E. Dale Jolley
Dale Jolley of Salmon is being inducted into the 2016 Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame for his pioneering efforts to improve agriculture.
Graduating from high school in 1944, Jolley was involved in the Future Farmers of America organization. He served as chapter president and as a state officer. His FFA swine project was very successful and helped him put money down on his first farm.
Jolley is known for being progressive and not being afraid to experiment and try new things. He was involved with bringing one of the first mechanical sugar beet thinners to the area. He and his father also built their own potato combine and were among the first to use bulk beds to harvest potatoes.
For over 50 years, Jolley has served the Salmon and Lemhi Valley community in various agriculture and civic positions. He has been active in the Farm Bureau and helped establish some of the first water districts in Lemhi County. He was also instrumental in carrying out plans to build the new Steele Memorial Hospital in Salmon.
Jolley married his high school sweetheart, Millie, in Logan, UT. However, their honeymoon was postponed because they needed to get back home to plant potatoes. They are the parents of five children.