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Nothing More Nebraska - 2021 State Fair 'Fun'

Grand Island, NE — The Nebraska State Fair opened with great excitement and anticipation. The gates opened and the grounds filled with fairgoers as State Fair Board Chair Beth Smith and Executive...

 

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVES:

Can winter field peas, planted in September and harvested the middle of the following summer (like winter wheat), work as part of the dryland cropping rotations in the Nebraska Panhandle? The question is being studied by the alternative crops...

 

Nebraska Farm Bureau Urges State's Congressional Delegation To Support Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

LINCOLN – Nebraska Farm Bureau is asking Nebraska’s three House members to support the Senate passed version of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act when it comes to the House floor for a vote. “Whether it’s good roads to move crops and...

 

Sidney High School Range Judging

Congratulations to these Sidney high students who attended the State Range Judging competition on September 29th in Valentine, Nebraska. Team members pictured include Emily Miller, Zoe Fornander,...

 

National Farmers Union Announces Campaign to Fight Monopolies

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 22, the National Farmers Union, a national organization advocating on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities, launched Fairness for Farmers. This campaign seeks to rally Americans to urge...

 

State Corn Growers Hire New Director

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) has hired a new director of grower services. Katherine Byrne brings talent and experience from her time as public relations director at Ag Valley Co-op and internships with the Nebraska Pork...

 

Threat of Tax Increases Concern State Farm Bureau

LINCOLN – Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors expressed its opposition to the reconciliation package that has been working its way through Congress, in a letter to President Biden and Congressional leaders this week. “Given what the...

 

Inaugural Graze Master Cattle Sale and Open House Nov. 13

PLEASANT DALE, Neb. – Del Ficke of Ficke Cattle Company just northwest of Pleasant Dale, Neb., and Ken Stewart of XL Ranch out of Cowley, Wyo. are pleased to announce they will be holding the inaugural Graze Master cattle sale and open house on...

 

Annual NRD Conference Focuses on Sustainability, Techonology

LINCOLN – Natural resources stakeholders and experts will be in Kearney for the annual Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Conference at the Younes Conference Center Sept. 26-28. The conference brings together NRD employees, directors and...

 

Master Gardner Tips

Volunteering at community gardens: With fall approaching there are many garden tasks to be completed and many community gardens in need of care, including the Scotts Bluff Court House front garden fall cleanup; removing tall grasses at the Guadalupe...

 

2021 State Fair 4-H Results

Sara Allard – Purple – Intermediate Beef Showmanship Sara Allard – Purple - Market Beef – Crossbred Steers Sidney Allard – Purple – Senior Beef Showmanship Sidney Allard – Purple – Commercial Breeding Heifers Calved March/April 2020...

 

Returning to the Farm Workshop Set For December 10, 11

Lincoln - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability and Nebraska Extension will present Returning to the Farm, a workshop series for families who are in the...

 

Kopriva Ag Ready for Business

Daryl Koptiva grew up farming. When he wasn't farming, he was custom harvesting. When he wasn't cutting grain, he was repairing machinery to get back in the field. Now he is offering his experience...

 

Master Gardener:

Some photography tips to capture great shots of your garden and landscape: Anytime is a good time to photograph something in your garden. But to improve your photography, early morning and late afternoon offer the best lighting of the day. Overcast...

 

UNL Conservation and Survey Division Appoints Dr. Mohamed Khail as Geoscientist in Scottsbluff

Dr. Mohamed Khalil has been appointed as geoscientist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Conservation and Survey Division (CSD), based at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in...

 

South Platte NRD Aug. 17 Board of Directors Meeting

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) Board of Directors (Board) held its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the South Platte NRD Conference Room (551 Parkland Drive, Sidney NE). Sydney Norris, Public Relations...

 

Panhandle Perspective: Managing Early Weaned Calves

This article and other research-based beef news are available on beef.unl.edu, Nebraska Extension’s beef cattle production website. Interviews with the authors of BeefWatch newsletter articles...

 

21st Century Hosts Ag Clinic

Joel Ahrens, Sidney Location Manager, delivers a presentation on the latest innovations in products and techniques and how these will help during this year's harvest at the Thursday, Aug. 19, "2021...

 

Nebraska Corn Board Elects Leadership During August Board Meeting

YORK – The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) elected four farmers to serve leadership roles at its recent board meeting on Aug. 19. The leadership roles are effective immediately and are yearlong in duration, with the possibility to be reelected. Jay...

 

Fortenberry, Thompson Discuss Future of Ag with University Leaders

LINCOLN — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, along with Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson of Pennsylvania, the ranking member of the house ag committee, joined university leaders on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus Friday for a town hall about the...

 

Nebraska Wheat Board Announces August Meeting

Lincoln — The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) will hold its next meeting Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE 69101. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT. During the meeting,...

 

On Nebraska Agriculture

Nebraska’s Third District is the number one agriculture district in the nation. This past week, I hosted an agriculture summit where I was able to engage directly with Third District producers to...

 

Panhandle Perspectives:

Student interns who worked in Nebraska Extension offices throughout the state this summer have gotten a taste of careers in Extension by putting on experiential learning programs for local 4-H...

 

Deuel County Fair Results

Static Hall Special Recognition Awards Ryan Cheleen: Home Environment - Pencil Sketch of a Tractor, Plant Science - Field Crops, Science and Technology -  Woodworking, Nailing it Together 3D Barn Lauryn Stanley: Plant Science - Desert Garden, Health...

 

Ricketts Appoints New Directors to Wheat Board

Lincoln, NE— Governor Pete Ricketts recently appointed Kent Lorens from Stratton as director for District 4 and Jared Sayer from Cambridge as director for District 5 to the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB).  Kent will be serving his second term as Distr...

 

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