Message To-Non Ag Community: Washington Farms Are Family Owned, Deserve Respect

Ask many in the Washington farm community, and they’ll tell you those not connected with the agriculture community not only don’t know what is taking place on today’s farm, they also don’t care. Statistic show fewer and fewer Americans are connected with farming on a personal level, which supporters of farm country say is evident […]

Miller: IFBF Continues To Work On Advocating For Idaho Ag

In a step toward a return to normalcy this summer, the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation hosted dozens of leaders from across the state in Island Park in late July to discuss ways to strengthen and promote not only the organization but farming the Gem Sate as well. Zak Miller, IFBF CEO, says one area they […]

International Conference Geared For Women In Ag Set For November

The Advancing Women Conference, a virtual event slated for this November. It will offer women across all portions of agriculture a chance to network and learn new ideas. Iris Meck, Glacier FarmMedia director of conferences, said the event is a leadership conference created for every woman who is passionate about farming and food. “The Advancing […]

AFBF: Talk To Lawmakers During August Recess

The August recess is a chance for members of Congress to reconnect with their constituents. American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said it’s also the perfect time for farmers and ranchers to talk to their legislators about agriculture. “Reach out to them, have a conversation with them, go to town hall meetings, call and invite […]

Future Of Farming: So Many Great Reasons To Join FFA

Audrey Godfrey, the 2020-2021 Idaho FFA Treasure, said one of the reasons she became a state officer is because there are so many great opportunities to share the story of farming and how it impacts each American daily. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Dean Outlines Farm To School Grants

The USDA recently announced the largest number of school to farm grants in the Department’s history. Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Stacey Dean said $12 million in grants have been awarded to 176 project recipients in 45 states and D.C. “And these grants are going to serve more than 1.4 million […]

Explaining Ag To All Must Be A Priority for Today’s Farmer

It’s a theme heard often in the farming community. How can the boots on the ground effectively communicate to the consumer what farming is all about, and why it matters in their everyday life? And that means utilizing a variety of strategies and innovations to facilitate education and dialog. “It’s so important to understand who […]

Bullock Takes Over At Washington FFA

Jason Bullock, the new Executive Director of the Washington FFA, took over the organization during a unique time, between the country facing the coronavirus pandemic, and personally, while he was working on wrapping up his doctoral degree. Despite those challenges, the North Carolina native said his passion for FFA drew him out to the Northwest. […]

Wine Minute: May Is Oregon Wine Month

Morgen McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, tells us why May is so special for the wine industry statewide. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]