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Amber Smyer

Amber Smyer

Amber Smyer serves as the new program manager for University of Idaho Extension’s Digital Economy Program. As a native Idahoan, she is committed to helping individuals and communities grow through workforce and economic development initiatives. Amber has a bachelor’s degree in secondary agricultural education and a master’s degree in public affairs.

COMMENTARY

Through Digital Economy Program, U of I Extension empowers rural residents to stay in communities

By: - September 4, 2023

According to the Idaho Transportation Department, more than 64,000 people moved to Idaho in 2021, but did you know that more than 57,000 people also moved out of Idaho? Losing residents can erode the unique identity and culture of small towns and tribal communities. It may also lead to declining participation in local events and […]