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3 members inducted into Greeley Stampede Hall

March 15, 2019 — Over the past 97 years, there have been many who have made valuable contributions to the success of the Greeley Stampede. Through a community nomination process, the Greeley Stampede has selected three outstanding individuals to be inducted into the Greeley Stampede Hall of Fame in

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Inglee is named the executive director of Colo. Beef Council

March 8, 2019 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Colorado native Todd Inglee has been named executive director of the Colorado Beef Council, the organization's board of directors announced. Inglee served as CBC interim executive director for the past eight months and comes to the organization with a diverse background in

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ALB elects Thorne as new chairman

February 22, 2019 — DENVER — Dale Thorne, a sheep producer from Michigan, has been elected chairman of the American Lamb Board. He is serving his second three-year term on the board, representing the lamb feeding sector. Thorne has previously served as ALB vice chairman, treasurer and chairman of

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Bohn named 2019 Stockman of Year

February 15, 2019 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jerry Bohn will be recognized Feb. 28 as the 2019 Stockman of the Year. The award is presented annually by the Livestock & Meat Industry Council at the annual Stockmen's Dinner that kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Four Points by

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Brune is elected to American Simmental Association board

February 8, 2019 — BOZEMAN, Mont. — J.W. Brune, of Overbrook, Kan., has been elected to the American Simmental Association board of trustees and will represent the North Central region. Brune was also named the recipient of the 2019 Golden Book Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that

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Mundt wins Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet

February 1, 2019 — The winner of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet competition was announced at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention. Young farmers and ranchers from across the country competed for the awards by demonstrating knowledge of and achievement in agriculture, as well as

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Fortenberry to be ranking member on the House Ag Approps Subcommittee

January 25, 2019 — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., will be ranking member on the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee in the 116th Congress, House Appropriations Committee ranking member Kay Granger, R-Texas, announced. Democratic leaders have already announced Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., will chair the subcommittee. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., who

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Kansas City’s Fed announces election results

January 18, 2019 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announced director election results and appointments to fill seats on its headquarters office and branch boards of directors. All appointments were effective Jan. 1, 2019. Each branch office board comprises seven directors, four of whom are appointed by

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Members appointed to beef research board

January 11, 2019 — WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 35 members to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board. Producers and importers newly appointed to serve three-year terms are: Mary Jo Rideout, Red Rock, Ariz.; Hugh Sanburg, Eckert, Colo.; Stephanie Dykshorn, Ireton, Iowa; David

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Miss Rodeo Nebraska Oliver receives crown

January 4, 2019 — CURTIS, Neb. — A lifelong dream for a Sandhills cowgirl is coming true. Eva Oliver, a Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Aggie, received her crown and official title as Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2019 on Jan. 5 at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine. Oliver graduated

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Wyoming Historic Preservation Office honors 21 families

December 28, 2018 — The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office honored 21 families at its 13th annual Centennial Farm & Ranch ceremony recently at the Douglas Intermediate School. The Wyoming Centennial Farm and Ranch Program honors families who have owned and operated the same farm or ranch for 100

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Larimer County, Colo., natural resources director is retiring

December 21, 2018 — LOVELAND, Colo. — Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Director Gary Buffington will retire at the end of 2018 after leading the department for the past 18 years. Buffington has guided the department through countless successes in conservation and recreation as it has met the

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Feuz receives Jim DeBree Award

December 14, 2018 — Developing programs for ranchers focusing on increased production and efficiency, and collaboration with peers are among reasons a Uinta County University of Wyoming Extension educator has received the organization's highest honor. Bridger Feuz, based in Evanston, was presented the Jim DeBree Award at extension's training

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NFU president receives Service to Ag Award

November 30, 2018 — Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen was presented with the Nebraska Rural Radio Association's prestigious Service to Agriculture Award at the NRRA's annual meeting on Nov. 12, 2018, in Lexington. The Service to Agriculture Award has been presented to 34 recipients since it was first

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Hereford Hall of Merit inducts George of Kan.

November 23, 2018 — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jay George, Lebo, Kan., was inducted to the Hereford Hall of Merit Oct. 26 at the American Hereford Association Hereford Honorees Reception during the AHA Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Hall of Merit inductees have greatly influenced the

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Nebraska’s Schick named Outstanding Young Range Pro

November 16, 2018 — Bradley Schick, of Red Cloud, Neb., was recently awarded the 2018 Nebraska Section, Society for Range Management, Outstanding Young Range Professional Award. This award recognizes contributions of younger range professionals to the advancement of the art and science of rangeland management. Schick is currently the

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WFP USA hires Karsting for its policy post

November 11, 2018 — The World Food Program USA, a nonprofit organization that supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme, has hired Phil Karsting as its new vice president of policy. Karsting was an administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service in the Obama administration, where he

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Colo. FFA Foundation announces its Ag Hall of Fame inductees

November 2, 2018 — The Colorado FFA Foundation announced three inductees into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. Jay Hickert, Akron, George "Buck" Hutchison, Englewood, and Dan Williams, Denver, will all be formally inducted into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame on Feb. 27, 2019,

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Groskopf recognized for grain marketing plan smartphone app

October 29, 2018 — Jessica Groskopf, a Nebraska Extension Ag Economics educator based at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center, was part of a team that received national recognition for their efforts to introduce farmers to the Grain Marketing Plan smartphone application, a decision-making tool developed

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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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