Republic Services of Idaho Business Development Manager, Rachel Klein, was recently recognized with the COMPASS-Leadership in Motion Award by the Community Planning Association of Southwestern Idaho. The COMPASS award is given by the mayors and commissioners in the area to deserving professionals and individuals that display leadership and give back to the community.
The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.
The beautiful Pend Oreille River feeds Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake and one of the deepest inland lakes in North America. In the summer of 2013, TransCanada began work to re-establish riverbed support under a pair of natural gas pipelines that cross the Pend Oreille River, near Bonner County, Idaho, in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
America has an urgent need to cultivate a strong workforce of innovators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, but too few students are equipped academically and lack opportunity or interest in STEM.