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California ag groups give more than $746,000 in scholarships
California ag groups give more than $746,000 in scholarships

ANDERSON, Calif. — Two agricultural groups are handing out hundreds of scholarships worth more than $746,000 this spring.

The Sierra Pacific Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by Sierra Pacific Industries owner...

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Food survey reveals perceptions about ag
Food survey reveals perceptions about ag

It’s probably no surprise to farmers and ranchers that the media holds the biggest influence on consumers’ nutritional beliefs and food-consumption decisions — or that taste, price and healthfulness continue to drive food...

4-H wagon train retraces the footsteps of pioneers
4-H wagon train retraces the footsteps of pioneers

Thirty-six years ago, Oregon State University Extension educator Lyle Spiesschaert was looking for a way to improve the 4-H programs in Washington County.

What struck him was the lack of club-based activities geared toward interacting with the...

Washington tree fruit industry to top $1 million in scholarships

WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Washington Apple Education Foundation will award more than $1 million in scholarships to tree fruit-related college bound students this spring.

It’s a major milestone that the Wenatchee-based...

Kuna FFA helps thousands of children learn about farming
Kuna FFA helps thousands of children learn about farming

KUNA, Idaho — About 4,000 first and second graders from throughout the Treasure Valley received a hands-on farming experience May 2-5 during Kuna High School’s annual agricultural expo.

The school’s FFA students organize the...

Ross Nels Iverson, patriarch of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, dies at age 90
Ross Nels Iverson, patriarch of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, dies at age 90

MONITOR, ORE. — It may come as no surprise that Ross Nels Iverson’s family is asking friends to bring their favorite tractors to the celebration of his life that will be held Saturday, May 7.

Iverson, patriarch of the...

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