Couple True Partners in Fulfilling Farm Dreams Wednesday, October 19, 2022

When Randy Warnken and Annie Madsen started dating, Randy had mostly Angus cattle, but love can change things. 

herfords“My dad raised registered polled Herefords,” Madsen said.  “Most women want a fancy house and fancy jewelry . . . I just wanted a cow, specifically Herefords.  So, about eight years ago, Randy bought me five!”

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I Want to Keep Farming Wednesday, October 19, 2022

heath and wife“I want to keep farming,” said Heath Osborn on a Nebraska farm nestled between Tilden and Meadow Grove that he runs with his dad, Kirk and brother, Joe.

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Inspired to Keep Going Wednesday, October 19, 2022

BeckettGarth Bullington said his granddaughter Beckett is going to know a lot about driving and ranching before a lot of kids because her mom, Cortney Wright, brings her out to the ranch every day to see Grandpa.

“She is really an inspiration,” said Bullington.  “She is my first grandchild.  She was born in July.”

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Farming Strong Despite Multiple Sclerosis Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Batterman FamilyIn 1993, Todd Batterman was attending the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and coming home any time he could to help his Grandpa Leyon revive the family farm near Fairfield, Neb. At that time, he didn’t know a Valentine’s Day event in his future would change his life forever. 

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Ranch Life is in his Heart Friday, December 17, 2021

Rick Wolfenden was still a babe when his Grandpa Warren started taking him along for chores on the ranch. Rick Wolfenden operating a forklift

“I grew up along the fence line, working the ranch,” Wolfenden said. “We lost Grandpa when I was nine. Up until Grandpa got sick, I spent every waking minute with him.”

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Start the Conversation Friday, August 21, 2020

You are invited to check out the "Taking Care During Tough Times" series featuring strategies to improve your well-being and reduce stress during this challenging time. The four-part series, led by Dr. Christine Chasek, can be viewed on your computer or smart phone. Audio recordings are also available.

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Brrrr...It's Cold Outside Friday, November 1, 2019

Winter WeatherCold weather is here or maybe it isn’t, after all we are living in Nebraska a state that is known for shall we say diverse weather! No matter the weather if you are farming there are chores that HAVE to be done every day, even if it is -40 with a 50 mile an hour wind.

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Protect Your Hearing Every Season Monday, June 4, 2018

Can you hear me now?  What’s that?  Say that again.  Are those common phrases around your farm or ranch?

One of the most common health problems among agricultural workers is hearing loss caused by work in noisy environments. Hazardous noise levels are produced by many kinds of ag equipment and animals.

Think about the noise when you are using tractors, combines, grain handling equipment and dryers, feed grinders, and chain saws.  Or, when you are around livestock, like squealing baby pigs.

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Think Safety as You Share the Road Saturday, September 1, 2018

A tractor backs up traffic on a paved road. It’s already starting. Farmers are hauling semi loads of grain. Ranchers are moving cattle and calves. Machinery is going to dealers for final checks before harvest begins. Farm machinery has hit the road – and it is time for everyone sharing the road to step up for safety!

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P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA Thursday, August 2, 2018

ATrainer with a P.H.A.R.M. you ever out in the pasture and you have a stubborn cow, calf, sheep, or goats that won’t move, well to get them going is sometimes even more difficult with a disability. The program I am about to share with you is one of the best around, I may be personally biased, but this program is a saving grace to many farmers. It is called P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA.

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