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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 stood in front of the assembly and made the big reveal — Skyview received a $60,000 Great Outdoors Colorado mini grant for an outdoor classroom. The classroom will include a
Published: 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 at the Cornhusker Marriot Hotel, 333 S. 13th St. in Lincoln. Attendees will learn the latest on beef cattle enteric methane production, why it is produced, the impact of its
Published: 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 24 in Belleville, Kan., hosted by Kansas State University’s River Valley Extension District, he got the chance to learn about new plants, something he was very excited about.That joy about
Published: 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 because it was so hardy, it took that long for it to die its slow, painful death. I can’t even successfully grow my hair out, because I’m not patient enough.I’m
Published: 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 first Ag Safety Day for Larimer County was held April 23 at Centennial Livestock Auction.“I have seen several ag-related accidents over the years and realize that some kids don’t have
Published: 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 waste as if we are filling our Olympic-size swimming pools with it. I know I wake up every morning and the first thing I think of is, “How much water
Published: 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 to California in pursuit of gold during the Gold Rush. There, Murieta encountered severe racism, and he and his wife may have been attacked.New Mexico novelist Thomas D. Clagett takes
Published: 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 Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo in Hastings, Neb. every year, and will do it again this June, when the finals comes to town June 16-18.He’s there in case an animal
Published: 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 dating back four generations. When you ask him about his two set of cattle, he smiles. One groups runs on a ranch in Grand County and the other grazes just
Published: April 29, 2016
As Colorado development land becomes a hot commodity and farming overhead costs grow, ag properties become less likely to survive as-is when sold.Some multi-generational farm owners try to hang onto their family’s rural roots by devoting part of their land to farm museums, or through Community Sponsored Agriculture endeavors or special event-driven festivities. One Fort Collins farm more than 130
Published: April 29, 2016
Low commodity prices are beginning to affect agriculture land prices in some Colorado regions, but not as much in Weld and Morgan Counties.Ryan Hostetler, managing broker at AGPROfessionals in Greeley, said the Weld County market is still very strong, probably due to limited supply.“The demand for agriculture land and water in Weld County has not diminished,” Hostetler said. “There’s a
Published: April 29, 2016
Earlier this month, my agency – the Agricultural Marketing Service – released data showing that there are now more than 21,000 certified organic operations in the United States and more than 31,000 around the world. These numbers represent an increase of almost 12 percent between 2014 and 2015, continuing the trend of rapid growth in the organic sector as consumer
Published: April 29, 2016
While watching the “telly” recently, I again saw an advertisement promoting beef, chicken and pork products that are hormone and antibiotic-free.Hummmm... So I reckon you might want to eat a meat product that at one time could have been sick and survived without medication? So was it completely well or was there some residual effects? We take our kids to
Published: April 29, 2016
I mentioned recently that I’d moved my purple martin bird houses to a new, more open location. Of course, the dreaded starlings and pesky English sparrows quickly moved in before the purple martins arrived.Well, a couple of days ago, a pair of purple martins arrived and I sat on the deck and watched what happened. The martins perched on top
Published: April 29, 2016
Last year, I had a large number of complaints on prickly lettuce. It was being mistaken for a thistle. The leaves look very much like thistle leaves. There are even prickly spines going up the midrib of the leaf on the underside. It has tiny yellow flowers like a sunflower. These flowers turn into white puff balls and blow around
Published: April 29, 2016
The products were made at the company’s Waco, Texas facility and recalled because of potential contamination from outside materials, including plastic, wood, rubber and metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products included popcorn chicken, breaded chicken patties, chicken nuggets and other similar chicken products produced between Aug. 21, 2014, and March 1,
Published: April 26, 2016
When Jack Annan went to Colorado State University, he knew he wasn’t going to grow crops for the rest of his life.He could have gone the traditional route and taken over the family farm in LaSalle, like many did. But the Weld County land that housed hogs and grew sugar beets, alfalfa hay, potatoes, oats and corn also helped sprout
Published: April 22, 2016
Gena Rose slipped into her coveralls, pulled on a baseball cap and reached for a glass Corona beer bottle from a picnic table.“It’s milk for one of the kids,” she said. “We’d use old Coke bottles, but you can’t find them anymore. The rubber nipple doesn’t fit on anything else.” Rose was introduced to the Boer goat breed four years
Published: April 26, 2016
Sometimes in life, it’s a matter of finding out what you’re good at and then doing it.That was the case for a thirteen-year-old buckskin named Chuck.Chuck wasn’t any good at ranch work, and he didn’t really care about tie-down roping.But when it came to steer wrestling, he loved it.Chuck was purchased by a Nebraska Sandhills ranch family as a weanling
Published: April 22, 2016
Jacque Corsentino rode her share of horses throughout her life, always hoping one of them would be that one-in-a-million animal she’d heard people talk about.Then, after she got bucked off one too many times by a full-sized horse, she switched to owning miniature horses. That’s when Shine pranced into her life on short, little legs, black bangs flopping in front
Published: April 21, 2016
A source of pride amongst cowboys is knowin’ the lay of the land.And any poor fool that gets lost they figger ain’t much of a hand!They said, “We’ll all meet at Bull Crick!” Then looked at me like a trainee!“Draw me a map and I’ll find it! Columbus had nothin’ on me!”Daylight broke into my windshield, headed south and loaded
Published: April 26, 2016
Nebraska agriculture groups joined together to urge Congress to fully fund the Agriculture Research Service, which includes funding for the Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) in Clay Center, Neb., as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill. In a letter to U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, and Congressman Robert Aderholt, chair
Published: April 26, 2016
Temple Grandin’s worldwide reputation as a leader in the field of humane animal handing and autism advocacy propelled her into one of the nation’s most distinguished groups – the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Colorado State University professor of animal sciences was elected to American Academy April 20 in Cambridge, Mass.Her approach to animal welfare is informed by
Published: April 26, 2016
Colorado State University will take a leading role as part of a USDA-NIFA funded university consortium to address agricultural sustainability on the Ogallala Aquifer.The consortium, comprised of CSU and seven other universities as well as USDA-ARS, has been awarded a USDA Water for Agriculture Challenge Area CAP grant which will provide $10 million over four years for innovative research and
Published: April 26, 2016

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