Showing dairy cows into the future

I am Rodney Paulo, dairy program specialist for All-West Select Sires. I’m also a partner in Paulo-Bro Dairy and a coach, advisor and supporter of all things youth related. The “show bug” bit me at an early age, perhaps 5 or 6 years old, while I watched my older siblings and adults show at various […]

2018-19 Step Up Youth Activities Grant Funds Available

The Tulare County Youth Commission will now be accepting applications for their 2018-19 Step Up Youth Activities Grant program. The Step Up Youth Activities Grant program allocates $100,000 for grants to non-profit organizations that operate within in Tulare County. There is $20,000 in funding available for each of the five supervisorial districts. Awarded grants can […]

For students at VTEC it’s all about agriculture

One South Valley high school is all about FFA. Visalia Technical Early College (VTEC) is located on 35-acres of former College of the Sequoias’ (COS) agricultural land. With its first freshmen class starting nearly four years ago, students are given the opportunity to follow one of three pathways – Animal and Veterinary Science, Ag Systems […]

Fair Heritage Association offers annual scholarship to Porterville area seniors

Each year the Porterville Fair Heritage Association offers one Heritage Animal and Scholarship to a high school senior, enrolled in FFA or 4-H, from the Porterville, Strathmore and Lindsay area. Five years ago, the scholarship originated at $500; it now is offered for $1,000. Students wishing to apply must fill out the application paperwork, submit […]

Public invited to participate in Monache’s Farm Day

Our Monache FFA Officer team invites you to our 3rd Annual Farm Day and 5K on Saturday, March 31 from 8am – 3pm. We are proud to showcase our school farm to members of the local community and look forward to sharing our farm fresh winter vegetables and citrus with the public. Besides the farmer’s […]

The life FFA inspired for one student turned teacher and advisor

With the upcoming celebration that is FFA Week, it is an opportunity for present and past generations of FFA members to reflect on what impact FFA has marked upon their life. It’s times like these that nostalgia sets in, as we fondly remember friends, teams, teachers and contests that shaped our FFA experience. Yet, as […]