Ag Life

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.”

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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.

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Wed
26
Aug

Nitrogen management focus of UNL research project

It’s called Project Sense for a reason -- it’s all about the sensors.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Center held a Project Sense demonstration in York Thursday night.
Brian Krienke, Nebraska Soils Extension Educator, began the night’s program explaining the on-farm project.

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Wed
19
Aug

Tips for better weed management

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension center held its one-day soybean management field days event in four different locations this year with five different topics up for discussion.
The Aug. 12 session was held at the Jason and Dennis Bonsack farm near Alda, attracting anyone interested in soybeans from producers to ag lenders.

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Wed
05
Aug

Carrying on the Carlson family hog tradition

It is definitely a team effort when it comes to washing 30 hogs at the county fair, and that is exactly how the Carlson family gets it done.
A new generation of Carlson family 4-Hers herd four different pens to the wash area while the rest held clean out the pens, lay down new bedding and put in meals so the pigs can just walk into their pens after a bath.

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Wed
29
Jul

4-H horse show kicks off 2015 county fair

This year’s Hamilton County Fair unofficially kicked off Sunday night with a horse show north of Giltner, showcasing a small but enthusiastic group of 4-H horse lovers.
Though the start was delayed an hour due to Sunday’s intense heat and humidity, six young riders paraded around the arena on horseback, showing off their skills while also learning how to compete.

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Wed
22
Jul

Grain Place speaker: Scientific studies show ‘organic does matter’

The keynote speaker at last week’s annual Grain Place Foods farm tour said scientific study after study being released in the past year provides what she believes is convincing evidence that organic farming methods have long-term health and environmental benefits.

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Wed
15
Jul

Grain Place creates foundation to carry on legacy

Grain Place Foods’ annual farm tour included a tribute to the late Don Vetter Saturday with the announcement that a new foundation has been formed to carry on his legacy.
A visionary farmer who began implementing organic farming practices way back in the 1950s, Vetter planted the seeds on the family farm near Marquette for what has evolved into a multi-million enterprise known for both growing and processing organic foods. Don Vetter died in March of this year, and his family is now taking steps to ensure the company’s long-term future.

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