Ag Life

Wed
21
Oct

Aurora part of honeymoon holiday adventure

Australian newlyweds Regan and Janelle Bairstow stopped in all the big cities and did all the touristy things on their eight-week honeymoon in America.
Then they came to the heartland, where they felt grounded by their ag-based roots, even half a world away.

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

Wed
14
Oct

Wilshusen to represent High Plains in National FFA Convention

There’s a first for everything, and that continues to ring true for High Plains FFA member Bryce Wilshusen.
He will be the first representative from the school chosen to show livestock at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. in the upcoming weeks.

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

Wed
07
Oct

Ag Society seeking funds for new building project

The Hamilton County Ag Society, along with a building committee that was formed, is moving forward with fundraising efforts for a new building project.
“They approved our plans, so now we can start raising funds,” said 4-H Council president and building committee member Christi Aycock. “We have sent out letters to the foundation, the banks, all of the cattle owners and then we will go to other people.”

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

Wed
30
Sep

Ag Day brings Aurora fourth graders out to the farm

Fourth graders at Aurora elementary got their yearly opportunity to see how different areas of agriculture come together during last week’s Ag Day activities.    
Bill Hunter, site manager for Syngenta, handles the Ag Day planning and placement through the ag committee for the Aurora Area Chamber and Development.

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

Wed
23
Sep

Presentations at Husker Harvest Days focus on succession planning

Succession planning, it’s not something that most producers think about right off the bat. They are more involved with running the day-to-day operations -- not having time to look ahead to the future.
This year’s presentations at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island focused on just that, getting producers to think about where they want their operation to end up in the future.

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

Wed
16
Sep

Corn growers get updates on WOTUS ruling at plot tour

The Hamilton County Corn Growers held their annual seed corn plot tour Thursday at Mike Oswald’s farm west of the overpass on Highway 34.
There were 25 different varieties of seed corn in the plot this year with Pioneer’s P1690 CHR being the check. Each year the corn grower’s ask the company with the highest yielding hybrid from the year before to provide that same variety as a check.

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

Wed
16
Sep

Senator Friesen reflects on first legislative session at corn plot tour

Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen attended the annual Hamilton County Corn Growers plot tour Thursday, sharing some insight with producers on his first legislative session.
“I have always enjoyed working with the corn growers, and my time on the Corn Board was an extremely good learning opportunity for me,” he said. “It kind of helped pave the way for where I’m at today.”

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

Wed
09
Sep

Trailer demand prompts Timpte remodel

Three years after completing a $1 million expansion of its location at Aurora’s I-80 interchange, Timpte is upgrading its grain trailer sales and service facilities yet again.
Company officials announced plans this week to remodel the front office area, making room for additional sales staff to help handle growing demand. See this week's edition for the full story.
 

Wed
09
Sep

Ekhoff family forms new cattle 4-H club

Showing cattle at the Nebraska State Fair becomes a whole different “rat race” as opposed to showing cattle in the county fair.
“It’s a whole lot more competitive,” Morgan Ekhoff said. “It’s a longer process because they separate us out from FFA and 4-H here. Just a lot more stuff and paperwork.” For the full story, see this week's edition.
 

Wed
02
Sep

‘Livestock friendly’ a growth opportunity

Earning the designation as a “livestock friendly county” has special meaning for Hamilton County commissioner Gregg Kremer, both in terms of looking backwards in history and forward to the future.
Kremer’s uncle, the late Sen. Bob Kremer, co-sponsored the bill creating the Livestock Friendly County (LFC) designation, giving him a special, personal tie to the program.

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

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