farmers & Ranchers on the Rise project, find research reports and results, and browse resources and upcoming educational opportunities for Idaho women in ag.

Questions? Contact Colette DePhelps or Ryanne Pilgeram
Idaho Food Works celebrates and supports Idaho's small and artisan farms, culinary traditions, and local food ways.
Browse local food directories and culinary trails, find seasonal recipes, discover podcasts and talks, read farmers market and community food assessments, and more!

Idaho Food Works is a project of University of Idaho Extension's Northern District Community Food Systems Program.
BONUS! The Female Farmer Project Podcast
Farm Enterprise: Goat Yoga
Lainey Morse, founder of Oregon-based Goat Yoga, joins the Female Farmer Project to talk about the story behind goat yoga and its potential for diversifying farm income streams.

Click here to listen to the episode
Get the Facts About Idaho's
Women in Agriculture
Webinars for
Idaho Women in Ag
University of Idaho Extension Livestock offers a free monthly Sheep & Goat Webinar Series and a Beef Cattle Webinar Series.
Visit the University of Idaho Extension Livestock YouTube channel to view past webinar recordings.

Sheep & Goat Monthly Webinar Series
2nd Wednesday at 11 am PST / 12 pm MST
Click here to learn more and RSVP
Webinar Spotlight:
Alternative Forages for Sheep and Goats
in Drought Years in the West

Presenter: Carmen Willmore
University of Idaho Extension - Lincoln County
Beef Cattle Webinar Series
2020 webinar series recordings available
Click here to watch past webinars
Webinar Spotlight:
6 Ways to Improve Your Marketing Plan
Presenter: Ben Eborn
University of Idaho Extension Ag Economist
Sit Down & Take 5
This is your go-to place for learning about the educational programs and projects for women in Idaho and beyond.
Photo Credit: University of Idaho Sheep Center Facebook
August's feature is:

University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Livestock Research, Extension, and Education

The University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) has been working to address the world's most critical challenges to create and sustain an abundant food and energy supply, a healthy environment, and successful families and communities for over 120 years. CALS faculty, staff, and students conduct research on a broad range of topics, much of which takes place at 12 research and extension centers throughout the state. The college's Livestock Research, Extension, and Education provides research-based education to help producers around the state expand market opportunities, maintain profitability, and improve animal care and welfare. CALS provides information, resources, and publications in the following topic areas: beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry and rabbits, sheep and goats, swine, and livestock enterprise budgets.

Click here to find information in the topic areas
Click here to browse all publications

Publication Spotlights
Rangeland Outreach Activities Manual
Rangeland Outreach Activities Manual: Coaches' Addition 
The Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture: 2020
University of Idaho College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension
and Education Center

"The Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center is the University of Idaho’s primary cow-calf and forage research station. Located in Carmen, Idaho, the center provides land and facilities for beef cattle research at the scale of a working ranch. The center also provides continuing education for the livestock industry and learning opportunities for University of Idaho students."
Lost Rivers Grazing Academy

This award-winning workshop will help cattle, sheep, horse and other livestock producers and professionals working in livestock-related industries to improve the carrying capacity and resilience of their pastures through management-intensive grazing practices.

August 17 - 20, 2021
Eagle Valley Ranch - Salmon, ID
Participation Cost
Single: $725
Group: $725 + $600 per additional registration
Day-time only: $250 per day​
Alumni: $600

UI Owyhee County Extension
PO Box 400 Marsing, ID 83639
208-896-4104 or

A deposit of $150 is required to reserve a spot.
Deposits can be made by cash, check, or card by phone.
The deposit is fully refundable until August 3, 2021. The remaining registration amount is due at conference registration.

Contact Information
Scott Jensen, UI Extension Owyhee County
208-896-4104 or
Chad Cheyney, UI Extension Professor Emeritus
208-940-0222 or
Q & A Corner
Welcome to the Q & A Corner
Do you have a question you haven't been able to answer?
Are you looking for information or resources about a topic?
We can help with that!

Click here to submit a question
A farmer asked:
Do you have any tips for new livestock producers?

Here is the answer:
There are many things to consider when thinking about pursuing a new animal enterprise! These considerations include how much space you have, what equipment you have and/or will need, housing and care, and what end products you would like to have. Below are a few resources to help you get started!
BUL 1001: Livestock Care for Beginning
Small-Scale Producers

Learn more about the principles of livestock
care for a solid foundation for success.
Click here to read the full publication
Overview of Livestock Species: Pros & Cons
Rebecca Mills
University of Idaho Extension - Gem and Boise Counties
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