Farming & Ranching

From the ground to the skies

It may be low flying, but that’s no bird you’ve been seeing coasting through the air. The distant rumble of an engine tells all inquiring minds that what they are…

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Area beef producer is elected to board

Beef producer Stacy McClintock of Soldier has been elected to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board Operating Committee. The election took place in early February during CBB’s…

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Bern youth is new member of American Angus Association

Sullivan Haverkamp of Bern is a new junior member of the American Angus Association. Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate…

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Nemaha County Conservation District annual meeting is held

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Nemaha County Conservation District’s Annual Meeting was held Thursday, Feb. 16. This year the Conservation District’s 70th Annual Meeting was held at the Nemaha County…

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Grazing cover crops

Anna Baker, Soil Conservationist with Natural Resources Conservation Services Cover Crops. They seem to be the buzzword these days. We’re all familiar with the fact that cover crops are beneficial…

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Quail 101

Submitted by Holly Shutt, Kansas Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist I saw a covey of quail in every field I combined this fall! I have…

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Timberview Farms receive Water Quality Award

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle An often overlooked aspect of operating a dairy farm is the manure management that goes along with it. Kansas Banker’s Association Nemaha County Water Quality Award…

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Helen Levret Sourk receives Grassland Award

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle Just about anyone who grows up around agriculture has been exposed to conservation stewardship. It’s one of those things that farmers are known for! For Helen…

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Buffer Award is given to Henry family

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle A strong belief in stewardship is a hallmark of many farmers. Nemaha County Conservation District Buffer Award recipients William and Charity Henry believe strongly in it…

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Snyders of Morrill receive Banker’s Award for Soil Conservation

Submitted by Lana Tollefson Kurt and Jayne Snyder of Morrill are recipients of the 2016 Brown County Banker’s Award for Soil Conservation. Kurt and Jayne Snyder moved home and began…

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Tyler-Roberts family earns Banker’s Award for Soil Conservation

Submitted by Lana Tollefson The Susan G. Roberts Trust earned the 2016 Banker’s Award for Soil Conservation. The Tyler-Roberts family is from Sabetha. John Spaulding Tyler staked a squatter’s claim…

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NRCS Local Working Group meeting to be held

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will hold a Local Working Group (LWG) meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the USDA Service Center in…

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Many inputs on the decline

Supply and demand is the driving force of any type of business, including farming. Over the past few years, farmers and those in the agriculture industry have seen how supply…

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Winter/spring fertilization of tall fescue and smooth bromegrass pastures

Submitted by Dave Mengel, Soil Fertility Specialist Much of the nitrogen (N) applied to tall fescue and smooth bromegrass hay meadows and pastures goes on in January or February in…

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Seneca to host K-State Dairy Days

Submitted by Mary Lou Peter Held annually to update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on hot topics and findings from research projects relevant to the dairy industry, Kansas…

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