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Events: Howie Award: 2008 Recipient

Riverside County Farm Bureau is Proud to Announce
The Howie Award Recipient of 2008

Rodger Siems


Born 1929 in Orange County, Calif. to a farming family.

Graduated Cal Poly SLO in 1951 with a degree in Ag Engineering.

 Air Force 1951 1955, serving in Korea.

 1955 bought acreage in Hemet, growing alfalfa hay, oat hay, hominy corn, several varieties of hard shelled squash, and oriental vegetables.

 Organized and served as a volunteer fireman at Hemet-Ryan Field airport for many years.

 1975 1985 (10 years) served on the Hemet Unified School District Board.

 1985 2006 (21 years) served on the Eastern Municipal Water District Board of Directors.

 1964 1999 (35 years) served on the Riverside County Farm Bureau Board of Directors

 Past Master, Hemet Masonic Lodge and served as state officer in 1993.

 Married to Patricia for 49 years and has two daughters, both graduates of Cal Poly, and has three grandchildren.

What is the Howie Award?