2023 Grand Marshal Nick Egland

When you talk about an agriculture and animal science community, you can’t help but think of the impact our 89th Lewiston Roundup Grand Marshal has had; Mr. Nick Egland.

He was born on May 31, 1952 at Gritman Memorial Hospital in Moscow, Idaho. He is the eldest of the five children to parents Harry Egland and Irma Egland (Schlader). Nick’s dad was a local John Deere mechanic and salesman. They lived in Genesee where Nick helped on the family farm raising hay, cattle, and pigs. He attended primary and secondary school in Genesee, graduating in 1970. During these years he was very active in FFA and playing basketball.

After completing his freshman year at the University of Idaho, Nick was drafted into the US Army, serving two years as a military policeman before being honorably discharged in 1973.

During this time Nick and Peggy Boyer of Nez Perce Idaho were married in the fall of 1972. They are the parents of two sons - Carson and Garrett. They enjoyed taking horseback trips and camping in the summers while the kids were growing up. They are now the proud grandparents of four grandchildren - Lucy and Lily are Carson’s daughters, and Josie and Ollie are Garrett and Charity’s children.

After returning to North Idaho, Nick enrolled in the pre-veterinary medicine program at the University of Idaho where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Nick continued to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian and was accepted into veterinary school at Washington State University in 1979. He graduated in 1982 and started working at the Lewiston Veterinary Clinic that same year. He eventually became an owner and had a long career until he started his retirement in 2014. He continues to help and fill in at the Lewiston Veterinary Clinic to this day.

He has been the owner of the Egland Cattle Ranch since 1993. He volunteered for the Lewiston Roundup for 30+ years. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Chief Joseph Foundation in Lapwai, Idaho from 1990-2000. Many years were spent volunteering veterinary services for the Asotin County Fair, Nez Perce County Fair, Garfield County Fair, and Latah County Fair. He has been a member of the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Nez Perce Cattlemen’s Association for over 31 years.

Past Grand Marshals

1982 Clayton (Butch) Butcher
1983 None
1984 George Hatley
1985 Louis Kohl
1986 Elbert Stellmon
1987 Dunc Branom
1988 John J Church
1989 Sam (Clarence) Ellerjack Maynard
1990 Mary Hepton George

1991 Robert Pennick
1992 John Sperline
1993 William McCann SR
1994 Dorothy Brock Nines
1995 Lewis Grove
1996 Hattie Kauffman
1997 Frank "Sully" Sullivan
1998 Warren Fuller
1999 Bill Stellmon
2020 John Skelton

2001 Arlene Maynard Worley
2002 Jack Carson
2003 Maxine Botts
2004 Leonard Eldridge
2005 Virgil Wicks
2006 Wayne Hill
2007 Marv Wittman
2008 Wiley Wagner
2009 Ron Jensen
2010 Jack & Blanche Tippett

2011 Donna (Plastino) Parsley and husband, Jack
2012 Mike Mitchell & wife
2013 Ron Koeper
2014 Davey McLaughlin
2015 Martin Stout
2016 Bill & Lori McCann
2017 Jim Luper
2018 Harold (Hal) Olson
2019 Clyde & Edie Longfellow
2020 None

2021 Duane & Eadie Saxton
2022 Larry Boyer
2023 Nick Egland