Dr. Janna Hamlett Janna works and assists the local food and beverage processing industry throughout Washington and Idaho.
She has 20 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry. She brings a wealth of qualifications, expertise, and experience as a Food Processing Specialist at TechHelp, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership in Idaho, and Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho Extension.
Before joining TechHelp and UI Extension, Janna worked at the College of Southern Idaho, developing the Food Processing Technology program and the first Technical Bachelors at a Community College in Idaho. Before academia, Janna worked in various management positions, including Quality Manager and Production Manager at large-scale cheese and whey processing facilities in the Magic Valley.
As an independent Food Safety and Production Consultant, she has helped local companies with their food safety, production capabilities, and troubleshooting challenges to be more successful.