WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the USDA announced Sept. 8 its plans to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing.
The Rigby FFA chapter participated in the 90th Annual State FFA Leadership Conference, which was held April 7-9. Chapters and stakeholders gathered virtually to compete, celebrate successes and conduct the business of the association.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has successfully raised $790,269 during its sixth annual Grants for Growing fundraiser. The funds will be used to support sustainable agriculture projects led by FFA students across the country.
Kassidy Shaffer has chosen an unconventional career for a woman and loves it.
Bella Mickelsen holds two FFA positions. She’s the newest president of Madison High School’s FFA chapter, and a sentinel in the North Upper Snake River FFA District.
Lydia Oliphant is in her second year of FFA at Madison junior High school and plans to show steers in FFA.
Helping her grandparents on their farm and ranch along with taking ag classes at Rigby High School is advancing Hailey Albertson to her ultimate career goal.
Rigby High School senior Porter Hanson is working toward earning a Star Farmer Entrepreneur award. He’s farming 50 acres.
Jaycee Ferguson is learning organization, team work and drawing from her farm and ranch background to run for a high office in her FFA chapter.
Cody Little and his three siblings play an important part at Dry Ridge Outfitters in Harriman Park.
Louis Becraft has always been interested in Parliamentary Procedure and now he’s on a competitive team.
Mara Hill enjoys flower and vegetable gardening so much that she’d like to have a career in both one day.
At just 9 years old, Akeelah Gonzalez has already charted out a career. She wants to raise horses and compete with them.
Kristy Brundy thought she was raising a city girl but her daughter, Taenum, chose the country way of life instead.
The Preston FFA Soil and Land Evaluation team recently participated in, and won, the state event held in Burley.
RIGBY — Lessons for fourth-graders in Jefferson Joint School Dist. 251 looked a little different Sept. 24 and 25.
Taylor Cannon is interested in a career in horse training.
Phillip Broome is active in both 4-H and FFA.
Fairs are moving forward in Jefferson County and gearing up for upcoming events and competitions.
Because Mary Swore’s older siblings were in FFA, to Mary, it feels like she’s been in the organization for a long time.
Justis Crossley was recently presented with FFA’s Idaho State Star in Ag Placement Award. He was recognized as the 2020 Southeast Idaho District Star in Agricultural Placement earlier this year.
Alan Yan has been exploring a variety of subjects at American Falls High School in order to choose a career. He helps out his FFA chapter, manages the school’s greenhouse and works at his parent’s restaurant.
CALDWELL — The Idaho FFA tractor raffle program raised more money for scholarships this year despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
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.
Leadership in FFA comes naturally to Herman Roberts.
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…
Logan Thornley recently won the Idaho state proficiency award in Equine Science.
Zoe Scott’s goal is to become a veterinarian.
About 20 members of Rigby High School’s FFA chapter opted to drive tractors to school this morning in recognition of the final day of National FFA Week.
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.
Madalyn Martin is this year’s Shelley High School FFA reporter with plans to run for president of the chapter next year.
Jerome High School senior Shalyn Young has always had a passion for animals. That interest crystalized into aspirations to study veterinary medicine after she began taking agriculture classes and got involved in FFA.
Preston Anderson likes helping others.
Peyton Stoddard has an agri-business career in mind and at age 16 she has the experience to back it up.
This year Peyton Stoddard is vice president of Shelley High School’s FFA chapter and plans to run for president next year.
Suri Wilcox is following in her dad’s and cousin’s footsteps by joining her FFA chapter at Madison Junior High School in Rexburg.
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.
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.
To launch the holiday season, Mackay High School FFA alumni are sponsoring the 35th Annual Mackay Christmas Bazaar Saturday.
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…
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.
Tad Nelson is a student, and he’s also a teacher of other students.
Taryn Sessions is the first president of the first middle school FFA chapter in Idaho.
Gracie Andrus is an officer in Rigby Middle School’s new FFA chapter, which started last fall.
High school senior Carson Hill is considering a career in welding, agriculture or auto body.
Stetson Hill is working toward a career in welding.
Davlyn Holloway wants to be a zoologist one day, and raising livestock at home and taking ag classes at Rigby Middle School are helping her to prepare.
Reigning as queen of That Famous Preston Night Rodeo is McKenna Ward, from Burley. Her first attendant is Taylor Hymas, of Ovid, and second attendant is Hadley Seeds from West Point, Utah.
That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Committee is $300,000 closer to their goal to enlarge the capacity of and improve their arena. Local grocery store owner Larry Stokes and his children have pledged $300,000 toward the effort.
Joining Mackay High School’s FFA chapter and taking ag classes has paid unexpected dividends for freshman Kooper Hainline.