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Washington FFA District VII winners announced
Washington FFA District VII announces the winners of a variety of honors.

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500 FFA blue jackets converge on Idaho Capitol
500 FFA blue jackets converge on Idaho Capitol
About 600 FFA members, legislators and Idaho farm industry leaders attended the annual Cenarrusa Day on the Hill event Jan. 25. The event in Boise gives FFA students the chance to mingle with legislators and learn first-hand how Idaho government works.
Idaho FFA raffling tractor
Idaho FFA students are seeking to raise money for their organization and student scholarships by raffling a Massey-Ferguson tractor.
Ag-themed California license plates raise funds for education
Ag-themed California license plates raise funds for education
More than 25,000 special agriculture-themed license plates have been issued, renewed or transferred in California, and fees for the plates have generated nearly $500,000 in grants for farm-related agricultural programs.
FFA chapter hosts precision ag demonstration
FFA chapter hosts precision ag demonstration
The FFA chapter at Mackay High School hosted a precision agriculture demonstration featuring the use of drones.
Mackay FFA chapter announces Breeding Livestock Project participants
Mackay FFA chapter announces Breeding Livestock Project participants
Since its creation years ago by former agriculture educator Vernon Roche, the program has provided 299 cows, 53 ewes and 5 sows to Mackay FFA members.
Yamhill-Carlton FFA wins state Ag Sales competition
Yamhill-Carlton FFA wins state Ag Sales competition
The team will go on to compete as Oregon’s representative at the National FFA Agriculture Sales Competition held in Indianapolis, Ind., in the fall of 2016.
Sutherlin FFA creates ‘thank you’ for food drive sponsor
Sutherlin FFA creates ‘thank you’ for food drive sponsor
The Oregon FFA Foundation put the project out for bid last summer and the Sutherlin FFA chapter won it.
Middleton FFA wins big at district event
Middleton FFA wins big at district event
This is the fifth year in a row that Middleton FFA has won the Boise Valley FFA Agriculture Mechanics CDE. Middleton FFA has also won this event eight of the last nine years.
Meridian FFA competes at Boise Valley District CDEs
Meridian FFA competes at Boise Valley District CDEs
The Meridian FFA team participated in the Boise Valley District Career Development Events.
FFA students collect 130 tons of food
FFA students collect 130 tons of food
Food For All is a joint project of the high school FFA chapters at Perrydale, Willamina, Dayton, Amity, Sheridan and Yamhill-Carlton.
Meridian FFA Alumni Scholarship Auction raises over $26,000
Meridian FFA Alumni Scholarship Auction raises over $26,000
This event serves as our main fundraiser to raise money for senior FFA member scholarships and to lower the cost of state and national trips for the members of the chapter.
Del Norte FFA hosts Drive-Thru Christmas Light fundraiser
Del Norte FFA hosts Drive-Thru Christmas Light fundraiser
The goal of the fundraiser is to earn money for our chapter’s activities throughout the year, while spreading Christmas cheer.
Instructor helps rescue ag program
Instructor helps rescue ag program
After helping rebuild a high school agriculture program in the late 1980s, Trena Kimler-Richards had a key role in rallying the ag community around the farm program at Shasta College in Redding, Calif.
Chelan wins state FFA apple competition
Chelan wins state FFA apple competition
A Chelan FFA team won the recent state apple competition in Yakima.
Meridian FFA awards degree recipients and creed speaking winner
Meridian FFA awards degree recipients and creed speaking winner
The FFA Creed is a five paragraph speech that explains different values and beliefs in agriculture. The creed was written by E.M. Tiffany and adopted at the third National FFA Convention in 1930.
Washington FFA teams earn high marks at nationals
Washington FFA members and teams were big winners at FFA nationals.
Meridian, Idaho, FFA Places in Top 10 with four teams at Nationals
Meridian, Idaho, FFA Places in Top 10 with four teams at Nationals
Four members also earned their American Degrees.
Chelan FFA team wins Apple Cup
Chelan FFA team wins Apple Cup
When all the answer sheets had been tallied, the Chelan No. 1 team stood at the top of the page.
Grant Union FFA members collect 3,260 pounds of food
Grant Union FFA members collect 3,260 pounds of food
The students collected 3,260 pounds of food, most of which went to the local food bank and area senior centers and church groups, and are offering to do an hour's worth of work for those who contributed to their Halloween food-raiser.
Idaho team places fourth in national FFA contest
Idaho team places fourth in national FFA contest
The American Falls, Idaho, FFA chapter placed fourth nationally in an FFA agricultural issues competition, debating the merits of Idaho's former "ag gag" law.
Washington FFA teams find success at nationals
Washington FFA teams find success at nationals
FFA groups in LaCrosse, Wash., and Cashmere, Wash., ranked highly at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.
FFA changes lives one blue jacket at a time
FFA changes lives one blue jacket at a time
The growth of agricultural education programs in schools and youngsters looking for career opportunities and wanting to feed the world are just some of the factors behind the growth of FFA, whose membership is at record levels nationwide and has been...
Del Norte FFA students learn about cranberry business
Del Norte FFA students learn about cranberry business
Our trip led us to Bandon, Ore., where we went to an Ocean Spray receiving facility and Bouncing Berries Farm.
 Next Crop Project raises $2,000 for Meridian FFA
Next Crop Project raises $2,000 for Meridian FFA
The Next Crop Project raised $2,000 for the Meridian, Idaho, FFA chapter and more than $100,000 for the National FFA Organization.
FFA chapters help in aftermath of Chelan wildfire
About 100 FFA members will repair livestock and orchard fences, haul brush and do other cleanup from last summer's wildfire at Chelan, Wash.
LaCrosse FFA marketing team wins national competition
LaCrosse FFA marketing team wins national competition
The LaCrosse, Wash., FFA marketing team placed first at the recent national FFA convention.
New officers take helm of national FFA
New officers take helm of national FFA
The national FFA organization has a new slate of officers, who were elected during the national convention in Louisville, Ky.
3,434 American FFA degrees awarded
The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have achieved a high level of success.
Genesee, Idaho, FFA chapter has big turnout at fair
Some 20 members participated in the Latah County Fair this year.
Idaho students continue FFA bus trip tradition
Idaho students continue FFA bus trip tradition
A senior from Mackay Junior-Senior High School won her FFA chapter $10,000 to cover a bus trip to the national FFA convention in Louisville, Ky., with her essay on agriculture.
N. California FFA members hone skills at competition
N. California FFA members hone skills at competition
About 850 FFA members from Northern and Central California attended the annual competition at Shasta College in Redding on Oct. 15, one of the first in the school year.
FFA, Les Schwab, Capital Press team up to fight hunger
FFA, Les Schwab, Capital Press team up to fight hunger
Community members are encouraged to drop off food donations at any Les Schwab store or FFA chapter in Oregon.
First-graders learn about agriculture at 10th annual expo
First-graders learn about agriculture at 10th annual expo
The event is a mandatory field trip for every first-grader in the West Ada School District and serves as a valuable educational tool to teach younger generations about basic agricultural topics.
Hamilton City FFA thinks pink
Hamilton City FFA thinks pink
Members of the chapter assembled over 350 carnation wraps in order to reach out to the community through breast cancer education and support. The wraps were composed of a pink carnation and an informational brochure with facts and symptoms about this...
New FFA chapter, ag classes a hit in Idaho county
New FFA chapter, ag classes a hit in Idaho county
A technical high school in Bonneville County has added the only agricultural curriculum in the county, as well as its first FFA chapter in more than 40 years.
Kuna’s Liberty Ranch Dairy hosts Boise Valley District FFA event
Kuna’s Liberty Ranch Dairy hosts Boise Valley District FFA event
The Kuna, Idaho, FFA hosted the Sept. 16 Dairy Foods and Dairy Cattle Judging Career Development Events.
National FFA membership increases by 3 percent
National FFA membership increases by 3 percent
Membership in the National FFA Organization now stands at 629,367, a 3 percent increase from last year.
Chelan FFA places well at Adams County Fair
Chelan FFA places well at Adams County Fair
The Chelan, Wash., FFA teams traveled to the Adams County Fair in Othello.
Meridian FFA prepares for school year at Western Idaho Fair
Meridian FFA prepares for school year at Western Idaho Fair
Meridian, Idaho, FFA had a total of 33 members compete at the Western Idaho Fair this year.
Chelan FFA advisor loses home to wildfire
Chelan FFA advisor loses home to wildfire
Chelan FFA advisor Rod Cool and his family lost their home in the fires burning around Chelan, Wash.
Meridian FFA members compete at Canyon County Fair
Meridian FFA members compete at Canyon County Fair
Meridian FFA members entered 40 animals in the following areas: swine, sheep, beef, dairy, meat goat and dairy goat.
Young rancher sets her sights high
Young rancher sets her sights high
Miriam Horton of Christmas Valley, Ore., already helps run a ranch operation at age 17. She has bigger plans.
FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair
FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair
FFA members from Cottonwood, Calif., made a hog loading ramp and donated it to the Shasta District Fair at the request of a fair supporters' group. The fair has had toe creative in raising money since most state funding for local fairs was cut several...
No sleeping in for teen preparing livestock for county fair
Her pig has a taste for marshmallows, but she also likes to nibble at feet.
Farm operator to be featured each day of Indiana State Fair
One farmer was picked for each day of the 17-day fair that’s scheduled for Aug. 7-23.
Record turnout for Idaho FFA career development events
Record turnout for Idaho FFA career development events
More than 960 Idaho FFA members attended state career development event competitions on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho. Winners are eligible to go on to the national competition in Louisville, Ky., in October.
Wenatchee H.S. graduate elected Washington FFA president
Wenatchee H.S. graduate elected Washington FFA president
A Wenatchee High School graduate was named state FFA president at the recent state convention.
Wenatchee FFA chapter shines at state convention
The Wenatchee FFA chapter performed well at the recent state convention in Pullman, Wash.
FFA gives Washington officers a sense of place
FFA gives Washington officers a sense of place
Washington FFA members elected new state officers during their convention in Pullman.
Fruitland FFA chapter surprise winner of raffled antique tractor
Fruitland FFA chapter surprise winner of raffled antique tractor
Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Fruitland FFA chapter in Southwestern Idaho now owns a restored antique tractor that was raffled off to raise money for the state's FFA programs.

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