Congratulations to Hank Hafliger III, Class 26, and his wife, Sara, who welcomed their 5th child, Perpetua Adele, born on May 28. This is the 12th grandchild for Hank Hafliger II, Class 12, and his wife, Toni.
Kip Dennis, Class 19, will be retiring from a banking career on June 21, and is looking forward to traveling and watching grandkids grow. Kip is completing his service as an LIA trustee on June 30. Best wishes for a successful and productive retirement.
Congratulations to Jen Root, Class 35, who received the Ray A. Miller Professional Achievement Award recently in Baton Rouge from the National Agriculture Alumni and Development Association. Jen recently was a member of the LIA Washington, D.C. Experience in mid-May.
Elli Brown, Class 32, and her husband, Travis Gibbens, welcomed Sydney Grace Gibbens into the world on Friday, June 7. Elli is employed at INL and works in the area of Governmental Affairs in their Boise office. NOTE: Proud Grandpa of Sydney is Chris Brown, auctioneer for the LIA Annual Gala Dinner and Auction, and his wife, Grandma Marilyn.
Congratulations to Katie Mosman, Class 39, who was wed in McCall to Chris Wilson, on May 26, in a private family service atop a mountain setting. A reception followed in McCall for extended family and friends. Katie is the Ag Teacher at Grangeville High School. Katie's proud parents are Cathy Mosman, Class 4, and David Mosman, Class 12. Several LIA graduates were in attendance at the reception.
Saturday, June 15, was a busy day for LIA Trustee Mark Pratt, Class 11, and his wife, Wendy, Class 35, as they celebrated the wedding of their son, Seth, to Leah Gibson in Blackfoot. Seth is involved in the family ranching operation and also works for DecisionNext.
Congratulations to Alan Hansten, Class 36, whose daughter, Alyssa Hansten, was presented one of the Governor's Award for Academic Achievement. Alyssa will be attending the University of Idaho. Alan is the manager of Northside Canal Company in the Magic Valley.
Idaho Ag in the Classroom has just completed three workshops for teachers. LIA graduates played an import role in each workshop. In the Pocatello workshop, special thanks to Kasia Duellman, Class 39, who coordinated faculty and staff at Aberdeen R and E Center. Also to Lucas Spratling, Class 36, who helped with some visits in the Raft River, Idaho area. In the Treasure Valley workshop, the teachers toured Breana Dairy, owned by Bernie Teunissen, Class 23, and also the U of I Food Technology Center under the leadership of Josh Bevan, Class 33, In the Lewiston tour, the teachers had the opportunity to spend time with Cole Riggers, Class 39, and with Buck Boyer, Class 29, to learn about north Idaho agriculture.
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Special thanks to everyone who helped to make the 3rd annual Golf Scramble a success. While there was some cool temperatures and the shotgun started included a chilling rain storm, the rest of the morning turned out to be very enjoyable. Winning the tournament were:
Sympathy is extended to Ryan and Kenyon Miller, Class 33, on the recent passing of their father. Mr. Miller had dealt with some cancer issues since the middle of February. Kalvin Miller was the brother in law of Duane Grant, Class 2, and was engaged in the family operation at Grant 4D Farms.
Please plan to attend one of the scheduled summer events for LIA Alumni when we are in your area. Each of the locations are called Grill and Potluck. LIA will provide the meat, table service, beverages and we are asking each participant to bring a salad and dessert to supplement the meal. Please plan to bring enough to share with ten people. Your spouse and families are encouraged to join us. This is also a great opportunity to invite potential LIA participants and have them interact with other LIA alumni living in your area. Each event starts at 6:00 PM.
Western Magic Valley
Rock Creek Park, Twin Falls
Eastern Magic Valley
Riverside RV Park, Heyburn
Central North Idaho
Winchester Park, Winchester*
Rick & Dorita Waitley's Home, Meridian
*NOTE: The Central North Idaho event will be a catered BBQ. There will be a fee to attend and details will be sent to all North Idaho LIA Alumni in advance of the event.