NDA announces 2021-2021 Nebraska Ag Youth Council members

NDA announces 2021-2021 Nebraska Ag Youth Council members

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC) is one of the best leadership opportunities for college students interested in careers in agriculture. The 21 college students who serve on NAYC are chosen by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) to share their passion and knowledge about agriculture with young…
Sjeklocha awarded $7,500 NAFB Foundation scholarship for broadcasting

Sjeklocha awarded $7,500 NAFB Foundation scholarship for broadcasting

Farm broadcaster Rebel Sjeklocha of Hayes Center, Nebraska, was awarded the Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation. Sjeklocha, who joined the Nebraska Rural Radio Association (NRRA) as an intern in the fall of 2019, conducts interviews, writes stories, creates digital content and co-hosts Friday…
Farm parents sought for research study

Farm parents sought for research study

Do news reports about farm injuries to children affect parents’ knowledge, attitude and behavior toward child safety on farms? The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, part of the National Farm Medicine Center at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, is recruiting farm parents to participate in a study assessing…
Students celebrate successful 94th National FFA Convention & Expo

Students celebrate successful 94th National FFA Convention & Expo

More than 60,000 FFA members and supporters from across the country celebrated agriculture and agricultural education during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis this October. The event, which was virtual last year, was held in person Oct. 27-30. The event celebrated the achievements of FFA members, advisors,…
Results: Nebraska FFA students compete well at 2021 National Convention

Results: Nebraska FFA students compete well at 2021 National Convention

Results from Nebraska FFA students and chapters competing at the 2021 National FFA Convention. Agriscience Fair ChapterStudentsDivisionResultsPawnee CityTyler Tegtmeier and Hayden BinderPlant Systems-Division 2Gold, 1st Place TeamBroken BowZackery Halloway and Lucas BellPower, Structural, and Technical Systems-Division 6Gold, 2nd Place Team Proficiency Awards St. PaulEthan UhlirOutdoor Recreation Entrepreneurship/PlacementGold, Finalist American Star…
Norris FFA Member Erin Oldemeyer places 6th in National Horse Evaluation Contest

Norris FFA Member Erin Oldemeyer places 6th in National Horse Evaluation Contest

Norris FFA Member Erin Oldemeyer placed 6th in the National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The team received a silver emblem overall. Team members include Erin Oldemeyer, Emily Kerbs, Emmi Dearmont and…
Pawnee City duo wins Plant Systems: Division two of the National FFA Agriscience Fair

Pawnee City duo wins Plant Systems: Division two of the National FFA Agriscience Fair

A pair of eighth-graders from the Pawnee City FFA Chapter were recognized at this year's National FFA Convention as the winners of Plant Systems: Division 2. The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes students who gain real-world, hands-on experiences in agricultural enterprises. Students use scientific principles and emerging technologies to solve…
Holdrege FFA’s Grady Johnson named American Star Farmer

Holdrege FFA’s Grady Johnson named American Star Farmer

Grady Johnson of Holdrege, Nebraska was named the American Star Farmer at this year’s National FFA Convention. The American Star Farmer is awarded to the FFA member that demonstrates the top production agriculture SAE in the nation. The member must demonstrate outstanding achievement, active FFA participation and an exemplary scholastic…
Imperial FFA announced as national runner-up in Parliamentary Procedure event

Imperial FFA announced as national runner-up in Parliamentary Procedure event

The Imperial FFA Chapter was announced as the runner-up in the National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event (LDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The members of the top four national winning teams each received cash awards to recognize…