Peyton Stoddard has an agri-business career in mind and at age 16 she has the experience to back it up.
According to Google, “20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet.”
Caleb Hampton is a leader in 4-H and FFA.
POCATELLO — Understanding soil health will be a central theme of the upcoming 52nd annual Idaho Potato Conference and Trade Show, scheduled for Jan. 22-23 at Idaho State University’s Pond Student Union Building.
Mountain snowpack levels throughout Idaho entered January well below normal, but irrigators can breathe a bit easier thanks to a recent turn toward wetter weather and strong reservoir carryover.
Collin Kelley is treasurer of his FFA chapter this year and the experience — along with his participation in agriculture classes, agriculture competitions and Supervised Ag Experiences — has given him a well-rounded education.
BLACKFOOT — The local ranching family that runs Wooden Shoe Farms plans to enter their top bulls in the Super Bowl of livestock events, raising awareness about the elite genetics in their herd.
Idaho Fish and Game finalized two voluntary conservation easements on Dec. 18 at Rocky Point, south of Montpelier in Bear Lake County. The easements will permanently protect crucial migration areas for big game on more than 1,800 acres of land in Southeast Idaho.
SODA SPRINGS — The employees at the Itafos Conda facility are continuing their commitment to the communities of Southeast Idaho with a donation of more than $24,000 to the United Way.
BOISE — The Idaho Water Resource Board delivered a report to House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, on Dec. 18, summarizing the significant progress that’s been made toward meeting or exceeding milestones necessary to rebuild the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer to long-term sustainable levels.
RIGBY — Tucked under a covered alcove on the east side of the Farnsworth TV & Pioneer Museum in Rigby is a growing collection of horse-drawn farm equipment.
Until last year, Eric Pankau managed the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Grace Fish Hatchery.
Driving 20 hours from Iowa to Idaho for his induction into the Idaho Milk Processors Association Hall of Fame gave Gaylord Fowler plenty of time to reflect on a career that began in Grace and ended 46 years later in Blackfoot.
Farmers and ranchers from the tri-state area have been buying and selling at the Idaho Falls Livestock Auction since the first sale was held on Aug. 28, 1936. But the auction’s 83-year run ended when the last animal crossed the scale on Wednesday.
Becka Finn believes being involved in FFA and having taken numerous ag classes at Rigby High School is preparing her for a future in agriculture.
An Aberdeen company is hoping to expand the market for alfalfa hay by developing a new type of protein product. Green Gold Development, LLC received 40 hours of research expertise under Idaho National Laboratory’s Technical Assistance Program.
VICTOR — Children who attend Lisa’s Child Care in Victor receive a daily hands-on experience in animal care.
LAS VEGAS — Garrett Smith had just ridden one of the toughest bulls in ProRodeo for 91.5 points on Friday night to win the second round of the National Finals Rodeo.
Christmas shopping is upon us now! Actually Christmas shopping has been with us all year since last Christmas. I have friends who shop the after-Christmas sales for their next Christmas season. That may work for them, but there are problems with me doing it that way.
Christmas 2019 is almost here. Hopefully, the shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped, and the rush is over. But realistically I don’t think this is the way it is for the majority of us.
As we start a new year with goals and resolutions, it’s good to take stock of where we have been and where we want to go. As we get older, we get a lot of advice from people both young and old:
IDAHO FALLS — The Bureau of Land Management’s Idaho Falls District will be hiring wildland firefighters for the 2020 fire season. Job applications will be accepted with cut-offs starting Dec. 10.
The Chubbuck United Methodist Church, since the summer of 1996, has been growing — not in the typical sense with regards to its membership, but in a way that uses the gifts of its members to give back to the communities of Chubbuck and Pocatello.
No need to hold the ketchup.
POCATELLO — A man who spurred a national movement through his personal quest to protect motorized access to Southeast Idaho’s public lands has died.
DRIGGS — Farmers who divert from the Teton River Basin hope a new aquifer recharge pilot program will bolster late-season flows in the system and extend their irrigation season.
IDAHO FALLS — New owners, a new location and some canny changes to the product line are positioning 55-year-old Manwaring Cheese for the future.
DRIGGS — The ponds, wetlands and streams on Idaho’s private working lands provide critical hydrologic, ecological and habitat benefits that extend far beyond the fence lines. When these areas become degraded and their function impaired, landowners may look to a restoration contractor like Aq…
FORT HALL — Attendees at Idaho Potato Commission’s 2019 Harvest Meeting heard from industry leaders such as Potatoes USA President and CEO Blair Richardson, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles and NPC COO Mike Wenkel.
Wesley Zollinger of St. Anthony is only 11 years old but he’s been through some tough things like being stepped on by a bull and riding bull with his collar bone broken. Oh and he’s one of the top 10 to 12-year-old bull riders in the region in his first year on a bull.
EAGLE — Thanksgiving will now have to share the fourth Thursday of November with a new national holiday.
Rigby FFA members joined nearly 70,000 other participants at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis from Oct. 28 through Nov. 2. The chapter was recognized for achievement in the National Chapter Awards program, extemporaneous public speaking, forestry career development event and Natio…
For the company’s hard work in the area of environmental stewardship, Valley Agronomics of Pocatello received the Ambassador of Respect award for North America for 2019 from Corteva Agriscience, which sponsors the annual Environmental Respect Awards.
Although we should be thankful every day for what we have, it is nice to have a special holiday set aside for this purpose. I have heard many people say that Thanksgiving seems to be more of a family holiday than Christmas does, and I think they are correct. A lot of Christmas is spent in pu…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal land managers have released a final plan for a phosphate mine with five open pits as well as reclamation work in eastern Idaho proposed by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company.
Rowdy Telford helps his dad raise cattle at home and learns from that and from ag classes he takes at Rigby Middle School.
Because of his interest in livestock, Tyson Bond decided to take agriculture classes at Rigby Middle School to learn more about them.
Brigham Nelson is a sub-committee chairman over Personal Growth in the FFA chapter at Rigby High School.
Because Audrey Godfrey’s dad, Lex Godfrey, is Rigby High School’s agriculture teacher and FFA adviser, she’s seen all the benefits her fellow students have enjoyed and has reaped rewards herself.
BOISE – Idaho will retain its spot as the nation’s top barley-producing state this year, and Idaho barley farmers produced almost a third of the United States’ total barley supply.
Unseasonably cold and wet October weather has delayed fall wheat planting and emergence, potentially putting fields at risk of winter kill, said University of Idaho Extension cereals pathologist Juliet Marshall.
BOISE — Idaho has nearly met a long-term goal set in 2009 of minimizing its annual impact on the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer by 600,000 acre-feet, according to state water officials.
Tad Nelson is a student, and he’s also a teacher of other students.
We are so blessed to be able to have locally grown fruits and vegetables to eat most of the summer and through the fall. With that cold spell that came a couple of weeks ago, there was a big rush to get potatoes harvested. A couple of nights before this killing frost, Boyd and I got our spud…
SHELLEY — Ryan Searle suspects the ears of his first corn crop will be a bit light on grain, following a tough growing season.
SHELLEY — Merlin Dial hasn’t been one of the bigger potato farmers around, but he’s known through the years what it’s taken to survive the ups and downs of farming.
Zak and Rick Miller expect to lose a portion of their potato crop to frost damage, but their St. Anthony farm is positioned to survive thanks to a recent outpouring of community support.
Taryn Sessions is the first president of the first middle school FFA chapter in Idaho.
The winning pumpkins of the the first annual Franklin County 4-H Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest are on their way to Salt Lake City to become boats in the ninth annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta on Oct. 19 at Oquirrh Lake, said Courtney Webster, mother of Winnie and Ned Webster who won the contest.
Roughly an inch of snow fell on James Hoff’s potato fields south of Idaho Falls on Wednesday as he and his crews raced to bring in the rest of the crop.
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final cleanup plan for the 534-acre Ballard Mine Site, a former open-pit phosphate mine located 13 miles north of Soda Springs.
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.
Gracie Andrus is an officer in Rigby Middle School’s new FFA chapter, which started last fall.
The shorter, cooler days and longer periods of darkness let us know that fall is definitely here. The leaves on the trees are changing the colors of their wardrobes from green to golds, yellows and reds. When we are outside in the early mornings or evenings, the warmth of a jacket or sweatsh…
Looking out over the foothills east of Idaho Falls, it is hard to believe that at one time over 1,800 people lived, worked, and loved in this area. Back then you would have seen cabins, with smoke snaking its way out of the chimneys, scattered throughout the landscape, men working with horse…