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

DESHLER, Neb. — Reinke Manufacturing has recognized Irrigation Systems in Blackfoot with a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s marketing year success. The dealership was honored during Reinke’s annual convention in Spokane, Wash.

Cowboy gear artists who often lead solitary lives because of the nature of their art or lifestyles, living on remote farms and ranches, met up last week to network and learn more about the business side of their art, during the inaugural Idaho Cowgirl Congress Showcase and Demonstration.

MERIDIAN — With the arrival of warmer spring days, Idaho’s 65 different species of noxious weeds are emerging into our landscapes and it’s time to resume the battle against them.

RIVERSIDE — Food from Kittie’s Kitchen on the edge of Highway 39 in Riverside is wholesome and hearty, and if you arrive to pick up an order and find her wearing cowboy boots, Wranglers and a baseball cap instead of a chef’s coat and hat, her manner of dress could explain the fare.

RIVERSIDE — Food from Kittie’s Kitchen on the edge of Highway 39 in Riverside is wholesome and hearty, and if you arrive to pick up an order and find her wearing cowboy boots, Wranglers and a baseball cap instead of a chef’s coat and hat, her manner of dress could explain the fare.

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.

More than two decades ago, Rod and Kristi Thompson became enchanted with Missouri fox trotters for their easygoing temperament and gaited comfortable stride.

Famous for its potatoes, eastern Idaho can now lay claim to being North America’s major producer of a lesser-known crop — an ancient pseudo-cereal called quinoa.

VICTOR — Chris Mason’s truck is stocked with most of the same tools and equipment as other farriers. But instead of steel shoes and boxes of nails, he carries protective boots, polyurethane “plastic” shoes, and various glue products, technologies he uses in his hoof/founder rehabilitation an…

REXBURG — Robert Smith was sick at home early last week when he went to check on the family farm Jan. 29 and noticed someone had chopped a hole in the wall of his shop and many of their tools were stolen.

Paul Dixon raises cattle and farms about three miles from where his pioneer great-grandfather bought land from Great Western Land and Cattle Co. in the 1800s. Dixon Farm & Ranch is just down the road from the original Dixon tract, west of Idaho Falls in the New Sweden area and contiguous…

RIRIE — Rick Mickelsen’s horses wear a lazy heart brand on their left thigh. It’s a brand that has been in the Mickelsen family since 1945 and is one of 17,695 recorded in Idaho since the state started keeping records in 1905.

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.

Gene Johnson is the Bonneville County Cattle Association’s newest president and will serve in the position for the next two years.

During his first year in 4-H, Skyler Ennis won reserve champion in showmanship in all age groups in beef plus many more awards and ribbons with his beef and horse projects.

The 40th annual Eastern Idaho Ag Expo opened on Tuesday in Holt Arena and the 51st annual Idaho Potato Conference opened the following day in the Pond Student Union on the Idaho State University campus.