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When you're born to parents who make horse saddles and you start life using a saddle box as a crib, the craft is in your blood. Kearney saddle maker Lyle Henderson picked up the trade at 12 years old, and 3,000 saddles later, each of his efforts are a working-class work of art.

Young Nebraska farmers are taking up the challenge of tomorrow's agriculture.

Virtually up until the day of his passing early this year, Gering's Charlie Fenster has been studying, perfecting and championing the conservation practices of dryland Nebraska farming. Shaped by the memories of the Dust Bowl disaster of his childhood, he went on to become a world authority on natural agricultural practices that protect the soil even as they improve crop production.

Wattermann Family Farms of West Point show what goes into the creation of high-value heritage turkeys in this stylish video.

A champion team roper and national-caliber bareback bronc rider himself, 19-year-old Sargent native Rowdy Moon spends summer weekend nights under the lights in county rodeo arenas running towards the business end of 1,600 pounds of mean beef. “I’ve always wondered why he wants to step out in front of one when he could be up there on top where it’s safer,” his brother Cody once marveled.

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