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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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Student research could increase farm yields

October 26, 2018 — Two North Platte Community College students are conducting research that could potentially improve productivity for farmers across the nation. Luke Christen, of Anselmo, and Patrick Haynes, of North Platte, Neb., have spent the fall picking field corn and analyzing its temperature and moisture content. It's

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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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Schick of Red Cloud, Neb., recognized as Outstanding Young Range Professional

October 24, 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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CCA and CCALT are now accepting applications for a fellowship position

October 23, 2018 — The Colorado Cattlemen's Association and the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust are offering a post-bachelor fellowship to develop future conservation and beef industry professionals who seek additional qualifications and experiences previous to entering their chosen career path. The funded fellowships will span a one-year (12

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Nominations sought for Colorado Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

October 22, 2018 — BROOMFIELD, Colo. ­— Five positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2018. Nominations are now being sought to fill these important positions. The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado's weed management challenges and craft solutions that

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UNL graduate student Panday wins Maize-Asia Youth Innovator Award

October 22, 2018 — Dinesh Panday, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomy graduate student working and studying at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, is one of the winners of the 2018 Maize-Asia Youth Innovators Awards. He was presented with the award at the 13th Asian Maize Conference Oct. 8-10

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Reicherts celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary

October 19, 2018 — On Sunday, Sept. 26, 2018, Harry Reichert and Irene Lesser were married at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Loveland, Colo. Harry has farmed in Fort Collins, Loveland, Johnstown and Julesburg areas of Colorado. He enjoys visiting with family, friends and neighbors and listening to polka

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