By Abigail Beaton
The Journal 

Junior grangers finding acceptance in fairs

No longer required to be in 4-H or FFA


Last updated 7/11/2023 at 12:33pm

PASCO — An old organization is making a comeback in Washington state, bolstered by woke shifts in Washington State University Extension Office’s 4-H and school-based Future Farmers of America programs.

Washington State Grange, founded in 1889, is now providing an alternative way for rural families to participate in fairs statewide.

Grange is a rural organization that unites rural families with agricultural programs, community halls and activities, and more statewide.

The Benton-Franklin Fair in Kennewick was initially hesitant to allow junior grangers to participate in fairs outside of 4-H and...

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