Agriculture

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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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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
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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
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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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Sutton FFA Alumni hosts winter extravaganza

Sutton’s FFA Alumni Winter Extravaganza hosted a number of people for food, wine, beer and music Friday, Jan. 27. The funds raised from the event will be given to FFA members in the form of scholarships to attend Washington Leadership Camp. The event was catered by the Sutton FFA Alumni and refreshments were provided by Red Path Gallery and Tasting Room of Seward.

 

Wed
25
Jan
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Ice storm impact on plants

By Brandy VanDeWalle

As I drove into town this morning, I saw three trucks hauling tree branches out of town. When the ice storm was over, we had lots of branches of our own at our house that fell down and have to deal with. I asked Nicole Stoner, Extension horticulturist covering our region on information impacting the trees, so this week I’ve included her information in my column.

Many people do not like winter due to cold weather and the bad driving conditions such as snow and ice. Our plants are not much different in this respect; snow and ice can cause problems to our plants. The recent ice storm we saw covered our trees and shrubs in a thick layer of ice.

Wed
18
Jan
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Register soon for Farmers, Ranchers Cow/Calf College

By Brandy VanDeWalle

 

Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College at USMARC Jan. 31:

The annual Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College “Partners in Progress–Beef Seminar” will be held at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and Great Plains Veterinary Education Center near Clay Center on Jan. 31, 2017, with registration, coffee and donuts starting at 9 a.m.

The program will run from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. This program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension’s Farmers and Ranchers College and will feature several outstanding speakers discussing issues and management strategies that can affect the profitability of all beef producers. There is no cost for the event and the public is invited. It does include a noon meal, which means that early registration is necessary to reserve materials and the meal.

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