Why it’s important kids learn about modern agriculture

As a kid who grew up on our family’s ranch, it was easy to take things for granted. I knew where the beef in our freezer came from; I knew why we needed to feed the cattle; I knew why we were taking the calves to the sale barn. But then again, we only raised […]

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The value of agriculture lies in its values

This week is National FFA Week! The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to […]

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Agriculture majors face future with confidence

Just over a year ago, remember that not-so-lovely article by Yahoo! stating that ag degrees are worthless? Well I have a come-back for Mr. Loose (author of that article). In USA Today, there was well-written article on March 26th – Agriculture majors face future with confidence. Who could argue? The author, Ms. Wickel says it […]

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Cool cattle

During the widespread heat of summer, how do cattle in feedlots stay cool? To answer that question, this video is from my friend, Joan, who owns and operates a beef feed yard in Nebraska. She told me that there is always plenty of room for the cattle in the yard to move around, but they […]

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Firefighters care about ag, too

This last Sunday was the Goehner Volunteer Fire Department’s 55th Annual Spaghetti feed in Goehner, Nebraska. This isn’t just some jarred spaghetti sauce, it’s famous for a recipe that hasn’t changed since 1957 when it was given to the firemen by a priest in a neighboring community.  The annual spaghetti feed raises funds for the […]

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Today’s Agriculture

Modern agriculture. Kind of hard to really “show” all of modern agriculture and the new technology farmers & ranchers use in a fair/trade show type of setting. But Pennsylvania did it. At the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show, the “Today’s Agriculture” exhibit put together an “experience” – an innovative display that brings the farm to families.  […]

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