For most local farmers life has been improving in Cache County the last few years and Cache County Council member Jon White wants that to continue. This is the last year of White’s second term on the council but he has decided to seek a third four year-term representing the South District.
White is proud to say that local farmers, for the most part, are doing better financially and their dealings with the county are user-friendly. But he says better communication and more information needs to be made available to the rural community.
“Some way, some how we’ve got to figure it out so people know (realtors, home owners, whoever) know exactly what’s required,” White exclaims, “so they don’t buy a piece of ground in the middle of nowhere and then come in and find they can’t build on it.
“It’s got to be so that those things they can find out up front. A lot of people try to cut corners and think they can work it out later. That day’s past.”
White is involved in agriculture full time and in addition to the County Council he has served on the Blacksmith Fork Conservation Board and is active in other farm-related organizations.
White says he feels the county has made considerable progress over the last few years but he has one major goal–to get a water conservancy district formed and working.
“If we don’t get that done we are going to lose our water,” White says. “When we first tried and started we used to have 240,000 then it went to 180,000 acre feet. Now we’re down to 60,000. If we don’t get something done it will go to Salt Lake, somewhere.”
White says he’s been pleased to know that agriculture has been doing well in recent years but there is still room for improvement.
He says he will use both the signature gathering and the caucus convention system in his election campaign.