Don F. Pickett is a fourth-generation sheep rancher from the small town of Oakley, Idaho. He served a two-year mission in South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and on his return he obtained a bachelor?s degree in agricultural economics from Brigham Young University and a juris doctor degree at the University of Idaho. As an actively licensed attorney, he manages the day-to-day operations of the sheep ranch while also working with his two brothers in various farming and ranching endeavors. At the time of this writing, he serves within the Idaho Department of Agriculture as chairman of the Idaho Sheep and Goat Health Board and also as chairman of the Idaho State Animal Damage Control Board. He and his wife, Patty, are the parents of four children.