Marc Beitia, who is both the mayor of American Falls and an agriculture teacher at American Falls High School, is elbows deep in projects and programs this year.
Colena Dorcheus of Rexburg began 4-H as a Cloverbud, showing chickens and goats, but with the help of her leader, Karisa Cutright, she’s showing horses.
Koden Krosch is carrying on a family tradition by raising a market Hampshire pig in 4-H Custer County.
This fall, Mattson Thompson of Shelley will pursue a college degree as a surgical technician with the help of a $6,000 scholarship and several other scholarships.
BLACKFOOT — Hunter Owens is a 14-year-old with a business card and his own “hedge fund.”
Not sure what to do with your extra zucchini squash this season? Consider donating extra produce as part of the University of Idaho’s Extension and 4-H “Grow-a-Row” garden produce donation program.
Hunter Sessions is involved in 4-H and FFA and works two summer jobs.
MOUNT VERNON, Washington — A few blocks from the Skagit County Fairgrounds on Aug. 6, a noise came from the trailer of a pickup truck. A goat’s bleat.
Karson Krosch has raised market Hampshire pigs in 4-H for the past three years and treasures the new friendships he’s made along the way.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to prevent the state of Washington from killing more wolves from a pack that is preying on cattle.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service plan released Friday would reduce designated sage grouse habitat in Wyoming and Nevada while easing grazing rules intended to protect the ground-dwelling birds in five Western states.
WASHINGTON (AP) — China decided Monday to meet President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat with defiance, letting its currency drop to an 11-year low and halting purchases of U.S. farm products.
Reigning as queen of That Famous Preston Night Rodeo is McKenna Ward, from Burley. Her first attendant is Taylor Hymas, of Ovid, and second attendant is Hadley Seeds from West Point, Utah.
That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Committee is $300,000 closer to their goal to enlarge the capacity of and improve their arena. Local grocery store owner Larry Stokes and his children have pledged $300,000 toward the effort.
The Albany County Fair, hosted July 23 through Aug. 3, is an opportunity for young people to work with their hands, spend time in the warm summer weather and improve their skills before they go back to sitting in desks for nine months. With so many different categories of competition, Albany…
DOWNEY — There’s no guesswork involved in assessing the quality of animals raised as 4-H projects for Idaho’s county fairs, thanks to technology made available by a group of University of Idaho Extension educators.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An ardent critic of the federal government who has argued for selling off almost all public lands has been named the Trump administration’s top steward over nearly a quarter-billion federally controlled acres, raising new questions about the administration’s intentions for …
A county fair ends in one short week, yet behind-the-scenes local residents have been toiling for a year to organize it.
Cannon Mayer saves the money he earns from the sale of his market 4-H pigs for college and his career choice is law.
Kase Hainline is applying everything he learned in raising market hogs in 4-H to raising a market hog in FFA.
This is the first time Nathan Church has belonged to a 4-H archery club, but it’s not his first time shooting a bow and arrow.
Bethany Church sees similarities between archery and playing the violin.
When Rocky Hatridge’s mom suggested he try archery, Rocky, 12, thought it was a good idea.
BEDFORD, Ind. — Faced with raising hundreds of dollars to buy trophies for kids competing at the fair this summer, 4-H Goat Club Leader Amanda Curren got to thinking about a fundraising event.
Addi Throop discovered she wanted to try archery after reading about it in a book.
Fremont Market Sale awarded grant
BLACKFOOT (EISF) ― In keeping with its decade-old tradition of supporting outstanding high school seniors, the Eastern Idaho State Fair, in partnership with Butler Amusement Inc., announced six finalists who have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice, according to …
This is Dane Duncan’s first year in a Bonneville County 4-H archery club.
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This is Kahler Duncan’s first year in a Bonneville County 4-H archery club but he has experienced archery before in Boy Scouts.
BOISE (BLM) — The federal Bureau of Land Management invites the public to a wild horse adoption event this weekend at the Idaho Horse Expo in Nampa, according to a news release.
Livestock import regs apply to 4-H, FFA
Liam McMurtrey has belonged to a 4-H archery club for going on three years now and has found he likes everything about the sport.
DRIGGS — As of this year, Teton County 4-H is certified to offer a shotgun club and a hunting club, but because Teton Valley has no official shooting range, the youth organization needs a venue for shooting clay pigeons.
Preston FFA members qualify for state
BOISE — It wasn’t raining cats and dogs, but the precipitation added to the skittishness of some other four-legged animals. On Sunday, a half-dozen wild horse weanlings went through their paces in a steady drizzle with an intermittent downpour or two.
Caitlin Okeson selected a butterfly design in string art class to give to her sister Anneka because butterflies are her sister’s favorite.
Kinley Schleicher has accomplished a lot considering she’s just 16.
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — It was the middle of the night in the dead of winter.
During Brynnley Freeman’s first year in 4-H, she raised a Holstein dairy heifer and plans to raise more.
Preston FFA team qualifies for state
4-H Horse project signup is March 31
Much of what Artemis Glick makes in an art 4-H club, she gives to others as gifts.
4-H market beef weigh-in is Saturday
Fair leaders are tightening rules for student exhibitors at Treasure Valley county fairs in an effort to relieve crowding.
LOGAN, Utah — Cache Makers 4-H Club, in partnership with Utah State University Extension, will be hosting four diverse after-school programs promoting STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — in the month of February.
Riley Berchtold likes the hands-on experiences she gets in Bonneville County’s 4-H day camps and clubs.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — After over a year of recording her expenses, writing letters to her sponsor and grooming him, Kara Reynolds and her calf, Bodie, were able to win grand champion as part of the Catch a Calf program with the National Western Stock Show late last month.
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Progress is being made on the new Bonneville County Fairgrounds under construction near Sandy Downs with the Family and Consumer Science Building expected to be completed in May and other buildings shortly thereafter.
During his first year in 4-H, Skyler Ennis won reserve champion in showmanship in all age groups in beef plus many more awards and ribbons with his beef and horse projects.
A Bonneville County 4-H club and 4-H day camps enable Sammie Lackey to meet other kids with similar interests while learning new skills, too.
Unlimited, is the way leaders and members describe what they learn in the Bonneville County Curious Creativity 4-H Club.
LOGAN, Utah — Considering how involved high school agricultural teachers can get with hands-on education, it’s not surprising that the field can see a high rate of burnout. One teacher is hoping to help combat that trend locally with the help of a national program.