Farmers breathe easier as reservoirs fill

Bill Bradshaw /
Some farmers in eastern Idaho already have turned on the irrigation taps, such as with this pivot line along Sugar Factory Road east of Firth. A good winter and wet spring are making it so many growers can wait a little longer to irrigate.

When it comes to irrigation water, 2016 is shaping up to be a slightly better than average year.

Shelley FFA auction is next week

Kathy Corgatelli NeVille / for Farm & Ranch
Shelley High School student Morgan Martin sands a wooden picnic table that was made by students for the annual FFA Alumni Scholarship Auction to be held Thursday in the school’s ag department. Last year, the auction raised $12,000 for student scholarships and activities.

SHELLEY — Shelley High School FFA and ag students, faculty, alumni and members of the community are gearing up for the annual plant sale and FFA Alumni Scholarship Auction.

Madison FFA wins awards at state

Courtesy of Shane Wetzel
Madison Junior and Senior High School FFA students who attended the State FFA Leadership Conference in Twin Falls and either placed in competitions or were awarded State FFA degrees early this month were, from left, Emi Ryland, Randy Clements, Sarah Littlefield, Sarah Holt, Emma Holt, Oakley Cheney, Mady Ziegler, Tristen Rydalch, Elizabeth Becraft, Alex Hartline, Shalani Wilcox, Owen Wetzel, Chelsey Halford, Faustin Wood, Kaylie Rasmussen, Kenadee Robinson and Marcus Roberts.

REXBURG — Madison High School’s FFA Chapter has a new Idaho State FFA officer.

Shelley FFA brings back honors from state

Courtesy of Shelley High School FFA
The Shelley High School FFA team who attended the state conference in Twin Falls last week with their advisers are, from left, Colton Zaugg, Vince Wray, Allison Kelley, Lyle Zaugg, Cheyenne Wohlschlegel and Kody Howells

SHELLEY — Eastern Idaho FFA students returned home from the state leadership conference last week in Twin Falls with awards, new experiences, new friends and new ideas.


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