The 2017 Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit
The Idaho Ag Summit Committee renamed the Summit as the "Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit" to recognize the investment of Dr. Larry Branen as an Idaho Ag Leader and his dedication to the success and future of Idaho's agriculture industry.
Dr. Larry Branen retired in 2010 after 25 years of service to the University of Idaho. Dr. Branen served the University of Idaho twice as Dean of College of Agricultural and Life Science and prior to his retirement served as Associate Vice President with oversight for the development of outreach programs in Northern Idaho. Dr. Branen himself has been actively involved in research programs on the use of nanotechnology and biosensors in agriculture at the U of I Research Park in Post Falls. Dr. Branen grew up on a farm near Wilder. He was active in 4-H and FFA and attended the U of I for his BS degree. He received his PhD in food science from Purdue University. Dr. Branen joined the staff at the University of Idaho as Dean and Director of Resident Instruction.