Frank S. Priestly
Frank Priestly has been a life-long supporter of the agricultural industry. In addition to be a dairy farmer, rancher and auctioneer, Priestly has been involved with promotion of the agricultural industry through the Idaho Farm Bureau and the education of the youth.
Throughout a lifetime of involvement in agriculture, Priestly has learned better land management and achieved greater animal health in his dairy. He has also been involved with his neighbors and improving irrigation systems in his community. He can often be found auctioneering for school and community events, working with the Boy Scouts of America, United Dairymen of Idaho, Idaho Cattle Association and Idaho Grain Producers Association.
Priestly has spent some 50 years promotion the benefits of agriculture and soil health through the Farm Bureau on the state and national level, and in the local classroom. He was the longest serving president of the Idaho Farm Bureau during a time when organization membership took great strides to confront issues facing farmers and ranchers and also greatly increased membership.
Priestly, along with his wife Susan, continue to thrive on the Franklin area farm they purchased early in their marriage. They have six children.