Ag Life

Wed
13
Dec

Vetter, Evans realign duties at Grain Place Foods

More than 40 years after returning to an organic family farm that has since grown into a multi-million dollar operation, David Vetter is handing off some of his duties at Grain Place Foods.
Vetter will retain his title as chief executive officer, though effective Dec. 1 Christian Evans has been named as president. The move is intended to allow Vetter more time to focus on the company’s core mission, which is to provide grain products grown and produced in an ecologically sustainable and socially responsible manner. Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
13
Dec

Nebraska Power Farming Show hosts local vendors

An influx of out-of state visitors to Nebraska in December wasn’t due to their interest in cold weather, but instead the focus of a few short days involving the second largest U.S. indoor farm show in Lincoln.
For producers, this means a lot of great products to check out and demonstrations to see, and for local companies it’s a way to showcase their products and get first-hand feedback as well.

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Wed
06
Dec

Area growers gather to brainstorm about on-farm research

On Nov. 27, a handful of area farmers met with Hamilton and York county Extension agents to brainstorm ideas for Nebraska’s On-Farm Research Network.
The On-Farm Research Network, now sponsored by both the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Soybean Board, was born from a merger between Quad County Research (York, Hamilton, Fillmore and Clay counties) and the Soybean Profitability Group around five years ago.

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Wed
29
Nov

Glyphosate-resistant weeds take over Nebraska

Weed resistances in Nebraska and their management have been a growing concern as UNL assistant professor and Extension weed management specialist, Dr. Amit Jhala, explained to a crowd at the Gateway Farm Expo in Kearney Nov. 15.
“All of you have at least some sort of weed problem that is not effectively controlled by a single herbicide,” Jhala said to the audience of producers.

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Wed
22
Nov

Schroeder inducted into cooperative hall of fame

The Nebraska Cooperative Council welcomed Rod Schroeder into its Hall of Fame last week, recognizing a lifetime of service to the cooperative system.
Schroeder, a long-time Aurora resident, said he was both honored and humbled with the prestigious nomination. He was one of two Hall of Fame inductees honored at the Nebraska Cooperative Council’s annual meeting Nov. 15 in Kearney, with the other being Fred Temme of Wayne.

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Wed
15
Nov

Corn Grower’s plot harvested successfully

Another year of testing hybrids against each other came to completion Nov. 7 when the Corn Grower’s Association’s test plot, located a few miles west of Aurora, was harvested.
Association representative Steve Jacobsen isn’t a stranger to how the plot is taken care of -- from planting to harvesting -- and explained why the acres are so important to Hamilton County farmers.
“Our hope is that it will give a flat result that is representative of what the hybrid really does in this area,” Jacobsen stated.

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Wed
01
Nov

Cates launches Irrigation Revolution venture

A Giltner man who grew up in an environment of ag innovation is launching a new product he believes will help farmers get rid of ruts in the field by replacing pivot wheels with a “revolutionary” track design.
John Cates, a 2005 Giltner High graduate, debuted his new Irrigation Revolution concept at Husker Harvest Days and said the initial reaction has been good.

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Wed
25
Oct

Hamilton County harvest picks up speed

Harvest is upon Hamilton County and with reprieve from recent rains the combines are rolling hard. Most area farmers have their soybeans out and are now focused on their corn acreage.  
“We just started corn and we are about 90 percent done with beans,” said Mike Bergen, who farms south of Aurora. “We were definitely delayed with the rains, but we are getting them out. There is still some mud in the low ends of the field that we’re going to have to go around, but we are able to get the majority of them.” Read more in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Wed
18
Oct

Aurora’s Ag Academy returns for second year

The Ag Academy at Aurora High School is back again for a second year under the instruction of Dana Anderson, providing students an opportunity to get a hands-on learning experience.
Students just finished the first quarter where they studied crop science, soil science, environmental science, crop harvesting, seed corn production, commercial grain production, ethanol production and weed and pest management. Each of the topics are supported by labs, field trips and speakers that visit the class.

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

 

Wed
11
Oct

Auroran focuses research on animal well-being

Growing up, Tami Brown-Brandl knew she loved math, science and animals.
That said, she thought veterinary medicine was the path for her, but when she realized that she didn’t have much of a liking for blood, she re-evaluated and stuck to taking all of the math and science classes offered at McCook Community College.

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