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Brown restores FFA, career tech funding after outcry from supporters
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Brown restores FFA, career tech funding after outcry from supporters
Gov. Jerry Brown reinserted $15.4 million into his budget proposal for high school FFA and career technical programs after parents, students and other advocates took to social media to rally support for the programs.

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Washington FFA chooses new state officers
Washington FFA chooses new state officers
Washington FFA members elected officers for the 2017-2018 year during state convention May 13 in Pullman, Wash.
Fresno leaders make new offer to keep state FFA convention
Fresno leaders make new offer to keep state FFA convention
City and California State University-Fresno leaders have put a new offer on the table to keep the FFA’s state convention in town, including use of the local fairgrounds, more mentorship by ag professionals and perhaps farm tours.
Meridian FFA members find success at leadership conference
Meridian FFA members find success at leadership conference
The Idaho State Leadership Conference was held on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls.
Chelan FFA heads to state conference
Chelan FFA heads to state conference
Eleven members made the trip east and competed well at the events held on May 3 in conjunction with the Spokane Junior Livestock Show.
Fresno makes last-ditch push to keep state FFA meet
Fresno makes last-ditch push to keep state FFA meet
Fresno’s mayor and California State University-Fresno’s president have met with state FFA officials to try to urge them to reconsider their decision to move the organization’s state convention to Anaheim next year.
Ag Fest sets record, honors ag education award winners
Ag Fest sets record, honors ag education award winners
Top award winners were members of the Echo, Ore., FFA, the Henley FFA near Klamath Falls and representatives of the Oregon Dairy Women.
Florida teacher accused of calling ag students ‘murderers’
A district investigation revealed that teacher is on a quest to end the animal agriculture program because of his animal rights beliefs.
California’s new FFA officers embrace growth
California’s new FFA officers embrace growth
California FFA’s newly elected state officers take the reins of a growing organization that is moving its state convention next year after 24 years in Fresno. The conference will now alternate between Anaheim and Sacramento.
FFA students hone skills in science competition
FFA students hone skills in science competition
Students at the annual California FFA convention in Fresno entered science projects in a variety of categories, from food systems to power generation, Several dozen plaques and ribbons were awarded for the best projects.
FFA members engage youngsters to boost ag literacy
FFA members engage youngsters to boost ag literacy
Idaho FFA spreads the word to young students about the origins of food.
Kuna FFA chapter does well at state leadership conference
Kuna FFA chapter does well at state leadership conference
61 members participate in the Idaho leadership conference in Twin Falls.
Idaho FFA officers ready to meet new challenges
Idaho FFA officers ready to meet new challenges
The new state leaders have all held leadership roles before and are excited to play bigger roles.
Meridian FFA welcomes spring and lots of CDEs
Meridian FFA welcomes spring and lots of CDEs
Six Meridian FFA members also ran for their State Degrees.
Sutherlin FFA posts unprecedented success at state convention
Sutherlin FFA posts unprecedented success at state convention
Sutherlin, Ore., FFA placed first and qualified for nationals in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, and the Beginning and Advanced Parliamentary Procedure competitions.
Being tapped state president a dream come true for Baker City FFA member
Being tapped state president a dream come true for Baker City FFA member
New officer selection, competitions among many activities for thousands at state convention.
Chelan FFA hosts District VII leadership development event
Chelan FFA hosts District VII leadership development event
Chelan had three speakers in the Creed LDE and one in the Prepared Public Speaking LDE.
Chelan, Wash., FFA has greenhouse blooming for annual plant sale
Chelan, Wash., FFA has greenhouse blooming for annual plant sale
The bedding plants and vegetable starts will be available at the Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sandy FFA chapter tunes up skit for state competition
Sandy FFA chapter tunes up skit for state competition
The skit spotlighted on-farm food safety regulations, including GlobalGAP and the federal Food Safety Modernization Act.
Legacy award winner to younger farmers: Volunteer your time
Greater Spokane Inc. honored its latest Excellence in Agriculture Award winners during the 2017 Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum.
Ada County 4-H Club Idaho state champions
The winning senior team will move on to represent Idaho at the National Skill-a-thon Competition in Louisville, Kentucky, this fall.
‘California Agriculture’ T-shirt to raise money for FFA
‘California Agriculture’ T-shirt to raise money for FFA
The T-shirts will be gifted to those who donate $15 or more at the California FFA or CalAgJobs booth at the World Ag Expo.
Chelan, Wash., student places second at rangeland forum
Chelan, Wash., student places second at rangeland forum
Ashley Oswald’s paper was on MOVI, a bacterial pneumonia that is fatal to wild sheep and carried by domestic sheep and goats.
‘Snowpocalypse’ doesn’t stop Meridian FFA members as they participate in winter CDEs
‘Snowpocalypse’ doesn’t stop Meridian FFA members as they participate in winter CDEs
Meridian, Idaho, FFA members do well at recent events despite the heavy snow that has blanketed the area.
Idaho FFA members descend on Capitol for Day on the Hill event
Idaho FFA members descend on Capitol for Day on the Hill event
Hundreds of blue FFA jackets were seen around Idaho’s Capitol Jan. 30 as FFA members from across Idaho met with legislators and ag industry leader during the annual Cenarrusa Day on the Hill event.
Moses Lake High School greenhouse vandalized
Moses Lake High School greenhouse vandalized
Plants raised by Moses Lake, Wash., High School students in partnership with a local seed company were damaged when someone vandalized the high school greenhouse.
Meridian FFA ‘Transforms’ at 2016 National FFA Convention
Meridian FFA ‘Transforms’ at 2016 National FFA Convention
Along with the members of the four qualifying teams, three chapter delegates and two American Degree recipients attended this year’s National Convention.
Perrydale FFA food donations top 260,000 pounds
Perrydale FFA food donations top 260,000 pounds
The program, now in its 19th year, has collected 130 tons of food over the years.
California FFA raises funds for members’ jackets
California FFA raises funds for members’ jackets
The California FFA Foundation is tying a fundraiser for jackets for members to Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29.
Meridian FFA members compete in fall CDEs
Meridian FFA members compete in fall CDEs
Soils Evaluation and Range CDEs are competitions that qualify for state level competitions. The rest of the competitions are for practice and do not inhibit or promise the chance to compete at the state level.
Oregon team places second in Ag Sales at national FFA convention
Oregon team places second in Ag Sales at national FFA convention
The team’s youngest member also took first place overall in the competition.
FFA Western Career Development winners
FFA Western Career Development winners
How Western FFA chapters placed in the national career development event competition.
Exeter FFA receives innovation award
Members of the chapter visited homesin hte community to collect nonperishable food items for a local food bank.
Omak FFA receives innovation award and national convention
The chapter exceeded its goal and membership increased over the previous year by 50 percent.
Yelm FFA named model of excellence winner at national convention
Chapter receives honor for its efforts to promote cancer awareness.
Valley Wide Co-op donates $3,800 to West Side FFA
Valley Wide Co-op donates $3,800 to West Side FFA
The donation will build a greenhouse that will serve as a place students can grow and sell flowers and plant starts, and will be a classroom for two new programs: herbology and soil science.
FFA honors board member for going ‘extra mile’
FFA honors board member for going ‘extra mile’
The National FFA Organization will recognize Elin Miller’s volunteer efforts by presenting her with the VIP Citation at the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind.
Kuna FFA auction raises over $45,000
Kuna FFA auction raises over $45,000
Kuna, Idaho's FFA chapter hosted its annual Alumni Scholarship Auction on Sept. 26.
Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry
Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry
About a dozen youngsters competed in a special class at the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, Calif., for calves and steers that were born and bred within the county. Local cattlemen sponsor the project to keep the youth involved in the area's beef...
Chelan FFA Horse Evaluation CDE team state champions
Chelan FFA Horse Evaluation CDE team state champions
The victory marked the fourth time the Chelan FFA has attended the national compeition in horse evaluation in the last 12 years.
Meridian FFA showcases SAEs at Western Idaho Fair
Meridian FFA showcases SAEs at Western Idaho Fair
The Western Idaho Fair is Ada County’s designated FFA fair.
Chelan FFA has a good showing at county fair
Chelan FFA has a good showing at county fair
Chelan members picked up right where they left off in Waterville at the NCW District Fair.
Washington FFA Foundation hires full-time director
Washington FFA Foundation hires full-time director
The Washington FFA Foundation works to provide a solid financial future for the state’s FFA program, says the organization’s new leader.
Five Washington FFA chapters are national award finalists
Several Washington FFA chapters have received national honors
Chelan FFA members have big year at district fair
Chelan FFA members have big year at district fair
Chelan's FFA students enjoy success at the NCW District Fair.
Meridian FFA ‘Learns to Do, Does to Learn and Earns to Live’ at Canyon County Fair
Meridian FFA ‘Learns to Do, Does to Learn and Earns to Live’ at Canyon County Fair
The fair gives Meridian FFA members the chance to show and sell the livestock they’ve been raising.
Six Meridian FFA members ‘scramble’ to win $1,000 at Snake River Stampede
Six Meridian FFA members ‘scramble’ to win $1,000 at Snake River Stampede
Meridian, Idaho, FFA members scramble to put a halter on calves and receive money to purchase one.
14 Meridian FFA members attend Washington Leadership Conference
14 Meridian FFA members attend Washington Leadership Conference
Members of the Meridian, Idaho, FFA attended the Washington Leadership Conference in the nation's capital.
Farm Day introduces Pendleton eighth-graders to FFA
Farm Day introduces Pendleton eighth-graders to FFA
The Pendleton FFA Chapter hosted Farm Day on Friday for incoming eighth-graders from Sundridge Middle School.

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