Wayne Hurst


Wayne Hurst owns and operates a commercial-sized, diversified family farm near Burley, Idaho. Crops include wheat, sugar beets, dry beans, and alfalfa. For college, he attended Brigham Young University and Idaho State University, majoring in Business.

Hurst has served in various community, political, professional, and church capacities. He is a past president of the Idaho Grain Producers Association and the National Association of Wheat Growers. He currently serves as a member and the Vice-Chairman of the Rail Shipper Transportation Advisory Committee to the Surface Transportation Board, and has considerable expertise regarding rail transportation’s importance to shippers and the U. S. economy. Further, Hurst has served on the National Wheat Foundation Board since 2013. He alsp carried out a two-year mission for his church in Chile, and speak Spanish fluently.

Hobbies include playing and listening to classical music. Hurst plays the trombone in a local philharmonic orchestra and in other musical groups. He also enjoy hunting and fishing.

Hurst’s most valued titles are that of husband, father, and grandfather. He has been married to his wife, Sherrie, for 38 years, and they have five children, all who are married. They have been blessed with ten grandchildren.