The LIA Board of Trustees met last Thursday, August 6. At that time, the board voted to proceed with plans for LIA Class 41 this fall. While some things are uncertain and specific details unknown the board felt we could provide a program similar to what has been presented in past years.
For the past few weeks, we have been communicating with the venues in the four session locations. We have been discussing their current protocols and what they anticipate at the time we will be staying at their facility. As all of us are experiencing - this is a moving target and we have no crystal ball to tell us what to except in November - February.
We have also been monitoring what other states are doing with their leadership programs. Some states have cancelled all together, many of those programs are associated with their Land Grant Universities and they are falling under the COVID guidelines of the University. Some states have gone to a virtual platform, Idaho selected that this was not an option. Many states are planning to proceed with their regular program but with modifications. That is the model that Idaho selected. For instance, size of class, we most likely will not have a class of 30 to allow for social distancing protocols. I can assure you that we will adhere to all CDC, Federal, State and local authority guidelines as we proceed with Class 41.
The application deadline was August 1. This has been an unusual year to say the least and I did not strongly encourage some of those who called during July to apply - since there were so many unknowns. Individuals were asking about whether or not the class would happen which I could not give a final answer until the Trustees meeting on August 6. I know that some of you know individuals who were "sitting on the fence" trying to decide whether they should apply or not. I would like for you to contact these folks and encourage them to complete the application. We have extended the deadline for the applications until August 28 to allow a little more time for those that were unsure. The Selection Committee is scheduled to meet on September 11 and we need time to process the applications for their review.
A couple of additional things for your consideration:
DIRECTORY: We are coming down the homestretch on the 2020-2021 LIA Alumni Directory. We have done the initial proofing of the directory but still have time for you to submit any last minute changes that you might have for this edition. Please send those changes of contact information, employment or activities you are involved in to Gloria@amgidaho.com.
DUES: July 1 marked the start of the new fiscal year. If you have not paid your LIA Alumni dues we encourage you to do that now to continue your status as an alumni member. Dues can be paid online. We will be mailing seals and certificates after we have received the Alumni Directory from the printer.
Ag Marketing Specialist - Idaho Preferred
Salary - $49,400.00 Annually
Location - Boise
Position - Full Time
Department - Department of Agriculture
Job Number 05887-1203
Closing 8/14/2020 11:59 PM (MT)
"Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through promotion, education and regulation."
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for an Agriculture Trade Specialist for Idaho Preferred in the Market Development division.
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Some events and programs are held during evenings and week-ends. The position requires a flexible work schedule. This position also requires travel throughout the state and may require some occasional travel in the U.S.
Example of Duties
Minimum Qualifications: These qualifications are mandatory requirements
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