Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Idaho Ag Summit

Idaho Governor Butch Otter presents his Excellence in Agriculture Awards Today--Putnam photo
Idaho Ag Summit Underway in Boise

Boise--The 15th annual Idaho Ag Summit is underway at the Double Tree Riverside convention center on Monday and Tuesday. The theme of this year’s summit is Idaho Agriculture: Reality to Revitalization.

Yesterday a panel discussion rocked the house on 'Issues and Survivability of Idaho Agriculture.' The Milk Producers Executive Director Brent Olmstead gave an excellent presentation on labor availability the same presentation that he previewed at the IFBF Legislative Conference last week.

This morning University of Idaho President Dr. Duane Nellis will discuss the 'Renewed Role of Idaho Agriculture.' Dr. Nellis is an unabashed advocate for Ag research at the U of I, and the talk highlights the morning agenda. There will also be a presentation on the Idaho Preferred Program on how to better market Idaho agricultural products.
The conference ends with the Governor’s Awards Luncheon where attendees will watch the Farm Bureau's video of the five 2010 Award winners. Governor Butch Otter will then give out his “Excellence in Agriculture Awards," to this year's honorees.

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