Mary Hasenoehrl, Class 17, was recently appointed by Governor "C.L." Butch Otter to the Idaho Potato Commission. Mary is the first female to be appointed to this commission in the history of IPC. Mary has most recently worked for Lewis and Clark State College and continues to serve as a Port Commissioner for the Port of Lewiston.
Mark Zirschky, Class 32, superintendent of Pioneer Irrigation Company, recently announced the appointment of Kirk Meyers, Class 36, as assistant superintendent of Pioneer Irrigation Company. Kirk's former position was foreman.
If you picked up a copy of the summer edition of Idaho Farm Bureau magazine, you would have seen plenty of features related to Leadership Idaho Agriculture alumni:
Bonnie Davis, Class 23, who serves as the Washington County Weed Superintendent.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Gus Eliopulos, Class 23, who passed away recently. Gus was working for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture in the marketing division when he was involved with LIA.
LIA Class 38 starts Monday, November 6! Co-chairmen will be Lynae Grant, Class 36, and Rhett Spear, Class 37. Lynae oversees HR responsibilities for Grant 4-D Farms in Rupert and Rhett is employed at McCain Foods in Burley.
Strategic Planning Session
The LIA Board of Trustees has entered into an agreement with Dr. David Alexander to lead the board through a strategic planning session. The process will be started later this fall and will include an electronic survey that will be sent to all LIA alumni. The goal is to protect and plan for the sustainability of the LIA program for decades to come. Representatives from the Succession Committee will be engaged in the process. Dr. Alexander will be conducting a number of personal interviews with trustees, former trustees, and program stakeholders. The goal is to have the process completed and summarized early in 2018.
Regional Events and the Gala will be held as follows:
Wed., November 8
Lindsay Creek Winery in Lewiston, 6:30 PM
Tues., December 5
Twin Falls Session
Thur., January 4
Wed., February 21
Boise Centre (on the Grove), 6:00 PM
Congratulations to the following 30 individuals who have been selected for LIA Class 38: