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Nebraska State Fair Board Votes to Hire Bill Ogg as New Executive Director

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (May 15, 2020) — Nebraska State Fair Board approved to hire William “Bill” Ogg, CFE, to lead the Nebraska State Fair and the Askarben Livestock Show as the executive director during the scheduled board meeting on Friday, May... Read More

Kansas City Fed says Ag Income Drops, Credit Conditions Deteriorate

Agricultural credit conditions in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s Tenth District deteriorated at a slightly faster pace as the COVID-19 outbreak ramped up in the first quarter of this year. The Fed’s survey of ag lenders during the firs... Read More

Rural NE student receives $50,000 scholarship from Burger King

A rural Nebraska senior received a whopper of a surprise late last week. Ashton Erickson, a 2020 graduate of Hayes Center High School, was awarded a $50,000 scholarship from the Burger King McLamore Foundation. The foundation awards around 3,... Read More

Buffalo County Fair canceled for 2020

The Buffalo County Agriculture Association has made the decision to cancel all in person live events for the 2020 Buffalo County Fair. While this was a difficult decision, the uncertainty of COVID-19 has led us to look at all possible options and we ... Read More

Legacy of the Plains Museum preps for potato planting

Covid-19 has stalled many organizations, but at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, volunteers prepped for potato planting on Monday, May 11. The museum plants about two and a half acres each year with potato seed they have donated to them ... Read More

Buffalo Co Fair cancels in-person live events for 2020

The Buffalo County Agriculture Association has made the decision to cancel all in person live events for the 2020 Buffalo County Fair. While this was a difficult decision, the uncertainty of COVID-19 has led us to look at all possible options and we ... Read More

(VIDEO) Hastings Barn Festival Owner Launches Barn Market for Local Businesses

Last year was the final year for the Barn Festival in Hastings, but when the pandemic began to hurt small businesses, the co-owner decided to coordinate a 2020 Barn Market to support local vendors. Marla Anders, co-owner of the Barn Festival, says... Read More

Buffalo Bill Rodeo Rescheduled for 2020

NEBRASKAland DAYS has successfully rescheduled the 2020 Buffalo Bill Rodeo for August 5-8, 2020. In an interview with the Rural Radio Network, Executive Director David Fudge said the committee hopes to provide rodeo fans with the same experience t... Read More

Most 4-H youth still prepping for county fairs

County fairs are still a couple of months off, but Covid-19 has many wondering if the shows will even happen. 4-H often works in conjunction with schools or has activities after school, when the virus shut schools down across the nation. 4-H lost ... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his “Chat with the Chancellor” here in the Spring 2020 semester.  He's once again joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This week, Chancellor Kristensen updated us on the ... Read More

VIDEO: Nebraska FFA Selects Seven Students for 2020-2021 State Officer Team

The Nebraska FFA Association announced the 2020-2021 Nebraska FFA State Officer team on Thursday afternoon. The announcement was made on social media, as the in-person convention was canceled in March. 2020-2021 Nebraska FFA State Office Team: ... Read More

Fischer Highlights COVID-19 Impact to Agriculture on Fox News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, appeared on America’s Newsroom on Fox News, where she outlined the severe consequences of the outbreak of COVID-19 on agriculture and calle... Read More

WATCH: Nebraska FFA student leader discusses digital convention

In a typical year, downtown Lincoln would be dotted with blue corduroy jackets during the first week of April.  The annual Nebraska FFA Convention attracts thousands of FFA members and supporters to celebrate student success. The convention was c... Read More

CNPPID May Board Meeting Summary

(HOLDREGE, Neb.) – The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District board of directors discussed proposals from two engineering firms for investigations at Elwood Reservoir to study causes of and remedies to an area of seepage near the Car... Read More