Glade “Rusty” Davis
Downey farmer and rancher Glade “Rusty” Davis was named to the Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame based on his extensive contributions to agriculture.
Among his many accomplishments Davis has worked with the University of Idaho in implementing the “Total Beef” program starting many innovative agriculture practices such as installing a barn camera system to monitor calving and promoting better cattle management practices.
Davis has served on the board and been a director of the Idaho Cattle Association, has been a member of the Portneuf Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors, and a Bannock County Farm Bureau Board member.
Within the community, Davis is a member of the Flying Farmers of America and helped organize Marsh Valley’s first flying club. He has been an active member of his church and has participated in many community service projects. He was recently recognized as the longest serving highway district commissioner in Idaho.
His wife, Jane, along with their four children, have been involved with operating the family ranch. The family was an integral part of their successful commercial cattle and dairy ag business. All were involved in the day-to-day business of raising hay, tilling, planting and harvesting grain, caring for the commercial cattle and twice-a-day milking at the dairy. Now retired, his son Cris owns and operates the family business.