Congratulations to Jason Azzarito, Class 38, who placed first in a two-man golf tournament held at Terrace Lakes with over 180 competing. Also competing was Nic Gibson, Class 37, who made an eagle on hole number 8 in the two-day tournament.
We have received notice that Steve Brown, Class 25, has resigned as a County Commissioner of Bannock County and accepted a position in Palmer, Alaska as the Director of the Alaska District Office for the US Small Business Administration.
Congratulations to Shane Robins, Class 35, and wife Jamie on the birth of their daughter Adeline Gwendolyn born on July 2, weighing 7lbs, 7ozs, she was 20" long. Adeline has three older brothers.
Sympathy is extended to Dain Johnson, Class 39, on the recent passing of his grandmother.
Sympathy and support is sent to Hannah Malson, Class 38, who recently dealt with the passing of her father.
Ben McIntyre, Class 29, and Brad McIntyre, Class 29, are planning to hold a Soil Health Academy School September 22-24. The Academy has a number of technical consultants planning presentations. If you need additional information, contact Brad McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org. The McIntyre's are involved in a family farming operation located west of Caldwell. Dad, Loren was a member of LIA Class 32.
Be sure you catch the article featuring Ritchey Toevs, Class 2, on page 8 of the summer issue of "Yields" from Northwest Farm Credit Services. Richey is a member of the Idaho Potato Commission and farms in the Aberdeen Idaho area. Also, congratulations to Alyssa, daughter of Alan Hansten, Class 36 and wife, Sheri who received a NWFCS College Scholarship. Alyssa plans to enroll at the U of I in the fall of 2020.
If you show up at the Caldwell or Eagle Farmer's Market look for the booth, River Bottom Farms. Tina Brandt, Class 21, and her husband John, operate the farm and grow the produce and flowers that you will find in their booth. Tina is employed with JR Simplot Company in the area of potato research.
If you want to meet a proud Dad, talk to Alan Heikkila, Class 13, about his son Daniel. This fall Daniel will be joining him as a fellow Agriculture Instructor for West Ada School District at Meridian High School. Daniel has been teaching at American Falls for the past 3 years. He will be teaching Welding and Small Engines.
We are getting calls asking if Class 41 will happen given the current environment. Our response is, "we are receiving applications for Class 41 - which are due by August 1". We are waiting to see what the protocols will be for the various venues we use for the four LIA sessions. The CDC, state and local laws may impact the number in the class and how the class operates. We are also checking with bus companies and restaurants to determine how we can handle some of the normal LIA activities.
Two important reminders: