Courtesy of Idaho Governor’s office -
Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of Chanel Tewalt as the new director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA).

Tewalt replaces Celia Gould, who is retiring after 16 years of dedicated service to the State of Idaho as ISDA director.

Gould, a Twin Fall native, is a third-generation owner and operator of a cattle ranch in Buhl. Before becoming the first female director of ISDA, Gould served in the Idaho House of Representatives for 16 years, from 1996 to 2002. Gould's leadership of the ISDA is highlighted through her organization of several international trade missions, steering the department and agriculture industry through the recession, and increasing Idaho's agricultural exports from $1.2 billion in 2007 to nearly $2.7 billion in 2021. Read full press release…