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.

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.

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.

The Preston FFA Soil and Land Evaluation team recently participated in, and won, the state event held in Burley.

Daybell Disappearance

Angie Dodge archive

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.

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.

Logan Thornley recently won the Idaho state proficiency award in Equine Science.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.