Ag Life

Wed
17
Jul

Grain Place Foods keynote focused on fixing food problems

On a sultry, sunny Saturday many interested individuals gathered at Grain Place Foods near Marquette for the farm’s annual field day. Those in attendance included organic farmers, product producers, hopefuls in the field of organic food, local and fresh food bloggers and more.
After a widely attended tour of both the fields and the factory, David Vetter and his brother led the group to an organic lunch and highly anticipated keynote speaker -- Bob Quinn.

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Wed
10
Jul

Obermier family corn planter more than a tradition

It’s not so much about the three (or more) generation old corn planter itself that puts sweet corn in the soil for the Obermier family. It is about the long standing tradition that surrounds the planter -- one of gathering, family and questionable functionality of getting seed into the soil.
The history of the planter as the Obermiers’ know it started before they moved to Hamilton County in 1971, according to grandmother and matriarch Kathy Obermier.

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Wed
10
Jul

‘Dreaming of a Vetter World’ documentary to air Sunday at 12th Street Cinema

The Hamilton County premiere of the documentary film, “Dreaming of a Vetter World” will be held Sunday at the 12th St. Cinema in Aurora.
The film’s main subject, organic farmer and Grain Place Foods CEO David Vetter, will be on hand for questions and conversation with guests Bob Quinn, Liz Carlisle, and others. This special screening happens the day after the annual Grain Place field day, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Wed
10
Jul

Hamilton County Fair update

After careful consideration and consultation, the Hamilton County Agricultural Society has implemented several important changes for livestock exhibitors for the 2019 Hamilton County Fair.
Update to changes impacting livestock exhibitors include bedding, check in and personal equipment.

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Wed
03
Jul

HPC given world-class opportunity to share ag insight

In what was touted as a world-class and highly prestigious opportunity, High Plains Community School FFA leaders hosted the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Friday to showcase their incorporation of agriculture and education.
The Mendela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the U.S. government’s Young African Leaders Initiative. The fellowship consists of fellows from all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This year the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was selected to host a group of 25 African leaders throughout their tour.

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Wed
26
Jun

E15 sales seen as good news for Aurora Cooperative

Phil Smith, director of petroleum procurement and lubricants at the Aurora Cooperative, provided key insight into the world of ethanol during a recent Aurora Rotary Club meeting.
This is a timely presentation in light of President Trump’s recent approval of year-round E15 sales.
“We’re proud supporters of local ethanol gasolines,” Smith began. “It’s very important to us to be a part of that chain of higher octane, cleaner burning, locally grown fuels. It’s great for the communities. It’s great for Nebraska.”

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Wed
19
Jun

Bish highlights benefits of now-legal hemp production

Nebraska lawmakers approved a bill this session that will permit the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp in Nebraska.
Giltner resident Andrew Bish of Bish Enterprises has been a supporter of the hemp industry for many years and is now looking at the future of what he believes hemp can do for Nebraska, farmers and his own business.
“I think this is an exciting time for hemp,” Bish said.

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Wed
12
Jun

Giltner farmer Ron Hunnicutt wins trip of a lifetime

Giltner farmer Ron Hunnicutt didn’t expect much when he entered an online drawing as part of Agronomy Week 2019, sponsored by DEKALB seed.
Generally, Hunnicutt doesn’t enter things like that, but this time he did on a whim.
“I guess I had sent one (a contest entry) to DEKALB a year ago and gotten some hats and different stuff and I thought, well, you know, maybe I’ll get a cooler or something out of this,” Hunnicutt said.

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Tue
04
Jun

Experts weigh in on submerged crops, outlook

With the recent onslaught of rain and cooler weather, it comes as no surprise that Hamilton County has been left with standing water in fields and questions regarding survivability of planted crops, the planting timeline itself and what it means for the future of this agricultural season. However, just because the ground is soggy doesn’t mean the experts are labeling this season a disaster, even if it does make them nervous. Detailed report in this week's News-Register.

 

Tue
28
May

Like-new Oliver grain drill among changes at ag museum

Opened fresh for the season in the beginning of April, the Wesley Huenefeld Agriculture Museum located behind Aurora’s Plainsman Museum is home to a host of improvements, new pieces of the past and an updated look.
Despite getting ready to celebrate its 33rd birthday, the ag museum has a lot going on behind the scenes. Staff and volunteers haven’t slowed down updating and keeping things fresh since its inception, including a new round of crops planted out front by Val Oswald and his grandchildren.
“It’s always gone through changes,” said Executive Director Tina Larson. “But, right now we’ve had all brand new lighting put in through the whole exhibit area and currently we are in the process of having a brand new roof put on because leaks have been a problem for many years now. This will take care of that situation.”

 

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