Piper Elkington plans to minor in animal nutrition in college so she can join the family business, Elkington Polled Herefords and South Devon’s, after graduation.

Jade Bondley is applying what she’s learned in zoology, animal science, and nutrition classes at Technical Careers High School, where students are raising and breeding rabbits.

RIGBY — The Rigby Future Farmers of America held its first ever Ag Exploration Day at the Rigby Fair Grounds May 2, where third-graders from each of the elementary schools in the Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 were able to come and learn about agriculture.

REXBURG — New officers for the North Upper Snake River FFA District were selected May 8 during the closing social for the 2018-19 District FFA officer year at Beaver Dick Park in Rexburg, according to a news release.

BLACKFOOT (EISF) ― In keeping with its decade-old tradition of supporting outstanding high school seniors, the Eastern Idaho State Fair, in partnership with Butler Amusement Inc., announced six finalists who have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice, according to …

SHELLEY — Shelley High School FFA members, ag students, faculty, alumni and community members are making final preparations for the annual plant sale and FFA Alumni Scholarship Auction that will be held Thursday at the school.

SHELLEY — For about 45 years now, Shelley High School ag and FFA students have roped, mugged, vaccinated and branded cattle at the Kelley ranch.

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.

SHELLEY — For about 45 years now, Shelley High School ag and FFA students have roped, mugged, vaccinated and branded cattle at the Kelley ranch.

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.

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.

LOGAN, Utah — For most students, the week before spring break is a time when they make final preparations for a week of fun and vacation, but for a group of Green Canyon High School students, it was a time to organize a relief effort to assist the many families in Nebraska affected by the flooding.

Madalyn Martin is following in her older sister’s footsteps by belonging to FFA and taking ag classes at Shelley High School.

How can astronauts grow nutritious fresh food to eat while orbiting in the International Space Station? Mackay High School sophomore Chase Green suggests a solution.

RIGBY — Rigby FFA students were recognized at the annual Rigby FFA Chapter banquet March 6. Listed below were students recognized and the awards received.

DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a trade mission Monday to persuade Iowa farmers struggling to survive low commodity prices and tariffs that have hurt sales to stand firm with President Donald Trump and his efforts to negotiate better trade deals.

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Even as agriculture has changed over the years, Future Farmers of Alabama says it’s remaining relevant. Students in the program learn leadership and public speaking — skills being lost over time with technology and communicating through texting, officials said at a recent…

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.

PRESTON — The Northwest Agricultural Cooperative Council representing local and regional cooperatives in Idaho, Oregon and Washington recently joined forces with the FFA organization to recognize two legislators with the NWACC Friend of the Industry Award. Those recognized were:

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Starting Wednesday, Tractor Supply Co. stores across the country began to collect donations to support grants for FFA chapters in their communities.

KUNA — The Kuna Grange hosted the 18th annual FFA Public Speaking Contest on Jan. 22, where students from Kuna, Meridian, Marsing and Columbia High School FFA chapters competed.

From Saturday through Feb. 23, don’t be surprised if you see tomorrow’s farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, ag teachers, biologists, chemists, engineers and entrepreneurs swapping their pick-up trucks and cars for a farm tractor and driving it to school, serving lunch to students and supporter…

The motto of the FFA youth organization is: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.

Being president of his FFA chapter has helped Mattson Thompson develop organizational skills he’ll use in the future.

NAMPA — Nampa Chamber of Commerce CEO Mitch Minnette said one of the highlights of the chamber’s annual agriculture forum, slated for Tuesday is when the Idaho governor recognizes an FFA student who won a speech contest based on each year’s theme.

MERRILL, Ore. — Students at Lost River Junior-Senior High School know where their food comes from: They eat beef from their own steers, eggs from their chickens and tomatoes from their greenhouse.

Joaquin Resendiz has been taking welding classes in Shelley High School’s ag department for three years, since he was in the eighth grade.

MACKAY — An $82,000 state-of-the-art aquaculture lab is being built for ag students at Mackay High School, funded with private donations and grants, including a recent $4,000 grant from the Idaho Cattle Foundation.

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.

LOGAN, Utah — Considering how involved high school agricultural teachers can get with hands-on education, it’s not surprising that the field can see a high rate of burnout. One teacher is hoping to help combat that trend locally with the help of a national program.

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.

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.

MACKAY — With all the opportunities that the Mackay FFA offers students, one of the most interesting and fun is the annual 11-day bus trip to the National FFA Convention.

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.