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Thursday March 22, 2018

To members of Columbus' Loseke family, farming is one big, constant biology experiment. They use science, technology, engineering and math, or "STEM," skills each day to run their ranching business. Watch how Elisabeth, Erika and Cort apply these skills in everything from veterinary science and nutrition, to agriculture and meteorology.

Columbus pig farmer Leslie McCuiston was named America's Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board early this year. Watch as she explains how good pig care begins with good people skills for today's hog-farm manager. Then, she goes into the butcher shop with Chicago meat cutter Kari Underly to break down the end product of her daily skills.

Experience the rush of a farmer's day, as Nebraska's Buffet Farms mounts the huge task of planting its entire corn crop in a single, very long, day.

In further testimony that modern agriculture is no longer quite what the agrarian romantics envision, McCook's Nebraska Bull Service will give you a whole new outlook on the mating habits of today's beef cow. A fascinating look at the logistics of bovine romance.

Family farms are a large part of Nebraska's economy, and they a vital role in small communities. Here is a glimpse into the farming world through the Regan family, started in 1929 and still going strong.

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