Wyatt Hunt owns a variety of animals, and even though he hasn’t decided on a career yet, he’s looking at animal-centered careers.
Most of the calves have been branded and with their mothers, have been moved to summer pasture. On our first trip to the ranch this spring, about the first of May, I wondered if we would even be able to get to the ranch. High snow banks lined the sides of the road and pastures were white wit…
The University of Idaho Extension office in Teton County will be hosting a roundtable discussion to address local food and agriculture topics of interest, following up on an April discussion centered mostly on our local food response to COVID-19 and progress towards a local meat processing f…
Caribou County farmer Jason Stoddard is one of many Eastern Idaho seed potato growers who have been stuck with lots of spuds that will never be planted due to the COVID-19 crisis.
During Ainslee Hurst’s first year in 4H and at just 8 years old, she raised four animals.
In addition to classroom work, Juan Ramirez, welds items for the school and community, has competed on three FFA Career Development Events teams, works two after-school-jobs and helps his parents at home in their garden and with their chickens.
When my husband, Boyd, and I drove to the ranch the other day, I got to thinking of how I miss the rhythm of our life when we lived there with our children during the summers. Looking back, it seems those earlier rhythms were easier to follow and live with.
Leadership in FFA comes naturally to Herman Roberts.
MILWAUKEE — The American Malting Barley Association Board of Directors has approved the addition of ABI Eagle to the list of recommended malting barley varieties for 2020.
FIRTH — Each April at the Reid Ranch, relatives and friends gather to brand the new calf crop the traditional way, with ropers on horseback and irons heated in an open fire.
Agricultural producers and others interested in Idaho agriculture are invited to attend the 2020 sessions of Ag Talk Tuesday, organized by University of Idaho Extension.
VIRGINIA — John and Karen Brady acknowledge they broke the cardinal rule of retail when they opened a large garden center in a sparsely populated area about 35 miles south of Pocatello.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a once strong potato market to make an abrupt about-face, leading some Idaho growers to dump surplus spuds from storage cellars or to feed them to cattle.
IDAHO FALLS — The Bureau of Land Management’s Idaho Falls District is hiring wildland firefighters for the 2020 fire season. Job applications are being accepted and are due April 20.
POCATELLO — Total acres of Idaho’s iconic potato crop could decrease significantly this year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Without the usual labor force provided by students due to the coronavirus, agricultural science teachers and FFA advisors face the daunting task of running school greenhouses by themselves. Their work is crucial because springtime plant sales help finance agriculture programs year-round. Sha…
The community of Dehlin was homesteaded in the early 1900s through early 1920, and at one time there were 65 or more families living there. It is located 20 miles east of Iona, and the only way to get there at that time was horse and buggies on a rough, dirt road.
Shooting sports and horse projects keep Piper Palmer involved in 4-H all year long since shooting sports are taught in the winter and extend to the summer and horse projects which are mainly a summer activity.
Sofi Creager overcame a hesitation about riding unfamiliar horses and now helps others overcome their fears, too.
POCATELLO — Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho and its statewide workforce raised nearly $52,000 in one week to help businesses and individuals struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Logan Thornley recently won the Idaho state proficiency award in Equine Science.
POCATELLO — John Nelson found himself in an unusual position for a businessman preparing for a grand opening, as he sought to strike the right balance between fanfare and public safety amid a pandemic.
Idaho’s farmers and ranchers are trying to balance protecting their business interests against the health and welfare of their workers as planting and grazing season begins in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
REXBURG — At Christmas, during the Sutton family’s live nativity pageant, a sturdy little animal named Sunshine carries the wise men’s packs, symbolizing offerings of incense and myrrh.
WASHINGTON, DC — American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food, has created a Farmer Relief Fund. All funds raised will go directly to farmers.
POCATELLO — A BYU-Idaho agribusiness professor and his students are trying to create a grower confidence index that seeks to measure the economic health of Idaho agriculture.
Zoe Scott’s goal is to become a veterinarian.
Last November my husband, Boyd, and I went to the tri-state wheat industry meeting in Spokane, Washington. Wheat Industry leaders from Idaho, Oregon and Washington host this yearly meeting that attracts many farmers from those three states. Boyd attended committee meetings and I joined him a…
Ranching is not an easy life, and during calving time there are so many things that can happen to new calves and their moms.
Pushing cattle in Southeast Idaho’s high country and 4-H have helped Jyllian Christensen become a better rider and contributed to her winning the 2019/2020 War Bonnet Roundup Princess title.
Ashlynn Hill’s 4-H involvement led her to participate in high school rodeo and rodeo queen contests. She went on to be crowned the 2019-2020 War Bonnet Roundup Teen Queen.
Kaytlyn Duffin continues her membership in two 4-H clubs.
Greenlee Christensen is following in her sister’s footsteps by being in 4-H and competing in rodeo queen contests.
IDAHO FALLS — A University of Idaho cereals pathologist is advising Idaho farmers to plant spring wheat varieties that are resistant to a destructive fungal pathogen recently detected in the region, called stripe rust.
SODA SPRINGS — The federal government has issued a final environmental impact statement for a planned expansion of J.R. Simplot Co.’s Smoky Canyon Mine in Caribou County.
We seem to be overwhelmed with technology in everything we do. We can bank without going to the bank; we can order anything we want by using a computer and expect packages to be delivered by mail or Fed Ex. We can even order from an on-line menu and have a meal ready for us when we get to th…
Potato industry leaders from throughout the country led a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, urging the Senate to take action on a comprehensive farm labor reform bill.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game wants to talk about critters with people in Salmon and Challis next month.
DUBOIS — Clark County farmer and businessman Richard Larsen was honored with the 2020 Don Hale Idaho Hay & Forage Association Hall of Fame Award at the IHFA convention Feb. 20 in Twin Falls.
A field northeast of Aberdeen is in the final stages of transforming into Idaho’s most technologically advanced crop service facility, thanks to a multi-million-dollar agribusiness investment by J.R. Simplot Company.
FORT HALL — Eight of Idaho’s agriculture industry leaders will be inducted into the Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame during the 48th Annual Banquet & Induction Ceremony on March 13.
Shelley High School senior Alexis Martin is interested in becoming a horse trainer following graduation this spring, but first she wants to serve her country in the United States Air Force.
Chase Bowman had never welded before he decided to enroll in a welding class as a sophomore.
If you ask 13-year-old Morgan Wilson to name her favorite animal, she’d have a difficult time picking just one.
Participating in 4-H projects and rodeo queen contests complement each other, says Olivia Lerwill.
No fences to check or fix doesn’t mean that winter is a time for a rancher to sit around and do nothing. Before he gets the cattle moved from summer pasture down to the valley and winter pasture, he gets the corrals scooped out of all the manure in them. That manure is spread out on the fiel…
Madalyn Martin is this year’s Shelley High School FFA reporter with plans to run for president of the chapter next year.
BLACKFOOT — Plan to kick up your heels during a Saturday night Cowboy Ball on Feb. 8 at the Blackfoot Elks Club.
BONE — A long list of Dale and Marla Meyers’ accomplishments and accolades just got a little longer.
Preston Anderson likes helping others.
My husband, Boyd, has a little red book. In this little red book is important information — really important information! Boyd starts off entering cows/heifers as they deliver their calves. He enters things like date, possible weight of a newborn, condition of a newborn, cow/heifer tag numbe…
BLACKFOOT — The Spudnik Equipment Company’s annual open house has grown through the years to now feature more emphasis on education starting this year with an ag summit focusing on potatoes.
Brylee Genta dreamed big and two years ago her dream of owning and riding her own horse came true.
The Teton Soil Conservation District will be represented by local rancher Robert Piquet at the 2020 Soil Health and Farm/Ranch Profitability Conference in Idaho Falls on Feb. 4.
POCATELLO — Vendors at the Eastern Idaho Ag Expo said Idaho farmers are optimistic based on improved prices of a few key commodities, and they’re looking to upgrade equipment and procure new services.