Ag Life

Wed
02
Dec

Livestock, 4-H carves the way for local teen

With 30 goats to choose from it can be quite the challenge for Delaney Schmer when it comes to picking only one to take into the ring with her during the national dairy goat shows.
“We take about 15 head when we go to a show,” Schmer said.

Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

Wed
18
Nov

Pacific Ethanol pleased with early performance

The new owner of the two local ethanol plants brought its entire board of directors and senior management team to town last week both to see its new Aurora assets in operation and to reach out to the community.

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

Wed
11
Nov

Corn hybrid yields higher than previous years

The Hamilton County Corn Growers hybrid corn plot, located west of Aurora on Highway 34, was harvested on Oct. 20, showing a significantly higher yield average compared to 2014. The plot is located on Mike Oswald’s farm and has been in the same area the last three years.

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

Wed
04
Nov

Community harvest efforts help local farmer

Aurora and the surrounding communities came together on Oct. 27 to provide the time and effort to complete an entire corn harvest for local resident Dale Steingard, who was severely injured in a car accident July 10.
Kurt Goertzen was one of the Steingard's closest friends and one of the three farmers who helped coordinate the powerful community effort.

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

Wed
28
Oct

Handrup at home in the combine

She’s a mother, a wife, a grandmother and also a farmer, wearing all of those hats simultaneously. Ardith Handrup has been helping with her family’s farm operation in many different roles for the past 25 years.

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

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.

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