Letter from the Editor
Idaho has benefited for 112 years from research conducted under the umbrella of the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station. To celebrate the ongoing success of increasingly complex and networked research, and to help you—our readers —better understand the scope and complexity of that research, Programs & People is proud to present a six-page poster (pdf).
We hope you enjoy studying it in the magazine, and maybe even pull it out to hang on a wall. On the back are profiles of each center. The original watercolor is by Mark Brown.
Seven pages examine ways CALS is helping Idahoans earn income on one to 10 or more acres.
After food is harvested, enterprising Idahoans are creating boutique food businesses, adding value to raw ingredients for sale. Marlene Fritz takes us to the newly opened Caldwell Commercial Kitchen, offering southern Idaho a rare place to help would-be entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
We also celebrate CALS students Jessica Marquardt’s adventures with Idaho Gem. Barbara Smith visits the Gordon Toevs family: mom, dad, and three children all attend the same university, same college, and sometimes the same classes. Finally, Donna Emert, Marlene Fritz, and Amanda Vander Meer interview three students whose internships strengthen their résumés, broaden their world views, and even lead to jobs. As for alums, Leslie Einhaus describes the life of Nick Purdy that seems part Old West and part Donald Trump.
Please share your thoughts about this issue and about stories you’d like to see in future issues. I’d love to hear from you!
Mary Ann Reese
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