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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...


Livingston Ranch receives Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

April 25, 2019

STRATTON, Colo. — Mike and Julie Livingston of Kit Carson County have been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private conservation, created...


NCBA’s Frazier announces retirement

April 23, 2019

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Kendal Frazier announced today that he will retire after four years in the position and 34 years in the beef industry. “I’m a lucky man to have worked in the...


Sizzlin’ S of Montana raises $10k for Nebraska ranchers

April 22, 2019

After seeing the outpouring of support for his community following the 2017 Lodgepole Fire, Rod Paschke of Jordon, Mont., knew he had to do something for Nebraska ranchers devastated by flooding. “That fire didn’t affect...



CSU facility pairs science and industry

April 19, 2019

Gary and Kay Smith are the namesakes of the new meats lab facility on the campus of Colorado State University. Smith was a faculty member in the animal science department for 20 years and was...


Southwest Nebraska helping 4-H’ers in flood recovery

April 18, 2019

Nebraska Extension and 4-H in southwest Nebraska is reaching out to our communities to participate in the 4-H’ers Helping 4-H’ers program. The bomb cyclone that created devastating flood and blizzard conditions across much of Nebraska...