Kathy Weaver of Idaho Falls was inducted into the 2014 Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to conservation, community involvement and as a spokesman for agriculture. Weaver is only the third female to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the organization’s 42-year history.
A former information and education specialist for the East and West Side Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Weaver helped prepare, promote and implement water quality projects within the two soil conservation districts. She set a very high standard for promoting agriculture and the importance of protecting natural resources. Her talents were soon tapped by the Idaho Soil Conservation Commission as a program manager. For the next 19 years she helped soil and water conservation districts throughout Idaho meet water quality goals and prepare and implement a variety of projects. She mentored many individuals working in the area of agriculture helping them to define their skills and talents.
Prior to her work with soil and water conservation districts, Weaver was a Home Extension Agent for the University of Idaho assigned to Caribou County. She also taught school in Cache Valley, Utah; served on the Board of Directors of the Idaho State University Alumni Board; led many 4-H groups; and has coordinated numerous state/national conferences for soil conservation organizations. Along with her husband, Frank, the Weavers were founding members of the Roberts Emergency Services Unit.
The proud mother of three sons and seven grandchildren, Weaver currently serves as a supervisor on the East Side Soil and Water Conservation District and as a director of the Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame.