It is always sad for us to hear about the passing of LIA alumni. Recently, we learned that Mark McCollum, Class 19, and Steve Busby, Class 13, passed away this past year. Mark worked for JR Simplot Company and Steve worked for Rangen. Our thoughts and sympathy are extended to family and friends of both Mark and Steve.
INTERMOUNTAIN AG TECH CONFERENCE 2016: The Department of Agriculture asked us to circulate information about the Intermountain Ag Tech Conference 2016, being sponsored in eastern Idaho on Tuesday, March 8. Attached is a flier with information about the program, items on the agenda, and registration.
GO BRONCOS…No, not the Denver Super Bowl champs, but the Boise State University type! Laura Johnson, Class 11, has agreed to coordinate the BSU Basket for the Live Auction - and she needs all Bronco fans and graduates to help her with items for the basket. Please contact Laura at email@example.com, or 208-867-6005, to donate items or to send money to help purchase more items for the BSU basket. She needs to hear from you now!
NOMINATIONS: The LIA Board of Trustees has submitted the following slate of candidates to be voted on at the 2016 Annual Meeting, Thursday, February 18, at 11:00 AM, at the Red Lion Downtowner. I hope that you will be present to participate in the annual meeting.
RoLynne Hendricks, Class 33 – Twin Falls (2nd term for 3-years)
Adam Duckett, Class 33 – Melba (2nd term for 3-years)
Kyle Woods, Class 32 – Boise (2nd term for 3 years)
Rosana Rieth, Class 36 – Challis (1st term for 3 years)
Randall Jayo, Class 35 – Twin Falls (1st term for 3 years)
Aric Frostenson, Class 35 – Twin Falls (1st term for 3 years)
Leah Clark, Class 26
Kip Dennis, Class 19
Adam Duckett, Class 33
Jim Lowe, Class 31
Julie Pipal, Class 18
Rob Troxel, Class 14
Jim Miller, Class 29, Chairman
Travis Jones, Class 28, Vice Chairman
RoLynne Hendricks, Class 33, Secretary/Treasurer
DESSERT AUCTION: We need a total of 25 fancy desserts for the LIA Auction. If you are able to provide a special dessert for Wednesday evening, February 17, for the LIA Alumni Gala Dinner and Auction, please email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You won’t want to miss our BIG CELEBRATION on Wednesday evening, February 17! We are celebrating 30 years of Leadership Idaho Agriculture. What a great story for nearly 900 graduates over the years. Please complete the attached registration form and return it to our office ASAP. See you there!