Blackfoot High’s ag program getting more courses

Kathy Corgatelli NeVille / for Farm & Ranch
From left Crea Cronquist and Rainy Hastings plant zinna seeds in the greenhouse management class at Blackfoot High School. The students raise a variety of vegetables and flowers and sell them later this spring. Last year the students made about $2,500.

In just three years, the Blackfoot High School ag department has gone from one teacher to two because student enrollment has increased, along with membership in FFA.

Meridian FFA members excel in public speaking

Courtesy of Liz Russell
Ada County Farm Bureau Prepared Speaking contestants are, from left, Ashton Shaul (first), Amy Heikkila, Grace Haws, Emily Blattner (fourth, Kuna FFA Chapter), Courtney Marshall (second), Madigan Grigsby, Cassidey Plum (third) and Landon Bartlett. Ellie Higgins, who won fifth, is not shown.

MERIDIAN — Public speaking may be difficult, but eight Meridian FFA members recently rocked their speeches. These members competed in three different speaking competitions over a period of six days.

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