IIEA Summer Meeting is July 31 and August 1 in Lava Hot Springs
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho is the location for the 2014 IIEA Summer Meeting. Please plan to bring your family to southeastern Idaho on July 31-August 1 for golf, networking, and an inspirational tour of the Museum of Clean with owner Don Aslett.
The Bernie Fischer Memorial Golf Tournament will begin at 11:30 am on Thursday, July 31st. We will be at Dempsey Ridge Golf Course. Non-golfers can go swimming at the Olympic Swimming Pool, relax in the world-famous Hot Pool or go tubing down the Portneuf River.
The entire group will meet up at Majestic Park at 6 pm for a prime rib dinner cooked by Kent Kidd, Valmont Industries. We’ll also play Bingo, volleyball and visit.
On Friday, August 1st there will be a Board Meeting at 7:30 am at Majestic Park. The Sprinkler Shop’s Dana Duffin, 2014 IIEA President, has volunteered to cook breakfast for the group.
In 2010, cleaning guru and author Don Aslett presented a seminar to the group when we were in Island Park. He mentioned he was building the Museum of Clean in Pocatello, Idaho. It is now open and the number one tourist spot for Pocatello. Aslett will personally give us the fascinating tour of the museum of all things clean.
We’ll have a picnic lunch after the tour in the Event Center.
For more information, print out a registration packet.
Summer Meeting Registration
Pay 2014 IIEA Membership Dues or contribute to the IIEA Scholarship Fund using a credit card
Brice Beck is 2013 IIEA Person of the Year
Brice Beck, owner of Butte Irrigation, Paul and Kimberly, has been selected as the Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association's 201 3 Person of the Year.
The IIEA Person of the Year is an award given annually to a distinguished member of the organization that has provided many years of service and accomplishments to the irrigation industry and to the association. The award, which is voted on by the officers and board of directors, was given on January 15 , at the IIEA membership banquet at the Morey's Event Center, Burley, Idaho . Longtime friend and employee, Tad Barrie, provided a tribute before Beck was awarded a plaque.
"It was an unexpected honor and privilege to receive this award from the Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association," said Beck.
"The IIEA, which is celebrating its 43 third year as an association, is one of the best associations that I have been associated with as it is made up of the best suppliers, dealers, manufacturers, and consultants in the business," Beck explained.
"This award is even more special because of all of the great friends in the industry and family members that were in the audience," said Beck who served as the president of the IIEA in 1993. He has also supported his employees as they have volunteered time with the association.
"The members of the IIEA are like an extended family and some of the best friends you could ask for." Beck also thanked all of his employees that have made Butte Irrigation what it is today, claiming they are the best employees in the industry.
Beck grew up on a farm south of Burley and got his first taste of the irrigation Industry moving siphon tubes and hand lines. He worked for his father, Wayne Beck, who taught him a good work ethic and the importance of being honest and exceeding expectations. Beck graduated from Utah State University in 1983 and was enrolled in graduate school in 1984 when he was offered a job as an agricultural loan officer for Valley Bank.
He worked for Valley Bank for five years and was the Burley, Idaho Branch Assistant Manager and Vice President when he was approached by Dale Adams and offered a job to be the Manager of Butte Irrigation in Paul, Idaho in the fall of 1988. He accepted the job and later became a partner with Adams.
Butte Irrigation, which began in 1975, has grown into one of the largest irrigation dealers in the area. They sell most major brands of wheel lines, hand lines, pumps, PVC, variable frequency drives, fittings and parts. Butte Irrigation has been recognized as being a top five dealer nationally for Zimmatic Products and has received many other top dealer awards over the years. Butte Irrigation currently has 35 employees providing sales, design, service, installation, welding, trenching, excavation, electrical and parts. In 2013, Butte Irrigation opened a second location for parts in Kimberly, Idaho to better serve their market area.
Besides his service with the IIEA, Beck has also served as a charter member of the Rain Bird Ag Dealer Council and has been elected to two terms on the Lindsay Dealer Council serving as chairman in 1994. He was awarded an Honorary State FFA Degree in 1993 and has served on the FFA advisory committee for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Cassia County Fair Board for 13 years and has been a member of the Fat Stock Sale committee for more than 30 years. He served on the College of Southern Idaho Foundation for two years and has been involved with many other educational committees over the years.
Beck and his wife, Judi, are the parents of one son, Kade, who is currently a senior at Utah State University. They reside in Declo, Idaho and enjoy many outdoor activities including archery, trap shooting, golfing, fishing, hunting, and watching sports.