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.

LOGAN, Utah — The Cache County Board of Education planned to recognize the Mountain Crest High School FFA Chapter for its performance in national competition in October.

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Albany County’s purchase of the Range Arena was completed this fall after voters approved the $325,000 transaction as part of voters’ renewal of the Special Purpose Excise Tax in August.

REXBURG — Four teens from Madison High School have won state for livestock judging and are headed to nationals in Denver, Colo.

Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour recently completed its 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months from June to November, according to a news release.

The 4-H program provides youths from all backgrounds the opportunity to raise, care for and show livestock. If youths understand how to take vitals, properly administer antibiotics, and understand vaccination programs, they will be better prepared to raise a healthy animal.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two students from Cheyenne’s East High are continuing a trend of top agriculture students at the school.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — “I’ve got a question for you guys,” rancher Jason Chapman said as 12 Mazama High School students looked around his Poe Valley ranch. “What percentage of the U.S. population is involved in agriculture?”

Jayden Wilde has gained valuable experience during career development events as a member of his school’s ag mechanics team

RIGBY — Jefferson County Fair Board Chairman Carl Anderson reflected on an excellent year between the Mud Lake and Rigby FFA and 4-H programs in a meeting with the county commissioners.

AMERICAN FALLS — American Falls High School ag instructor Marc Beitia is having a good year. In addition to being named Idaho’s 2019 “Teacher of the Year,” the school’s FFA chapter is headed to nationals this month as one of 10 National FFA Model of Excellence finalists.

Shelley High School freshman Kaleb Stolworthy travels with his family during the summer while his dad cuts themed corn mazes for about 120 customers from Canada to Florida.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Third-graders crowded around Beatrice and Nebraska, reaching out to touch the two sheep owned by Avery Hirschbock, a Henley High School junior and FFA member.

CALDWELL — In the past 50 years, Caldwell High School has been without an agriculture program. However, this changed last year when efforts were made to bring it back from its long hiatus.

Collin Kelley’s year-round job is helping out on the Kelley family farm/ranch in Shelley and Bone.

TREMONTON, Utah —Throughout the summer, Gracie Valencia, 14, of Honeyville, worked hard to care diligently for her lamb in anticipation for the Box Elder County Fair’s annual junior livestock auction.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Lakeview residents and local ranchers Jim and Deanna Walls helped out the Lakeview FFA Chapter and their fundraising efforts to attend a fall conference in Indianapolis this fall.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Competition was fierce, and the bids flew as 4-H members said goodbye to animals they have been raising during the season.

Raygan Zaugg wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than in the ag department on the Shelley High School campus.

RIGBY — The Jefferson County Junior Market Sale earlier this month was a huge success this year, in which more than $203,000 worth of animals was sold.

The Eastern Idaho State Fair has been bringing families, friends and neighbors together since 1902 when some local cattle ranchers purchased some land, put on a livestock show and named it the Southeastern Idaho Fair.

RIGBY — The Rigby High School FFA Chapter has been chosen as a finalist to compete for a National FFA Model of Excellence award from the National FFA Organization.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Seniors, children and their parents gathered at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center on Aug. 3 to participate in a small slice of a county fair.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The smoke cleared briefly to allow 4-H horse club members, family members and spectators to enjoy the annual 4-H Horse Show at the Kittitas County Event Center.

DRIGGS —Whitney Waddell circled the buyer’s arena under Fair Building on Aug. 10 showing her last steer at the Teton Valley Fair. She was confident, and smiled while working the more than 1,200-pound animal with the greatest of ease.

Below is the schedule of Western Idaho Fair events remaining until the fair closes Sunday. Pull out these two pages to carry with you through the fair.

Kristin Kelley is a teachers assistant at Shelley High School’s ag department and helps out in regular greenhouse classes and during the annual spring plant auction.

LOGAN, Utah — The Cache County Fair is a long-held tradition of ending a productive summer by gathering with friends and neighbors for a show of agricultural excellence.

Some of the events and attractions will be taking place every day throughout the week. A list of these is provided below, followed by the events unique to each day.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — One could call Annabelle Waack’s 4-H animal a lamb among swine.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — At more than $603,000, this year’s annual 4-H/FFA Rotary Livestock Auction has already topped previous years in sales.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Getting ready for the Sweetwater County 4-H auction is an arduous process regardless of one’s experience.

The future will be celebrated and the past remembered during the 2018 edition of the Bonneville County Fair.

It’s that time of year to come to your county fair. Walk the barns, admire the handiwork, enjoy the shows, fill your freezer and eat fair food, all while supporting our area 4-H youths and neighbors

Two of Addison Stoddard’s supervised agriculture experiences have focused on growing vegetables, flowers and trees.