Farming & Ranching

Cold weather delays corn planting

Right about now, farmers ideally would be getting out into the fields and getting corn in the ground. However, continued unpredictable weather and cold ground temperatures are likely going to…

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Nemaha County Conservation District holds 71st Annual Meeting

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Nemaha County Conservation District’s Annual Meeting was held Thursday, Feb. 15. This year’s meeting was held at the Nemaha County Community Building in Seneca. A…

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Nemaha County Conservation District sets cost-share sign up dates

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle, Conservation District Manager The Nemaha County Conservation District is conducting a sign-up from March 1 through 15 to accept requests for state financial assistance to install…

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Brown County Conservation District names winners

Submitted by Niki Tollefson The Brown County Conservation District has named its conservation award winners. Willie and Katie Geisendorf – Banker’s Award Willie and Katie Geisendorf purchased this 80-acre tract…

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Applications are now being accepted for cost share support for cover crops

Submitted by Kerry Wedel The Delaware River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) provides financial assistance for installation of best management practices on agricultural lands located in designated priority areas…

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Conservation: Diversions versus terraces

Submitted One of the first things I learned as a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field technician — diversions are not installed in fields in place of terraces. When deciding…

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Woodland burning has many benefits

Submitted by Ethan Newman, Habitat Specialist with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever When prescribed fire is mentioned, many picture burning a grass or fallow field. However, there are many more…

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Upland birds adapt to habitat

Holly Shutt, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Predators of upland birds are often blamed for the population trends in pheasant and quail. Something to keep in mind is that upland…

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Cover crop economics decision support tool offered by NRCS

Submitted The past decade has brought about tremendous information and rediscovery of the benefits of using cover crops. The interest in this key component of increasing soil health is readily…

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BCCD Cost-Share sign-up is through the end of February

Submitted by Niki Tollefson, District Manager Brown County Conservation District is conducting a sign-up Feb. 1 through Feb. 28, to accept requests for state financial assistance to install enduring conservation…

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Brown County Conservation District Annual Meeting to be held

Submitted by Niki Tollefson, District Manager The Brown County Conservation District will be holding their Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Fisher Center, 201 E. Iowa…

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Nemaha County Conservation District names award winners

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle, Nemaha County Conservation District The Nemaha County Conservation District has announced district award winners. Bob and Nadine Champlin – Wildlife Award Bob and Nadine Champlin purchased…

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Cold Snap Out of It!

Bitterly cold temperatures slammed the local area Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 8 and 9, with temperatures swinging nearly 40 degrees in the course of 24 hours — hitting a low…

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Dairy U aims to prepare youth for future in industry

Submitted by Angie Stump-Denton High school students with an interest in discovering opportunities within the dairy industry are encouraged to apply for a four-day immersive educational opportunity throughout southwest Kansas….

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Women in Agriculture workshop slated for February 17

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle A Statewide Women in Agriculture Workshop, hosted by Nemaha, Jackson and Pottawatomie County Conservation Districts will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Corning Community Building…

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