For one young couple, a farming dream becomes reality

For one young couple, a farming dream becomes reality

ARLINGTON – A childhood dream to be a farmer might seem unreachable for a kid who didn’t grow up on a farm, but Davis Behle just kept dreaming. “I was always interested in anything to do with agriculture. Instead of playing with LEGOs, I had little plastic farm animals and…
ASI Elects New Leadership at Annual Convention

ASI Elects New Leadership at Annual Convention

DENVER – As he works through the transition process to step away from a daily role on his family’s fifth-generation ranch outside Casper, Wyo., Brad Boner stepped into a new role during the American Sheep Industry Association’s Annual Convention last week in Fort Worth, Texas. He will serve as ASI president…
K-State wins 2023 National Forage Bowl competition

K-State wins 2023 National Forage Bowl competition

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State University agronomy forage bowl team placed first at the 2023 National Forage Bowl Competition held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, marking the team’s third national title in the past nine years.  The competition took place during the American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting from Jan.…
Private pesticide trainings offered via Zoom for 2023

Private pesticide trainings offered via Zoom for 2023

Nebraska Extension will be offering three private pesticide applicator trainings via Zoom in March and April. Each one will have a different agricultural area of focus, including corn, soybean and pasture. Several different steps must be met to attend these trainings. Pre-registration will be required. Registration can be completed at…
New governor fires back at ‘cheap stunts’ attacking his hog farms

New governor fires back at ‘cheap stunts’ attacking his hog farms

Newly sworn-in Gov. Jim Pillen is firing back at billboards in Lincoln and Columbus that went up recently attacking the governor’s hog operations, calling the billboards “cheap stunts.” Pillen, in a press release Tuesday, said the aim of the billboards was to “destroy Nebraska’s way of life by shutting down our…
3 Questions With a Cattle Nutritionist and Veterinarian

3 Questions With a Cattle Nutritionist and Veterinarian

When you were a kid, would your parents remind you (daily) to take your vitamins? Like they were important to your upbringing, they’re important for your herd, too.    For about 35 years, Chris Cassady, PhD, Technical Sales Field Manager at BioZyme, and his family have raised Angus cattle in Illinois.…
Latest AFBF Drought Survey Reveals Only Marginal Improvements

Latest AFBF Drought Survey Reveals Only Marginal Improvements

 Many farmers and ranchers across the West continue to battle drought conditions, according to the fourth American Farm Bureau Federation drought survey. AFBF Economist Danny Munch says the surveys help assess the impact of drought on Western agriculture… One of the big takeaways was 60 percent of respondents reported selling…
Nebraska Cattlemen Announces Laura Field as Executive Vice President

Nebraska Cattlemen Announces Laura Field as Executive Vice President

Today, the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Board of Directors announced Laura Field will begin serving as NC’s Executive Vice President on March 1, 2023. Laura is a decade long citizen of Nebraska who hails from a rural community in Texas. She is a sixth-generation member of a purebred seedstock cattle operation…