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Nebraska High School Rodeo contestant finds balance between love for rodeo and medicine (1)

May 3, 2016 — 

Hannah Harwager is headed for big things in her life.The Nebraska High School Rodeo contestant has excelled in the classroom, in the rodeo arena, and now hopes to do the …

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BEEF MONTH: Tips for avoiding blotched brands during branding season (2)

May 3, 2016 — 

Branding day is often an anticipated neighborhood event for North Dakota producers.As pastures green and turnout approaches, many producers enlist the help of neighbors and friends for branding day.North Dakota …

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Baxter Black: Remembering traumatic experiences, from birth to now (3)

May 3, 2016 — 

Being born is a traumatic experience! I remember...no, I guess I don’t? It’s an amazing blessing that we can’t recall much about our first days of existence.That thought occurred to …

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Greeley’s Hanmei Hoffman learns about farming differences between China and U.S. (4)

May 3, 2016 — 

When Hanmei Hoffman tells her childhood friends she grew up to be a farmer, they can’t believe it.Hoffman and her friends all left the farm life behind in Putian, a …

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Greeley Blues Jam sod for sale, pickup in June (5)

May 3, 2016 — 

Sod from the Greeley Blues Jam is available for purchase. There are 40,000 square feet of sod for sale at 20 cents per square foot, according to a release from …

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Livestock judging camp to be in Curtis, Neb. (6)

May 3, 2016 — 

Animal evaluation skills and livestock programs at a mini “boot camp” will be featured May 25 at the NCTA Standard of Excellence Livestock Judging Camp at the Nebraska College of …

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Adams County to host first open horse show of season May 8 (7)

May 2, 2016 — 

The Adams County Open Horse Show Saddle Series will host its first Ranch Horse Show May 8. This show will include individual cow work, cutting, trail, horsemanship and ranch riding …

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Annual Royal Gorge Rodeo scheduled for May 6-8, offers rodeo, entertainment and more (8)

May 2, 2016 — 

The 144th Annual Royal Gorge Rodeo presented by the Canon City Rodeo Association is May 6-8. The event will feature a variety of events, like a mounted shooting exhibition, Mutton …

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Swift Foundation provides cash assistance to three Greeley schools, dozens of others across nation (9)

May 2, 2016 — 

Three Greeley schools and another organization that works with children in Weld County are among the more than 30 recipients of Bessie Minor Swift Foundation grants to promote literacy, reading …

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Markets — April 29, 2016 (10)

April 29, 2016 — 

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers continued mostly 5.00-10.00 lower throughout the week. The only bright spot was Wednesday when things looked to be turning around with a …

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National Drought Summary for April 26, 2016 (11)

April 29, 2016 — 

The WestParts of the Great Basin to central Rockies received 1-3 inches of precipitation, with amounts locally over 3 inches in Nevada and adjoining Idaho. Smaller amounts fell to the …

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Windsor’s Skyview School of STEM receives $60,000 GOCO grant for outdoor classroom (12)

April 29, 2016 — 

Skyview School of STEM kids entered the gymnasium class by class. They sat squirming on the gymnasium floor, waiting to hear the big news.Kendra Jacoby, Skyview’s gifted and talented teacher …

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Spring Planting Day in Belleville, Kansas gives gardeners the chance to learn (13)

April 29, 2016 — 

Eleven-year-old Jonan Bush, has a green thumb, even if it’s still little.He likes helping his mom plant new flowers in her garden. When the pair attended Spring Field Day April …

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Beef Methane Conference May 11-12 in Lincoln (14)

April 29, 2016 — 

Beef producers, extension educators, veterinarians and others in the beef industry are encouraged to attend the 2016 Beef Methane Conference May 11-12, hosted by Nebraska Extension. The conference will be …

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Ag Safety Day at Centennial Livestock Auction offers lessons about dangers on the farm, ways to avoid them (15)

April 29, 2016 — 

Agriculture and its many offshoots can be hazardous endeavors.Risks come during machinery operation, handling livestock and other animals, weather and more. To help warn and advise farmers and ranchers, the …

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Back Porch Farming: Fence Post editor and her companion gnome jump headfirst into growing vegetables (16)

April 29, 2016 — 

I’m going to start this off with full disclosure: I’ve never successfully grown anything.I killed a cactus houseplant once. I had a bamboo plant for a couple years, but only …

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Retired veterinarian finds way to combine two passions: Animals and kids (17)

April 29, 2016 — 

Dr. Charles Neumann finds two of his favorite things, animals and kids, wrapped up in one event ­­— high school rodeo.The retired veterinarian volunteers his time and expertise at the …

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Candy Moulton: With Joaquin Murieta story, author weaves entertaining tale from few facts (18)

April 29, 2016 — 

The legend of Joaquin Murieta is just that — a legend.Therefore, it’s not easy to know what is truth. It is certain that Murieta migrated north from his native Mexico …

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Lee Pitts: Too many don’t understand how hard being a farmer really is (19)

April 29, 2016 — 

To hear Mr. and Mrs. Urban Airhead talk, you’d think farming and ranching are activities we engage in for our own foolish pleasure. They talk about how much water we …

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For Orr Land Company, real estate in Colorado is about legacy (20)

April 29, 2016 — 

On the wall in Ed Orr’s office in west Greeley is a plaque showing the family’s cattle brands. His is pictured last, the latest in a line of Colorado ranchers …

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