Strathmore Steps Up Ornamental Horticulture

Strathmore’s Ag Department has growing Floral and Ornamental Horticulture (OH) departments. We are currently in the process of building three 40 x 60-foot greenhouses, an aquaponics unit, and our 40-foot long CropBox. We are hoping to have all of the buildings up and running in the next few months on the 12 acres of land, […]

Lemoore FFA Raises Puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind

As an FFA SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience project) Lemoore FFA students receive 8-10 week old Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers or Lab/Golden crosses, raise and socialize them for 14-16 months. The pups are bred and whelped at the Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. campus in San Rafael, California. Pups are brought to the FFA members […]

Monache’s Farm Seeing Many Improvements

Over the past couple years at Monache (High School), we are proud of the growth and expansion of our school farm. The farm has come to support a swine breeding enterprise, vegetable plot, and a poultry egg layer enterprise, additions to the swine facility, as well a new sheep building to house market lambs for […]

FFA Chapters Plan a Variety of Activities for National FFA Week

There will be a lot of cows kissed, and Western-themed clothes worn around the South Valley during FFA Week, February 20-25. Together, Tulare and Kings Counties have 23 FFA chapters. The Valley Voice reached out to the advisors of all chapters for their input as to their FFA chapter and what they would be doing […]

Petal Fall Declared in District 2

After consulting with the Tulare County Citrus Bloom Advisory Committee, Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner, Marilyn Kinoshita, announced that she is officially declaring the end of the citrus bloom period for citrus grown in District 2 beginning at 1am, Friday April 22. Even though applications of pesticides toxic to bees may be made to citrus 48 […]