USU graduate named new IFA president

Utah State University graduate Layne Anderson has been appointed president of the Intermountain Farmers Association. Anderson currently resides in Utah County and replaces retiring IFA president Steven L. Palmer, who has held the position for 15 years.Anderson graduated summa cum laude from USU in agriculture education and worked at the IFA branch in Cache Valley as a management trainee. In 1984 Anderson was promoted to manager of the Logan store and has been with the company for 27 years.According to the Daily Herald, IFA is a cooperative formed in 1923 in the small Utah town of Gunnison by farmers in the intermountain region. The cooperative also runs 24 country-style stores that cater not only to farmers but also to small-time gardeners, outdoor men or women or anyone who wants to work in the soil.”Overall, the cooperative is strong and I expect to expand operations in the future with the building of more and larger retail stores,” Anderson says. “These bigger stores will offer a much broader product line to our farmers and customers.”

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