NRA grants 4-H groups $18,728
SHELLEY — For about 45 years now, Shelley High School ag and FFA students have roped, mugged, vaccinated and branded cattle at the Kelley ranch.
This is Kahler Duncan’s first year in a Bonneville County 4-H archery club but he has experienced archery before in Boy Scouts.
PRESTON — Franklin County residents have filled a variety of Idaho State FFA positions, but Herman Roberts is the first to become president of the state organization.
The Eastern Idaho Horseman Hall of Fame will induct five new honorees at its annual banquet May 3 in Idaho Falls.
MONTPELIER — Students, parents, and supporters will be honored for the work in and with the FFA when the Bear Lake High School FFA Awards and Appreciation Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bear Lake Senior Center in Montpelier.
The date for Easter changes every year. I’ve often wondered why and how it is determined so researched and found the following information:
DESHLER, Neb. — Reinke Manufacturing has recognized Irrigation Systems in Blackfoot with a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s marketing year success. The dealership was honored during Reinke’s annual convention in Spokane, Wash.
RIGBY — A Jefferson County man who reportedly threatened to shoot a rancher attempting to recover escaped cattle was arrested Sunday.
Two men dead after trench collapses
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.
Officials say bicyclist fatally struck by tractor
RIVERSIDE — Food from Kittie’s Kitchen on the edge of Highway 39 in Riverside is wholesome and hearty, and if you arrive to pick up an order and find her wearing cowboy boots, Wranglers and a baseball cap instead of a chef’s coat and hat, her manner of dress could explain the fare.
A nursery near Rexburg, where unusual wetland sod mats are grown for restoration projects, is starting its spring season with a desirable dilemma.
Spring is not my favorite time of the year, but after this year’s winter, I’m looking more favorably toward it!
Next month, 12 months of being Idaho’s state FFA president concludes for Saydee Longhurst of Shelley.
Madalyn Martin is following in her older sister’s footsteps by belonging to FFA and taking ag classes at Shelley High School.
Jessy Wanner and his team, Hadtobenuts Bob and First Element placed second in the World Chariot Racing competition held last weekend in Ogden, Utah.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Korn family, owners of Korn Dairy in Terreton, has been named among the 2019 Members of Distinction by Dairy Farmers of America, according to a news release.
Caitlin Okeson selected a butterfly design in string art class to give to her sister Anneka because butterflies are her sister’s favorite.
Bill legalizing hemp passes Idaho House
In remission from cancer but with his energy zapped, Larry Cudmore retired as pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church last year and wondered what his next ministry would be.
Instead of wincing at a problem, welder and designer Leo Castagno confronts it with an inventor’s ingenuity and enthusiasm.
DUBOIS — Dubois- and Terreton-area farmer/rancher MaCoy Ward will receive the 2019 Ed Duren Memorial Young Producer Award at the Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame Reception & Banquet on March 22.
Five of eastern Idaho’s most distinguished leaders in the agriculture industry will be inducted into the 47th Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame during the annual recognition dinner March 22 at Fort Hall.
The Eagle Rock Chapter of Idaho’s Back Country Horsemen will host the annual state convention at the Shilo Inn and Convention Center in Idaho Falls next week.
RIGBY — Rigby FFA students were recognized at the annual Rigby FFA Chapter banquet March 6. Listed below were students recognized and the awards received.
Animal sanctuary fundraises in Mackay
Collin Kelley is treasurer of his FFA chapter treasurer and the experience has taught him leadership skills.
My last column was on the professional women in agriculture, but I strongly feel the need to show how another segment of women in agriculture makes a difference.
Cesar and Danielle Herrera are standing a horse of a different color at stud this year.
POCATELLO — Dr. Lonna Gerstner sees literally thousands of horses in her career but one of her all-time favorites is a stallion she recently purchased — Jess Got Easier.
Governor signs wolf control bill
During Brynnley Freeman’s first year in 4-H, she raised a Holstein dairy heifer and plans to raise more.
More than two decades ago, Rod and Kristi Thompson became enchanted with Missouri fox trotters for their easygoing temperament and gaited comfortable stride.
Initially Hunter West got involved in FFA as a freshman because his uncle Vince Wray is an FFA adviser and ag teacher at Shelley High School.
Dennis Strom receives Don Hale award
VICTOR — Chris Mason’s truck is stocked with most of the same tools and equipment as other farriers. But instead of steel shoes and boxes of nails, he carries protective boots, polyurethane “plastic” shoes, and various glue products, technologies he uses in his hoof/founder rehabilitation an…
National Agriculture Day is March 18 this year and the theme is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations,” so I thought I would write about the contribution women give to modern-day agriculture.
Irrigation scholarships offered by IIEA
ST. ANTHONY — Young producers like Kenny and Abby Dalling are the future of American agriculture.
Much of what Artemis Glick makes in an art 4-H club, she gives to others as gifts.
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.
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.
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.