Don Hale Hall of Fame Award
Don Hale IHFA Hall of Fame Award is presented in honor of Don
Hale’s investment and dedication in creating a strong hay and
forage organization in Idaho. Don
served as president of the IHFA more than once and for a number of
years on the board of directors.
Hale, Blackfoot, was a valued leader in the Idaho Hay and Forage
Association and played a major role in establishing the Idaho Hay
Association later known as the Idaho Hay and Forage Association. The
Idaho Hay and Forage Association established a special award, the
“Don Hale Hall of Fame Award” to be presented annually to someone
affiliated with the hay and forage industry in Idaho.
Nominee must be
currently involved in the Idaho hay and forage industry.
A person may
receive this award only once. The
award will not be presented posthumously.
represent outstanding accomplishments in the following:
Public relations and communication with peers, the public,
and other contacts.
Unique or innovative efforts in the hay and forage industry.
Related contributions and activities.
Environmental concern and stewardship.
Impact on industry.
Nominee’s name may be held for consideration until the IHFA
Board of Directors selects to remove the name from future
may also be removed should the person move from the area or because
Any active member
(producer or associate) may submit a name to the IHFA Board of
Directors for consideration for this award.
submitting the name for the award should include contact information
for the recommended nominee and accurate spelling and title for the
individual, company or agency being nominated.
The board of
directors will annually review the list of nominees and vote for one
to receive the award. The
award will be presented at the Idaho Hay and Forage Conference with
a brief paragraph read about the award winner.
plaque will be awarded at the Idaho Hay and Forage Conference. A
letter indicating the award selection and name of award winner will
be sent to Don Hale’s wife, Judi.
Glenn Shewmaker - University of Idaho
Kauffman - Filer
Blanksma - Mountain Home
Jackson - Jerome