Sylvan Seely, founder of Gem State Irrigation now operating as Golden West Irrigation in southeastern Idaho, has been selected as the Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association's 2011 Person of the Year.
The IIEA Person of the Year is an award given annually to a distinguished member of the organization that has provided many years of service and accomplishments to the irrigation industry and to the association. The award, which is voted on by the officers and board of directors, was given on Jan. 4, at the IIEA membership banquet at the Shilo Inn, Idaho Falls. Seely's son, Stuart, provided a historical tribute before giving his father the plaque.
The Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association is celebrating its 41st year as an association. Seely's irrigation equipment company has been a member since the beginning. Members include dealers, manufacturers and distributors of irrigation equipment products and services.