Congratulations to Meranda Small, Class 36, and her husband, Wyatt, on the birth of their daughter, Finley, in October. Meranda is employed at Bingham County Extension as a 4-H and Livestock Educator. The Smalls also have a son.
Mary Hasenoehrl, Class 17, recently was presented an Idaho Press 2C Spotlight Award for her achievements in agriculture. Last year, Mary was the first women to be appointed to the Idaho Potato Commission, and the award cited Mary as a "trailblazer for women in agriculture".
Sympathy is extended to the family of Reagon Hatch, Class 14, who passed away on Sunday, October 28, after a two-year battle with a brain tumor. Our thoughts and prayers go with Susan, his wife, and their extended family.
Thoughts and support are with Beau Oxarango, son of Rochelle Oxarango, Class 12, and her husband, Robert. Beau suffered many external and internal injuries in a recent car wreck in the Emmett area.
Congratulations to Adam Clark, Class 38, and his wife, Kylee, who welcomed Kambri Ann on Saturday, November 3. Kambri entered the world at 7lbs. 15oz. and was 19" long. She joins her sister, Adele, and her brother, Taysom. Adam is an employee of Clark Farms and serves as chairman of the board for Valley Wide Cooperative.
The 2018-2019 LIA Directories have arrived and are going in the mail as you are reading this LIA Brief. Thanks to everyone who provided updated information and to Lisa Byce in the office for pulling it all together. The front cover of the directory was provided by Taylor Grant, Class 35.
There is still time to sign up for the LIA Idaho Public Policy Experience in February 2019. The dates are February 11-14, and it is held in Boise. Come and experience how public policy is developed and how government - state and national - functions.
Congratulations to Brad McIntyre, Class 29, who was nominated by his county extension educator, Scott Jensen, Class 21, to be entered into a pool of candidates for the National Young Farmer of the Year Award. Brad was successful in making it into the top ten and will be traveling to Illinois in February for special recognition where the top four individuals will be selected from the pool of ten.
Jennifer Lux, Class 37, recently announced that she would be joining HUB International as a regional ag and crop operations manager. Jennifer will be responsible for operations for crop and farm insurance. Jennifer also continues to play a role in the family farming operation with her husband, Marty Lux, Class 38.
Congratulations to those winning elections for state legislator positions: Sen. Dan Johnson, Class, 14; Sen. Jim Patrick, Class 15; Rep. Clark Kauffman, Class 13; Rep. Carolyn Nilsson Troy, Class 15; Rep. Marcus Gibbs, Class 4, and newly elected Rep. Laurie Lickley, Affiliate Member.
The Pro/Con issue for Class 39 is on private property rights or trespass laws in Idaho. The activity was kicked off in Moscow by Braden Jensen with government affairs for Idaho Farm Bureau.
Some quick stats on LIA Class 39: