Thursday, August 26, 2010

Governor Re-Appoints Gordon Gallup to Idaho Wheat Commission

Governor Butch Otter re-appointed Gordon Gallup of Ririe, to the Idaho Wheat Commission. Gordon represents the wheat producers of District Four, which includes Custer, Butte, Jefferson, Bingham, Bonneville, Madison, Teton, Fremont and Clark Counties. Gallup, who has been operating the family farm since 1975, grows wheat, barley, and alfalfa on a 3,000-acre farm.

Commissioner Gallup has been actively involved in the Idaho Grain Producers Association (IGPA), the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ririe Grain and Feed Co-Op.

Gallup has been instrumental in organizing and facilitating the IWC Direct Seed Workshops held for the past three years in Idaho Falls. He has been using direct seed tillage since 1985 with six years prior to that in minimum tillage.

“Our goal at the Commission,” says Gallup, “is to help growers maximize profitability. There are many ways to do that including direct seeding. I want to help interested growers expand direct seeding in both dryland and irrigated wheat.”

Mr. Gallup attended Idaho State University and Ricks College. He and his wife Carole have been married for 35 years and have seven sons and seven grandchildren. The Gallup’s enjoy boating, snowmobiling, four wheeling, and fishing.

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