Agriculture

Wed
12
Apr
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Flint Hills Resources donates to SPS programs

Flint Hills Resources of Fairmont made a donation of just over $1,500, to both the agriculture and industrial arts departments at Sutton High School, to help with the purchase of safety equipment in both programs. Shown with students in each program at SPS is Kim Fuglestad on the left and Lynn Jasnoch, far right . Sutton educators for both departments include Jessie Bower in the agriculture department and Steve Ramer in the industrial arts department.

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Wed
05
Apr
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Aggies dig landscape challenge in Utah

The mountainous beauty at Provo, UT, inspired an agricultural trio from Nebraska in a unique test of their collegiate training.

Three students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis ranked 16th of 57 college teams, which competed in the 2017 National Landscape Collegiate Plant Installation last Friday.

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Wed
29
Mar
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Clay Co. hosts 4-H open house

Tuesday, March 21, the Clay County Extension Office hosted a 4-H open house for those currently involved in 4-H, and for those who are wanting to go into 4-H. A number of exhibits were open for kids and families to stop at and participate in. There was also a selection of farm animals for the attendees to visit.

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Wed
22
Mar
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National Ag Week at NCTA

BY DEAN RON ROSATI, PHD

Greetings from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, home of the NCTA Aggies and future leaders in American agriculture.

This week is National Agriculture Week and Nebraskans join the nation’s consumers in recognizing the 2017 theme, “Agriculture: Food for Life.”

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Wed
15
Mar
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Spring activities blooming for farmers

Over the past few weeks, farmers have taken to the fields to disc the land in preparation for planting season. On the other end of the spectrum, mama cows have been welcoming calves, also over the last few weeks, keeping farmers and their families busy.

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Wed
08
Mar
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Clay County 4-H Alumni – Raise your hand

In 4-H, they believe in the power of America’s youth to succeed in life; however, only one in three kids says they have the skills they need to handle what life throws their way.

That’s why 4-H created “Raise your Hand.” A nationwide call to action for alumni to “raise your hands” to empower our nation’s youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

This spring, Nebraska 4-H is asking alumni to raise their hands. They believe that every child deserves the chance to succeed. If you’re a 4-H alumni or know someone who is, we’re asking for your help in spreading the word. Together, we can help 4-H provide the hands-on learning that empowers kids across America with the skills to handle what life throws at them.

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Wed
01
Mar
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4-H workshop teaches kids to use their minds

Holli Weber, with the Clay County Extension Office, had one task for the young entrepreneurs at Sandy Creek and Harvard—make something that made a difference. At Sandy Creek, she told the kids to invent a product that could be used for a game in which two players had broken arms. At Harvard, she told the kids to invent a product that could be used by any animal so that the pet could get exercise.

 

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Wed
22
Feb
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Sutton FFA auctioning for a cause

During the annual Sutton FFA Appreciation Night, Sunday, Feb. 19, Colt Pope, standing far left, auctions off a cake FFA member Logan Majors, right, shows off to potential buyers at the conclusion of the meal. All proceeds from the auction will go toward fixing the sidewalk in front of the Sutton Historical Society. Also pictured is Sam Nuss, center, and Maddie Nuss, behind the podium.

 

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Wed
15
Feb
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Free Workshop for Farmers, Ranchers on Feb. 23

The Nebraska Beginning Farmer and Rancher Network Farm Succession Series. A workshop on Farm and Ranch Business Succession and Estate Planning.

You are welcome to attend a free workshop on business succession and estate planning for farm and ranch owners, families and beginners. The workshop will be held in St. Paul, Feb. 23, 2017, at the St. Paul Civic Center.

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Wed
08
Feb
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Women in Agriculture conference registration opens

By HALEY STEINKUHLER

Nebraska women will learn how to plan and make better business decisions for farms, ranches, communities, families and themselves at the 32nd Women in Agriculture Conference, Feb. 23-24, at the Kearney Holiday Inn Conference Center, 110 S. Second Ave., in Kearney.

The Women in Agriculture Conference is one of the longest-running women’s conferences of its kind in the country. The theme of the 2017 conference is “Women in Agriculture: The Heart of the Farm,” and features a variety of workshops and speakers.

Conference keynote speaker Ron Hanson, emeritus professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss “Continuing the Nebraska Legacy of Family Farming and Ranching” on Feb. 23. The talk will explore the importance and urgency of developing and implementing a succession plan for family farm and ranch operations. The talk is sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.

 

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