Ag Life

Wed
20
Sep

Farm safety -- a necessary priority with harvest here

With harvest just around the corner, it is the perfect time of year to spark a conversation about farm safety. That is exactly what Risto Rautiainen, professor of environmental, agricultural and occupational heath at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, hoped to do at the 40th annual Husker Harvest Days last week in Grand Island.

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Wed
06
Sep

Cooking with sorghum at the Nebraska State Fair

The first show during the Nebraska State Fair in the Raising Nebraska building, which is focused on teaching the public to better understand and appreciate the advancements, impact and global leadership of Nebraska agriculture, featured sorghum -- teaching about the advantages it has not only for livestock consumption but for humans as well.
Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board executive director Barbara Kliment visited the Raising Nebraska site Aug. 25 to share some of her favorite cooking recipes for interested viewers.

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Wed
30
Aug

Herefords take the spotlight in Hordville

Hereford cattle producers in Hamilton County had a chance to network with producers from around the state Aug. 19 and 20 at the Nebraska Hereford Tour that kicked off at Bar M Herefords in Hordville.
Bar M, owned and managed by Rich and Karla Person and Austin and Sarah Person, was established in 1991 on an acreage initially part of land purchased by Rich’s grandparents in 1946.

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Wed
16
Aug

New solar project in the works at Berggren Farms

Solar power has long been viewed as the future of renewable energy, and it is now becoming a reality in Hamilton County.
The city has begun a solar project with the waste water treatment plant and a couple farmers in the area are beginning to use solar power to offset the electricity costs for pivots and grain dryers.

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Wed
09
Aug

Summers are for horsing around at Bish Arena

On the southwest side of Hamilton County, bright lights shine just off the Giltner Spur for eight Saturdays during the summer and fall months -- showcasing some of the most entertaining playday races Nebraska has to offer.
The Summer Playday Saddle Series is hosted just outside of Giltner and provides high-flying equine entertainment. The event is run by local horse enthusiast Coleen Bish, who brought the competition known as Gymkhana to the area just a few years ago.

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Wed
02
Aug

Busy week of fair a highlight for many

4-H and FFA are a family affair, and the Bonifas family exemplifies that model through and through. Grant is a nine-year 4-Her and on his fourth year of FFA while Blaine is an eight-year 4-Her and a two-year FFA member. This was younger sister Morgan’s second year in 4-H.

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Wed
26
Jul

Six 4-Hers compete in Horse Show at Timberlake

Dozens of spectators and horse-lovers alike stepped out Friday during one of the hottest days of the summer thus far to check out the 2017 Hamilton County 4-H Horse Show at Timberlake Ranch Camp.
Six riders, separated into two different age categories, competed in various events. All of the competitors had an opportunity to showcase the lessons they had learned over the past year.

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Wed
19
Jul

Speaker says soil health correlates to human health

Jeff Moyer of Rodale Institute, located about an hour northeast of Philadelphia, Penn., made a visit to Hamilton County last week to offer words of advice on soil health and the benefits of organic farming practices during the annual farm tour and seminar at Grain Place Foods.
Moyer has been with Rodale Institute for more than 30 years.

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Wed
12
Jul

Aurora Coop demonstrates yield research

Aurora Cooperative’s agronomy division runs by the motto “Aurora Agronomy Knows Yield” and they make it a point to share the research they are doing on yields with growers.
The agronomy division organized Owners Acres Field tours Thursday and Friday to give farmers a first-hand look at the research they are currently testing on plots south of the ethanol plant.

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Wed
05
Jul

Detasseling to begin soon in Hamilton County

As the dog days of summer approach, so do the arduous days of detasseling. While it is hard to predict exactly when the corn will be ready to detassel, most will say that it looks like it will be right on schedule or maybe a little ahead.

“We are planning on starting around July 12 and hope to be done by the end of  the month,” said Bill Hunter with Syngenta Seeds. “The rain and cool weather around planting time was tough on the fields. We planted a couple days before the rain hit, but it didn’t really affect stands. Our stands are     right at 99.9 percent of   where we thought they would be.” See this week's ANR for a detailed report.

 

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