Ag Life

Wed
03
Jul

HPC given world-class opportunity to share ag insight

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In what was touted as a world-class and highly prestigious opportunity, High Plains Community School FFA leaders hosted the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Friday to showcase their incorporation of agriculture and education.
The Mendela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the U.S. government’s Young African Leaders Initiative. The fellowship consists of fellows from all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This year the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was selected to host a group of 25 African leaders throughout their tour.

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

 

Wed
26
Jun

E15 sales seen as good news for Aurora Cooperative

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Phil Smith, director of petroleum procurement and lubricants at the Aurora Cooperative, provided key insight into the world of ethanol during a recent Aurora Rotary Club meeting.
This is a timely presentation in light of President Trump’s recent approval of year-round E15 sales.
“We’re proud supporters of local ethanol gasolines,” Smith began. “It’s very important to us to be a part of that chain of higher octane, cleaner burning, locally grown fuels. It’s great for the communities. It’s great for Nebraska.”

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

 

Wed
19
Jun

Bish highlights benefits of now-legal hemp production

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Nebraska lawmakers approved a bill this session that will permit the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp in Nebraska.
Giltner resident Andrew Bish of Bish Enterprises has been a supporter of the hemp industry for many years and is now looking at the future of what he believes hemp can do for Nebraska, farmers and his own business.
“I think this is an exciting time for hemp,” Bish said.

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

Wed
12
Jun

Giltner farmer Ron Hunnicutt wins trip of a lifetime

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Giltner farmer Ron Hunnicutt didn’t expect much when he entered an online drawing as part of Agronomy Week 2019, sponsored by DEKALB seed.
Generally, Hunnicutt doesn’t enter things like that, but this time he did on a whim.
“I guess I had sent one (a contest entry) to DEKALB a year ago and gotten some hats and different stuff and I thought, well, you know, maybe I’ll get a cooler or something out of this,” Hunnicutt said.

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

Tue
04
Jun

Experts weigh in on submerged crops, outlook

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With the recent onslaught of rain and cooler weather, it comes as no surprise that Hamilton County has been left with standing water in fields and questions regarding survivability of planted crops, the planting timeline itself and what it means for the future of this agricultural season. However, just because the ground is soggy doesn’t mean the experts are labeling this season a disaster, even if it does make them nervous. Detailed report in this week's News-Register.

 

Tue
28
May

Like-new Oliver grain drill among changes at ag museum

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Opened fresh for the season in the beginning of April, the Wesley Huenefeld Agriculture Museum located behind Aurora’s Plainsman Museum is home to a host of improvements, new pieces of the past and an updated look.
Despite getting ready to celebrate its 33rd birthday, the ag museum has a lot going on behind the scenes. Staff and volunteers haven’t slowed down updating and keeping things fresh since its inception, including a new round of crops planted out front by Val Oswald and his grandchildren.
“It’s always gone through changes,” said Executive Director Tina Larson. “But, right now we’ve had all brand new lighting put in through the whole exhibit area and currently we are in the process of having a brand new roof put on because leaks have been a problem for many years now. This will take care of that situation.”

 

Tue
21
May

Anderson reflects on adventures of life, teaching

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“Teaching, you’re not in it for the income, you’re in it for the outcome,” Dana Anderson quoted. “I like that one.”
The seasoned ag and vocational education teacher at Aurora High School stepped away from his welding project in his school shop for a brief while to reflect on the past 38 years of his teaching career -- 35 of which he spent in Aurora. His unique, and somewhat lucky, path toward that position started many years before. Anderson reflects on his career in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
14
May

Range West Beef seeks to expand market, resources

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Luke Jacobsen’s family has been in the cattle business for more than 120 years, all the while remaining in or close to Hamilton County. Though a small veer in tradition, he created Range West Beef as a new calling for the passionate family.
“Our family has been involved with cattle for multi-generations,” Jacobsen said. “My great grandfather, he came to Hamilton County originally in 1872.” See full story in this week's Ag Life section.

 

Wed
08
May

Jeremy Brandt welcomed as Noxious Weed, Zoning head

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alized expertise may soon meet a new face on the Hamilton County county staff in Noxious Weed Superintendent and Zoning Administrator Jeremy Brandt. However, the Wood River resident is no stranger to the area. 
To read more about the county's newest addition, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Tue
30
Apr

Planting on track, rain won’t slow down local farmers

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Spring has finally sprung and it looks like Nebraska may have turned a corner with the weather -- for now. An excess of moisture and a typically temperamental season has some worried about what may happen in the coming days, but farmers seem to be calm and optimistic.

 

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