*Notice of Updated Office Hours*

As of 3/23/20

The UI Extension, Elmore County Office is closed to the general public with limited office hours available by appointment only.

Limited staff is in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

All staff can be reached by email or phone:

Main office (Betsy): 208-587-2136 ext. 1250; [email protected]

4-H (Nadine): 208-587-2136 ext. 1251; [email protected]

Extension Educator, Brad Stokes: 208-587-2136 ext. 1253 or 208-590-2286; [email protected]

UI Extension, Elmore County’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Elmore County through education, application of knowledge and the development of leadership skills.  Our goal is to provide our community with research-based information focusing on three areas; agriculture4-H youth development, and family & consumer sciences.

The Extension office provides professional, expert focus and recommendations on agricultural topics such as crop productions, plant variety selection, plant diseases, fertilization and irrigation management, and pest control.  Our Educator can provide practical scientific methods to help restore soil by using organic matter thereby improving production while conserving resources.  Crop consultation and on-farm field surveys may also be conducted using current technical information from the University of Idaho.

For additional information; visit the University of Idaho Extension, Elmore County page.

Additional services the Extension office provide are; rangeland and ranching consultation, assistance with soil testing and sample collection, as well as insect and plant identification.  We are also able answer general gardening and landscaping questions, in addition to other agricultural related topics.  In early 2019 the county will reintroduce its Master Gardener Program.

Learn more at University of Idaho and UI Extension.

If would like to learn how to become a volunteer in this program and/or have questions for our office use our contact form to send us a message.

Brad Stokes
UI Extension Educator
Elmore County
Cell: (208) 590-2286
Office: (208) 587-2136, Ext. 1253

Elmore County Extension Office
535 E. Jackson Street
Mountain Home, ID 83647
(208) 587-2136, Ext. 1250


Need assistance in the identification of an insect or plant? Upload your quality images here.

Once received, the Extension Educator will review them and contact you with identification details. You may also drop specimens off at the Extension office. All inquiries will be addressed as quickly as possible. Our office is here to serve our community with continued education and support.