4-H and FFA participants dedicate thousands of hours each year to learning best practices in farming and ranching, as well as leadership skills, ethics, and values. At D&B, we appreciate your commitment to our region’s agricultural legacy, and as a little thank-you, we are pleased to offer champion showmanship prize winners small additional gift card […]

In this episode, Matt talks about getting ready for fair season, specifically if you’re going to be showing a pig, how do you select that prize pig. Matt’s guest is Scott Ethington, a pig expert and farmer from Emmett, Idaho.   Below are some common questions on how to pick a pig: How soon do […]

Coffee isn’t working at this point. My phone says it’s 4:45, but after the¬†second cup kicks in, I remember that I’m in Eastern Oregon, in Pacific Time instead of my home zone an hour ahead. I’d complain, but I’m in a rodeo queen’s pickup, and we’re on the road already, pulling the trailer up next […]

The 2016 rodeo season in the state of Idaho was nothing less than as exciting as expected. From the time Spring thawed the Northwest soil until the leaves started dropping from the trees, the sound of hooves pounding across arena floors was the theme song of cowboys and cowgirls across the region. It was only […]

There’s a good reason bull riding always gets saved for last at a rodeo. It’s without a doubt the most exciting thing to happen in western sporting events and caps off a performance with the highest drama and most compelling action every night. Part of the fun of the Professional Bull Riders is that you […]

When it comes to the most popular sports in North America, rodeo tends to be considered an “alternate” sport. If your average Joe¬†were to make a list of sports by popularity, ball-sports would certainly take the lead, with plenty of others before it ever came down to our traditional western action, but I think it […]