David Lopez of California has been elected western region vice president of the National FFA organization.
The Goldendale FFA partnered with the Klickitat PUD and Goldendale, Wash., Chamber of Commerce to hang banners of local businesses around town to encourage community members to shop locally.
The Meridian, Idaho, FFA Alumni chapter was started in 2009 to provide support for FFA members in the West Ada School District, or the Meridian FFA chapter.
IMBLER — Imbler High School’s FFA chapter has a long and decorated history, one dating back at least to the 1930s when Virgil Choate became its first member to receive the FFA’s state farmer degree.
The Meridian Dairy Days have been held every year in Meridian, Idaho, since 1929. The dairy show was held for the first time to celebrate the opening of the Meridian Creamery. This event is he…
From the tragedy has emerged a special sort of person — a Hero. This is a person or organization that went the extra mile to help a neighbor, friend — or total stranger. We want to honor these…
The Goldendale FFA chapter of Goldendale, Wash., has been chosen as a finalist in the quality standard of Chapter Recruitment to compete for a 2020 National Premier Chapter in Strengthening Ag…
In a year defined by disappointments, Terri Siddoway figured the annual youth livestock auction, the culminating event of the Baker County Fair, would continue 2020’s troubling trend.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — 4-H and FFA exhibitors still need to market their livestock. The auction is the culmination of a year-long project and would normally take place during the Benton Franklin Fair.
The Grant County Fairgrounds sat eerily silent during the fair this year, as the amusement park rides, food vendors, demolition derby and headline concert act long associated with the traditio…
Every year, Idaho FFA holds the State Leadership Conference (SLC) at the beginning of April at the College of Southern Idaho’s campus in Twin Falls, Idaho. This is a time where our chapter usu…
Fair week for the Umatilla County Fair kicked off, like everything else in 2020, in an unprecedented way at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
ENTERPRISE — A chance conversation brought a west side native for her first visit to the Wallowa County Fair as its beef show judge.
All 4-H and FFA events will take place with the exception of open class shows.
For more than a century the Baker County Fair and the youth-raised livestock that go along with it have been a part of the county’s culture.
Growing up on a farm and being in FFA helped Washington FFA vice president Lauren Stubbs be recognized as a presidential scholar, one of the top honors for the nation's high school students.
Royal Riverside Farm in Albany, Ore. began bottling "creamline" milk in 2018, and has expanded into 35 stores from the Willamette Valley to Hood River, Bend and Roseburg.
The pandemic foiled a football game but it proved no match for the generosity of Baker County ranchers and farmers, and Shriners and other volunteers across Oregon.
Jessica Simpson was in disbelief when she heard the COVID-19 pandemic might hurt her chances of selling Jinks, her 6-month-old market goat.
County fairs across the state are likely to see their funding cut in half in December.
Quarantine orders can be difficult for some to contend with. Not necessarily the case for Colville Reservation 4-H members!
EUGENE, Ore. — For 16-year-old Karinna Leonard, finding a buyer for her market animal is a challenge in a good year, but with COVID-19 forcing the cancellation of the youth auction, it is only…
The joint agribusiness committee of the Caldwell and Nampa chambers of commerce suspended the program due to COVID-19 impacts, representatives said.
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…