Ag Life

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.

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

 

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.

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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.

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

Wed
04
Oct

A Day on the Farm

Fourth graders from Aurora Elementary got to experience all facets of agriculture Sept. 26 at a Day on the Farm hosted by the AACD ag committee at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
Bill Hunter, Phillips Syngenta site manager, said the activities give the kids, most of who live in town, a connection to agriculture. See print or e-edition for complete report.

 

Wed
27
Sep

Divots in Pivots program gets start on Giltner farm

A new conservation program focusing on restoring wetlands through local producers brought an audience to a plot of land just a few miles west of Giltner Sept. 20.
The land, owned by Gayle Marsh, is being used as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The Divots in the Pivots program is part of a partnership with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, the Upper Big Blue NRD and the Natural Resources Conservation Service department of the USDA.

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Wed
20
Sep

Farm safety -- a necessary priority with harvest here

With harvest just around the corner, it is the perfect time of year to spark a conversation about farm safety. That is exactly what Risto Rautiainen, professor of environmental, agricultural and occupational heath at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, hoped to do at the 40th annual Husker Harvest Days last week in Grand Island.

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Wed
06
Sep

Cooking with sorghum at the Nebraska State Fair

The first show during the Nebraska State Fair in the Raising Nebraska building, which is focused on teaching the public to better understand and appreciate the advancements, impact and global leadership of Nebraska agriculture, featured sorghum -- teaching about the advantages it has not only for livestock consumption but for humans as well.
Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board executive director Barbara Kliment visited the Raising Nebraska site Aug. 25 to share some of her favorite cooking recipes for interested viewers.

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Wed
30
Aug

Herefords take the spotlight in Hordville

Hereford cattle producers in Hamilton County had a chance to network with producers from around the state Aug. 19 and 20 at the Nebraska Hereford Tour that kicked off at Bar M Herefords in Hordville.
Bar M, owned and managed by Rich and Karla Person and Austin and Sarah Person, was established in 1991 on an acreage initially part of land purchased by Rich’s grandparents in 1946.

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

Wed
16
Aug

New solar project in the works at Berggren Farms

Solar power has long been viewed as the future of renewable energy, and it is now becoming a reality in Hamilton County.
The city has begun a solar project with the waste water treatment plant and a couple farmers in the area are beginning to use solar power to offset the electricity costs for pivots and grain dryers.

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

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