Agriculture has played a major role in the existence of Idaho Falls since its early days of the 1900’s. As gold diminished and mining no longer appeared profitable, miners and settlers turned to farming and ranching and quickly changed the landscape of eastern Idaho. These agricultural geniuses built irrigation systems diverting water from the Snake River turning this arid land into an agricultural paradise. This high desert oasis developed into one of the richest agricultural areas in the United States.
Present-day farmers produce most of the state of Idaho’s potatoes, grain, and several other agricultural crops and continue to be a major economic driver in Idaho Falls and eastern Idaho.
The Agriculture Committee was developed to help foster a united effort between the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and the agriculture community to promote, support and enhance agriculture in Bonneville County through economic development, education and legislative issues.