Alexandria Ramirez with Michelin, guide-dog-in-training, at San Benito High School. Photo provided by Alexandria Ramirez.


San Benito High senior trains guide dog puppy as FFA project

Alexandria Ramirez will spend the next 15 months raising Rebel, a black Labrador.

FFA member Sara Brewen sells her grand champion steer at the 2018 San Benito County Fair. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Fair.


Hollister marks National FFA Week a little early

SBHS members give presentations on career skills.

Buckaroo Jacob trying his hand at roping the calf dummy. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Children and Youth

Baler Buckaroos get a taste of rodeo

San Benito High School FFA and Associated Student Body hold rodeo for Life Skills students.

Hollister FFA attending the 91st annual National FFA Convention. Photo courtesy of Hollister FFA.


Hollister FFA attends national convention

Annual expo of ag education features industry leaders.

4-H and FFA members sold their animals on Oct. 6 during the Junior Livestock Auction at the San Benito County Fair. Photo by Blaire Strohn.


Livestock auction teaches youth

4-H and FFA members learn the value of hard work and letting go.

Jonathan and Anthony Daigle started the Challenger livestock showmanship. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Daigle.


San Benito teens start Challenger livestock showmanship

First county fair event of its kind for kids with disabilities.

John Crepeau, volunteer of Red Cross hands out material about disaster readiness


A day of agriculture and fun

Community Farm Day at SBHS features fun and learning opportunities

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Community Farm Day at SBHS Saturday

All are invited to the free event at San Benito High School

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Students earn FFA Degrees

Eight students earn second-highest degree that the FFA offers; five others also receive recognition, along with SBHS principal and teacher


Children and Youth

Baler Buckaroo Rodeo for special needs students

San Benito High School FFA and ASB hold inaugural Baler Buckaroo Rodeo for Life Skills students

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SBHS superintendent wins FFA State Star Administrator award

John Perales was nominated by SBHS students and presented his award in late April

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Heritage Hogs Bring in Big Bucks to Support the County Fair

Shannon Maguire raised this year's Heritage Hog to benefit the San Benito County Heritage Foundation and Bolado Park

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San Benito Lifestyle

9-11 anniversary remembered with solemn ceremonies locally

Emergency responders presented with plaques by a local veterans' group during a ceremony in downtown Hollister; high school students also remembered the fallen with flag memorials and a moment of silence

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Saddle Horse Association Introduces 2014 Miss San Benito Rodeo Contestants

Megan Ford, Avrie Hubbell, Bailee Nelson and Karli Skow will take the arena this Saturday to vie for the title of Miss San Benito Rodeo 2014.



Hollister FFA to host project auction

Ag mechanics project auction offers student-made items for sale