At just 9 years old, Akeelah Gonzalez has already charted out a career. She wants to raise horses and compete with them.
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.
As president of Shelley High School’s FFA chapter, Collin Kelley has a full schedule planned for the chapter this year.
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.
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.
Members of the Madison FFA Chapter excelled in two major competitions recently.
Last month from June 6 - 10th Madison FFA members traveled to Moscow Idaho to compete against other FFA chapters in CDE’s (career development events) hosted by the University of Idaho.
A county fair ends in one short week, yet behind-the-scenes local residents have been toiling for a year to organize it.
Traveling the globe to take care of animals is Tristan Rockhill’s goal.
Destiny Grebstad loves animals and believes the emotional support they give is invaluable.
Because Abi Hagman loves animals, she wants to be a veterinarian.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Tayler Ropp is a barrel racer who’s interested in a career as a veterinary technician.
Fremont Market Sale awarded grant