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21st Century Makes Organizational Changes

Scottsbluff – 21st Century Equipment, LLC has made several organizational changes to strengthen its local decision-making management strategy. Owen Palm, CEO, of 21st Century Equipment announced...

 

South Platte NRD June Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) hosted their monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Ryan Reisdorff, SPNRD Water Res...

 

Farmers Market Open Saturdays

Farmers Market — Sidney’s Farmers Market vendors displayed their wares Saturday morning. Vendors are open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays until the first frost, weather permitting. The Farmers Market is...

 
 By Tracy Cooper    Community    July 1, 2020

Leyton FFA Celebrates School Year Achievements

This year the Leyton FFA Chapter tried some new activities such as Milk Quality and Cheese Identification contests, and taking a group to the Nebraska State Fair and Husker Harvest Days. These...

 

FFA Celebrates 2020 Graduates Through Forever Blue Network

INDIANAPOLIS – This spring, the National FFA Organization introduced a new online network to connect former FFA members and its supporters. The FFA Forever Blue Network, is a professional and personal development platform that allows former FFA...

 

FFA Rooted in Sidney

Greetings! My name is Chaney Peterson and I will be serving your community as the Sidney Junior High and High School Agricultural Educator and FFA Advisor. I am honored to help establish this...

 

Get Nebraska Agriculture Growing

Here in Nebraska, June is both Renewable Fuels Month and Dairy Month, so it’s a fitting time to talk about how we’re working to get Nebraska agriculture growing.  2020 has been another...

 

Nebraska Wheat Board Congratulates Marla Prusa

The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) would like to congratulate Marla Prusa for being selected as this year’s recipient of the Home Baking Association’s (HBA) Educator Award. Each year the HBA requests teachers, community leaders and youth leader...

 

Master Gardner Tips

Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle. These tips are relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and follow research-based recommendations. This week’s tips come from Vicki...

 
 By UNMC    Community    June 10, 2020

Ride Safely When Using ATVs

It may appear to be like a toy, but the power found in ATVs (all terrain vehicles) can quickly turn deadly when they are misused. In 2016, the Nebraska department of Health & Human Services documented 578 hospital emergency room visits due to ATV inc...

 

Straight Talk from Steve Erdman

This is the time of year when farmers and ranchers are receiving the valuations on their parcels of agricultural and horticultural lands. While most of these valuations have been fair and accurate, so...

 

Holy Cow

My cowboy had some horses consigned at a sale in Laramie recently. We always arrive the day beforehand to get stalls set up, horses put away, chores done and marketing material out. Driving long distances is always an adventure anymore with 4...

 

New Grass Drill Available at South Platte NRD

The South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) recently added a new No-Till Grass Drill to its lineup of equipment available for rent! The SPNRD has made equipment for conservation management...

 
 By Mark Watson    Community    May 9, 2016

No-Till Notes: Herbicide resistance

A growing concern across the country is the development of herbicide resistance in weed species to glyphosphate herbicide more commonly referred to as Roundup.  This herbicide has grown in popularity in crop production since it first came on the...

 
 By Mark Watson    Community    May 2, 2016

No-Till Notes: 7,000,000,000 humans

I’ve been looking through past articles I’ve written to select articles I think were important as we move forward in agricultural production. My time writing “No-till Notes” is winding down so I’m trying to select articles of importance....

 

No-Till Notes: 10 tips part 5, managing residues

I have been discussing in the past several articles important tips for continuous no-till crop production on dry land and irrigated acres. Managing residues begins at harvest with even distribution of the residues at harvest. I’m a big fan of...

 

No Till notes: '10 tips, part 4'

I’ve been discussing 10 tips for successful no till crop production and thus far I have covered choosing a good crop rotation, winter wheat as the most important crop for supplying a consistent amount of residues to make the rest of the crop...

 

No Till notes: '10 tips, part 2'

Last week I started off my 10 tips to successful no-till crop production with a discussion on crop rotations. I feel this is the most important consideration on your farm. Designing a crop rotation for you farm will affect your bottom line, weed and...

 

Wheat rust is on its way – be prepared!

Wheat farmers in Nebraska should be prepared to scout their fields for rust diseases, which have already been reported in several states to the south and are likely to spread northward. Wheat in Nebraska is affected by three primary rust diseases...

 

No Till notes: '10 Tips'

My time writing no till notes will be coming to an end in the near future, so I’m sharing with you some of what I consider to be the most important aspects of no till crop production in our area. The Panhandle No Till Partnership will continue to...

 

No Till notes: 'Dr. Kofi Boa'

I had the great pleasure of meeting and visiting with Dr. Kofi Boa at this year’s No-till On the Plains winter conference. Dr. Boa has undertaken an incredibly difficult and rewarding task in his homeland of Ghana, Africa. Dr. Boa is building soil...

 
 By Mark Watson    Community    March 7, 2016

No Till notes: 'Fortunate'

Over the past four weeks I have had the good fortune to travel to four regional conservation agriculture meetings. These meetings are all billed as no-till meetings in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska. What we have learned over the years is that...

 

No Till notes: 'Water Conservation, Part 4'

As I mentioned in previous articles we view water conservation on our farm as a systems approach to saving water. Thus far I have talked about utilizing no-till crop production techniques to minimize soil disturbance and adopting a dynamic crop...

 

No Till notes: 'Water Conservation, Part 3'

Water conservation in irrigated crop production has to be viewed as a systems approach to conserving water. As I stated in previous articles I think water conservation starts with improving the performance of the soil. Another key component to a...

 

No Till notes: 'Water Conservation'

I’ve been busy building my PowerPoint presentations for the No till On The Plains and High Plains No till winter conferences. I’ve been asked to speak about water conservation at each of these conferences. I’ve always thought that our limited...

 

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