Former Governor Phil Batt Awarded Lifetime Achievement Ag Award
Boise--Idaho Governor Butch Otter awarded former Governor Phil Batt the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Larry Brannen,Idaho Ag Summit this afternoon in Garden City.
"I haven't farmed in years, but not a day goes by when I'm not thinking of farming," Batt told the packed house. Batt started farming as a teenager and turned his small onion operation into a thriving business, along the way he fought for better working conditions for migrant workers and as a lawmaker formed the Idaho Human Rights Commission. The former Governor also fought tirelessly for water rights during his years of service.
Phil Batt served in the Idaho House, the Senate, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.When the popular former governor took the podium he received a standing ovation.