Ag Life

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.
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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.

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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.

Wed
20
Apr

Hamilton County planting season underway

Farmers across the state are gearing up for their individual planting seasons. There can be differences from year to year that each producer may have to deal with, but the similarities are difficult to escape.
“Anytime now I'll start planting,” said Giltner farmer Steve Obermeier. “I think all of us know that if we don't do a good job getting the seed in and getting it planted then our yields are affected. The whole year depends on the planting.”

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Wed
13
Apr

Kinsey’s Kanning seals its success

Young teenagers nowadays have a plethora of information and technology at their fingertips, allowing them to break free from the bounds of a traditional world and into that of a new age millennium.
Fourteen-year-old Kinsey McClain has had a different perspective on what a teenager is able to accomplish by holding onto her family's long standing tradition of canning with her business, Kinsey's Kanning.

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Wed
06
Apr

Corn projected for 6% increase in 2016

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the prospective plantings report Thursday, revealing corn planted areas in 2016 are estimated at 93.6 million acres, which is up 6 percent from last year.
Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
30
Mar

Building consumer trust through transparency

Transparency -- the producer’s response tends to be ‘we have nothing to hide, but it’s none of your business.’  
Charlie Arnot, chief executive officer at The Center for Food Integrity, said producers need to get past the ‘it’s none of your business part’ of their operations in order to build consumer trust consumer; something that has become vital to the future success of agriculture.

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