S-E-M FFA member named American Star Farmer finalist

S-E-M FFA member named American Star Farmer finalist

A Nebraska FFA member has been named one of four American Star Farmer finalists by the National FFA Organization. Jacie Wolfinger from the Sumner-Eddyville-Miller FFA Chapter will interview for the award during the upcoming National FFA Convention in October. The American Star Farmer is awarded to the FFA member that…
Ransen of Norfolk uses research to win State FFA Star in Agriscience Award

Ransen of Norfolk uses research to win State FFA Star in Agriscience Award

Cole Ransen, of the Norfolk FFA Chapter, has a clear passion for science and research. This interest helped him achieve being named the 2024 Nebraska State FFA Star in Agriscience. Ransen said that his Supervised Agricultural Experience has helped him achieve both academic and personal growth. “My SAE is comprised…
Three Nebraska students receive Angus Foundation scholarships

Three Nebraska students receive Angus Foundation scholarships

Three Nebraska students were awarded scholarships from the Angus Foundation at the 2024 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Madison, Wisconsin.  Western States National Junior Angus Show Scholarship – $1,000  JessaLynn Hudson – Belvidere, Neb.  Richard L. Spader Scholarships – $5,000  Addison Cotton – York, Neb.  Tucker Stagemeyer – Page,…
RESULTS: National High School Finals Rodeo Rounds 1-3

RESULTS: National High School Finals Rodeo Rounds 1-3

The 2024 National High School Finals Rodeo is in full swing this week in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The rodeo features approximately 1,500 contestants from across the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand. To view the list of Nebraska qualifiers, click here: https://ruralradio.com/rrn/news/full-list-nebraska-high-school-rodeo-athletes-qualify-for-national-high-school-finals-rodeo/ Here is a look at how Team Nebraska has…
Safety considerations for children on the farm

Safety considerations for children on the farm

MANHATTAN, Kan. — According to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, 33 serious injuries involving children occur on a farm or ranch in the United States every day. To prevent these incidents, only youth with proper training and experience should be allowed to drive large…
FULL SCHEDULE: National High School Finals Rodeo activities underway

FULL SCHEDULE: National High School Finals Rodeo activities underway

The 2024 National High School Finals Rodeo is kicking off this week in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The rodeo will feature approximately 1,500 contestants from across the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand. To view the list of Nebraska qualifiers, click here: https://ruralradio.com/rrn/news/full-list-nebraska-high-school-rodeo-athletes-qualify-for-national-high-school-finals-rodeo/ 2024 NHSFR Schedule of Events: 2024-NHSFR-Schedule-7-2-2024Download Unofficial contestant…
Nebraska students invited to attend 2024 Youth Crop Scouting Competition

Nebraska students invited to attend 2024 Youth Crop Scouting Competition

Nebraska junior high and high school students interested in agronomy are invited to attend the 11th annual Youth Crop Scouting Competition. This year's contest will be held August 7th at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead. Students interested in corn and soybeans can learn about crop…
Lewiston Consolidated graduate selected to be Nebraska Beef Ambassador 

Lewiston Consolidated graduate selected to be Nebraska Beef Ambassador 

Leah Christen was recently selected as the senior Nebraska Beef Ambassador during the Beef Ambassador Contest and Beef Advocacy Training hosted by Nebraska Cattlemen.   Growing up on her family’s cow calf operation as a fifth-generation rancher is what Christen attributes to her passion for beef advocacy.   “Just always…