We had a heart-breaking incident in our lives the first part of October this year when we lost our granddaughter and her husband, Mistee and Trapper Jacobson, as a result of a tragic ATV accident. What an eye opener this has been on feeling thankful when you wonder if there is really anythin…

This time of the year gets me thinking of our relatives who lived on homesteads in Dehlin during the early 1900s. Boyd’s grandfather, A.W. Schwieder was one who homesteaded there in 1915. Those first Dehlin homesteaders stayed year round for a few years, but the winters were so cold and snow…

Competing at the National 4H Shooting Sports event in Grand Island Nebraska last summer was not only a challenge for Margaret Smock because it was her first trip to nationals but also a challenge due to the weather.

EAGLE — A marketing expert who was raised in Shelley and has deep roots in the potato industry will be tasked with maintaining Idaho’s reputation for having the world’s top taters.

When it comes to running a soil and water conservation district in the state of Idaho, administrative support staff are the vital people who coordinate projects, keep the books and generally serve as the glue holding district business together.

Recently, while driving to an early morning appointment my thoughts turned to how much I enjoy this time of the year! I love the nippiness of the air in the early mornings with frost on the ground and I need to wear a jacket or sweatshirt. Then, as the day progresses, I enjoy the warm aftern…

As we get older memories play an important part of our lives. That’s probably because we have so many stored up! In doing some research of Halloween and the history of it in the United States, I was interested in the following information:

On our way to the ranch there is an area where two trees grow out in the middle of a field. I don’t know what species of tree they are, but they are too small to be cottonwoods and aren’t quaking aspens. I always look for those when we are on that road. Sometimes, if cattle are grazing the f…

BLACKFOOT — The couple who started and have overseen The GARDEN at the Eastern Idaho State Fair for the past dozen years are retiring and moving to Moscow, leaving care of the site in the eastern part of the fairgrounds to area master gardeners.

Brock Thompson has been raising market steers for two years now and this year will show and market a steer at the Madison County Fair and show a second market steer at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot.

Kinley, 10, got into raising livestock in 4H because of her older sisters, Aly and KaLisi Griggs. The Griggs girls raise market sheep, pigs and steers. Kinley has raised market Suffolk cross sheep for three years now.

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Grain Craft announced on Tuesday plans to construct a grain elevator at the company’s Blackfoot, Idaho flour mill. The new elevator will receive local wheat and convey it directly into the mill. It is scheduled to be complete during fourth quarter of 2021.

Yes, that time of the year is upon us. How fast time flies! Many years ago this was a really busy time for me, getting seven children ready to go to school. I sewed a lot then, so shortly after July 24, my friend, Dena Johnson, and I would take a day off from the ranch and go to town looking…

Brahm Thompson has raised and shown market steers for two years now and seeks additional experience by showing them at various places in addition to the county fair in Rexburg.

At the recent National 4H Shooting Sports Championships held in Grand Island, Nebraska, Sporter Air Rifle competitor Matigan Fitzgerald placed third individually overall.

I was born and raised in Ammon, which at that time was a quiet small farming community. When I was a teenager I became acquainted with youth from Idaho Falls area/ Our Idaho Falls friends referred to us as “hicks from the sticks.” We laughed at that with them, knowing we couldn’t argue with …

Just ask 11-year-old Clara Fondow about her 4H chickens, then sit back and enjoy a whole lot of information about them in a very short time.

As we were going to the ranch the other morning, pulling a trailer with cows and calves to summer pasture, Boyd, my husband, and I discussed the importance of the color green in our lives. We were noticing an acreage of ground that had been in the Conservation Reserve Program for many years.

I got up this morning at 5:45 and just sat in the recliner in my living room, enjoying the peace and quiet of the farm. The birds start singing early, and that is such a beautiful and upbeat sound to start the day with. We did have a couple of cows bellering through the night and a dog barki…

When I was a child my dad would s take a taste of his food, and if he thought it needed salt he not only salted what was on his plate but every plate within his arm reach. So I developed a taste and love for salty food. We now often have salt blocks sitting in our garage in the valley ready …

Reunion time is something as children we always looked forward to every summer. Now, as adults we see how much work goes into getting a reunion organized, getting people involved, finding a place to hold it, organizing meals and entertainment, and sometimes even organizing places for people …

Texas longhorn semen and embryos from Dickinson Cattle Co., of Barnesville, Ohio, were selected to improve Israeli cattle. In those desert cattle operations, the longevity, disease resistance, calving ease, ability to browse and handle multiple predators were much-needed traits for the Israe…

Cattle breeds with big horns are thought to be challenging to work with; some people are afraid to handle them very much.

DRIGGS — The local nonprofit once known as Full Circle Education has officially changed its name to Mountain Roots Education. In an effort to clarify the distinction between the organization and the local Full Circle Farm, Mountain Roots Education is embracing a new moniker while continuing …