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New Idaho FFA state officers ready to serve
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New Idaho FFA state officers ready to serve
The Idaho State Leadership Conference concluded this weekend with new state officers who want to enrich the FFA experience for members across the state.

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FFA members use downtime to test skills
FFA members use downtime to test skills
Members of Blue Mountain Community College Collegiate FFA arrived at the 2018 Oregon FFA State Convention to promote their program, as well as provide hands-on activities between workshops and competitions.
FFA workshop highlights careers at ODA
FFA workshop highlights careers at ODA
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is encouraging Oregon FFA members to consider a future career with the agency.
Western Innovator: Students get real-world lessons
Western Innovator: Students get real-world lessons
Students can enroll in college classes, become certified to do artificial insemination in cattle through the Idaho Department of Agriculture and help biologists trap deer.
Quincy FFA goes to District IX LDEs
Quincy FFA goes to District IX LDEs
Nineteen members of the Quincy, Wash., FFA competed for a chance to advance to state level competition.
FFA skit discusses FSMA impact on processors
FFA skit discusses FSMA impact on processors
Sandy High School’s FFA chapter takes its Ag Issues Forum skit on the road.
New Washington FFA Foundation exec looks to create more ag partnerships
New Washington FFA Foundation exec looks to create more ag partnerships
The new executive director of the Washington FFA Foundation will work “tirelessly” to ensure Washington FFA and agriculture education are represented and supported by the state’s agriculture industry, FFA advisor Dennis Wallace says.
Quincy chapter members, supporters receive FFA honors
Chapter President Noah Nielson and Reporter Bethanny Safe were approved and certified by the district as recipients of the State FFA Degree.
Quincy FFA members attend leadership workshop
Quincy FFA members attend leadership workshop
In all, just under 200 FFA members attended the two-day training on Feb. 10-11 in the shadow of Mount Rainier.
Washington FFA students attend leadership conferences
Washington FFA students attend leadership conferences
Washington FFA students attended the 212 Degrees and 360 Degrees leadership conferences in Randle, Wash., focused on setting goals and assessing chapter needs.
Four Washington FFA state officers tour South Africa
Four Washington FFA state officers tour South Africa
Four members of the Washington FFA state officer team recently toured South Africa, where they learned about trade relations, career opportunities and the importance of agriculture on an international level.
Meridian FFA students ‘Speak Up!’
Meridian FFA students ‘Speak Up!’
Eight Meridian, Idaho, FFA members recently took part in speech competitions.
Qunicy FFA members attend leadership workshop
Qunicy FFA members attend leadership workshop
In all, just under 200 FFA members attended the two-day training on Feb. 10-11 in the shadow of Mount Rainier.
Rodeo champion offers message of inspiration to FFA members
Rodeo champion offers message of inspiration to FFA members
Amberley Snyder spoke about facing challenges and new triumphs after a truck accident left her paralyzed.
FFA member discusses proposal to require 2 ag ed credits to graduate
FFA member discusses proposal to require 2 ag ed credits to graduate
An Idaho FFA member who is crafting a bill that would require all high school students to complete at least two ag education classes presented an overview of her proposal to lawmakers.
Quincy FFA kicks off spring competition season
Quincy FFA kicks off spring competition season
This is the first of a string of competitions that wrap up the second week of May at the Washington State FFA Convention in Pullman.
Idaho FFA Foundation receives $100,000 gift
Idaho FFA Foundation receives $100,000 gift
The Idaho FFA Foundation has received a $100,000 gift from Freda Cenarrusa in honor of her late husband, Pete Cenarrusa, a former Idaho secretary of state.
Idaho FFA speech winner will speak at Nampa Ag Forum
Idaho FFA speech winner will speak at Nampa Ag Forum
The winner of an Idaho FFA prepared speech contest will repeat her presentation during the Nampa Chamber of Commerce Ag Forum Feb. 6. The speech centered on how the use of GMO crops can enable Idaho farmers to grow more food despite the loss of farm land.
Meridian FFA’s winter of accomplishment
Meridian FFA’s winter of accomplishment
It really was a wonderful winter for the Meridian, Idaho, FFA Chapter.
Quincy FFA member chosen for range management forum
Quincy FFA member chosen for range management forum
Each delegate to the forum competes in a scientific paper presentation with the content covering a range-related topic.
Washington FFA state adviser looks to evolve program
Washington FFA state adviser looks to evolve program
Denny Wallace, Washington state FFA adviser, says he is looking for ways for the program to evolve to help members develop skills, pursue careers and become leaders.
FFA collects 350,000 pounds of food for needy families
FFA collects 350,000 pounds of food for needy families
Perrydale’s iconic Food For All program has evolved into a concerted effort by the FFA students in all of the Lower Willamette FFA District — including Central, Dallas, Willamina, Sheridan, Perrydale, Amity, Dayton and Yamhill-Carlton high...
Community college instructor to lead National Association of Agriculture Educators
Community college instructor to lead National Association of Agriculture Educators
Nick Nelson, an agriculture science instructor at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, will serve as president of the National Association of Agriculture Educators.
Cedarcrest FFA Landscape Team competes at national convention
Cedarcrest FFA Landscape Team competes at national convention
The team placed 16th overall with team members earning individual recognition as well.
FFA tractor raffle has raised awareness of the importance of ag education
FFA tractor raffle has raised awareness of the importance of ag education
The Idaho FFA Foundation’s tractor raffle, which heads into its eighth year in 2018, has raised enough money to award $129,000 in scholarships to FFA members.
California FFA’s Giving Tuesday fundraiser nets nearly $45,000
California FFA’s Giving Tuesday fundraiser nets nearly $45,000
The organization’s drive on Nov. 28 — the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving — raised enough money to purchase nearly 600 blue-and-gold jackets for members who couldn’t afford to buy them.
Meridian FFA has a fantastic fall
Meridian FFA has a fantastic fall
A full slate of events makes for a successful season for this Idaho chapter.
Quincy FFA competes in potato, tractor CDEs
Quincy FFA competes in potato, tractor CDEs
FFA members show their skills in operating tractors, judging potatoes.
Meridian FFA plans three-day Ag Expo
Meridian FFA plans three-day Ag Expo
Every second-grade student in the West Ada School District attends the Ag Expo to learn what agriculture is really about.
2014 Idaho initiative has benefited ag ed, FFA programs
2014 Idaho initiative has benefited ag ed, FFA programs
Since the Idaho Ag Education Initiative was approved in 2014, FFA membership in Idaho has increased significantly, along with the number of FFA chapters and ag education teachers.
Washington FFA Evergreen Leadership Tour kicks off membership year
Washington FFA Evergreen Leadership Tour kicks off membership year
The tour has been taking place annually for more than 20 years.
How Washington FFA members did at national convention
The state was well represented during the national convention in Indianapolis.
Washington FFA state officers visit 100-plus chapters during fall sweeps
Chapter visits began in late September when state officers started traveling in pairs around the state.
High school senior proposes bill mandating ag education
High school senior proposes bill mandating ag education
A bill will be proposed during the 2018 Idaho legislative session requiring all students who graduate high school to have taken at least two agriculture education classes.
Meridian, Idaho, FFA Alumni sponsor annual auction
Meridian, Idaho, FFA Alumni sponsor annual auction
Because of the support the alumni chapter received, the auction was the most successful to date.
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab team up to collect 510,000 pounds of food
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab team up to collect 510,000 pounds of food
The Oregon FFA partnered with Les Schwab Tire Centers, Wilco Co-op, Capital Press and the East Oregonian newspaper to help combat hunger.
Meridian FFA plans three-day Ag Expo
Meridian FFA plans three-day Ag Expo
Every second-grade student in the West Ada School District attends the Ag Expo to learn what agriculture is really about.
Tiny Burnt River School shines at national FFA convention
Tiny Burnt River School shines at national FFA convention
One student received an American degree while two exchange students placed ninth nationally.
Cashmere, Wash., FFA wins national competition
Cashmere, Wash., FFA wins national competition
Four FFA students from Cashmere High School, Cashmere, Wash., won the school’s first national FFA championship and another team placed second. Two California teams won championships.
National FFA announces 2017 Agriscience Fair winners
Agriscience Fair awards were presented onstage during the fifth general session at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo.
National Event Winners - Veterinary Science 2017
The National FFA Veterinary Science CDE is a competitive event that tests the participant’s ability to apply veterinary science knowledge and skill in practical settings as well as identify breeds, parasites and equipment.
National Event Winners - Prepared Public Speaking 2017
The prepared public speaking LDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well-thought-out and logical manner in a competitive setting.
National Event Winners - Parliamentary Procedure 2017
The National FFA Parliamentary Procedure LDE tests students’ ability to effectively communicate ideas during a meeting.
National Event Winners - Marketing Plan 2017
Students practice and sharpen skills in marketing through the development and presentation of a marketing plan. The plan may focus on the introduction of a new agricultural product, supply or service or on improving marketing of an existing product,...
National Event Winners - Livestock Evaluation 2017
Event components include eight evaluation classes of beef, sheep, swine, and goats; oral placement reasons on four classes; and a written exam on livestock production.
National Event Winners - Horse Evaluation 2017
Event components include eight selection classes consisting of four halter classes and four performance classes. Students also give four sets of oral reasons with two sets coming from each evaluation class. Teams also work together to complete practical...
National Event Winners - Forestry 2017
Event components include a general forest knowledge exam, tree identification, timber cruising, tree/forest disorders identification, a chainsaw practicum, forestry issues interview, and a team activity.
National Event Winners - Food Science and Technology 2017
Each team participates in a timed team product development project, and each individual participates in practicums involving food sensory evaluation and food safety and sanitation as well as a written exam.
National Event Winners - Floriculture 2017
Participants must complete a general knowledge exam on the floriculture industry, identify plant materials, demonstrate problem solving and decision-making skills, employment and customer service skills, technical floral skills and the ability to work as...
National Event Winners - Environmental and Natural Resources 2017
This event focuses on testing students’ problem solving and decision making skills in environmental and natural resources.
National Event Winners - Dairy Cattle Handlers’ Activity 2017
The activity was held in conjunction with the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

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