Agriculture

Wed
23
Oct
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NEBRASKA AGRICULTURE UPDATE

Here is the latest data from the Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service, as of Oct. 20: This past week, there were six days suitable for fieldwork.

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Wed
23
Oct
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Sandy Creek FFA hosts harvest feed Oct. 17

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Sandy Creek FFA hosts harvest feed Oct. 17

Eleven members of Sandy Creek FFA helped coordinate a free Harvest Feed on Oct. 17 at area elevators: AGP at Fairfield, Aurora Coop at Clay Center, and CPI at Hastings. At least 130 meals were served among the three sites; at Clay Center, the group ran out of food within 15 minutes and had to purchase more supplies, losing count of the meals served at this location. The intent of this service opportunity was to show appreciation to local farmers, particularly in light of how tough the year has been.

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Wed
23
Oct
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Get the most from grazing corn stalks

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Get the most from grazing corn stalks

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My colleague and Extension Specialist, Bruce Anderson, recently provided some tips for grazing corn stalks which I’ve decided to share in the first part of my column this week.

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Wed
16
Oct
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ON THE JOURNEY: JULY - SEPTEMBER

ON THE JOURNEY: JULY - SEPTEMBER

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Nebraska FFA State Officers pose for a group photo while on a trip to Washington D.C. Pictured from left are: Weston Svoboda, Kooper Jelinek, Faith Santana, Megan Fehr, Savannah Gerlach, Luke Krabel, and Sam Wilkens.

Over the past 117 days as a Nebraska State FFA Officer, since my last column, I’ve been busier than ever before. I have been challenged, been pushed out of my comfort zone, and have been a leader of an organization that is so much bigger than myself.

Through all of this, I have become a better person, laughed until my stomach hurt with my teammates, and have bonded with FFA members across the State of Nebraska.

After Business and Industry Visits in June, the next state officer duty was attending the State Officer Summit. This event was held in Washington, D.C. My team and I bussed to the summit conference with the Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and South Dakota State Officer teams. We spent over 50 hours on the road during this trip!

 

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Wed
09
Oct
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Free ag law, farm finance clinics

Free ag law, farm finance clinics

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Free legal and financial clinics are being offered for farmers and ranchers at seven sites across the state in October. The clinics are one-on-one meetings with an agricultural law attorney and an agricultural financial counselor. These are not group sessions, and they are confidential.

The attorney and financial advisor specialize in legal and financial issues related to farming and ranching, including financial and business planning, transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, debt structure and cash flow, agricultural disaster programs, and other relevant matters. Here is an opportunity to obtain an independent, outside perspective on issues that may be affecting your farm or ranch.

To sign up for a free clinic or to get more information, call the Nebraska Farm Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.

Wed
09
Oct
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Building consumer confidence in ag through our youth

Building consumer confidence in ag through our youth

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This year 183 fourth graders from Fillmore Central, Shickley, Bruning-Davenport, Superior, Thayer Central, Sutton Christian, Sutton Public and Meridian schools participated in Ag Venture Day. A new session was on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles which Kylie Kinley, Thayer/Nuckolls Extension Educator taught.

It is increasingly important to educate not only adults, but also youth where and how food is produced. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy and everyone everyday uses agriculture products, yet agriculture is taken for granted.

As each generation becomes more distant from production agriculture, it is essential to teach youth the importance of agriculture and how their food is produced. Livestock Ag-Venture is a program that promotes the agricultural and more specifically the beef industry by teaching youth the importance of the industry and educating them on agricultural issues.

This annual educational program is hosted by the South Central Cattle Women in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Wed
18
Sep
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NEBRASKA PLANTING PROGRESS

Here is the latest data from the Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service, as of Sept. 15:

This past week, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork.

 

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Wed
18
Sep
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SC, Sutton FFA’s teach youth about farm safety

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Sutton hosted a farm safety day for elementary students at Sutton Public and Sutton Christian Schools Friday, Sept. 13. LEFT: Jaden Nuss teaches students about a sprayer. RIGHT: Hank Ehly, left, and Chase Clark, right, look at the different type of welds a person can do while learning safety about welding. Sandy Creek FFA members taught farm safety Monday, specifically focusing around the PTO shaft, as seen here. At the left, Parker Sintek draws where a PTO shaft is on a tractor and how it connects to a wagon/cart. At the right, Sam VonSpreckelsen, far left, Jason Brockman, center right, and Keifer Anderson, far right, demonstrate how the PTO shaft turns and talks about other areas of the tractor and why it’s important to steer clear of it while it’s on.

 

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Wed
11
Sep
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Trail rides, tractor drives & pulls

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Dave Beck makes his way forward during the annual tractor pull Sunday during Old Trusty.

Old Trusty kicked off the weekend with its annual trail ride, as seen below, and tractor drive, above, on Friday, Sept. 6. Here, Lynn Sorensen of Ong pulls out of the Clay County Fairgrounds, headed for Fairfield.

 

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Wed
04
Sep
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Growing trade with Vietnam, Japan

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To grow Nebraska, we must continue to develop new international partnerships and deepen our existing trade relationships. Trade missions allow leaders in our state to meet face-to-face with overseas buyers, government officials, and businesses. They allow our farmers and ranchers to tell the story about Nebraska agriculture and to promote their worldclass commodities firsthand. They also give Nebraska businesses an opportunity to showcase their goods and services directly to prospective customers. These personal connections help establish lasting relationships, built on personal trust, that open markets for our exports and bring jobs to Nebraska.

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