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Livestock Marketeers inducted into HOF

February 16, 2018 — Livestock Marketeers inducted into HOF DENVER — The Livestock Marketeers, an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders, met for their 53rd Annual Banquet at the National Western Club on Jan. 13. Tim Lackey grew up showing and selling

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ICOW elects new officers

February 2, 2018 — The board of directors of the Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming met in Casper, Wyo., on Jan. 15, 2018, to elect new officers. With the new officers up and running, they are currently tackling such issues looming in the legislative budget session such as fighting the

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NCTA Aggies judge livestock at Denver

January 26, 2018 — NCTA Aggies judge livestock at Denver DENVER — Livestock judging students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis won 20th High Team overall in collegiate competition at the 112th National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. "We had a solid couple of days and

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Leather and Silver: Andy Stevens works in two mediums for beauty and function

January 18, 2018 —   After nearly 25 years creating leather and silver items, Andy Stevens has his own style that sets him apart. While he may not be able to put his finger on exactly what makes him different, his customers recognize the differences in quality and craftsmanship. 

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Panhandle Extension professionals recognized

January 12, 2018 — A half-dozen Extension professionals from the Panhandle Extension District have been recognized for excellence recently. Five Panhandle Extension employees received state recognition for their efforts at the Nebraska Extension Fall Conference in Kearney on Nov. 28. Extension Educator Jessica Grospkopf, based in Scottsbluff, received the

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Panhandle Extension professionals recognized

January 5, 2018 — Panhandle Extension professionals recognized A half-dozen Extension professionals from the Panhandle Extension District have been recognized for excellence recently. Five Panhandle Extension employees received state recognition for their efforts at the Nebraska Extension Fall Conference in Kearney on Nov. 28. Extension Educator Jessica Grospkopf, based

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Ricketts names new NDA director

December 22, 2017 — Ricketts names new NDA director LINCOLN, Neb. – On Dec. 4, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts introduced Steve Wellman as the new director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Wellman operates a fourth-generation family farm near Syracuse, Neb., and brings broad experience from leadership roles in

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Swift Built trailers announced the promotions of Fryer and Murdock

December 1, 2017 — Swift Built trailers announced the promotion of Doug Fryer and John Murdock Swift Built trailers announced the promotion of Doug Fryer to managing partner and John Murdock to technical coordinator. Fryer will be in charge sales and dealer relations while Murdock will be in charge

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Angus Heritage Foundation inducts 4 industry leaders

November 22, 2017 — On Nov. 6, during the 2017 Angus Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, four Angus industry leaders were added to the Angus Heritage Association. The 2017 inductees are Joe Elliott, Tennessee; Kelly Schaff, North Dakota; Clarence Van Dyke, Montana; and Cory Watt, posthumously, South Carolina. Joe

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Dennis Ginkens to serve Tri-State Livestock News, The Fence Post, Farmer & Rancher Exchange

November 13, 2017 — Look no further than the Black Hills of South Dakota if you are wondering where to find the freshest face at The Fence Post, Tri-State Livestock News and Farmer & Rancher Exchange. Although he will be living in Whitewood, S.D., Dennis Ginkens will spend many

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Neb., student takes top honors in range judging

November 10, 2017 — NEB. STUDENT TAKES TOP HONOR IN RANGE JUDGING VALENTINE, Neb. — One hundred and eighty high school students and teachers from 16 schools from across Nebraska visited Cherry County to test their knowledge of rangeland management during the 2017 Old West Regional Range Judging Contest.

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Kansas company manager earns CAB award

October 13, 2017 — Ty Rumford runs the feeding company like it was his own. He's been doing that for the business south of Scott City, Kan., since 1994, with the title of operations manager since 2000. That was six years before the ownership and name change, but Rumford

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Erixson named head of Nebraska Forest Service

October 6, 2017 — LINCOLN, Neb. – John Erixson has been named the next state forester and director of the Nebraska Forest Service. He was deputy director for two years and was promoted after a national search. "I am proud of how well the Nebraska Forest Service serves Nebraska,

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NFU honors 33 congressional ag champions

September 29, 2017 — WASHINGTON ­— National Farmers Union proudly recognized 33 outstanding U.S. senators and representatives who demonstrated leadership and support at the federal policymaking level for family farmers, ranchers and their rural communities. The Golden Triangle Award, the family farm organization's highest legislative honor, was presented to

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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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