Cedarcrest students from Duvall, Wash., competed and placed in several categories.
The Washington FFA Association held the Washington Agriculture Leadership Experience and District Officer Training Programs in Yakima in July, working to prepare students to enter the industry and lead their FFA districts.
Three hundred students from Washington FFA chapters attended the 212 Degrees and 360 Degress leadership conferences in Grand Mound, Wash.
The public is encouraged to drop food donations at any Les Schwab tire center, Wilco farm store or a
Cassidy and Regan Leatherwood chair parliamentary procedure teams.
Caldwell High School, located in Idaho’s sixth largest city, has restarted its ag education program and farm industry members are promising to help it grow.
California legislators held an informational meeting to discuss how to stabilize funding for high school shop and agricultural programs, which were saved from the budget ax last spring.
Every second-grade student in the West Ada School District attends the Ag Expo to learn what agriculture is really about.
The Cedarcrest High School FFA landscape design team from Duvall, Wash., placed first at the state Nursery/Landscape competition and qualified to represent Washington state at the National FFA Convention in October.
Meridian FFA members competed with nine different animal species, including both small and large animals.
Fair will be the center of attention through Sept. 4.
This year, three Meridian, Idaho, FFA chapter members competed in the Calf Scramble.
The American Star Awards represents the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients.
More than 2,300 students attended the Washington Leadership Conference, the second-largest student experience that the National FFA Organization hosts each year.
Denny Quinby was recognized for his many contributions to his profession, both while teaching and continuing into retirement.
State officials have ordered the slaughter of nearly 300 hogs at a county fair in southwest Ohio after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu
More than 4,000 animals are entered in youth and local divisions each year at the California State Fair, which this year runs July 14-30.
Awards, ranging from scholarships to pins to plaques, were awarded to freshmen through senior members and to community members.
During a joint visit to Idaho June 2, the Agriculture and Interior secretaries vowed that the agencies would work closer together and partner with states and local communities on land management and other issues.
A northern Kansas woman is fighting to reverse the decision by state fair officials to strip her champion lamb title and winnings for performance enhancement
Gov. Jerry Brown reinserted $15.4 million into his budget proposal for high school FFA and career technical programs after parents, students and other advocates took to social media to rally support for the programs.
Six high school students with special needs were paired with mentors to help them raise goats to present and sell at the Glenn County Fair in Orland, Calif.
Washington FFA adviser Rebecca Wallace was appointed in April to a position with the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. She will serve in both positions until a replacement is found.
Newberg FFA, which placed second in the Envirothon and first in the FFA Division, will compete at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind.
Washington FFA members elected officers for the 2017-2018 year during state convention May 13 in Pullman, Wash.
City and California State University-Fresno leaders have put a new offer on the table to keep the FFA’s state convention in town, including use of the local fairgrounds, more mentorship by ag professionals and perhaps farm tours.
The Idaho State Leadership Conference was held on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls.
Eleven members made the trip east and competed well at the events held on May 3 in conjunction with the Spokane Junior Livestock Show.
Fresno’s mayor and California State University-Fresno’s president have met with state FFA officials to try to urge them to reconsider their decision to move the organization’s state convention to Anaheim next year.
Top award winners were members of the Echo, Ore., FFA, the Henley FFA near Klamath Falls and representatives of the Oregon Dairy Women.
A district investigation revealed that teacher is on a quest to end the animal agriculture program because of his animal rights beliefs.
California FFA’s newly elected state officers take the reins of a growing organization that is moving its state convention next year after 24 years in Fresno. The conference will now alternate between Anaheim and Sacramento.
Students at the annual California FFA convention in Fresno entered science projects in a variety of categories, from food systems to power generation, Several dozen plaques and ribbons were awarded for the best projects.
Idaho FFA spreads the word to young students about the origins of food.
61 members participate in the Idaho leadership conference in Twin Falls.
The new state leaders have all held leadership roles before and are excited to play bigger roles.
Six Meridian FFA members also ran for their State Degrees.
Sutherlin, Ore., FFA placed first and qualified for nationals in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, and the Beginning and Advanced Parliamentary Procedure competitions.
New officer selection, competitions among many activities for thousands at state convention.
Chelan had three speakers in the Creed LDE and one in the Prepared Public Speaking LDE.
The bedding plants and vegetable starts will be available at the Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The skit spotlighted on-farm food safety regulations, including GlobalGAP and the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.
Greater Spokane Inc. honored its latest Excellence in Agriculture Award winners during the 2017 Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.
The winning senior team will move on to represent Idaho at the National Skill-a-thon Competition in Louisville, Kentucky, this fall.
The T-shirts will be gifted to those who donate $15 or more at the California FFA or CalAgJobs booth at the World Ag Expo.
Ashley Oswald’s paper was on MOVI, a bacterial pneumonia that is fatal to wild sheep and carried by domestic sheep and goats.
Meridian, Idaho, FFA members do well at recent events despite the heavy snow that has blanketed the area.
Hundreds of blue FFA jackets were seen around Idaho’s Capitol Jan. 30 as FFA members from across Idaho met with legislators and ag industry leader during the annual Cenarrusa Day on the Hill event.
Plants raised by Moses Lake, Wash., High School students in partnership with a local seed company were damaged when someone vandalized the high school greenhouse.
Along with the members of the four qualifying teams, three chapter delegates and two American Degree recipients attended this year’s National Convention.
The program, now in its 19th year, has collected 130 tons of food over the years.
The California FFA Foundation is tying a fundraiser for jackets for members to Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29.
Soils Evaluation and Range CDEs are competitions that qualify for state level competitions. The rest of the competitions are for practice and do not inhibit or promise the chance to compete at the state level.
The team’s youngest member also took first place overall in the competition.