Congratulations to Wyatt Prescott, LIA Affiliate Member and Christie Prescott, Class 33, who welcomed into the world Virgil Allen on April 1. Virgil weighed in at 8 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21" long. He joins siblings Gus and Agnes in the Prescott home. Wyatt says, "More help for the ranch!"
The May 15th Primary Election resulted in several wins for LIA Alumni: Rep. Caroline Troy, Class 15; Rep. Clark Kauffman, Class 13; Rep. Marc Gibbs, Class 4; Sen. Jim Patrick, Class 15; and Sen. Dan Johnson, Class 14. LIA Lifetime Member Laurie Lickley was successful in her bid for a seat in the Idaho House of Representatives District 25. Roger Clark, Class 13, was successful in his bid for a county commissioner position in Jefferson County along with Leslie Van Beek, wife of Dale Van Beek, Class 10, for a commissioner race in Canyon County.
It is a small world. The first morning the LIA group was in Washington, D.C., who showed up at the same hotel in the breakfast area but Mark Compton, Class 23. Mark is the president of the Utah Mining Association and resides in Salt Lake City but still maintains homes in CDA and Idaho.
The American Sugarbeet Association is looking for a summer intern in Washington, D.C. Luther Markwart is one of the finest lobbyists you will meet in the D.C. ag circle and has many years on Capitol Hill. If anyone has a college student (Jr. or Sr.) that might be interested, contact the LIA office in Meridian and we will provide you with more details.
Congratulations to Kyra Povirk, Class 35, who has recently accepted the Salmon-Cobalt and Leadore District Ranger position. Kyra has been working as the BLM Challis Field Office Assistant Field Manager.
The LIA Trustees have received Laurie Lickley's resignation from the board of trustees of since her success on May 15. The board is working through a process of reducing the size of the LIA Board of Trustees and will not be looking to fill the position at this time.
Now is the time to review your entry in the LIA Alumni Directory! Please follow these simple steps to confirm or change your information:
Alumni Survey: As a result of the LIA strategic planning process, the alumni committee has been charged to develop a survey that asks some specific questions about continuing education for LIA alumni. You should anticipate seeing that survey in the near future. We look forward to your input and response.
Meals for the D.C. Experience last week were sponsored by the following: the Idaho Barley Commission, Administrator Kelly Olson, Class 16; Northwest Farm Credit Services, Idaho President Blair Wilson, Class 11; and the Idaho Sugarbeet Growers Association, Executive Director Mark Duffin, Class 22. Thanks to each organization for their support.
Be sure you have the date of July 9 on your calendar for the 2nd Annual LIA Golf Scramble at Blue Lakes Golf Course in Twin Falls. Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are now available at www.leadershipidahoag.org/golf.
That evening, the Magic Valley Regional Event will be held - more details to follow. Regional events are being planned for the other areas in Idaho.
The LIA Board of Trustees has approved a new Mission Statement for the Foundation:
To educate and equip a network of leaders who advocate for Idaho agriculture.
Applications for LIA Class 39 are due on August 1. Now is the time to encourage friends, colleagues and family members to submit an application.