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Women in Ag Conference celebrates 30 years (1)

February 27, 2015 — 

The discussion swings from hot shots to hot flashes, calving ease to grandkids, corn yields to cornbread recipes. At the Nebraska Women in Agriculture conference, all the topics focus on …

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American Fork Ranch earns Montana Environmental Stewardship Award (2)

February 25, 2015 — 

The Two Dot, Mont., rancher and manager of the historic American Fork Ranch pulled out a thick record book and opened it on the kitchen table. Each of the 57 …

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Fruita farmer awarded for dedication to growing agriculture (3)

February 21, 2015 — 

Omer Burenheide has dedicated his life to growing Fruita’s agricultural community. The Colorado native spent 31 years teaching agriculture classes and advising the local Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter …

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Extension Office beef cattle seminar on Saturday focuses on education (4)

February 20, 2015 — 

The goal is always education at Weld County Extension events, said 4-H Livestock Agent Larry Hooker. And Saturday’s Beef Cattle Seminar, hosted by the Extension Office and Weld County Livestock …

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EQUINE ELITE: Sandhills, Nebraska ranch makes top horses (5)

February 19, 2015 — 

With 90,000 acres in the Sandhills of Nebraska to cover, the Haythorn family needs horses that get the job done. Every job.Lamar is one of those horses. The judges at …

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Rodeo athletes announce the creation of new association (6)

February 19, 2015 — 

BOERNE, TX (February 16, 2015) -­The Elite Rodeo Association (ERA), an innovative new rodeo corporation created and owned by the top rodeo athletes in the world, is proud to announce …

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Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame touted by governor (7)

February 17, 2015 — 

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame was expressly recognized and complimented by Gov. Matt Mead during his recent State of the State speech in Cheyenne.Mead personally selected Russell “Pinky” Walter …

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Colorado Farm Bureau talks oil and gas, water at legislative conference (8)

February 14, 2015 — 

DENVER ­— It’s a new era for agriculture’s relationship with oil and gas. That was the message sent by the speakers at the Colorado Farm Bureau’s 2015 Legislative Conference on …

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Mont. State Water Plan finalized (9)

February 13, 2015 — 

The blueprint intended to guide water management in Montana for the next 20 years was presented to the 2015 Montana Legislature in January.The Montana State Water Plan is a guiding …

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DYNAMIC DUO: Black Hills Angus Association names Uhrigs top breeders (10)

February 13, 2015 — 

During the Black Hills Stock Show®, the Western South Dakota-based Black Hills Angus Association honored brothers Justin and David Uhrig as their breeders of the year at the annual banquet …

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Time of feeding influences time of calving (11)

February 12, 2015 — 

A majority of beef calf mortality occurs within the first two months of life. Supervision of first calf heifers and cows that need assistance is a proven method to increase …

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Pastor in the Pasture: 7 survival tips for cowboys on Valentine’s Day (12)

February 11, 2015 — 

Well fellers, it’s that time of year. The boxes of chocolates, the red hearts everywhere, and commercials with teddy bears and ladies’ unmentionables. February 14th is just around the corner …

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Northern Colorado buzzes with new, backyard beekeepers (video) (13)

February 7, 2015 — 

The annual introductory course hosted by Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association is a teacher’s dream. At 8:30 on a Saturday morning, the seats in Loveland’s Pullium Community Building are full, notebooks …

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Winter calls for focus on gestating cows’ health (14)

February 6, 2015 — 

For many ranchers, calving season is just around the corner. This means that cows in their final trimester of gestation are also battling winter weather. As a result, their needs, …

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Ranchers define buzzword on their own terms (15)

February 6, 2015 — 

It isn’t new. It isn’t scary. It isn’t propaganda.The term ‘sustainability’ may be a buzzword in today’s marketplace, but speakers at the 2015 Winter Grazing Seminar encouraged the audience to …

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Black Hills Ranch Rodeo Results (16)

February 4, 2015 — 

The BHSS Ranch Rodeo was a big success Tuesday night, Feb. 3, 2015, at the Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds. Results are as follows: 1st - Graff Ranch …

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Organizers call Colorado Farm Show a success (17)

February 3, 2015 — 

After three days of classes, exhibitions and visitors, the Colorado Farm Show at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, Colo., concluded Jan. 29 on a good note for organizers and …

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Does a January thaw mean wheat problems? (18)

February 2, 2015 — 

The recent, warm weather has been a nice break from the cold temperatures of early January, but is it good for the wheat crop? A couple of wheat producers were …

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Tribal ranchers regain South Unit leases on Badlands (19)

February 2, 2015 — 

Ranchers in the South Unit of Badlands National Park are breathing a sigh of relief. Their cattle will not be replaced by tribally-owned buffalo anytime soon. The Oglala Lakota Tribal …

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YOU CAN COUNT ON IT: Genex launches new evaluation to help producers determine a bull’s fertility (20)

February 2, 2015 — 

“Open!” It is perhaps the most-dreaded four-letter word in the language of ranching. Ranking right up there with bull sale day and shipping day, the day a rancher pregnancy tests …

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