Valley Agronomics Helps Middleton FFA Kids Be Able to Attend National Competition


Middleton, Idaho – Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Agronomics LLC, donated $600 to the Middleton FFA. The money will go towards helping students attend national competition, which the chapter has won the last couple of years. Fourteen of the students will be attending the national competition and will be participating in events like interpreting fungicide labels, identifying different types of plants, and many more. These competitions help students choose a career path in agriculture, whether as a farmer, a vet, welding tech, among many others. 

Middleton High agricultural program teaches classes on mechanics, creed speaking, extreme speaking, job interviewing, nursery and landscaping, agricultural sales, prepared speaking, dairy cattle, livestock judging, horse judging, agronomy, food science, meal technology, parliamentary procedure, floriculture, and farm business. They send students to contests for events, some of which include agricultural mechanics, nursery landscaping, and job interviewing. The agriculture program has over 350 students enrolled, 85 of which are part of the FFA. 

“We need to support our youth because they will be the future of agriculture and need to be educated about animals, horticulture, and many other things, essentially this young people will be feeding the world, and need to have the education to be able to do this effectively and efficiently” commented Jason Pollard, Marketing Director for Valley Wide Cooperative. 

Individuals left to right: 

FFA Students, Shane McConnell (Treasure Valley Propane Manager at Valley Wide Cooperative), Kelly Price (Propane Sales Manager at Valley Wide Cooperative), Nicholas Davis (Middleton Ag and FFA Teacher), Jason Pollard (Marketing Director at Valley Wide Cooperative), Harley Wilson (Middleton Ag and FFA Teacher), Karen Keller (Secretary at Valley Agronomics), FFA Students