Washington, D.C.  20549




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Earliest Event Reported:  August 30, 2010


Intrepid Potash, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


file number)


(IRS employer
identification no.)


707 17th Street, Suite 4200
Denver, CO 80202
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(303) 296-3006
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Item 5.02                    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On August 30, 2010, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (the “Corporation”) increased the number of directors on the Board from five to six and elected Chris A. Elliott as a Class I director of the Corporation.  The Board determined that Mr. Elliott qualifies as an independent director under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange.  Mr. Elliott will serve on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.


Mr. Elliott has approximately 23 years of work experience in the agriculture industry.  Since 2007, Mr. Elliott has been the President and co-owner of Accuform Technologies, LLC, an agriculture product development company. In addition, Mr. Elliott is President and Chief Executive Officer of Agricultural Company of America Partners, LP, a company that owns and manages agriculture real estate and operates farms producing a variety of crops over a diverse geographic spectrum.  Mr. Elliott previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutra-Park Inc., an agriculture plant growth regulator company, from 2002 to 2006.


On August 30, 2010, the Corporation entered into its standard Indemnification Agreement with Mr. Elliott.  The Corporation’s Form of Indemnification Agreement was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Intrepid’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 25, 2008.


Mr. Elliott will be compensated for his service as a director in accordance with the Corporation’s standard director compensation program which currently provides for an annual cash retainer of $55,000 and a $75,000 grant of common stock of the Corporation for non-employee directors.  In 2010, Mr. Elliott will receive a pro-rata share of the annual cash retainer and the grant of common stock of the Corporation paid to non-employee directors.


There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Elliott and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director.  There are no family relationships or related party transactions involving Mr. Elliott and the Corporation.


Item 9.01                    Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)           Exhibits


Exhibit No.





Form of Indemnification Agreement. (1)



Press release of Intrepid Potash, Inc. dated August 30, 2010.


(1)  Incorporated by reference to Intrepid’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 25, 2008.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Corporation has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









Dated: August 30, 2010


/s/ David W. Honeyfield



David W. Honeyfield



President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer