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Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project Annual Meeting


Manager James Brower explains a slide to the crowd.

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project held its annual meeting Friday, February 14 at the Sidney Elks Lodge with a delicious lunch catered by Kountry Catering and skillful emceeing by LYIP Board of Control president Richard Cayko. Rod Stephens and Lonnie Schipman were thanked for their many years of dedicated service and congratulated on their retirement while operator Terry Jensen was recognized for 30 years of service to LYIP. Bud Groskinsky was presented a book of historical LYIP photos, some of which featured his father, upon his retirement as Board of Control Member at Large. 

As emcee, Board of Control chairman Richard Cayko keeps the LYIP Annual Meeting running smoothly.

Jamie Selting from the NRCS explained that only one year remains of the 5 year AWEP program and irrigators are encouraged to take advantage of this last sign up opportunity.

James Brower, manager of LYIP, gave a slide show presentation with some historic photos before showing and explaining the work done by the organization in the past year. He also gave a clear update on the status of the project at Intake involving the pallid sturgeon. Public meetings on that project will be taking place this spring with one meeting scheduled for Sidney. Dates and locations of those meetings will be provided as soon as possible. 

A huge number of door prizes were then awarded before the meeting adjourned.   


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