Ag Life

Wed
20
May

UNL Extension begins 2020 staffing transition

The Hamilton County Extension office will be going through a few changes over the next five years as part of the 2020 Extension staffing transition plan. The goal of this new staffing plan by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is for educators to still live locally, but serve regionally.
“They decided to target how many educators they want to have in each of the areas,” Hamilton County Extension educator Todd Whitney said. “It’s kind of like reallocation of resources. They still want to maintain a local Extension presence.”

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
13
May

Berthelsen utilizes hydroponics for basement tomato garden

Cal Berthelsen needed a hobby. The 87-year-old picked one up and is now able to enjoy growing things all year long.
Berthelsen’s hobby requires him to go down his narrow stairs to his basement, where a light shines through a door. For the full story, see this week's News-Register.

Wed
13
May

Corn growers make quick work of variety plot

Spring rains may have slightly delayed Hamilton County Corn Growers Association members from getting their variety test plot in the ground, but when the sun finally broke through Tuesday morning they made quick work of the annual project.
For the full story, see this week's News-Register.

Wed
06
May

Spring planting off and running

Rain and cooler temperatures had farmers anxiously waiting for the green light to begin planting, though seed was finally going into the ground last week as another growing season begins to take root.
Todd Whitney, University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension educator for Hamilton County, reported that farmers had to wait on planting this year’s crop, which could provide some challenges, both in the field and in the pocketbook.
 

Wed
29
Apr

Root Demand system touted as water, energy saver

Installation began last week north of Hampton on a high-tech ag product which some industry experts say could reduce water use by as much as 40 percent on fields not suited for pivot irrigation.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
22
Apr

Hampton seniors earns 10 State FFA Degrees

Hampton’s FFA Chapter did itself proud at last week’s state convention in Lincoln, coming home with 10 State Degrees, two State Star finalists and one State Proficiency Award.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
22
Apr

High Plains FFA chapter impresses at state

High Plains FFA teacher Tom Hofmann had 28 members compete in the 2015 state convention last week.
To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
22
Apr

Aurora FFA chapter competes at state

A total of 40 Aurora FFA members made the trip to the state convention last week in Lincoln and one team made its presence known right away.

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Wed
22
Apr

News-Register wins Service to Ag, Community recognition

The Aurora News-Register received 18 awards in the Nebraska Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, accumulating enough points to be named best newspaper among the state’s largest weekly publications.
The newspaper, owned by Kurt and Paula Johnson, received first place recognition in 9 of 42 categories, while finishing runner-up in six categories and third in three.
For the 10th year in a row, and 16th of the last 17 years, the News-Register was also recognized for outstanding coverage of the state’s leading industry by winning the Omaha World-Herald’s Service to Agriculture award. The newspaper’s weekly coverage was coordinated by news editor Tessa Burgener. In addition, the News-Register won the Omaha World-Herald’s Service to Community award.

Wed
15
Apr

Grain Place Foods hosts chefs for a seminar

The weather outside wasn’t ideal on April 6, but Grain Place Foods still hosted around 15 chefs and restaurant owners from around the state who were eager to learn how the grain used in their food is made.

To read more, see this week's print or e-editions.

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