Ag Life

Wed
22
Jun

Nuss shares green thumb gardening expertise

When it comes to gardening, Pat Nuss doesn’t consider herself an expert, but she is, officially, a master.
Her passion for growing herbs and vegetables inspired her to earn the “master gardener” title through the Nebraska extension office a few years ago, and she now enjoys sharing her green thumb expertise with others.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
15
Jun

Volunteers vital to rainfall reporting organization

A rain gauge is something almost every farmer or weather enthusiast, depending on their motives, either curses or praises. Aurora native Keith Wasem lands in the weather enthusiast category and he uses his rain gauge for a little more than just coffee shop talk.
 Wasem, also known by his call sign hami004, is a rainfall reporter for the Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network (NeRAIN).

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Wed
08
Jun

Upper Big Blue NRD brings in new GM

Dave Eigenberg is settling into his new role as general manager for the Upper Big Blue Nebraska Resources District after taking over the office on March 1.
Eigenberg stepped in after John Turnbull's retirement, ending a 38-year career with the NRD. The NRD board and staff recognized Turnbull in January for his dedication to promoting the preservation and conservation of natural resources in the state of Nebraska and especially his leadership during his time with the Upper Big Blue NRD.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
01
Jun

Blaine the beekeeper

Blaine Bonifas’ new hobby came in handy during the last week of school on May 18 as a swarm of bees decided to make a temporary home in a net on the football field.
Word of the swarm got to Bonifas and during his P.E. class, his bee mentor Larry Keller and his dad, Greg, helped him capture the swarm safely into a beehive box.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
25
May

PPRI gives public tour of Sherman Ranch

Prairie Plains Resource Institute welcomed more than 20 visitors to the newly acquired Sherman Ranch Thursday as one of its first attempts to offer a tour of the 650-acre spread.
Executive director Bill Whitney and publications editor and SOAR Coordinator Jan Whitney brought the tour group out to get a look of some of the recent changes made since PPRI purchased the scenic property.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
18
May

Grass-fed beef practices alive in Hordville

A local farmer has kept his stance solid on his preference for raising livestock the way nature intended, avoiding the temptation to add growth hormones and GMOs in hopes of boosting his profits.
Rick Hammond has been a part of Hordville's farming community for the majority of his adult life and is no stranger to what it takes to raise a good head of beef.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Thu
12
May

Hungarian farmers visit High Plains FFA

High Plains Community FFA members were introduced to a foreign crowd April 29 as more than 20 Hungarian ag producers and leadership personnel visited the school.
The European visitors were brought to the school as part of a partnership with Orthman Manufacturing and Plains Equipment Group, which was created to expand and enhance the agronomy and FFA programs.

Watch for the full story in this week's edition.

Wed
11
May

Hungarian farmers visit High Plains FFA

High Plains Community FFA members were introduced to a foreign crowd April 29 as more than 20 Hungarian ag producers and leadership personnel visited the school.
The European visitors were brought to the school as part of a partnership with Orthman Manufacturing and Plains Equipment Group, which was created to expand and enhance the agronomy and FFA programs.

Full story in this week's edition.

Wed
04
May

From seed to prairie

There is so much more to the Prairie Plains Resource Institute than what can be seen in the little office located just off the square in Aurora.
The organization is considered a pioneer in the field of Nebraska prairie restoration which influences many more places and people than what are located here in Hamilton County.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
27
Apr

Lindquist devotes time to 4-H workshop

Even though the county fair is still three months away, it’s never too early to begin working diligently on the many projects that come with being involved in 4-H.
Giltner welder and shop owner Jim Lindquist has offered four weeks of his time to host a welding and metal working workshop for area 4-H members.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

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