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Harvest winds down as bitter cold arrives

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
KIMBALL, A frigid "polar vortex" of cold air flowed down from the north last week and invaded pretty much the entire continental U.S., sending temperatures plummeting.
Across the tri-state region, temperatures fell to 20 to 40 degrees below normal for the week.
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Regional 4-H agent receives national award

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Megan Brittingham claims to "bleed green", which sounds like a strange symptom of some rare disease, but is actually her way of saying she truly loves 4-H.
In October, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents honored Brittingham with the Achievement in Service Award for her contributions to state and local chapters.
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Cornhusker Economics Outlook meeting in Gering Nov. 24

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
LINCOLN, The 10th annual Cornhusker Economics Outlook meeting series comes to Gering on Nov. 24, one of five locations across the state, and will focus on ag outlook and management decisions for farmers and ranchers.
The Gering meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. until noon Nov. 24 at the Gering Civic Center.
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Cow-calf commentary: The phases that we meet

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
As the first hard ice forms on stock tanks, this is a good opportunity to talk a little bit about nature's wonder molecule, water.
Ice is, after all, frozen water.
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Endowment fund fuels UW Extension special projects

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., Representatives of the John P. Ellbogen Foundation hope an endowment for use by University of Wyoming (UW) Extension educators will energize and extend the vision of the foundation and the University of Wyoming across the state.
Mary (Ellbogen) Garland, president and chair of the foundation, announced the endowment, expected to generate $35,000 a year, during extension's annual training
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UW Extension, Farm Service Agency offer farm program information series

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland, Wyo. and end Dec. 19 in Gillette, Wyo.
The University of Wyoming Extension and the Wyoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) offer the sessions.
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Bitter chill arrives

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
KIMBALL, Frigid air flowed down from Canada Monday as a slow-moving weather front brought a taste of winter to the tri-state region.
At Kimball, the temperature plunged from 57 degrees to 20 degrees in the six hours between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m.
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Kampbell chosen nutrition ed. coordinator

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Erin F. Kampbell of Scottsbluff has been appointed nutrition educator assistant to coordinate the Nutrition Education Program (NEP) for Scotts Bluff and Morrill counties.
Her appointment was announced by Dr. Jack Whittier, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) panhandle district research and extension director.
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Panhandle farm bill workshops set for Hemingford, Chadron, Bridgeport

Modified: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
HEMINGFORD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are teaming up to provide educational meetings about the 2014 Farm Bill.
Workshop times and locations: Hemingford: Nov. 20, 9 a.m., Box Butte County Fair Grounds
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Cow-calf commentary: Cold, Sovereignty

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
Cold
I've been doing this ranching thing for a lot of years. As a rancher, I've experienced the transition from autumn to winter at least 35 times.
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Corn board to meet

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
LINCOLN, The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting, Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln.
The board will address regular board business on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
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