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New hemp group to be led by Wilcox

January 17, 2020

The organization of a new farmer-led hemp group, the U.S. Hemp Growers Association was announced at the Hemp College, an industry event in Indianapolis, Ind. Founding partners that came together to create USHGA include U.S....


PHOTOS: 2020 National Western Stock Show Kickoff Parade

January 11, 2020

DENVER — The 2020 National Western Stock Show promises to showcase your favorite western traditions as well as highlight the many “must see” events across the grounds. The best 16 days in January opens Saturday,...


Jabs named NWSS 2020 parade grand marshal

January 10, 2020

DENVER — The National Western Stock Show announced Colorado businessman, legend and Stock Show enthusiast Jake Jabs as the 2020 parade grand marshal. On Jan. 9, Jake Jabs led the traditional drive of Longhorn cattle,...


Graner appointed to Cattlemen’s Beef Board

January 3, 2020

On Nov. 20, 2019, the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced the appointment of Mary Graner, Huff, N.D., to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. Graner was nominated for the position by the Independent Beef Association...


Hershey cowboy is November Aggie

December 27, 2019

CURTIS, Neb. — Cattle feeding and livestock chores are among the internship and work duties for college student CJ Monheiser. The Hershey, Neb., native is the Aggie of the Month at the Nebraska College of...


Shoemaker, Scanga named to CBC board

December 20, 2019

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Two Colorado livestock and meat industry veterans have been named to the Colorado Beef Council board of directors by Gov. Jared Polis. Joan Shoemaker of Parker and John Scanga, Ph.D., of Ault...


Animal Agriculture Alliance announces new leadership

December 6, 2019

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced a new chair-elect and six new board representatives. The alliance’s full board of directors, which includes representatives from all segments of animal agriculture, is listed on its website at: https://animalagalliance.org/about/board....


Aggies awarded for commitment with American FFA Degrees

November 22, 2019

CURTIS, Neb. — Thirteen freshmen and sophomore students attending the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis received the highest honor in FFA in early November. American FFA Degrees were awarded at the 92nd National...


Nebraska Cattlemen welcome Kohls and Goes as new staff

November 15, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Cattlemen association is pleased to announce the selection of Ashley Kohls as the association’s director of government affairs. Previously, Kohls served for five years as the executive director of the...


Colorado teen tops all At National Youth Horse Judging Contest

November 8, 2019

Competing for the third time at the U.S. Arabian & Half-Arabian National Championship Show Youth Judging Contest, Boulder, Colo., resident Lydia Groshong earned the title of High Overall Individual of the entire contest. Contestants from...


Extension educator for community vitality appointed in Sidney

November 1, 2019

Jason L. Weigle has been appointed Extension educator in Community Vitality for Nebraska Extension, based in Sidney, Neb. His appointment was announced by Extension Educator Karen DeBoer, unit leader. Weigle began his duties on Oct....


Wyoming 4-H 307 livestock names judging all stars

October 25, 2019

After 16 judging contests the Wyoming 4-H 307 Livestock Judging Series concluded its 2019 year with the final contest being held in conjunction with the Wyoming State Fair. The culminating event determined the year end...



AFT hires Fink as policy director

October 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food, has hired Tim Fink as its new policy director. Fink is charged with developing AFT’s overall policy direction and...



Gelbvieh Junior Ambassadors named at Music City Showdown

September 6, 2019

Congratulations to William Welsh, Franklin, Neb., and Grace Steenbergen, Cheyenne, Wyo., for being selected as the American Gelbvieh Junior Association ambassadors for 2019-2020. Grace Steenbergen, daughter of Dale Steenbergen and Sharon Fain, was chosen as...


Brett Spader named head of Angus Media

August 23, 2019

An experienced business professional and Angus breeder, Brett Spader will enter the role of Angus Media president Aug. 12. Spader brings with him many years of experience in livestock marketing, sales, and business and team...


Donation of 4-H heifer raises $50,000 for family

August 23, 2019

Before she hit the sale ring at Sterling (Colorado) Livestock Commission on Wednesday, Aug. 14, Socks, was a market-type heifer that didn’t quite tip the scales to the required weight to sell in the Logan...


Sutherland FFA donates over $6,000

August 23, 2019

In mid-March of this year, a ruinous bomb cyclone blizzard swept throughout the state of Nebraska, causing catastrophic winds and highly destructive flooding in farm areas in the northeast part of the state. This event...