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Madison FFA livestock team competes in Denver

Courtesy of Oakley Cheney
The Madison High School livestock juding team are, from left, Ryker Riley, Randy Clements, Oakley Cheney, Owen Wetzel and ag teacher and FFA adviser Shane Wetzel.

The first time the Madison FFA livestock team competed at the National Western Roundup in Denver last month they placed 11th overall, out of 44 FFA and 4-H teams from across the country.

Junior high students get a sample of FFA

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Madison High School ag teacher and FFA adviser Shane Wetzel reviews the performance of an eighth- and ninth-grade Madison Junior High School team after they competed in Novice Parliamentary Procedure on Feb. 8, at the school.

REXBURG — Introducing eighth-graders to FFA and ag classes can be a head start in discovering an interest in agriculture and possibly a career.

Shelley girl wins Nat’l. Geographic photo contest

Kate Anderson / National Geographic
Kate Anderson's grand prize-winning photo, “Owning the Stage," was staged with one of the Shelley farm girl's chicks appearing to sing into a toy microphone. She entered the photo in the Weird But True category and won a trip to the Galapagos Islands with a parent.

Ever since she was 6 years old, Kate Anderson has wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands and this summer, she will.