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Platte Valley FFA named 3 Star Chapter

September 7, 2018 — Platte Valley FFA named 3 Star Chapter INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Platte Valley FFA chapter of Kersey, Colo., has been recognized in 2018 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement

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Platte Valley FFA chapter named 3 Star Chapter for 2018 National Chapter award

August 31, 2018 — INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Platte Valley FFA chapter of Kersey, Colo., has been recognized in 2018 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization.

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Wilkins named Neb. Corn Checkoff presidential chair

August 24, 2018 — LINCOLN, Neb. — Mark Wilkins, professor of biological systems engineering and food science and technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been named Nebraska Corn Checkoff presidential chair. The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014

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Nebraska teachers focus on ag at national conference

August 17, 2018 — LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation sent two Nebraska K-12 teachers to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, June 26-29 in Portland, Maine. Three additional teachers from Nebraska also attended the four-day conference. The annual conference uses workshops, awards ceremonies, and tours

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The AFBF announced two staff promotions

August 3, 2018 — The AFBF announced two staff promotions John Newton Newton has been promoted from director, market intelligence to chief economist. In this role he will manage the American Farm Bureau Federation's economics team in conducting analysis in support of the organization's advocacy goals for reaching policy

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BIF selects new board members and officers

July 27, 2018 — BIF selects new board members and officers LOVELAND, Colo. — The Beef Improvement Federation elected new directors and announced new officers June 22 during the group's annual meeting and symposium in Loveland, Colo. Lee Leachman, Fort Collins, Colo., was introduced as the 2018-19 BIF president.

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AFBF president joins Connected Nation board

July 20, 2018 — AFBF president joins Connected Nation board BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall may lead one of the nation's largest and most prominent nonprofits, but at heart he's a third-generation farmer from Georgia. Duvall is someone who advocates for and understands

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Thallman presented BIF Pioneer Award

July 13, 2018 — Thallman presented BIF Pioneer Award LOVELAND, Colo. — The Beef Improvement Federation presented R. Mark Thallman, Blue Hill, Neb., the BIF Pioneer Award June 21 during the group's annual meeting and symposium in Loveland, Colo. Thallman is recognized internationally as a leading scientist in the

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Tractor team makes its mark in international competition

June 29, 2018 — Tractor team makes its mark in international competition MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas State University Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team came home with two top finishes at the 21st annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition. The team

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Animal Agriculture Alliance announces new board representatives

June 15, 2018 — Animal Agriculture Alliance announces new board representatives The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced six new member representatives and 14 renewed seats to its board of directors. The following new representatives joined the board of directors. Michelle Tollefson, representing Bayer HealthCare, joined the board and the executive

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Hickey joins Compass Ag Solutions

June 8, 2018 — FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Compass Ag Solutions announced the addition of Travis Hickey to its risk management team as business and risk management consultant/data and technology manager, effective May 29, 2018. Hickey will assist in developing, maintaining and executing sound risk management strategies for Compass

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NCF announces scholarship recipients

June 1, 2018 — NFC ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPENTS The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation announced it has awarded $54,200 in scholarships to students furthering their education goals in the 2018-2019 academic year. "The foundation strongly believes in the importance of a sound education for tomorrow's industry leaders," said Scott Knobbe, president

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NCGA hires Friedlander as communications director

April 27, 2018 — The National Corn Growers Association has hired Liz Friedlander as director of policy communications in its Washington office. Friedlander was previously communications director for House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn. Earlier she worked for Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., when Lincoln chaired the Senate

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As Kamas Valley changes, farmers and ranchers persevere to keep lifestyle alive

April 24, 2018 — In Utah’s Summit County, the agricultural industry is steeped in history and familial ties, with the east end of the county still maintaining a predominantly agricultural-based community. But, everything from market forces to population growth and development are threatening the rural atmosphere and making it

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NAWG, USW applaud Doud confirmation

March 16, 2018 — ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Senate confirmed Gregg Doud to be chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Trade is a top priority for U.S. wheat farmers and this nomination is welcome news for growers. "We believe the confirmation of Gregg

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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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