Statewide Funding Available for Livestock Education Programs

Nov 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Agriculture

By The Idaho Cattle Foundation

In this Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, livestock stand in a feedlot outside Caldwell, Idaho. More than 150 cattle valued at about $350,000 have been reported missing in southeastern Idaho, and authorities suspect modern-day cattle rustling as beef prices have soared. Three ranchers say roundup searches in recent weeks in the hills and gulches on the remote summer range where the cattle graze have come up empty in Bingham and Bonneville counties. The losses include a herd of 50 Black Angus consisting of 25 cows and 25 calves valued at $150,000. Another herd of 41 cow-calf pairs, meaning 82 animals total, plus 10 cow-calf pairs, or 20 animals, all valued at about $200,000, from another rancher are also reported missing.  (AP Photo/Troy Maben, File)

(AP Photo/Troy Maben, File)

BOISE – The Idaho Cattle Foundation (ICF) is requesting 2017 funding applications for public and/or higher education programs that advance the state’s livestock industry to be received by February 10, 2017.

Through an application process available at www.idahocattlefoundation.org, the ICF will recommend funding to the Idaho State Board of Education for livestock education programs. Funding is available from the proceeds of the Unclaimed Livestock Account for programs that advance Idaho’s livestock-based industries through public or higher education.

In 2016, ICF recommended that $28,950.00 of Unclaimed Livestock Funds transferred into the Idaho State Board of Education’s miscellaneous revenue fund be granted to programs in Idaho. The programs were agricultural education and research projects under the care of University of Idaho and Mackay High School.

ICF is a charitable organization established by the Idaho Cattle Association to provide an Idaho beef industry presence in education and science, priding itself in being the state’s official organization tasked with recommending unclaimed livestock proceeds.

Applications for these educational funds are available at www.idahocattlefoundation.org and will be accepted until 5:00 pm February 10, 2016. For more information, please visit the website at www.idahocattlefoundation.org or call (208) 343-1615.

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