Driving on the icy roads this winter has made me think a lot about the way roads were back when I was young and all roads were not paved until you got to the big city of Idaho Falls.
House OKs bill to pay farmers for wildlife damage
REXBURG (F&R) — Two one-day beekeeping seminars for beginning beekeepers will be offered Feb. 23 and March 2 in Rexburg, according to a news release.
Being president of his FFA chapter has helped Mattson Thompson develop organizational skills he’ll use in the future.
Wolf board moves closer to staying in business
MADISON COUNTY — A 10-year old cow gave birth to Triplets on Scott Wood’s Farm in Madison County, just east of Newdale, on Jan. 26. This will be the cow’s eighth set of calves.
POCATELLO — Idaho potato farmers are getting paid about the same amount for their spuds as they’re investing in raising them, according to a University of Idaho Extension agricultural economist’s report.
BLACKFOOT — Robert Bishop has a vision: Consumers should be able to scan a tag on a bag of produce and know at a glance the route it took from the field to the store. The sales engineer consultant for Greentronics is paving a path to his ultimate goal with the RiteTrace system. In developmen…
POCATELLO — An Arimo ranching couple says they will soon lose access to feed some of their livestock, following a district judge’s decision Monday afternoon to allow the county to go forward with a road-use restriction.
REXBURG — Robert Smith was sick at home early last week when he went to check on the family farm Jan. 29 and noticed someone had chopped a hole in the wall of his shop and many of their tools were stolen.
Paul Dixon raises cattle and farms about three miles from where his pioneer great-grandfather bought land from Great Western Land and Cattle Co. in the 1800s. Dixon Farm & Ranch is just down the road from the original Dixon tract, west of Idaho Falls in the New Sweden area and contiguous…
Riley Berchtold likes the hands-on experiences she gets in Bonneville County’s 4-H day camps and clubs.
RIRIE — Rick Mickelsen’s horses wear a lazy heart brand on their left thigh. It’s a brand that has been in the Mickelsen family since 1945 and is one of 17,695 recorded in Idaho since the state started keeping records in 1905.
Joaquin Resendiz has been taking welding classes in Shelley High School’s ag department for three years, since he was in the eighth grade.
Fleet feet set
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.
I drove past an elementary school the other day during morning recess and observed the children outside playing. They were mostly huddled in small groups like they were trying to keep warm.
Gene Johnson is the Bonneville County Cattle Association’s newest president and will serve in the position for the next two years.
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.
Man dies in crash with cattle truck
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.
ABERDEEN — Potato plants don’t stop growing just because the federal government goes on a partial shutdown.
Talent, a vison, prayer and a lot of hard work has led to Keith Elkington’s success in the registered polled Hereford and South Devon business.
Unlimited, is the way leaders and members describe what they learn in the Bonneville County Curious Creativity 4-H Club.
Walton garners Gem ‘Woman of the Year’
In his second year taking ag classes Rylen Wilkie, has experienced raising fish in a fish lab, growing and selling tomatoes, designing, cutting and selling metal art and framing, insulating, plumbing and wiring a building.
I thought my husband, Boyd, was retiring. Then last fall, he came in the house with the news he was going to buy a bull. He actually went to a couple of sales at that time. And there’s another local one he is going to in a couple of weeks.
Just six weeks before the county fair, Midnight started showing signs of heat stroke.
REXBURG — Terry Wilcox, a local wheat grower, has “been recognized for achieving one of the highest 2018 wheat yields in the country,” according to a news release from WestBred.
Woman charged for shooting at worker
PRESTON — When growing grapes in southeast Idaho it is important to remember you are growing grapes in southeast Idaho (Not a typo nor did I stutter). We just don’t have the growing season for much variety. Don’t expect grocery store grapes to be grown in your backyard. However, we can get g…
Taking ag classes at the Technical Careers High School in Idaho Falls and being involved in FFA is preparing Bonneville High School student Caleb Cramer for a future in farming and ranching.
Bird named Fair Manager of the Year
ey, it is time to get those New Year’s resolutions written down and start changing ourselves for the better!
Kimberly Cramer credits her success in 4-H with practicing how to raise a lamb with her older brothers Jordan, Trevor and Caleb Cramer before she was old enough to join.
Brady Babcock of Moore, qualified to compete in and placed second in the Colt Starting Challenge USA National Championship in Las Vegas, Nev., held Dec. 9 to 11 at the Mandalay Bay Panhandle Arena.
Stetson Hill is interested in a career in welding, and ag classes and FFA competitions at District 93’s Technical Careers High School are helping him prepare.
Horse dies in collision near St. Anthony
Christmas Eve is a time of excitement added with anxiety and expectations for young children.
Trevor Cramer has raised market steers, pigs, goats and lambs in 4-H. He’s entered the breeding cow class, plus participated in livestock judging, too.
High School senior Carson Hill is considering a career in welding, agriculture, or auto body.
BLACKFOOT — Shawn Schild is a man on a mission at his Blackfoot shop.
Owen Wilmot made a unique rocking horse for his granddaughter 14 years ago and now has a corral of special entertainment animals.
I came upon a quote that I find interesting and challenging, “Make your presence more important than the presents.”
SODA SPRINGS — The federal Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District and Caribou-Targhee National Forest released a draft environmental impact statement last week analyzing different alternatives for the proposed Dairy Syncline Mine east of Soda Springs.
The best part of raising your own 4-H lambs, is selecting a good prospect, says Macoy Hill.
A series of eastern Idaho pesticide applicator training seminars will be held in early December at various locations around the region.
Grace Bagley became aware of FFA at Rigby High School when her older sister Sierra Bagley was involved.
As a child, we were always close to my dad’s side of the family. We gathered as a family once a month and on all major holidays. Thanksgiving was one of those holidays.
Tatelyn Hill has been in 4-H for eight years and this year enrolled in FFA at the Technical Careers High School. The school is in District 93.
PRESTON — The Preston FFA Milk Quality and Products team took second place during the recent competion at the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
FORT HALL — When Mike and Wendy Swore purchased the farm on Ballard Road north of Pocatello in 2000, they wanted to build on the foundation laid by former owners George and Kin Sato. For a generation the Satos sold what many considered the best sweet corn in the area.
MONTPELIER — Volunteers at Animals Need Help of Bear Lake, a volunteer animal rescue organization in Montpelier, say they have been trapping and rescuing Pyrenees sheepherding dogs from the mountains around the Bear Lake area for the past 15 years.
Using a laser cutter, Leo Castagno designs and builds just about anything from decorative signs to ag parts and furniture.
REXBURG — Gale Harding, an auctioneer and Upper Snake River Valley agriculture guru, emphasized the importance of Idaho’s agribusiness during a talk before the Rexburg Kiwanis last week.