Congratulations to Doug Scoville, Class 6, who was recently presented with the Jim Lyle Award by the U of I Alumni Association. The award is based upon long-term dedicated service to the U of I. Scoville has been involved with the University for over 50 years. He farms in the Potlatch area north of Moscow and has been an active spokesman in the Oilseed Industry of Idaho and across the U.S.
Kyra Povirk, Class 35, is headed to Washington, D.C., from June 22 through July 24 to join the Sage Grouse Land Use Plan Protest Resolution Project Team. The team’s job is to review the protest letters and identify substantive protest points for response. Kyra hopes to gain a thorough understanding of how implementation of the amendment will affect grazing permittees and public land users in Idaho.
Participating in the Governor’s Trade Mission to Peru were Mike Thornton, Class 12, Laura Johnson, Class 11, and Joe Farmer, Class 35. The trip also included a visit to Mexico.
Many LIA alumni from across southern Idaho attended the presentation by author Mark Lynas on GMOs. Travis Jones, Class 28, had the honor of introducing Mr. Lynas since Travis serves as president of Food Producers of Idaho.
Selecting a new Dean for CALS at the U of I involved a number of LIA graduates. Serving on the Search Committee that reviewed applications and interviewed the final selection were: Jim Church, Class 5; Chris McIntosh, Class 17; and Kim O’Neill, Class 27. Involved in the review in Boise of the four finalists were Mark Duffin, Class 22; Kelly Olson, Class 16; Benjamin Kelly, Class 29; Travis Jones, Class 28; Rich Garber, Class 2; Drew Eggers, Class 12; Wayne Thiessen, Lifetime Member; Wyatt Prescott, Affiliate Member; and Rick Waitley, Class 8.
Terry Jones, Class 21, was recently elected to an officer position that will eventually place him as Governor of Rotary International for the State of Idaho. Rick Phillips, Class 1, just completed his year in the same position.
Nate Fowler, Class 33, has left the family dairy operation of TLK Dairy in Mountain Home to join the staff of Rock Harbor Church in the Meridian area. Nate will be serving in the area of music and worship for the rapidly growing congregation. The Fowlers are looking to relocate in the Boise area.
Thanks for your many nice emails, cards and thoughts for Dorita Waitley, wife of Rick Waitley, Executive Director, as she has worked her way through radiation treatments the last few weeks.
LIA will once again join forces with Idaho Ag in the Classroom and the Idaho FFA Foundation in sponsoring the Agrium Seed Survivor Education Trailer in Idaho. The trailer is scheduled to visit Idaho in the fall of 2015, focusing on southwestern Idaho and into the Magic Valley. Last year the tour visited eastern Idaho. Several LIA alumni were instructors and assistants with the trailer during the 2014 tour.
It’s time to update the LIA Directory!
The directory is now posted online HERE to allow you to check your current listing. This service will only be available until July 1.
The directory is password protected, and the password is: lia1516.
Click again, and you will be able to view the directory. Scroll down to your listing and carefully check your information. Please note that some of your information might be on the following page. If you need to make corrections/changes, complete the accompanying form and click on SUBMIT. And you’re done!!! If you do NOT need any changes, please note that in a quick email to Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!