Agriculture

Wed
08
Jul
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Traudt Hog Confinement Open House Showcases Facility

The hog confinement center, owned by Walt Traudt, located just a few miles north of Clay Center along Highway 14, hosted an open house on Tuesday, June 30. Attendees could enjoy food while viewing the facility and also talk with others about the process and what everything does.
 
Wed
01
Jul
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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report LINCOLN, NE, June 29, 2015 For the week ending June 28, 2015. Rainfall of one inch or more was recorded in portions of north central Nebraska as well as southeastern areas, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged near normal. Storms brought hail to parts of the Panhandle. Irrigation activities were underway with pipe being laid in southern counties and pivots running in others.
 
 
Wed
17
Jun
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Regional Dairy Goat Show Held Saturday

Goat showmanship winners, from left: Senior Champion winner Kelsie Robinson of Adams County; Intermediate Champion Corianna Kubicek of Lancaster County; Intermediate Reserve Champion Morgan Menke of Clay County; Junior Champion Aidenny Gregory-Watson of Clay County; and Junior Reserve Champion Andralyn Lancaster of Clay County. -CCN Photo by Ashley D. Swanson
 
Wed
03
Jun
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A Little Play Time in the Pond...

Cattle enjoy a dip in this pond south of Highway 41 along Road W last week. The calves shown in the water seemed to have a little playful spunk in them as they danced around in the water.
 
 
Wed
20
May
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After the Storm...

On Sunday, various rainstorms hit the north side of Clay County, bringing with them strong winds, chilly temperatures, and thunder and lightning. After each storm, large dark cloud formations filled the sky and, for the most part, blocked out the sun for the remainder of the day.
 
Wed
20
May
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JENNY’S REESources

Avian Influenza: Dr. Sheila  Purdum, Nebraska Extension Poultry Specialist, asked us to share the following information about avian influenza. Unfortunately, Nebraska has HPAIH5N2 in a commercial flock of laying hens in Dixon County. This is the same virus that has been infecting turkeys in MN and WI and laying hens in the state of IA for the past three months. It is a deadly flu virus to poultry, killing as many as 90 percent of the flock within three days of the first symptoms. The  major source of the virus has been migrating waterfowl, but it is believed to be airborne, now traveling on numerous vectors  o include people’s clothing, 
 
Wed
13
May
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Clinton Griess Joins AgVenture Team as Yield Specialist

Clinton Griess of Hampton, NE, is putting his agronomic and seed experience to work for AgVenture of Nebraska (AVN) Seed Partners. Griess will provide professional seed services and access to AgVenture® brand seed products to area farmers as an AgVenture Yield Specialist.
 
Wed
06
May
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Sandy Creek FFA Announces New Officers

Nine seniors hung up their blue jackets for the final time at the Sandy Creek FFA Banquet on Friday, May 1. The night began with opening ceremonies presented by the officer team and a welcome address from Emmet Caldwell. After the meal, one of the first awards presented was the Star Greenhand Award. Each year, this award is presented to the most active first year member who has shown leadership and has a strong, supervised agricultural experience. This year, the award was earned by Bayley Cox.

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Wed
29
Apr
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Minute Milkers 4-H Elect New Officers

The Minute Milkers 4-H Club met on April 7, 2015, at 4 p.m., in Fairfield at the fire hall. Hannah McDaniels opened our meeting as the acting president with the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H pledge.
 
Wed
22
Apr
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UNL-Extension Teaches Proper Veggie Planting During Gardening Workshop

A small crowd filled numerous tables for the Vegetable Gardening Workshop at the Clay County Activities Building on April 16. Participants grabbed a plate of food and were ready to go a little after 5:30 p.m. Nebraska Extension Educator Elizabeth Killinger was the speaker, and the main items she discussed included the benefits of gardening; methods of gardening; plant selection; transplanting; raised beds for vegetable crops; and common garden pests, diseases and problems.

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