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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...



The search for stockmen

August 22, 2019

The future of food is in our hands, but do we have enough hands to help feed the world? Courtney Daigle, assistant professor of animal welfare at Texas A&M University, shares ideas on the narrowing...


Simmental elects its new leadership

August 19, 2019

LOVELAND, Colo. — Colorado Simmental Association elected officers and directors during its 49th annual meeting July 11. All officers were retained for the 2019/2020 year. They are Jay Hill of Sterling, president; Mitchell Jergensen of...


Next generation of National Junior Angus Board chosen

August 12, 2019

Junior Angus members elected new officers and board of directors in Louisville, Ky. Chairman Tyler Bush of Britton, S.D., and Vice-Chair Baxter Knapp of Bloomfield, Iowa, are set to lead the new National Junior Angus...


BIF elects new directors, officers

July 19, 2019

The Beef Improvement Federation elected new directors and announced new officers June 20 during the group’s annual meeting and symposium in Brookings, S.D. Tommy Clark, Culpeper, Va., was introduced as the 2019-2020 BIF president during...



FNC hires new real estate salesperson

July 5, 2019

Farmers National Company is pleased to announce that Jeremiah Unger of Yuma, Colo., has joined the company as a real estate broker. Unger specializes in farm, ranch, and recreational property sales and leasing. As a...


Lerner, Prill receive Larry Corah Graduate Student Awards

June 17, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Graduate Students Annie Lerner and Lauren Prill were recognized Thursday, May 23, as recipients of Larry Corah Outstanding Graduate Student Awards. Lerner, originally...


Thornton to leave Farm Bureau for Soybean Board

May 24, 2019

The United Soybean Board in Chesterfield, Mo., has hired Mace Thornton, executive director of communications at the American Farm Bureau Federation, as the soybean board’s vice president of communications and marketing. Thornton has worked for...


Bays’ 60th Anniversary celebration

April 26, 2019

Marvin and Mildred (Millie) Bay, Eaton, Colo., will be celebrating 60 years of marriage at a reception Saturday, May 4, 2-4 p.m. at the Eaton Evangelical Free Church, 1325 3rd St. The couple’s children and...