Washington FFA’s new state officers say they hope to connect with members in the upcoming year, even in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and the many uncertainties it has created.
The Idaho FFA Foundation’s 10th annual tractor raffle raised more money for chapter programs and scholarships this year despite COVID-19 challenges that prompted changes to the campaign and drawing.
The COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home order resulted in the cancellation of this Saturday’s Douglas County Lamb Show, the Douglas County Fair that was scheduled for Aug. 4-8 and many other ev…
4-H and FFA members in Oregon are carrying on with their projects even after the state and county fairs are being canceled.
Many Washington FFA advisers have found ways around the COVID-19 quarantine to maintain their annual plant sales.
The coronavirus pandemic is threatening to spoil Oregon's summer fair season as state officials wrestle with reopening businesses and resuming social gatherings.
Washington's virtual convention opened May 4 and will continue through June 1.
SUTHERLIN, Ore. — FFA students throughout the Pacific Northwest had planted hundreds of vegetable and flower seeds, but then the doors to their high school greenhouses were closed.
It was a longer road than usual, but Oregon FFA has chosen six new state officers to lead the organization for 2020-21.
Oregon Ag Fest has announced the winners of the organization's annual Agricultural Education Awards, recognizing groups and individuals working to bridge the urban-rural divide by teaching com…
With school closures due to coronavirus, agriculture teachers in eastern Idaho are keeping their students’ greenhouses running despite a student labor shortage.
Moss Greenhouses is offering help to parents and students who have been thrust into home-schooling because of COVID-19 closures.
Washington FFA and seven other career and technical education programs won't receive a boost in state support this year.
Spring is usually the busiest time of the school year for more than 28,000 FFA members in the Pacific Northwest.
California FFA has canceled its state convention, and will instead hold a "virtual convention" to comply with social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The OSU Chickcam is back, streaming live video of baby chickens hatching from their eggs.
SPOKANE — The Junior Livestock Show of Spokane will still be held this spring but its date has changed, organizers say.
The Oregon FFA State Convention, originally scheduled for March 19-22 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Bend, was instead held virtually via live streaming video in the face of t…
Washington FFA will postpone its state convention until August, the organization has announced.
Oregon FFA canceled its annual convention at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond amid growing concern about the rapid spread of COVID-19, a highly contagious strain of coronav…
The Idaho FFA Foundation has cancelled the annual State Leadership Conference due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Growing concern about the spread of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that has triggered a global pandemic, may impact the Oregon FFA State Convention scheduled for March 19-22.
Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom has kicked off its annual Agricultural Literacy Project with volunteers visiting hundreds of classrooms across the state.
On Friday, Feb. 21, the Goldendale Agriculture Department attended Perry Technical Institute for an event to promote non-traditional careers.
Washington FFA members originally set out to raise $7,200 to purchase 90 official dress bundles for members. They smashed that goal in six days. Now they want to see how far their fundraiser can go.
Illinois grain farmer Rob Sharkey, known as the Shark Farmer, spoke to FFA students during the Spokane Ag Show.
The Northwest Ag Show provides Oregon FFA Foundation Ambassadors with a great opportunity to meet and share the FFA story with many agricultural businesses, according to FFA staff.
Leadership seminar aims to broaden skills, perspectives
PERRYDALE, Ore. — The Perrydale High School FFA chapter’s 2019 Food For All program collected over 350,000 pounds of food for distribution to over 8,000 needy families throughout the Willamett…
Oregon, Washington and Idaho FFA chapters gave a strong showing at the 92nd annual National FFA Convention & Expo, held Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS – In a few weeks, the city of Indianapolis will transform into a sea of blue jackets when the National FFA Convention & Expo kicks off for the 92nd time. This time-honored tra…
Sixteen individuals, including two from the Pacific Northwest, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11, at the National 4-H Youth Confe…
Oregon FFA has hired Leila Graves as the association's first career development coordinator, working with both agriculture teachers and industry professionals to ensure career development even…
INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Organization today announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018.
Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is proud of its dairy youth, highlighting the accomplishments of two who took top honors in the 4-H dairy show at the Oregon State Fair.
Two Eastern Washington agriculture teachers have each received $25,000 grants to bolster the educational offerings in their classes.
Nicole Harder of Kahlotus, Wash., is one of four national finalists for the FFA American Star Award in agricultural placement.
Virgil Lewis Choate, a long-time FFA teacher, banker and agriculture advocate in The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 14, 2019, after a short illness. He was 84.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Computer-controlled gardening and farming were on display at the recent Douglas County Fair.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Twelve agriculture teachers from across the U.S. sat in a Washington State University classroom, learning about a vast array of technology ranging from temperature sensors to …
A pet rabbit in Western Washington died of a highly contagious disease found only once before in the U.S., according to officials.
On July 8-18, 2019, the Goldendale Agriculture Department recently hosted a nine-day professional development institute for 21 participants. Participants traveled from Florida, New York, Conne…
This summer, 36 FFA members have been selected to participate in the 2019 New Century Farmer conference in Indianapolis. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women…
SALEM — The Oregon FFA, an agricultural education and leadership organization, will receive funding from the state this biennium for the first time in eight years.
Nic Usabel taught at Marsing, Jordan Valley high schools
The Goldendale, Wash., FFA hosted its 4th Annual FFA Ag Day on Thursday, May 30.
PULLMAN, Wash. — The new Washington FFA state officers say they hope to grow, lead, serve and inspire the organization’s members in the coming year.
Getting stuck overnight at the Denver, Colo., airport due to weather delays during a trip to Washington, D.C., was more than a unique team-building exercise for the Washington state FFA officers.
INDIANAPOLIS — Fifty FFA chapters have received Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits as part of a collaboration between the National FFA Organization and Microsoft Corp.
4-H! Most people think of 4-H as agriculture and animals, but it is so much more.
When the 31st annual Oregon Ag Fest opens Saturday, April 27, a new group of student volunteers will be holding court in the Oregon Sheep Growers booth.
Three Goldendale, Wash., FFA members, Kyhlie Linder, Denice Owen and Vanaesa Ontiveros, have been teaching grades K-6 about agriculture for the past three months as part of an FFA Leadership D…
A conference in May will train people how to judge goats and sheep or run a livestock show.
Idaho’s newly elected FFA state officers want to reach as many members as possible to help them reach their full potential.
Oregon FFA delegates elected six new state officers Monday morning to kick off the final day of the 2019 convention at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center in Redmond.