CONGRATULATING MR. DAVID ROSELEIP ON HIS DECADES OF SERVICE TO AND RETIREMENT FROM THE WASHINGTON AGFORESTRY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
(Extensions of Remarks - April 15, 2015)

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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 54 (Wednesday, April 15, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E498]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




  CONGRATULATING MR. DAVID ROSELEIP ON HIS DECADES OF SERVICE TO AND 
      RETIREMENT FROM THE WASHINGTON AGFORESTRY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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                      HON. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the career 
and countless achievements of Mr. David Roseleip. A giant in Washington 
State, Dave spent his childhood in St. Ignatius, Montana before 
matriculating to Montana State University. Raised on a dairy and 
diversified crop farm with his twin brother, Dave's upbringing inspired 
him to pursue and attain a degree in Agriculture Science and Economics. 
After graduation, Dave moved to Spokane, Washington where he began his 
long and impactful career at Farm Credit Banks. While continuing to 
serve farmers at his day job, Dave enrolled in the first class of the 
Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation's Leadership 
Program which provides essential training to individuals engaged in 
farming, forestry, and fishing in Washington State.
  Four years after graduating from the program, Dave became president 
of AgForestry. Under his stewardship, AgForestry continued its mission, 
providing outstanding services and resources to its students. In fact, 
during his tenure, Dave has overseen the recruitment and selection of 
Leadership Classes 7 through 37 and has proudly watched nearly 1,000 
graduates of the program go on to successful careers in agriculture and 
forestry. Working tirelessly with the Washington State Legislature, 
along with various government departments and national organizations, 
Dave has ensured that the program's trips to Olympia and Washington, 
D.C. have been filled with engaging and enlightening classes and 
experiences. One of his greatest accomplishments as president of 
AgForestry was the coordination of ``International Seminars'' to nearly 
45 different countries, giving students a greater understanding of 
global issues and the importance of American agriculture in the world.
  Of course, Dave's incredible legacy extends beyond AgForestry. Dave 
joined forces with leadership from three other organizations in co-
founding the ``International Association of Programs for Agricultural 
Leadership.'' In addition, Dave has served on the boards of Farming and 
the Environment, the Pacific Northwest Farm Forum, the Washington 
Biodiversity Council, and the Washington Agriculture Council. After 
more than 30 years of service to AgForestry, Dave will be retiring in 
June. His impacts will be long-felt in Washington agricultural and 
forestry circles, and his work is something that we can all take pride 
in. I wish both Dave and his loving wife, Jan, a long and happy 
retirement.

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