Garth Chivers is being inducted into the 2016 Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame for his contributions to the ranching industry and promoting conservation efforts in Idaho.
Chivers has spent his entire life living and working on the family ranch, practicing conservation and promoting agriculture. In addition to raising cattle, Chivers is well known for his ability to raise good quality horses.
Chivers is well known as a leader in the agriculture field in Challis as he was always the first one to try new and innovative ways to improve his cattle or horse herd, or make his land more productive in a sustainable manner. He has also shown leadership in the agricultural field by volunteering his time to better his community and has demonstrated outstanding environmental stewardship for private and public lands.
The recipient of several awards for his work with the Custer Soil and Water Conservation District, Chivers has also been inducted into the Eastern Idaho Horsemen Hall of Fame. He has served as a member of the Challis Experimental Stewardship Program as well as the Bureau of Land Management’s Advisory Board.
Chivers and his wife, the former Glenis Wilson, are the fifth generation of the Chivers family to live and work on their Challis area ranch. They are the parents of five children.