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Thursday April 26, 2018

Fairfield's Shaw Family Farms protects fragile wetlands on their fifth-generation farm even as they keep them in agriculture production through a well-planned management plan that keeps them out of row-corp production but in intensively managed irrigated pasture and cattle grazing. Listen as they describe their award-winning plan.

Lolly Krug inducted into Miss Rodeo Hall of Fame

 

From the 1957 Miss Rodeo Nebraska pageant to today, Aurora native Laura “Lolly” Cameron Klug has been involved in the national program highlighting the best of women in the rural sport. Klug will become the 10th person inducted into the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame Dec. 7 in Las Vegas. Read her story here.

Drawn to livestock production while a youth on his family farm, John Kuehn studied veterinary medicine, practiced medicine in Hastings and taught biology at Hastings College before moving his veterinary practice to his red Angus cattle and quarter horse farm in Heartwell. A stint on his local public power board introduced him to public office, which led him to the Nebraska legislature, where he focuses on righting the disparities between rural and urban representation.

 

 

As an assignment for a University of Nebraska agriculture storytelling class, student videographer Michelle Dvoracek crafts a lovingly produced snapshot of the hardest, best six weeks of the year for these Nebraska farm men and women: The annual harvest.

 

Students from St. Joseph's Catholic School in York take a field trip to Wessels Living History Farm on the edge of town to experience a small taste of the life of Nebraska farm kids from the 19th century.

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