Spud harvest meeting brings mixed message

Bill Schaefer / for Farm & Ranch
Frank Muir, Idaho Potato Commission president and CEO, addressess the audience Tuesday during the IPC's Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting 2017 at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center in Fort Hall.

It was a mixed message of good news and caution that Frank Muir delivered Tuesday to Idaho’s potato growers at the Idaho Potato Commission’s inaugural The Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting 2017.

Rigby FFA team wins 4th at nationals

Courtesy of Robert Hale
The Rigby High School FFA Environmental Natural Resouce Career Development Team placed fourth in the nation at the National FFA Convention held in October in Indianapolis. From left are Tony Worthen, Dillon Johnson, Dalton Johnson and Brock Godfrey

Competing against 41 teams at the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis last month, the Rigby High School FFA Environmental Natural Resource Career Development Team of Dalton Johnson, Dillon Johnson, Tony Worthen and Brock Godfrey won fourth place.

There’s more variety in cattle sales these days

Kathy Corgatelli NeVille / for Farm & Ranch
Prospective buyers look on as cattle go through the Blackfoot Livestock Auction in Blackfoot recently. Auctions are just one of several ways cattle are marketed today.

BLACKFOOT — Marketing cattle has evolved from the arduous cattle drives of the 1800s to the advent of local livestock auctions to private treaty and over the internet.

Operation provides old folks’ home for horses

Courtesy of Jackson Hole Horse Rescue
Two members of the Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association, who dropped off Scooter, left, and Chip to the Jackson Hole Horse Rescue, roam the pasture with the horses. Both horses have been adopted. Executive Director Maury Jones said the daughter of ranch owner Vern Evans fell in love with Chip and had to have him. The operation is just west of the Jackson Hole Airport overlooked by the Teton Mountains.

Jackson Hole Horse Rescue is an organization that will touch the heart of anyone who has ever owned and loved a horse. Started in 2008, the group has placed nearly 200 horses into “forever” homes.



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