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On the worst day of Greta Horner’s life, she was dressed in a burlap robe, waiting by the window for her husband to come home from work.The couple was down to one car. The other one was in the shop. She donned the costume for a play, set in Old Jerusalem, later that morning, part of vacation bible school at
Published: July 27, 2016
Barrel racing is an extremely popular event. The only event that generates more boisterous enthusiasm is Mutton Bustin’. Everyone loves to see a running horse, and the incredible equine athletes generate a tremendous amount of speed between barrels. When they get to a barrel, they turn without seeming to slow down and head off in a new direction. Go fast,
Published: July 27, 2016
Mike Gebes’ wheat is in the bins. Most years, that wouldn’t be remarkable, but it took 70 friends and neighbors just four hours to harvest his 270 acres—a job that neighbor Heath Morrison estimates would have taken Mike about a week.On Sunday, July 10, a neighbor’s field caught fire and Mike left his own field to disc a fire line
Published: July 19, 2016
In the world of rodeo, cowboys usually fall into one of two categories; rough stock riders or timed event men. Each looks on the other with suspicion. Bronc riders can’t imagine havin’ to drag a horse and trailer all over the country and ropers think bull riding is uncivilized.Jack and Russell entered the punkin roller at Bokchito, Okla. They were
Published: July 27, 2016
Janet Baker takes all of her grandsons on a vacation when they turn 10. Kason Baker is only 9, but he’s mature, she said. He was ready for the adventure early. They had just flown in to Colorado from Virginia. While Kason looked for dinosaurs hidden within the displays July 21 at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum, a much bigger
Published: July 22, 2016
The wheat harvest in the New Raymer area was going well. A massive thunderstorm July 17 changed that.“It was pretty devastating,” New Raymer wheat farmer Jim Mertens said of the storm. “It’s definitely going to affect the harvest because there’s only half as much wheat out there now.”Mertens grows wheat, corn and millet. Both the wheat and the corn were
Published: July 25, 2016
Current dry conditions make field fires a very real concern. Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist encourages folks to conduct maintenance checks before heading to the hay field to reduce the risk of fire.“Dry conditions this year have reminded many how quickly fires can ignite causing damage, destroying equipment, future feedstuffs and potentially putting lives at risk,” Erickson said.
Published: July 25, 2016
A letter to heaven addressed to Martha Ann Jones Hanks, aka, “Little Miss Martha.”Wow, Martha it’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 14 years since the cancer took you away. Then again, sometimes it seems like only a few months ago. I have so many questions for you and I bet I already know the answer to most of
Published: July 25, 2016
I love fan mail — especially fan mail that includes an absolutely great funny story from that occurred back in the days of my youth, or before. This piece of snail mail comes from ol’ U. Ken Belevitt, who either lives or used to live in Bird City, Kan., — a place where I’ve spent many a fine fall or
Published: July 25, 2016
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory diagnoses many kinds of illnesses throughout a given year, but the one witnessed frequently this past spring in cattle was lead poisoning.“Lead poisoning is the No. 1 poisoning we diagnose in the diagnostic lab,” said Gregg Hanzlicek, director of production animal field investigations with the lab. “This past spring, we
Published: July 25, 2016
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead a $20 million, Nebraska-based research effort to improve crop productivity.Funded with a five-year award from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, this new project draws upon a range of expertise in Nebraska. UNL is teaming with scientists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska at
Published: July 25, 2016
Dorothy Zabka collected things.a She had more than 40,000 pens and pencils, some with bright feathers extending from the end, and some with names of businesses and places she’d been etched into the sides. Many of these pieces of her lifelong collection still line the walls of her now-lonely office at Martin Produce.When Zabka saw people she cared for in
Published: July 25, 2016
Recently my family bought a camper. I was on the phone describing it to my mom, as she asked, “You mean, there’s a wall right there? The bed folds down – how?” So I said, “Hold on and I’ll FaceTime you.” In less than 10 seconds, I was giving her a tour via my iPhone. We were separated by 450
Published: July 25, 2016
Let’s compare two small towns and how their retail outlets do business. Town A has a population of 3,700 and is on a steady decline shown by a loss of 15 percent since 2000, and Town B has 990 residents with a 27 percent increase during the past 16 years. Both have an arts community, hard-working, diligent volunteers as well
Published: July 25, 2016
Common mullein is a biennial — two-year plant — on the C list for noxious weeds. The leaves are very fuzzy with tiny hairs. These plants send up a single flowering stalk. The yellow flowers have five petals. A plant may produce 100,000 to 180,000 seeds. Seed viability is 35 years to more than 100 years. Common mullein was introduced
Published: July 25, 2016
The animal pens, booths and stands at Island Grove Event Center are more than they appear — they set up a social space for Lauridson kids. The youngest, Sydnee, 8, said she and her friend, Carson, check out the booths and items for sale.That, and pick on Carson’s older brother.And Sydnee isn’t the only Lauridson who enjoys play in the
Published: July 19, 2016
In feast or famine, at least examine the game we came to play ‘Cause win or lose, it’s how we use the card that come our way... “Just let’er rain,” the rancher said, “We’ve built up quite a thirst. I know the low road’s plum washed out, the tank dam’s bound to burst. We’ll have to plant the wheat again
Published: July 19, 2016
John Schweizer has farmed in the Rocky Ford area since horses were used to pull plows. As a child farming next to his father, he watched crops shrivel in the fields when summers were hot and water was scarce. Even then, years before the farms around him were bought and dried up by municipalities during drought years, water was precious.Schweizer
Published: July 15, 2016
The 2017 Miss Rodeo Colorado competition was going to be Kelsie Winslow’s last. The competition is not open to women over the age of 25, and the Pierce native is 24 this year. For Winslow, this meant she had one last chance at completing a lifelong goal.She’d made some hard decisions, she said in a 90-second speech to pageant judges.
Published: July 19, 2016
Keenesburg farmer Marc Arnusch had barely started harvesting the wheat on his farm when he knew it was one of the best crops he’d see in his farming career.While that’s a relief for any farmer, it was bittersweet for Arnusch. “We’re going to need it,” he said. “We need to produce about twice as many bushels as we did a
Published: July 15, 2016
A hard-working, kind-hearted, black and white dog looking for a tank of water to cool off in is a familiar sight on many ranches and sheep outfits. Border collies are one of the most common dogs on livestock operations, earning their keep by saving cowboys, herders and horses many miles. However, in the competitive world of sheepdog trials, the talent
Published: July 19, 2016
Sometimes I wonder why I want to live in the country. In reality, living in town is a much easier existence — especially since we are just renting. The number of chores to do around here is relatively small. Other than the unavoidable and thankless tasks of dishes and laundry that are common in any home, there is isn’t much
Published: July 19, 2016
The Ochsner family is grateful. As they continue to inventory burned acres, bury dead cattle and try to put out a smoldering silage pile, they keep returning to how thankful and grateful they are. The Ochsner Ranch, a five-generation, family-run operation known for their registered Hereford and Angus bulls, was in the path of a wildfire that burned through eastern
Published: July 19, 2016
A signature from President Barack Obama is all that remains to pass a national labeling standard for genetically modified organisms.The GMO bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives July 14 with a 306-117 vote — less than a week after the Senate approved it, 63-30. The bill was proposed to create a national standard for GMO labels, instead of state-by-state
Published: July 15, 2016
While cows probably don’t wonder where their next meal will come from, it is a topic that consumes many ranchers’ thoughts year-round.Neal and Amanda Sorenson of Powder River Ranch, at Spotted Horse, Wyo., purchase hay most years. “We try to buy good quality hay that doesn’t have weeds, since we don’t want to bring in weeds to our ranch,” Neal
Published: July 15, 2016
Kansas State University was one of 13 prominent research institutions in the United States that joined the SoAR Foundation to call for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. “Retaking the Field,” a report released by this coalition, highlighted recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S. agricultural production is losing ground to China and other global competitors.“The
Published: July 15, 2016
It won’t untip a barrel or slip a wayward head loop around a neck, but instant replay gives rodeo athletes the chance to challenge a split-second judgment call made by the officials.The Elite Rodeo Association is the first to implement the policy, said their spokesperson.“This is the first time in rodeo that because of the use of cameras at each
Published: July 15, 2016
It’s hard to ignore an article titled, “Meat is horrible.” Written by Rachel Premack for The Washington Post, the op-ed opens with the line, “It may be delicious, but the evidence is accumulating that meat, particularly red meat, is just a disaster for the environment — and not so great for human beings, too.The article is riddled with so much
Published: July 15, 2016
I would like to make a deal with you. I’m not sure we have met, maybe, maybe not, but I’m ready to holler “calf rope!” Yep, I have reached the point where I would just love for you to call me, and heck, I’ll even buy your breakfast if you like. You can finally start barkin’ at me and just
Published: July 15, 2016
I recently received this email from a old rodeo aficionado friend this morning.“Milo, I have two tickets to the National Finals Rodeo next fall, but just realized I’m getting re-married that day and can’t go.”“If you’re interested in going in my place, it’s at St. Paul’s Church and her name is Gertrude.”Now that’s a real rodeo fanatic.•••A henpecked old farmer
Published: July 15, 2016
Did you see the news out of London’s Imperial College where scientists have found the cure for everything? An article in Nature Communications said that the scientists have genetically modified mosquitoes in the lab to produce sperm that produced 95 percent male offspring. By turning loose these modified mosquitoes they could eliminate all mosquitoes in a few generations because there
Published: July 15, 2016
Ever wondered why women like cowboys? Not even women understand why, but it’s been ever thus. Might be because on a daily basis, a cowboy goes off into the world of cow-care on horses, four-wheelers and in pickups to deal with animals weighing more or less a thousand pounds. While yon cowboy doesn’t aim to get kicked, gored, snake-bit, bucked
Published: July 15, 2016
How does a person decide when it’s time to retire from a chosen profession? Age can certainly be a factor — either because of infirmity or because of eligibility for social security or Medicare. Or, as I’ve been told a deciding factor can be when the job is no longer fun. At a recent gathering of Western Writers of America
Published: July 15, 2016
In a small town, it’s hard to get away with anything. The LeBlanc family knows this firsthand, as they not only live in the town of Fort Lupton, but their family has been part of the community for so long, even 83-year-old Genevieve can’t go to the grocery store without her daughter, Mary Ellen, finding out. Mary Ellen’s son, Cody
Published: July 15, 2016
A sunny day, mixed with a big crowd in a patriotic mood, was the recipe for big rodeo entertainment at the final round of the 2016 Greeley Stampede. Sunday July 3 brought some of the best contestants in the sport of rodeo to Greeley, Colo., to vie for a slice of the $307,698 pie. Among those contestants were a number
Published: July 15, 2016
The Greeley Stampede and 4th of July Celebration is now in its 95th year and it has come a long way from its early days as a festival to honor local potato farmers. Back then there were no PRCA Rodeos and or sold-out concerts. The Stampede has grown into a multi-day event and now bills itself as the World’s Largest
Published: July 15, 2016
Look out for the kids and livestock. Poison hemlock is all over the river bottom and spread from this area with the flood waters from 2013. All parts of this plant are poisonous. This is the plant that killed Socrates. Poison hemlock has carrot-like top growth and purple spots on the hollow stems. The plants can reach up to 10
Published: July 15, 2016
The hard clank of hammers, the beeping of heavy machinery and the sound of a shovel scraping filled the air July 5 at the Island Grove Regional Park.The Greeley Stampede, which brought at least 200,000 people to Island Grove between June 23 and July 4, is over. Carnies worked to tear down game booths and empty rides. Across the park,
Published: July 15, 2016
Brooke Fox was added to the National Western Stock Show Association’s board of directors.Fox is a third generation Coloradoan and is the president and CEO of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit that provides educational opportunities for youth and adults to connect with agriculture through educational programs, community projects and special events leading agriculture organizations. Before,
Published: July 15, 2016
Employees of the JBS meat-packing plant in north Greeley had a scare Wednesday morning as they were evacuated from the plant when smoke entered into the plant from a rooftop, said company spokesman Cameron Bruett. “Apparently, there was a bit of smoke that entered the plant from the roof area and we briefly evacuated out of an abundance of caution,”
Published: July 14, 2016
ERA or PRCA — what’s the difference? In one aspect, nothing. Both are pro rodeo associations — the Elite Rodeo Association and the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association — and are about competing in rodeo and winning money.As long as there’s letters involved — throw in the PBR (Professional Bull Riders), and WPBRa (Women’s Professional Barrel Racing/Women’s Pro Rodeo Association).However, the
Published: June 28, 2016
When the South Platte River flows high, Chuck Sylvester doesn’t get nervous. He grew up on the river. His family’s farm has been in LaSalle for 150 years. High water, low water — he’s seen it all more times than he can count.But he’s only seen the water rise higher than the doorknob of his garage once. He and his
Published: July 11, 2016
I finally collected enough first hand reports to answer the age-old question, “How do you stop a runaway mule?”Ace Reid said he had been invited to be the parade marshal in Uvalde. They sat him up in the seat of a good-sized freight wagon pulled by a team of big mules. Halfway through the parade the mules spooked and started
Published: July 12, 2016
The first national labeling bill for genetically modified organisms passed the U.S. Senate Thursday night.The bi-partisan bill was approved, 63-30, and creates a standard for food to be labeled if it contains genetically modified organisms nationwide. Previously, the decision of labeling was left up to states. Only one state — Vermont —has a GMO labeling law in effect, but several
Published: July 8, 2016
It was a 100-foot wall of flame herded by the Wyoming wind that chased the Bryant family off the mountain at 70 miles per hour. They left behind their home, heirlooms and three horses.When they came back, the only thing standing was their mailbox.“I cried, I screamed. I was angry. I had mixed emotions. But for the most part I
Published: July 11, 2016
Most rural Nebraskans have mobile and high-speed internet service at home, but gaps in adoption of these services still exist by income, age and education, according to the 2016 Nebraska Rural Poll.Seven in 10 rural Nebraskans access the internet using a cellphone, and eight in 10 subscribe to a high-speed internet service at home. The examples given for high-speed internet
Published: July 11, 2016
Two retired Big Timber sheepherders, Sven and Ole, make a daily trek to the Frosty Freez for morning coffee. They join other oldsters and exchange news. In the afternoons, two or three might meet for coffee at the Big T Drugstore. In hot weather, they sit outside at a wrought iron table. From this vantage point, they can eyeball passersby,
Published: July 8, 2016
Do you name your farm fields? Some operations number their fields, but we’re not that sophisticated. We tend to name them for various reasons. My brother has one called the Funky Field due to the fact that it was planted with Funk’s Seed Corn several years ago. Other fields were planted with the same brand of seed but this one
Published: July 8, 2016
Between caring for and showing livestock at 4-H shows, Cole and Jordan Halley spend their time with their family.They have each other and their parents, but it’s more than blood that brings family together for the Halleys. It’s 4-H.“Everybody that shows — even if you don’t know them — are family,” Jordan said.And it’s a family that grows every year
Published: July 8, 2016
“Oh say can you see?” Yes, gentle readers, I can see — sometimes a lot more than I want at times. There were those times in years past that it didn’t matter if I saw so much of what was going on in the greatest nation on the face of the earth. Today is so different.Our coffee shop conversations always
Published: July 8, 2016
In the May 30 edition of the Auction Exchange there was an ad celebrating the Midwest Auctioneer Roundup contest in Shipshewana, Ind. There were pictures of the winners, contestants and one precious little three or four-year-old girl with her hands covering her ears.My sentiments exactly!I’ve spent my adult life around auctions and I loved every minute, but I’m paying the
Published: July 8, 2016
A wealthy rancher wuz sitting around the kitchen table with his family on Father’s Day when he told his son, “I want you to marry a girl of my choice.” His son replied, “No, dad, I’ll marry the girl that I want to. One that I fall in love with.”The wealthy rancher told him, “It’s Ted Turner’s granddaughter that runs
Published: July 8, 2016
WELLINGTON — Susan Moore, who owns La Luna Dairy with her husband Jon Slutsky, has a daughter, but when she met with about a dozen farmers and Sen. Michael Bennet on Friday afternoon, she told a story of a different girl who grew up around the farm. She was bright — a straight-A student — and Moore said the girl
Published: July 8, 2016
The waving wheat in Kansas is yielding sweet results so far this season, with farmers and other experts reporting both high quality and quantity.“Harvest is 80 percent complete in Central Kansas and should be wrapped up (by June 26th) barring rain. Yields have ranged between 60 and 75 bushels per acre,” said Devin Schierling, sales and marketing manager at Team
Published: July 3, 2016
Every morning during the Greeley Stampede, Bennie Beutler and his crew wake up early to feed the more than 500 animals they brought to the event. None of the men eat until all the animals have eaten.Throughout the day, the rodeo animals, such as bulls, bucking broncos and roping steers get water and hay. They’re let loose in the arena
Published: July 3, 2016
After a jab about his jeans, Justin “Rumpshaker” Rumford had some questions for a crowd of 5,000 June 28 at the PRCA rodeo at the Greeley Stampede. The first was if his overalls made him look fat.“Do I look like Kim Kardashian in a cowboy hat?” he then asked. The crowd cheered and laughed. He knew they would. As a
Published: July 3, 2016
Fifteen years ago, Tina Waite was asked if she would be interested in putting on a ranch rodeo in Hugo, Colo. The Waite family already competed in ranch rodeos, since Tina’s husband, Daryl Waite, manages the large Withers Ranch in Hugo.So in the small town, they started the Colorado Championship Ranch Rodeo — the first ranch rodeo sanctioned by the
Published: July 3, 2016
The term “citizen soldier” applies to an army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers, like Vietnam War enlistees and draftees that served their two years and were released to go back to their previous life. It also applies to the National Guard.There is another group of citizens that I think deserve a similar recognition. The many thousands of
Published: July 3, 2016
Every Miss Rodeo Colorado has her personality on display as she meets fans of all ages during her reign. But personality isn’t the only thing that earned her the state’s iconic turquoise and silver crown. A big part of her title comes from her ability to ride.Every year, the Miss Rodeo Colorado competition is held during the Greeley Stampede, and
Published: July 3, 2016
In an effort to raise awareness about veterans’ issues, Tony Jones, a 54-year-old ranch hand and cowboy from Fort Pierre, S.D., recently embarked on a one-man trail ride from Fort Pierre to Washington D.C.He’s calling his journey, “The Quest for Constitution in honor of Vets: A 1,500 mile journey from Fort Pierre, South Dakota, to Washington, D.C.” Jones started his
Published: July 3, 2016
Jeremiah Ward was a cowboy, through and through. He loved life and he loved ranching and bronc riding. So when he was tragically taken at a young age, his friends and fellow bronc riders decided to pay tribute to him with a memorial ranch bronc ride.Now in its sixth year, the Jeremiah Ward Memorial Bronc Ride improves every year with
Published: July 3, 2016
The June Federal order benchmark milk price was announced by USDA at $13.22 per hundredweight (cwt.), up 46 cents from May but $3.50 below June 2015, and the lowest June Class III price since 2009. It equates to about $1.14 per gallon, up from $1.10 in May and compares to $1.44 a year ago.The half-year average is at $13.48, down
Published: July 3, 2016
She’s only 13, but seventh-grader Wacey Day of Fleming, Colo., made two seven-second runs to edge out 165 other girls in goat tying at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo June 25 in Lebanon, Tenn.Day, who competes for the Nebraska team, tied her final goat in a blistering 7.5 seconds to win the three-round aggregate by a full second over
Published: July 3, 2016
Vermont is the first state to require genetically modified foods to be labeled, but that law might be reversed, depending on a Senate vote that should take place in the next couple of weeks.The Vermont law requires a label on food products with GMOs, but a federal bill with loosened regulations compared to Vermont is still awaiting a vote. A
Published: July 3, 2016
Twenty years after her mom claimed the South Dakota High School Breakaway Roping Championship for the second time, Jada Maher, of McLaughlin, S.D., a soon-to-be-senior at McIntosh, S.D., captured the same championship in North Dakota.“My mom was a good breakaway roper and I’m following in her footsteps,” Maher said. “She’s the one person who really believes in me and knew
Published: July 3, 2016
It’s a good bet that sometime during the Greeley Stampede, the Wright boys will be dining at Chili’s.Reserve a table for Cody, Rusty, Ryder and Spencer — the first family of rodeo.The Wright foursome was in Greeley June 29 to compete in the Greeley Stampede rodeo at Island Grove Arena.Tentatively, 19-year-old Ryder and 21-year-old Rusty will be back June 3
Published: July 3, 2016
Steering Captain through a sea of sand, a Vale, S.D. cowgirl sailed around the barrels faster than all the rest. Kristi Steffes and her horse Captain captured the 68th annual 2016 College National Finals Rodeo Association championship during the finals in Casper, Wyo., June 10-18.The Black Hills State University senior edged out 47 other competitors. “I told myself no matter
Published: July 3, 2016
There were times the younger girl couldn’t even see the goats’ legs but that that didn’t stop a pair of Nebraska sisters from endless practicing and eventually earning two major goat-tying championships in one day.Chadron State College master’s student, Shelby Winchell, took the Goat Tying Championship title at last week’s College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. On the same
Published: July 3, 2016
Remember being 21 years old and feeling like you have the whole world in the palm of your hand?Well, Ivy Conrado kind of does have the whole world in the palm of her hand — at least when it comes to the world of barrel racing.Conrado, a 21-year-old superstar on the rise from Hudson, is the second-ranked barrel racer in
Published: July 3, 2016
The French are noted for a lot of things.Things like Poodles, French onion soup, French bread, French wine, French kissing, a decent soccer player now and then or a universally known tennis player.Well, throw rodeo into the mix.More precisely, bareback riding.Enter Evan Jayne, the first French rodeo star.Oui, oui.Jayne, of Marseille, France, received a score of 85 June 29 at
Published: July 3, 2016
Colorado water conservation leaders doled out a large regional grant to remove harmful plants, and Weld County is getting a piece.The Colorado Water Conservation Board’s $195,000 will pay for area governments to remove Tamarisk and Russian Olive Trees along the Big Thompson, Little Thompson and South Platte rivers, according to a news release from Weld County.Weld County will pay in
Published: July 3, 2016
Eating raw cookie dough normally comes with a warning due to eggs, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns dough lovers about another problem: flour.Eating raw dough or batter—whether it’s for bread, cookies, pizza or tortillas—could make you, and your kids, sick, says Jenny Scott, a senior advisor in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.According to Scott,
Published: July 3, 2016
The Weld County 4-H Livestock Judging Team won the livestock judging state championship last week at Colorado State University. In the competition, the team judged cattle, hogs and sheep, according to a news release.The win at the Colorado State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest qualified the team to compete at nationals in Louisville, Ky., in November. Team members included Jenna Frink
Published: July 3, 2016
The Sandhills Cattle Association would like to thank those who donated to this year’s benefit auction and for everyone who bid on items and bought items. Auctioneer, Mike Baxter, sold 54 items that brought in $8,205. One hundred percent of these proceeds go directly into the Sandhills Cattle Association scholarship fund, which awards five, $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors
Published: July 3, 2016
The second annual Pen of Three Replacement Heifer Show was a great event to have in addition to the Sandhills Cattle Association Convention. This show is a ‘no clip, no fit, no bull…’ type of a show to allow Sandhills cattle producers to show off the quality genetics they strive for in their herds. Those in attendance had the chance
Published: July 3, 2016
Weld County officials adopted new water line regulations last week, but some say the rules meddle where they don’t belong. The Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to require almost anyone building a water pipeline through Weld to go through a public hearing process.Cities, towns, water districts or ditch companies will have to get a use by special review permit,
Published: July 3, 2016
Over 30 private bison producers convened at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. last week at a ceremony designating the bison as America’s National Mammal. The designation comes as a result of the National Bison Legislation Act.The ceremony saw appearances by conservationists, congressional leaders and tribal representatives, as well as Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel.Three
Published: July 3, 2016
Farmers and other interested parties are invited to attend Colorado Corn district meetings around the state this summer. The meetings will include information about the organization, as well as updates on issues relating to the industry. Representatives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service will also be present to discuss recent issues surrounding the Agriculture Risk Coverage County Option Program payments,
Published: July 3, 2016
Among those who attended the premiere of “Finding Dory,” was the Cooksey clan.The family is constantly on the move and working between their farm and 4-H, so watching movies is one of the activities the Cookseys do together — but it’s nothing compared to 4-H, which is their favorite way to spend time.Molly, 18, is in her second-to-last year of
Published: July 3, 2016
Every now and then, gentle readers, I come across cute little tid bits that I want to share with you. Most of these were written by that lady by the name of Ann Onimus. She can be very, very clever. Here goes:I have been told to get my butt in gear, but I am totally shiftless. I tried workin’ in
Published: July 3, 2016
Cousin Claude came out West to help out on cousin Clarence’s sheep ranch. A teenager, raised where the only soil he ever saw was the dirt in the sidewalk cracks, Claude had trouble adjusting. He wore a disdainful air and felt called upon to issue comments, usually couched in accusatory phrases, such as pointing out that soda cans and water
Published: July 3, 2016
School is out, summer is well underway and so is the fun. How do farm and ranch kids define fun? Most of the kids I know spend their time in summer at home or at grandma’s. Especially for the younger ones, their play is their work. I used to have a flowerbed and it’s been turned into a small-scale irrigation
Published: July 3, 2016
“Milo’s Free Kitten Store. Urgent inventory closeout underway. Nice selection to choose from. Two yellow with white points. Two tiger-striped with white points. One gray with faint tiger-striping. Extended business hours until inventory is gone.”I never in my life thought I’d have to write the above, but the Feline Gods have hexed Damphewmore Acres with a bountiful, unwanted litter of
Published: July 3, 2016
Nissan brings out the second in-between XD pickup but with a gas engine. It’s the same truck we reviewed earlier with the Cummins diesel, but now the 5.6L V-8 gas engine and new 7-speed automatic tranny. Same body, same frame but the gas version is 500 pounds lighter without the diesel engine, DEF tank and different exhaust. This gives the
Published: July 3, 2016
I happened to be a practitioner of ‘multi-species grazing’. That’s a fancy way of saying that I ran my sheep, goat, dog, chickens, cattle and horse all together in one big pasture. I didn’t do it because some university professor said it was the smart thing to do. It isn’t. I did it because I leased the ground and didn’t
Published: July 3, 2016
The Colorado Fruit and Vegetables Growers Association will be holding an educational program to expose produce growers to new regulations intended to improve their food safety practices. The event will be 8 a.m.-noon, July 12 in Pueblo, Colo.It will feature a mock audit of Milberger Farms in Pueblo led by inspector from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The inspectors will
Published: July 3, 2016
When the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives, it did so with an amendment intended to keep meat on the menu for U.S. troops. The amendment comes in the wake of news that the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has cut meat consumption among cadets by 10 percent over the last three years. This prompted
Published: July 3, 2016
Joe Byerly will serve as CSU’s intern at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust this summer. Prior to attending CSU, Byerly served in the U.S. Army from 2004 – 2013, completing tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Byerly, who grew up surrounded by ranches in Montana, chose to attend CSU due to the university’s rangeland ecology program. Byerly will
Published: July 3, 2016
Samuel Adams found a letter waiting for him June 22 at his Greeley, Colo., apartment from the Sterling Heights complex management, asking him to remove his American flag from his apartment’s balcony railing. He had hung the flag as decoration for the Independence Day holiday. Immediately filled with disbelief and anger, Adams then recorded and posted a video to Facebook
Published: June 30, 2016
The Stampede Riders are silouetted against the clearing sky Wednesday afternoon at the start of the daily parade at the Greeley Stampede in Island Grove Regional Park. The parade which show cases the Stampede riders, as well as the iconic longhorns, starts at 6 p.m. every day in the park.
Published: June 30, 2016
After almost a dozen of their ewes were shot and killed in their pasture June 27, Connie Weldin Carroll is angry. “I’m p***ed off that they violated my place, my home,” the Hughes County, South Dakota woman said.Sometime after 10 p.m. June 27 and and 6 a.m., June 28, someone drove up Bernie and Connie Carroll’s driveway, shot ten ewes
Published: June 30, 2016
Ryder Rich has found himself one heckuva summer job.So far, it pays good, too.On June 26, the Eaton 16-year-old was so good at his job — as an American Bullfighter — that his first check will be in the neighborhood of $3,500.Beats working for Ace Hardware or the local Taco Bell.Rich, a second-generation rodeo performer, won the American Bullfighter competition
Published: June 28, 2016
As the event comes up on its centennial anniversary, organizers are clinging to their roots. It was a community celebration when it started in 1922, and it is now, said Greeley Stampede General Manager Justin Watada.But a few things have changed since the Spud Rodeo became the Greeley Stampede. HERE COMES THE BOOMDuring the Spud Days’ first year, cars were
Published: June 28, 2016
Blake Smith didn’t mind being in just a little bit of a rush Monday afternoon.When it was go time, he knew exactly how to slow down everything — time, his emotions, that nervous pounding in his chest. Yet the eight-second minimum in which he had to stay atop his horse, First Class, seemed to fly right by.Smith, a native of
Published: June 28, 2016
As a child, Katherine Merck always wanted a horse. The 2016 Miss Rodeo America giggled, the bling on her crown, vest and jewelry glinting when she said she was like most little girls in that respect.So Merck’s dad promised the then-12-year-old if she could come up with half the money for a decent starter horse — $750 at the time
Published: June 28, 2016
The town of Grover is far from a big city.But Grover does bring something big every Father’s Day: a PRCA rodeo. Not only that, but 2016 is the 93rd edition of the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo. The first rodeo put on in Grover was in 1921 and Earl Anderson took over the rodeo in 1929. Back then there was no
Published: June 28, 2016
There are those who say farming and ranching is a “way of life” more than it is a business. That helps explain why young people who grow up in agriculture return to work on the farm. Working the land holds a strong lure.‘Course, it also explains why young people who grow up in agriculture become architects and sailors! They remember
Published: June 28, 2016
HASTINGS, NEB. – The Nebraska High School Rodeo season wrapped up June 18 with the high school finals in Hastings at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Rodeo athletes from across the Cornhusker State competed in two go-rounds on June 16-17 and the short go-round on June 18. The top four contestants in each of twelve events were determined, and they go
Published: June 28, 2016
When he was a kid, Jacob Smith would watch the rodeos at the Greeley Stampede, see the bulls, the cowboys, and marvel at the intensity of the longest eight seconds you can endure.He was hooked right away. He started on sheep and worked his way up to calves, then small bulls. The former Platte Valley football star graduated to the
Published: June 24, 2016
Guy Burke walked across a blanket of dirt in the Island Grove Arena, stooping every few yards to scoop up a stray rock. The stones ranged from about the size of a quarter to bigger than his fist. His wife, Felecia, crouched and sifted through the dirt despite her sundress and shook her head. The ground in the arena was
Published: June 24, 2016

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