Salmon cattle and sheep rancher Bill Sager was inducted into the Eastern Idaho Ag Hall of Fame based on his outstanding work with ranching in Lemhi County. For over 30 years, Sager has been one of the driving forces for agricultural improvement within his own county and state.
Sager has been very active in the agricultural community. He started as a 4-H livestock leader going on to serve on the Junior Livestock Sale Committee for some 30 years. He also worked as a ringman for many years. He has served on the Lemhi Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors for 12 years, the past ten years as chairman.
Sager was elected a director of the Lemhi Cattle and Horse Growers Association for several years, culminating in the presidency. He has always been active in the cattle industry and belongs to both the Idaho and National Cattlemen’s Association. He was elected Director of the Idaho Association in 1979 then District Chairman.
Sager’s wife, Maxine, has also been active in the ranching operations and participated in the Lemhi County Cow Belles serving in a variety of offices. During the time Maxine was a state officer, Sager traveled the state with her working with local Cow Belle groups.
Sager has been active in the Lemhi Livestock and Wool Marketing Association, the local marketing cooperative, and served as a director and vice president of the board. He has also served on the Farmers Home Administration County Committee.