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Local farmer to be honored at Idaho Ag Summit

January 11, 2019
Tim Dillin
Tim Dillin, Bonners Ferry, will be one of five Idaho ag producers to be awarded Excellence in Agriculture Awards during the 25th annual Larry Branen 2019 Idaho Ag Summit, to be held February 18 and 19 in Boise.

Dillin will be presented the Marketing Innovation Award and Dan Dixon, Greanleaf, Idaho, will receive the Education/Advocacy Award, Bill Novinger, Gooding, will receive the Environmental Stewardship Award, Tom Gehring, Keuterville, will receive the Technical Innovation Award and Philip Soulen, Weiser, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tim was born and raised in Boundary County and is a 1977 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School. He joined the Air Force after graduation and returned to the family farm in Copeland in 1981, where he continues to live and farm with his wife, Julie. He joined the Washington Air National Guard in 1982 and retired as E-7 in 2000.

He has represented Idaho farmers at the state and national level on the National Association of Wheat Growers, National Barley Growers Association, Idaho Grain Producers and Idaho Barley Commission. He farms 1,600 acres of wheat, barley and canola and raises Red Angus cattle.

The keynote speaker at the summit will be Todd Van Hoose, president and CEO of the Farm Credit Council.

The summit begins at 5:30 p.m. February 18 with an all-Idaho strolling supper with Idaho legislators at the Boise Centre West, at W850 Front Street, Boise. It continues February 19 at the Red Lion Downtowner, W1800 Fairview Avenue, Boise, beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m.

To register or to learn more, visit www.idahoagsummit.org, write the Idaho Ag Summit, 55 SW Fifth Ave., Ste 100, Meridian, ID 83642, call (208) 888-0988.

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