Congratulations to Stephen Parrott, Class 39, who recently accepted a job as CFO at Fort Boise Produce. Fort Boise Produce is owned by Joe Farmer, Class 35, and his father Jim. Stephen has been employed by Northwest Farm Credit Services and based most recently in Nampa.
Congratulations to Ian Crawford, Class 32, who has been promoted to a new role within Simplot. Simplot Grower Solutions recently purchased Pinnacle Ag Holdings and Innvictis Crop Care now re-named CropLife #3. This makes Simplot the largest American owned ag retailer for crop inputs, fertilizer, ag chem, seed and technology, operating in 30 states with 230 locations. Ian’s new role with “sustainability” will help farmers participate in 4R nutrient stewardship through The Fertilizer Institute. With his new role, Ian was recently seated as chairman for CropLife America Sustainability Committee, an industry advocacy group for crop protection chemistry.
Class 41 has a number of family ties and relations to LIA alumni: Jessica Anderson, Amalgamated Sugar Co., is the daughter of David Marchbanks, Class 12; Gabe Flick, Production Ag, is the son of Todd Flick, Class 5; Kathryn Hartman, Idaho Water Users, is the daughter of John Hartman, Class 10 and sister of Jeff Hartman, Class 34; Larry Hollifield, Production Ag, is the son of Terry Hollifield, Class 2; Johanna Hyink, Production Ag, is the daughter of Willie Bokma, Class 37; Connor Lankford, Valley Agronomics, is the son of Larry Lankford, Class 6; Patxi Larrocea-Phillips, Association Management Group and Production Ag, is the son of Flip Phillips, Class 3 and Susi Larrocea, Class 4; and Cassie Olson, Boundary County Soil and Water Conservation District, is the wife of Erik Olson, Class 38. By far this class has had the most family connections to LIA Alumni in the history of the organization.
2020 has been a bonus year of LIA Alumni deciding to join as Lifetime Members of the Foundation. Thank you for your investment and continued support of LIA: Robert Blakeslee, Class 14; James Blanksma, Class 13; William Bokma, Class 37; Don Dixon Class 15; Bryce Durrant, Class 39; Glen Edwards, Class 28; John R. Gibson, Class 6; Alan Heikkila, Class 13; Cody Hendrix, Class 39, Brett Ingles, Class 40; Bo Isham, Class 40; Craig Lindquist, Class 31; Robin Lindquist, Class 21; Dave Paul, Class 16; Abbie Quesnell, Class 38; David Reynolds Class 40; Branden Schiess, Class 40; Lisa Shively, Class 15; Dave Wenk Class 40; Nic Wittman Class 39; Zack Wolf, Class 31 and John W. Wright Class 37.
NOTE: The dues year is from July 1 – June 30. You may pay your dues online at www.leadershipidahoag.org or contact the LIA office by calling 208-888-0988 and pay by credit card over the phone.
Congratulations to David Patrick, Class 29, on the birth of another Granddaughter – giving David 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. This is also a celebration for Jim Patrick, Class 15, on being the Great Grandpa of Evelyn who was born on November 11.
Congratulations is extended to Nic, Class 37, and Kyra Gibson, Class 35, on the birth of their second daughter, Harper June, born on November 23. Harper weighed in at 8 lbs. and 2 oz. and will join older sister Hadley. Proud Grandpa is Rick Waitley, Class 8.
November/December LIA Alumni LINK Call will be held on Thursday, December 3 due to the conflicts in the regular schedule with Thanksgiving and Christmas. The calls will return to the last Thursday of each month starting in January. Please plan to join us for the call at 9:00 AM (Mountain Time).
Laura Johnson, Class 11, has sent a reminder of Idaho Preferred Christmas boxes available for order online. These boxes contain a variety of Idaho products. For that person that is hard to buy for this may be your answer.
The Idaho Preferred Holiday Gift Box is back!
Idaho Preferred Holiday Gift Boxes make the perfect gift this holiday season. Several Idaho products are attractively packaged in an Idaho themed gift box and make a gift you can be proud to give.
Skip the crowded holiday stores and support local from the comfort and convenience of your home.
This year’s products include:
· Crimson Gem Orchard – Black Cherry Syrup (12 oz)
· D’arcy’s Bakeshop – Tomato Jam (16 oz)
· Homemade by Dorothy – Idaho Potato Pancake Mix (10 oz )
· Garlic Gods – Idaho Garlic (4 oz)
· Idaho Candy Company – Owyhee Butter Toffee (6 oz)
· Idahoan Mashed Potatoes (4 oz)
· Jam Sessions – Pear Butter with Huckleberry Jam
· Kauffman Farm Hearty Barley Soup mix
· Nature’s Indulgence Cranberry Almond Granola
· TnD Orchard – Goat Milk Soap Bar (Peppermint scented)
· Weiser Classic Candy – Huckleberry Heaven (5 oz)
· Zeppole Ginger Almond Cranberry Biscotti (4 oz)
· Idaho Preferred Embossed Cutting Board
Supplies are limited so order yours now. Pre-orders are accepted until December 2nd or when supplies run out. Boxes will be shipped by mid-December for Christmas delivery.
To order visit Idahopreferred.com and follow the link in the slider or click below!
Cost for each box is $50.00 plus 6% ID sales tax ($3.00) and $7.00 flat rate shipping (if applicable). Boxes can be shipped anywhere in the US. Local pickup is available.
Box retail value is over $70!
Congratulations to many LIA alumni who won successful elections on November 3. Rep. Caroline Troy, Class 15, Senator Dan Johnson, Class 14, Rep. Clark Kauffman, Class 13, Senator Jim Patrick, Class 15, Rep. Laurie Lickley, LIA Affiliate Member; and Rep. Marc Gibbs, Class 4. Also elected was Twin Falls County Commissioner, Brent Reinke, Class 40, Canyon County Commissioner, Leslie Van Beek, wife of Dale VanBeek, Class 10.
Healing continues for LIA Trustee Blair Wilson, Class 11, who was hit while riding his bicycle in Boise. Blair, while scratched and suffering from some dental injuries, scored better than the bike. The accident occurred in late October.
Mary Hasenoehrl, Class 17, is recovering from a partial knee replacement. She is convalescing and doing physical therapy at home. Mary says she is determined to be up and skiing by February.
With selected candidates coming in and out of LIA Class 41, we ended up with a total of 25 for the first session in Moscow last week. There were many new protocols in place to meet the guidelines of the Best Western and the City of Moscow. The session also had to reduce the Regional Event attendance 50 to meet the Governor’s Stage 3 requirement. Interesting enough, the Pro/Con subject for this year’s class is “Individual Liberties versus the Role of Government Related to Public Health and Safety. Needless to say, there are no limitations on information or opinions. Kicking off the session in Moscow was Senator Mary Souza, District 4.
CORRECTION: In the new LIA directory, mistakenly, Rick Phillips, Class 1, from Simplot (Pocatello) was listed with an * for deceased. Rick reported that LIA Alumni David Sutherland, Class 1, had called to inquire and was relieved to have Rick pick up the phone. Rick stated: “I responded to him that sometimes my depends start to smell a bit, and I look like hell, but I am still among the living. We both got a good laugh……” In that class was a participant by the name of Phillip Ricks who indeed is deceased and has been noted that way in the directory since his passing. Rick said it was very confusing in the class to have Rick Phillips and Philip Ricks. He said at most hotel locations that year whoever checked in first resulted in a cancellation of the other person’s reservation since the check-in person thought it was a duplicate. Thanks Rick P. for checking in with us and setting it all straight.
Howard Shields, Class 14, who works at Land View Fertilizer in Nampa stepped forward and secured and donated personalized bottles of hand sanitizer for each member of LIA Class 41. It is the first time, due to protocols, that each member has had their own bottle. Also, thank you to Trustee Nic Wittman, Class 39, who shared that Land View was in the business of producing the hand sanitizer.
Two major changes ahead for Class 41: Alumni be aware!!!
The co-chairmen for LIA Class 41 are Aria Spear, Class 39, Rupert and Devin Fielding, Class 40, Shelley.
Reminder: The November-December LIA Alumni LINK call will be held on Thursday, December 3 to avoid conflict with schedules for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The call is scheduled for 9:00 AM. Additional information will be provided.
Please continue to mail in LIA Alumni dues. You can pay online or call Patty in the office at 208-888-0988 to make payment. When your dues payment arrives, we will send you the new updated LIA Directory and the yearly Annual Report for the LIA Foundation.
There is still time to get your name on a break, meal, or you can support candidates in LIA Class 41. If you want to sponsor something at one of the upcoming sessions give Rick or Patty a call to work out the details: 208-888-0988.