Congratulations to Stephanie Etter, Class 26, and her husband, Ryan, who welcomed a son, Michael Philip, into their world on October 23. Michael joins big brother Morgan.
Wedding bells rang over the summer for Steve Miller, Class 29, and Cheryl Sandy. Steve serves as State Representative from District 26. We look forward to getting acquainted with Cheryl during the 2016 Legislative Session.
Monsanto Company recently gave a $7500 donation to Leadership Idaho Agriculture! LIA Trustee, Kristie Dorsey, Class 35, was presented the check from Brett Lolley, Class 28, on behalf of Monsanto. Thanks to Kendra Dustin, Class 32, LIA Fund Development director, for her work in securing this support.
Our sympathy is extended to Mary Hasenoehrl, Class 17, in the recent passing of her mother.
A promotion for Don Kemner, Class 28, within Idaho Department of Fish and Game, has changed Don’s title to State Habitat Program Manager. Don also received special recognition from the Idaho Weed Coordinating Committee, on which he has served as chairman for the past two years.
Recognition was given to Debbie Kauffman, wife of LIA alumni Clark Kauffman, Class 13, when she was presented with the Mills-Alder Award from the Idaho Association of Counties. Debbie has served as County Treasurer for Twin Falls County since 2001.
Cathy Ford, Class 26, was recently elected vice chairman of the Idaho Weed Coordinating Committee.
Garren Apple, Class 27, with AgPro Consulting, LLC, has been awarded the Accredited Farm Manager designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Doug Jones recently sent a request to LIA alumni related to the State Pesticide Container Recycling program. The response was excellent and your comments were greatly appreciated. Here is a note from Doug:
Thank you to those who responded to the short survey on recycling of agricultural pesticide jugs sent out earlier this week. Your answers and comments were both thoughtful and helpful to the discussions on the future of the program. Thank you again for your time and participation.
Douglas R. Jones
Jones and Associates
The LIA Nominations Committee will be going to work shortly to fill open positions on the LIA Board of Trustees which will be available due to term limits. If you are interested in having your name considered for a position, please notify Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendar for the 2016 LIA Alumni Gala Dinner and Auction – Thursday, February 18 - at The Riverside Hotel in Boise! Grand Prize information will be in your mailbox later this month. The LIA Auction Committee is doing a wonderful job preparing for this event!