Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Annual Meeting December 2-4, Boise, Idaho

BILL MENDENHALL AWARDED THE PRESIDENT'S CUP Trish Mendenhall accepts the Presidents trophy on behalf of husband Bill Mendenhall on Wednesday. Putnam photo

Boise--Bill Mendenhall was awarded the 2008 President Cup at the Idaho Farm Bureau Annual Meeting December 5th. The award recognizes lifetime achievement of Farm Bureau members to the organization and Idaho Agriculture.

Bill Mendenhall helped market Idaho grain, and also conducted marketing seminars that helped farmers wisely cope with volitile commodity markets and make strategic marketing decisions.

"Bill touched just about everyone in this room at one time or another," Farm Bureau President Frank Priestly told the crowd, "We miss and grieve for him." Trish Mendenhall thanked Farm Bureau member on behalf of her husband who passed away in August. "Bill loved the opportunities Farm Bureau gave him, You enriched his life and he greatly appreciated that and all of you."she said.

After a touching video presentation, Bill Mendenhall recieved a standing five minute ovation from friends that miss him very much.

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