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Wrangler NFR 2018 Daily Round Results

December 13, 2018 — Results from each round of the 60th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas December 6 - 15, 2018

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Quicken for Farm-Ranch Record Keeping Nov. 8 in Scottsbluff, Nov. 15 in Sidney

October 29, 2018 — Quicken for Farm & Ranch Record Keeping workshops will be held in Scottsbluff and Sidney in November. Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf will teach how to use Quicken, a popular commercial record-keeping package that is user friendly, inexpensive and easy to find. Quicken is flexible

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QuickBooks for Farm-Ranch Record Keeping workshop to be held Nov. 13 in Scottsbluff, Neb.

October 29, 2018 — A QuickBooks Desktop for Farm & Ranch Record Keeping workshop will be held on Nov. 13 in Scottsbluff. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Scottsbluff. The cost to attend is $65 per

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Extension Educator Arterburn on Cattle Business Weekly list of Top 10 Industry Leaders under 40

October 29, 2018 — Jack Arterburn, Nebraska Extension beef systems educator in the northern Panhandle, has been selected one of the Top 10 Industry Leaders under the age of 40 by The Cattle Business Weekly, a leading agricultural publication based in Philip, S.D. Every fall CBW selects 10 individuals

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National Western Center redevelopment campaign hits first major milestone: a $15 million check for Denver

October 29, 2018 — DENVER — The billion-dollar redevelopment of the aging National Western Complex into the new National Western Center is kicking into high gear. At 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Stadium Arena on the grounds of National Western, the Honoring the Legacy campaign, supporting key facets

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Make ranch succession decisions more than dreams

October 26, 2018 — Transferring ownership of the family ranching operation to the next generation can be emotionally stressful and result in conflict among the family members involved. "Most families have an estate plan or family will, but very few actually have a ranch business succession plan," according to

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Nebraskans Steven Dent and Cort Scheer return to WNFR after successful 2018 seasons

October 26, 2018 — After a successful 2018 season, two rodeo cowboys are swapping the corn fields of Nebraska for the neon lights of Las Vegas. Heading back to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December to compete for the title of world champion in their respective events, Steven

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AGree posts session on big data, small farms

October 25, 2018 — Big data can be useful to small farmers, but only if systems are put in place for various types of small farms to use it, a panel of farm activists said at a recent session on "harnessing" the data for small farmers. The event was

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Nebraska National Forest trail ride benefits local 4-H clubs and participants

October 24, 2018 — HALSEY, Neb. — Will Rogers is credited with saying, "The best thing for the inside of a man, is the outside of a horse." That truism is never more evident in today's world of cell phones, video games and computers keeping man, woman and child

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Workshop focused on unit cost of production for cow-calf operations to be held Nov. 5-6

October 24, 2018 — Do you manage your ranch as a business? Do you have the information you need to do so? Having information to make effective business decisions is important for ranch success. Enterprise analysis and unit cost of production (UCOP) are tools that can help ranchers identify

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K-State’s Global Campus offering agricultural law and economics course online

October 24, 2018 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — A leading expert in the field of agricultural law and economics will teach a Kansas State University three credit hour online undergraduate course on the topic to interested students in the spring 2019 semester. Roger McEowen, the Kansas Farm Bureau professor of

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Heuermann Lecture: Hagel, Kerrey hopeful for the return of bipartisan politics

October 23, 2018 — LINCOLN, Neb. – Chuck Hagel and Bob Kerrey openly admit that they didn't always agree while serving as U.S. senators for Nebraska. Yet the two were able to set their differences aside to serve the interests of the people. That kind of compromise is lacking

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Food Marketing Institute President and CEO to Chamber: Internet changes how people shop for groceries

October 22, 2018 — The internet has changed the way people shop for groceries because they have so many questions about their food and the Internet allows them to get those questions answered, Food Marketing Institute President and CEO Leslie Sarasin said in the keynote speech at the recent

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Lower heifer costs, not fertility producers hear at Feeding Quality Forum in Sioux City, Iowa

October 22, 2018 — It's a great time to own cows, but only if you have a competitive cost structure with the right genetics and management to compete in today's marketplace, Rick Funston said. The reproductive physiologist with the University of Nebraska-North Platte addressed 200 cattlemen at the Feeding

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Cattle producers look at efficiency to fine-tune the cowherd

October 19, 2018 — The U.S. cattle industry is producing 14 percent more beef today, with 1.8 million fewer cows. Despite that, commercial cowherd fertility has made no progress in recent years, with the exception of calving difficulty, according to a professor with the Department of Food and Animal

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4th Annual Northeast Livestock Symposium to be held Nov. 13 in Sterling, Colo.

October 16, 2018 — GREELEY, Colo. – Join livestock producers for the annual Northeast Livestock Symposium, an educational symposium held Nov. 13, 2018 in the Hays Student Center Ballroom at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., (100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751). This year's event will feature a full

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Farm-ranch succession and transition workshops Nov. 5 in Chadron, Nov. 6 in Alliance, Nov. 7 in Oshkosh, Neb.

October 16, 2018 — Persons of all ages are invited to attend upcoming Farm and Ranch Estate Planning workshops in Chadron, Alliance and Oshkosh hosted by Nebraska Extension. This workshop is free, but those planning to attend are asked to register by calling the phone number below for the

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USDA partners to help rural leaders build strategies to achieve prosperity

October 16, 2018 — SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has finalized four cooperative agreements to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans. "Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to

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Landlord-Tenant Farmland Rent Workshops Nov. 6 in Scottsbluff, Nov. 7 in Bridgeport, Neb.

October 16, 2018 — Those interested in learning about current trends in cash rental rates, lease provisions, and crop and grazing land considerations should make plans to attend upcoming land management meetings in Scottsbluff and Bridgeport. The workshops are designed to provide up to date information on management strategies

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US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue presenting Landon Lecture on Nov. 1 at K-State

October 15, 2018 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — Sonny Perdue, U.S. secretary of agriculture, will be the next speaker in Kansas State University's Landon Lecture Series. Secretary Perdue's speech, "Leave It Better Than You Found It: Lessons in Public Service I Learned on the Farm," will be at 10:30 a.m.

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