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SDSU’s Pritchard to serve as bridge in feedlot specialist position

August 25, 2017 — SDSU's Pritchard to serve as bridge in feedlot specialist position Robbi Pritchard, noted feedlot nutrition and management professor from South Dakota State University, has been contracted to help guide the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research Feedlot north of Scottsbluff until a replacement is hired for […]

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Beef Checkoff names inaugural Advocate of the Year

August 18, 2017 — Beef Checkoff names inaugural Advocate of the Year CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff, has selected blogger and cattlewoman Anne Burkholder as the recipient of the inaugural Advocate of the Year award. The Advocate of The Year […]

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American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation announces gold and silver merit winners

August 16, 2017 — BOZEMAM, Mont. — The American Simmental Association announced the 2017 American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation Merit Award winners at the 37th Annual American Junior Simmental Association National Classic Awards banquet, on July 14, 2017, in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Gold Merit recipients received $3,000 and Silver Merit recipients […]

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NCTA program sparked by welding and a generous supporter

August 16, 2017 — CURTIS, Neb. — Before his death in 2000 at the age of 91, Mervin R. Eighmy established a foundation which pledged steadfast support to Nebraska agriculture, youth and education. Today, that philanthropic plan laid out by Eighmy, a Custer County ranch owner, animal scientist and […]

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People for July 24

July 21, 2017 — Platte Valley FFA members excel at state convention PUEBLO, Colo. — Platte Valley FFA members achieved top honors at this year's State FFA Convention. McKenzie Schneider was selected State Star in Agribusiness, state winner in Wildlife Management Entrepreneurship and won the State FFA Prepared Public […]

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VIDEO: “What makes a Cowboy?” July 22 is National Day of the Cowboy

July 21, 2017 — For National Day of the Cowboy, observed yearly on the fourth Saturday of July, we asked our readers “What is the one thing you need to be a Cowboy?”   May your belly never grumble. May your heart never ache. May your horse never stumble. […]

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The Fence Post’s people recognition for July 17

July 14, 2017 — CFB welcomes new staff CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Colorado Farm Bureau welcomes two new additions to the organization's core team. Zach Riley and Taylor Lobato will support the organization's public policy goals as directors of federal affairs and policy communications, respectively. Riley brings a deep knowledge […]

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Goat yoga is worth it for the laughs and the workout

June 21, 2017 — When I first heard of goat yoga, I thought it was a joke. But I secretly hoped it was real. I fell in love with goats when I covered agriculture for The Fence Post magazine. I love their wide-set eyes, floppy ears and goofy demeanor. […]

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University’s tractor teams in the winners’ circle

June 16, 2017 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas State University Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Teams, formerly Powercat Tractors, came home with two top-five finishes in the 20th annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition. The teams competed June 2-4, in Peoria, […]

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Angus Media hires Sara Reardon as general manager

June 9, 2017 — Angus Media hires Sara Reardon as general manager Angus Media, the communications arm of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo., welcomes a new general manager to its team of professionals. Missouri native Sara Reardon brings more than a decade of experience in livestock […]

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Fort Collins shop foreman to retire

May 26, 2017 — Horn receives National Association of Clovia award Abigail Horn was selected to receive a "Who's Who In Clovia" award at the 2017 meeting of the National Association of Clovia on April 8, 2017, at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Horn is currently a member of […]

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Greeley Stampede Foundation announces scholarship recipients

May 19, 2017 — The 2017 recipients were difficult to choose from with a record-breaking number of applications. With over 100 applicants this year, the Greeley Stampede Foundation was humbled to see the amount of hard work and dedication that these students represent "These students deserve recognition for their […]

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Hastings rodeo coach named Coach of the Year

May 12, 2017 — HASTINGS, Neb. — Hastings College rodeo coach Justen Nokes has been awarded the Great Plains Region College Rodeo Coach of the Year. The Juniata man has been at the helm of the Hasting College rodeo team since the college started the club eight years ago. […]

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National Pork Producers Council hires Monroe

April 28, 2017 — The National Pork Producers Council has hired Jim Monroe as senior director for communications. Monroe previously led corporate marketing and communications at JDSU, a diversified business-to-business technology company. He led brand development and communications for the recent split of JDSU into two new, independent companies: […]

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Livestock Marketeers induct three into Hall of Fame

February 20, 2017 — DENVER — The Livestock Marketeers — an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders — met for their 52nd Annual Banquet at the National Western Club on Jan. 14. The event was hosted by American Live Stock; master of […]

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Johnson receives top real estate award

February 14, 2017 — Farmers National Co. announced that Jay Johnson was recently presented the Farmers National Co. Silver Eagle Award for his outstanding efforts in real estate sales. Johnson, real estate broker with Farmers National Co. received the company's top award for real estate sales in 2016. Johnson […]

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IDFA promotes Soubra to chief of staff

February 6, 2017 — The International Dairy Foods Association has promoted Heather Soubra to the new position of chief of staff, IDFA President and CEO Michael Dykes said in a news release. Soubra joined IDFA in 2008 and most recently held the title of director of industry relations and […]

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People in the news

February 2, 2017 — The Weld County (Colo.) Fair Board thanked its 2016 outgoing board members; Patricia Kindvall of Galeton and Joe Rains of Greeley for their hard work and dedication at the fair board meeting on Nov. 7. Weld County Commissioners, Julie Cozad, Mike Freeman, Steve Moreno and […]

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