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.
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.
A run-in with the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than three decades ago put then new-farmer Curt Friesen on a path that eventually found him in Nebraska's Legislature. Here, the Henderson farmer and former mayor talks about his family's farm operation and some of the challenges Nebraska farmers face.
This year, the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association is helping support the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Where does that money go? Listen as Paul and Deb Segner offer a message of thanks after receiving a check from the foundation's disaster-relief fund.
Friend, Neb., family farmers Paul and Deb Segner have used a relatively new--but not always popular--form of hog farming known as contract production in order to keep the third-generation Nebraska farm in operation. By reducing some of pig-farming's inherent risk, contract production has allowed them to expand the farm enough to welcome son Jared back into the family business. Listen as they explain how this arrangement works.