Nebraska Extension offers Part 107 drone test prep courses

Nebraska Extension offers Part 107 drone test prep courses

During the months of June, July and August 2024, Nebraska Extension will be offering one-day (eight hour) courses across the state to prepare individuals to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Knowledge Exam. “The Part 107 Test Prep Course has been very successful, and students have been doing very…
ADM donates $1 million to agricultural innovation at Kansas State University

ADM donates $1 million to agricultural innovation at Kansas State University

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University today announced that ADM, a global leader in human and animal nutrition, has pledged $1 million to the university's Global Center for Grain and Food Innovation, one of four new or renovated facilities included in the university's visionary Agriculture Innovation Initiative led by the College of Agriculture.The ADM investment will support advances…
Consumers Increase Spending on Food

Consumers Increase Spending on Food

Food prices are higher now compared to a few years ago thanks to inflation. Higher food prices, though, are masking an underlying trend of consumers spending more on food in real terms. The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) says total per person food spending, when adjusted for inflation, was 6.3…
K-State extension programs report $8.8M boost due to volunteers

K-State extension programs report $8.8M boost due to volunteers

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Pick a 4-H event just about anywhere in Sherman County, and you’re highly likely to find Colleen Duell there. Duell is known in local circles as a steady presence at Kansas 4-H events, volunteering her time for such programs as the project learning day, summer day camp, 4-H Ambassador…
Nebraska Court Decides in Favor of Farmers Edge

Nebraska Court Decides in Favor of Farmers Edge

WINNIPEG, Manitoba--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Farmers Edge Inc. (“Farmers Edge” or the “Company”), a pure-play digital agriculture company, is pleased to announce that the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska has ruled in favour of Farmers Edge in a patent infringement suit brought by AGI SureTrack, LLC (formerly Farmobile, LLC)…
Construction on canal tunnels could begin in fall

Construction on canal tunnels could begin in fall

The 2024 Yonts Water Conference, on April 10, hosted representatives from the Goshen Irrigation District and HDR Engineering, who presented an update on the progress of replacing the tunnels on the Goshen and Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation Districts 129-mile-long mainline canal.  “We’ve selected a contractor, Atkinson Construction, a relatively large full-service…
Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Contestants Vie for $100K

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Contestants Vie for $100K

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online by June 15 for the 2025 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its 11th year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and…