Ag Life

Wed
19
Sep

Husker Harvest Days speaker sees hope for soybeans

One of the many highlights over the three-day course of this year’s Husker Harvest Days was a presentation by Farm Futures senior grain market analyst Bryce Knorr on the “Grain Market Place Outlook for 2018.”
“When I started this series of presentations about a month ago for a marketing club down in Illinois the title was ‘Big Crops and Tariff Troubles,’” Knorr began. “Then I got a little bit more optimistic and said ‘Back to the Brink.’ Now, it’s probably ‘Big Crops, Tariff Troubles? Back to the Brink?’ A lot of questions.”
Some of the questions Knorr posed in his presentation, which he would later cover in detail.

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Wed
12
Sep

Nebraska honeybees crucial to local ecosystems

Honeybees have had a long road of negative stereotypes, but the reality is that they are a very important part of the ecosystem and without them, the world would look and operate a lot differently.
“About 60 percent of what we eat is directly or indirectly impacted by the honeybee,” said Brian Nilson, avid beekeeper and teacher of bee classes at Central Community College.

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Tue
04
Sep

Area farmers learn history of corn

Kicking off the Nebraska Corn Board’s Hamilton County plot tour, Steve Jacobsen introduced individual seed company representatives who then stepped forward to speak about their specific hybrids and the benefits they possess. Area corn growers had the opportunity to hear from several seed representatives and learn more about their variety of 110 to 119 day products -- all planted for observation on the Mike Oswald farm approximately four miles west of Aurora.

See this week's ANR for full report.

 

Wed
22
Aug

Davies family farm celebrates 100 years of history

The Davies family farm was another one of four Hamilton County families that received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award during Thursday festivities at the Hamilton County Fair.
The Davies family was presented with the award, which honored their family and farm for an extended stay in Hamilton County.

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Wed
15
Aug

Meyer family farm, four generations of history

Thursday night at the Hamilton County Fair welcomed a special moment for the Meyer family. There the Meyers were presented with the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award, honoring their family for 100 years of farm ownership.
Eligibility for this award included a minimum of 40 acres that continues to operate as a farm or ranch, the same family having continuously owned for a minimum of 100 years and ownership having been passed down from the original buyer through family, marriage or adoption.

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Wed
08
Aug

Janzen visits capitol as part of leadership program

Aurora native Evan Janzen took time off of his busy summertime schedule to visit Washington, D.C. as part of a group of leaders selected by the Nebraska Corn Board to attend the annual Corn Congress.
“It’s a summer meeting every year with the National Corn Growers Association,” Janzen said.

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Wed
01
Aug

Detasseling starts, ends early for this season’s workers

The 2018 detasseling season, a usual two to three week process, is currently in its final stages of clean up and for some, already complete.
“Usually, we’re done in about an 18 to 20 day range,” said Bill Hunter, Syngenta Seeds plant manager.
In past years, detasseling got its start around mid-July and ended towards the end of the month or the beginning of August. Apart from the typical, this year the process started even sooner for almost everyone involved due to unusually early warm temps, early planting and the high amount of rain received -- all key players in making corn grow.

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Wed
25
Jul

Grain Place field tour, farm day showcase organic

Kyle Garner, CEO of Organic India, was the featured speaker at the 25th annual farm tour and field day hosted by Grain Place Foods July 14. He posed a question to the audience, asking how a regenerative agriculture model that has gained traction in India could be applied to the food system in the United States.
“I am here because I believe in this idea and there is a discussion I wanted to get started about how we rebuild the food system, here and abroad, based on a model of empowering and working with small family farmers and creating an environment where people can make a living -- a good quality living -- while providing healthy and more nutritious food,” Garner began.

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Wed
18
Jul

Upkeep of county fairgrounds a Parker family task

Though relatively new to the groundskeeping job at the fairgrounds, the Parker family said that they always wanted to do it.
“We were totally like ‘We want to do it,’” said Amber Parker, mother of the Parker clan and head groundskeeper.  “There was no question. I mean it was ‘We want it, we’re going to do it.’”
Amber and her husband Brad took up the position officially in April. The couple admitted that it was, and still is, a learning process. Luckily, the pair receives help from multiple directions.

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Wed
11
Jul

List of fairgrounds improvements points toward success, enjoyment this year

With the Hamilton County Fair just a few weeks away, it is to no surprise that many renovations and improvements are being made to the entirety of the fairgrounds.
Allen Charlton, one of many directors on the Hamilton County Fair Board, proudly named off all the big-ticket changes that have been made so far, as well as a few that are still underway.

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