Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Wally Butler retires

Boise--After a lifetime of work on the range, long time range manager Wally Butler retired July 1st. 

Butler served as the Idaho Farm Bureau range and livestock Specialist for the past 15 years. 

The University of Idaho graduate has a bachelor of science, animal science and a masters degree in range management.

During Butler’s long career he ranched for more than 15 years in the Kendrick area before working his way back into the range consultant business, sold insurance and landed his dream job with the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation.

At the IFBF Butler also served as a salaried lobbyist and worked closely with Farm Bureau members who as a perk of membership, got his political, dog, horse and range expertise from Bonners Ferry to Bear Lake, year round. 

Although Butler has officially retired he will still maintain his office at Farm Bureau’s Boise headquarters, 500 West Washington.

“I may be gone but I’m still involved in the range business, and welcome calls from friends and members. I have no problems answering rangeland questions,” said Butler.

A reception will be held to recognize Wally’s Farm Bureau career on Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the Boise Federation Office.

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