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Oregon’s changing FFA elects slate of state leaders
At Oregon's state FFA convention, new energy and leadership emerge.

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Hundreds of Idaho FFA members meet with lawmakers, ag leaders
Five Idaho legislators were singled out for their support of agriculture Jan. 26 during the Idaho FFA's annual "Day on the Hill" event.
Mackay FFA Chapter Announces Breeding Livestock Project Participants for 2015
Mackay FFA Chapter Announces Breeding Livestock Project Participants for 2015

Every year the Mackay FFA Chapter has selected students to participate in the Breeding Livestock project via an interview process by community leaders. This year’s recipients of the Breeding Livestock assistance program were Libby Moorman and...

Mackay FFA Travels to Experience State Week
Mackay FFA Travels to Experience State Week

On Monday, January 5th the Mackay FFA Chapter participated in Experience State Week held in Blackfoot, ID. Experience State Week was the only such conference in the nation as the six National FFA Officers came and presented speeches and workshops...

The Mackay FFA Chapter Bakes Christmas Cookies for the Mackay Community

On Monday, December 15th the members of the Mackay FFA Chapter spent hours baking and wrapping over 600 cookies. The cookies were later delivered to teachers and other members of the community. The activity was even more valuable as students learned...

National FFA leaders visit Idaho schools
National FFA leaders visit Idaho schools
The entire slate of national FFA officers is touring Idaho high schools to practice workshops and speeches, and to inspire young FFA members.
FFA looks at big picture at Focus on Farming conference 2014
On November 20th 6 CHS officers and FFA advisors attended Focus on Farming, which began eight years ago at the county’s fairgrounds in Monroe, has grown into a regional event with national support. “The food is awesome, said Jared Vanhulle...
Vancouver Floral Design Competition
On November 14 the Cedarcrest Floral Design team traveled to Vancouver for the first competition of the year. They left the day before and got to stop at The Floral Design Institute in Portland Oregon where Leanne Kessler gave them a tour and took them...
November North Idaho FFA District Career Development Events
November North Idaho FFA District Career Development Events
The North Idaho FFA District Career Development Events were held at the University of Idaho on November 14th where FFA students competed in Ag Sales, Extemporaneous Speaking, Creed Speaking, and Greenhand Knowledge. The Genesee FFA chapter did very well...
Baker High School students attend the FFA National Convention
Baker High School students attend the FFA National Convention
18 Baker High School students and four chaperones recently had the opportunity to attend the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to the leadership conferences and trade show, they were able to tour the historic sites surrounding...
Chelan FFA Annual Toy Drive
Chelan FFA Annual Toy Drive
For over 40 years, the Chelan FFA has held their annual FFA Toy Drive to collect new and slightly used toys to give Christmas to children of all ages. Our goal for year 42 is to collect 1000 toys. These toys will be distributed to local children and any...
District VII Apple Evaluation CDE
District VII Apple Evaluation CDE
The Manson Grange was the location for the District VII Apple Evaluation CDE. Chapters from Tonasket, Okanogan, Manson, Mansfield, Eastmont, Wenatchee, Cashmere, and Chelan were represented. Members completed a pesticide applicators test, and...
Cashmere FFA performs well at National FFA Convention
Cashmere FFA's Food Science team placed 4th out of 35 at the National FFA Convention last week.


SUTHERLIN FFA TEAMS PLACE SECOND AT DISTRICT AG SALES
SUTHERLIN FFA TEAMS PLACE SECOND AT DISTRICT AG SALES
On November 21, 2014, the Sutherlin FFA Agricultural Sales teams competed in Oakland, Oregon. Ag Sales is a CDE (Career Development Event) that consists of students demonstrating advertising, promotion, and customer relation skills while selling a...
District Job Interview and Ag Sales Contests
District Job Interview and Ag Sales Contests

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, members from the Snake River District gathered in Ontario to compete in Job Interview and Ag Sales contests. In Advanced Job Interview, Quincy Pendergrass from Adrian took first, followed by Brooke Bezona from Ontario in...

2015 Lake Chelan Horticulture Day

January 19 is the date of the 2015 Lake Chelan Horticulture Day. The Chelan FFA Alumni hosts the Trade Show that accompanies this event. If your business or organization would like to present your products or services to the Horticultural producers...

Culver FFA soils team
Culver FFA soils team

During the beginning of the month of October, Culver FFA has engaged their time in and out of many soil pits learning the fundamentals and unique qualities that something as common as “dirt” or properly known as soil and soil procedure.

Sutherlin FFA Places at State For Soils
Sutherlin FFA Places at State For Soils

On October 13-14, Sutherlin FFA members competed in Culver, Oregon for the State Soils CDE (Career-Development Event). Soils is an event that FFA members can participate in that involves many different skills. This includes finding the texture of the...

Ione FFA Soils Contest and Rituals Contest
Ione FFA Soils Contest and Rituals Contest

District Soils: Ione FFA Chapter participated in its first ever soils judging contest last week in Irrigon. The entire horticulture class attended and the advanced team earned 4th place respectively.

Rituals Team: Ione FFA earned its...

Ione FFA Chapter makes it's livestock judging debut
Ione FFA Chapter makes it's livestock judging debut

The Ione FFA Chapter made it's livestock judging debut at the Pendleton Junior Livestock Show this past weekend. The chapter is off and rolling with lots of activities and community service planned! Pictured L-R: Emily Taylor, Ivy Sandford, Morgan...

Youth Still Seek Futures in Farming
Youth Still Seek Futures in Farming

BURLEY- While most teenagers were savoring their last days of summer, Craig Wright, 15, was harvesting his barley field on Friday. Craig is an incoming sophomore and current FFA member at Burley High School. Earlier this year, he approached his ag...

Sutherlin FFA Does Well At Douglas County Fair
Sutherlin FFA Does Well At Douglas County Fair

The 2014 Douglas County Fair provided a great opportunity for Sutherlin FFA members to participate and place in many competitions. Fair was held on August 6-9 and served as a showcase for all of the livestock, produce, and displays FFA members shared...

Emmett FFA Prepares for Nationals
Emmett FFA Prepares for Nationals

Two members from the Emmett FFA participated in the Idaho State Horse Show Association Fall Judges Clinic in preparation for the national contest. T was held October 4 at the Spencer Arena just outside Emmett Idaho. The clinic provided a live judging...

Emmett FFA Soils Team
Emmett FFA Soils Team

Emmett FFA competed in the District Soil Competition against five other teams around the district. In the soil competition teams are asked to preform different tasks and different evaluations. Students are instructed to evaluate erosion loss, depth of...

Emmett FFA Soil Conservation Speech
Emmett FFA Soil Conservation Speech

Two of the Emmett FFA members competed in the IASCD Speech Contest at the District level. The competition gives students, grades 9-12, prepare a speech over the current topic “Dig Deeper- Mysteries in the Soil.” Students who are interested...

Emmett FFA Highway Fall Clean-Up
Emmett FFA Highway Fall Clean-Up

Afterschool on October 6, a group of Emmett FFA members did some community work cleaning up trash on the FFA adopted highway. . The Adopt-A-Highway Program encourages groups to help anti-litter commitment and being a positive part of the community by...

Chelan FFA fall fair season was a major success
Chelan FFA fall fair season was a major success

For the 37 members of the Chelan FFA who exhibited animals, the fall fair season was a major success. They kicked off with the NCW District Fair in Waterville. Chelan members exhibited 2 beef, 14 sheep, 16 Goats, 23 pigs and 1 Horse in the livestock...

East Magic Valley FFA Officers Attend Training
East Magic Valley FFA Officers Attend Training

DECLO- Although school had yet to begin for many of the local high schools, there was not a single empty desk in the Declo HS Agricultural Education classroom last Monday afternoon. The Chapter FFA Officers from the East Magic Valley FFA District sat...

FFA Oregon Agriculture Tour
FFA Oregon Agriculture Tour

Some things you just can't learn in a classroom. That's why on November 9th, seventeen students from the North Lake and Culver FFA chapters took time out of school and traveled to the Portland area to educate themselves about various...

Chelan FFA members compete in the Washington State FFA Apple Career Development Event
Chelan FFA members compete in the Washington State FFA Apple Career Development Event

Ten Chelan FFA members traveled to Kennewick to compete in the Washington State FFA Apple Career Development Event held in conjunction with the NW Hort Exposition and Washington Horticulture Association annual meetings.

Mackay FFA Celebrates Accomplishments of District President
Mackay FFA Celebrates Accomplishments of District President

Kaitlyn Warner is a senior at Mackay High School and is an active member of the Mackay FFA chapter. She serves as a chapter officer and district president--where she serves chapters from Pocatello to Challis. She participates in many high school...

Mackay Idaho FFA chapter Attended 2014 National FFA Convention
Mackay Idaho FFA chapter Attended 2014 National FFA Convention
The Mackay, ID FFA chapter attended the annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky from October 23rd to November 3rd . They were accompanied by the Shelley, Malad, Challis, Aberdeen FFA chapters. During the trip the 41 FFA members and 8...
Mackay FFA Chapter Member Receives American FFA Degree

Selena Gregory, a member of the Mackay FFA Chapter, recently received the American FFA Degree. This degree is given to less than one half of a percent of FFA members nationally. Selena is the third student from Mackay to have received this honor. She...

Chelan FFA does well in state competitions
Chelan FFA students participate in competitions.
Pendleton FFA brings home national awards
Pendleton FFA brings home national awards
The Pendleton FFA chapter performed well at the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, bringing home both team and individual awards.
Western students earn high marks at FFA nationals
Western students earn high marks at FFA nationals
How Pacific Northwest and California FFA members fared at the national conference and expo in Louisville, Ky.
Idaho students get ‘big picture’ look at world ag
Idaho students get ‘big picture’ look at world ag
Three students from Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian, Idaho, attended the World Food Prize this year and the school's ag education teacher said the event has been a great way to show students the big picture of agriculture.
District FFA digs up the dirt on soil
District FFA digs up the dirt on soil
Umatilla and Morrow county FFA chapters competed in soil judging competition.
UI showcases ag opportunities for high school students
High school students will attend Ag Days at the University of Idaho to learn more about educational and career opportunities.
FFA students staff seed trailer at fair
FFA students from Shelley, Idaho, have manned an educational trailer at the Eastern Idaho State Fair aimed at teaching the public about agriculture.
Grant allows Nyssa ag program to build greenhouse
Grant allows Nyssa ag program to build greenhouse
A $25,000 grant from Monsanto Corp. will allow the small farming community of Nyssa, Ore., to build a modern greenhouse that will include the advanced equipment necessary to allow the high school's ag education students to perform science-based...
Amid footing concerns, FFA cancels horse show
The FFA horse show at the Oregon State Fairgrounds has been cancelled, as organizers worry about the footing in the horse stadium.
Washington FFA gets new executive director
Washington FFA gets new executive director
Abbie DeMeerleer has been named the new executive director of the Washington FFA Association. A former state and national FFA officer DeMeerleer credits FFA with many opportunities she hopes to ensure are still available to students.
Melba lands $8,000 grant for ag program
The Melba School District will use an $8,000 grant from Monsanto Corp. to build a greenhouse that will allow instructors to provide ag program students a hands-on learning experience about agriculture.
Livestock camps prepare kids for fair time
Livestock camps prepare kids for fair time
University of Idaho Extension educators teamed up to offer summer livestock day camps to better prepare students for 4H fair competitions.
Student to give cattle showmanship clinic
A 4-H and FFA student who's been showing cattle since the age of 7 will be holding a free cattle showmanship clinic in Filer, Idaho, with the help of University of Idaho extension educators on July 19.
DAYS OF AGRICULTURE EQUAL DAYS OF SUCCESS
Sutherlin FFA racked up the awards on May 5th and 6th at CDE Days held at the Oregon State University campus.
Career development events give FFA members ‘real world’ preview
Career development events give FFA members ‘real world’ preview
Roughly 600 Idaho FFA members competed on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho, the week of June 2. The CDEs were designed to give members an idea of what it's like to work in the agriculture industry.
Calf scramble event raises $22,000
Calf scramble event raises $22,000
More than $22,000 was raised May 30 for an annual calf scramble event designed to teach Treasure Valley youths about agriculture. The money helps FFA and 4-H members purchase purebred heifers.
Search continues for FFA leadership center site
A promising site in Yamhill County had access problems, so the Oregon FFA Foundation is still looking for a site to build a leadership center.
Washington FFA members honored at White House
Washington FFA members honored at White House
Two FFA members from the Sumner, Wash., FFA chapter participated in a national science fair Tuesday and met President Barack Obama.