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…
Two Eustis-Farnam teams place in top ten at National FFA Convention

Two Eustis-Farnam teams place in top ten at National FFA Convention

A pair of Eustis-Farnam teams are headed back to Nebraska after performing well at this year's National FFA Convention. The team competing in the Food Science and Technology Career Development Events (CDE) placed 4th overall. The contest is designed to test a student's basic knowledge of food science as well…
Eight Nebraska Chapters honored as three-star chapters at National FFA Convention

Eight Nebraska Chapters honored as three-star chapters at National FFA Convention

Eight chapters from Nebraska were recognized as three-star chapters during the second general session of the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo this year, held in Indianapolis. The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that actively implement the organization’s mission and strategies. These chapters improve chapter operations using…
2022 NATA Scholarship

2022 NATA Scholarship

The 2021 NATA scholarships are available to any Nebraska high school senior or individual continuing their education. Deadline: December 31, 2021The essay topic is:"What role does ag aviation play in producing a local commodity?"The essay must be a minimum of 400 words and must be typed and double spaced. Application…
Ethanol Output Back to Pre-COVID Levels

Ethanol Output Back to Pre-COVID Levels

Bloomberg says U.S. ethanol production reached its highest level since COVID-19 lockdowns brought the industry to a basic standstill. The ethanol industry reached production it hadn’t seen since June 2019. Gasoline demand on a four-week rolling average hit the highest point since 2007 for this time of year. The revival…
Webinar to cover managing business relationships with family members

Webinar to cover managing business relationships with family members

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will host a webinar offering strategies for meaningful and productive family and business relationships at noon on Oct. 28. Communication important for all businesses. This is especially true when your employees and coworkers are family members. The webinar will help farmers, ranchers…
McDonald’s testing plant-based burger in November

McDonald’s testing plant-based burger in November

McDonald’s said it will test the “McPlant” burger in restaurants next month, including locations in Iowa. The chain developed the burger in partnership with Beyond Meats. CNBC said it’s the latest step in McDonald’s cautious approach to adding plant-based meat to its menu. Rival Burger King added the Impossible Whopper…
Bruns reappointed as West Center Research and Extension Center director

Bruns reappointed as West Center Research and Extension Center director

Kelly Bruns has been reappointed to the role of director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research, Extension and Education Center (WCREEC) in North Platte. The reappointment is for a five-year term. Bruns joined the center in an associate director role in 2014 and has served as director since…