Janna Hamlett

Food Processing Specialist - University of Idaho Extension & School of Food Science

Physical Address:
315 Falls Avenue East
Evergreen Building
Suite B-44
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Mailing Address:
University of Idaho- Twin Falls R&E Center
P.O. Box 1827
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1827
Phone: 208-731-9363
Email: jannahamlett@techhelp.org


Janna Hamlett brings a wealth of qualifications, expertise, and experience to her position as a Food Processing Specialist at TechHelp and the UI/WSU School of Food Science. Most recently, Janna worked as an Assistant Professor at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. Janna developed a new program for Food Processing Technology AAS that included getting industry and state approval for curriculum and developing the classes and curriculum to create the program. As an independent Food Safety and Production Consultant, Janna helped local companies with food safety policies and programs.  Janna gained valuable industry experience during 10 years at Glanbia Foods in Idaho’s Magic Valley. She was the Production Manager of Glanbia’s cheese plant in Gooding and Quality Assurance Manager of the company’s Gooding and Twin Falls plants.

I would like to thank UI and TechHelp for the warm welcome I have received. I am excited about joining the UI Extension, UI School of Food Science, and TechHelp. For the past five years, I have developed and taught the Food Processing AAS degree at the College of Southern Idaho. I look forward to working with the team at Tech Help to support the local Food Manufacturing Industry. The team is planning out next year, we are going to offer several industry certifications in open-enrollment classes across the state. We are also working on developing content for webinars and online delivery of critical food safety topics so we can reach a broad audience. So look for those announcements. We are looking at developing a technical advisory committee from food manufacturers all over the state so we can make sure to provide the support that is needed. So please contact me if you are willing to be a member. Janna Hamlett
“As a six sigma blackbelt, a manufacturing and production leader, and a food safety expert- Janna is an incredible asset to Idaho manufacturers.  She’s a fantastic educator, a partner for professional development, and genuinely cares about giving you real, simple, sophisticated solutions to your problems.  Together we are building a program that we are excited to share with you over the coming year.” Catherine Cantley


  • SQFI ATP – Lead Instructor
  • Trainer – OSHA General Industry
  • Lead Instructor for FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food
  • Lead Instructor for Introduction to HACCP from International HACCP
  • Black Belt – Lean and Six Sigma
  • Postsecondary Standard Occupational Specialist – Idaho PTE
  • BRC Train the Trainer
  • Charm SLBL Certifed Industry Supervisor


  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO – Moscow Idaho – Graduated December 2003
    Bachelors of Science in Dairy Science, Minor in English
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY – Pullman Washington – Graduated
    Summer 2016
    Masters of Science in Agriculture Emphasis Food Science and Management
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY – Pocatello Idaho – Expected Graduation Spring
    Ed.D Instructional Design and Technology

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