Five of eastern Idaho’s most distinguished leaders in the agriculture industry will be inducted into the 47th Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame during the annual recognition dinner on March 22.

This year’s inductees are rancher Carol Guthrie of Inkom; farmer LaVar Newman of Monteview; Dr. Kleal Hill of Arco; rancher Carl Lufkin of Salmon; and Jean Schwieder, a farmer, rancher and farm writer from Iona.

In addition, cattle producer and farmer MaCoy Ward of Dubois will be presented with the Ed Duren Memorial Young Producer Award.

The awards will be presented at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center, Fort Hall. A no-host reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to all interested persons. Tickets are $30 and can be obtained by calling (208) 301-1620 or emailing or at the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, The deadline for purchasing tickets is March 15.

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