What happens when Jaclyn shares ranch life on YouTube? "People from all over the world reached out to comment. Most have never stepped foot on a ranch, but all of a sudden they were seeing how we raised beef."
It’s been a summer of farmers working backward, in order to go forward in parts of storm-ravaged Nebraska and South Dakota.
Herbicide-resistant weeds continue to provide a challenge for farmers and herbicide applicators, along with drought conditions making weed control more difficult in many areas of the Midwest.
There’s a movement growing in Nebraska, spreading all around you and impacting the very ground you stand on and the air you breathe. Green Cover is encouraging producers to regenerate the soil by adding diversity and value to their land.
"My two biggest takeaways from my summer on the ranch are to always keep an open mind, and that sometimes you have to fake it ‘til you make it."
"We made our first bag of oats for the season. With the acres, we should have filled a 300-foot bag, but it made a bit more than half."
The Four-Legged Holy Terror was the star of the float in her lion mane. With her tan coloring and extremely long tail, the entire parade route was full of children and adults pointing her out.
“The positives of these types of grazing practices are healthier soil and increased diversity with grasses springing up that weren’t there before.”
"If there was a tractor working in the field we would know within seconds if it was red, green, blue or orange and if it was cultivating or perhaps baling hay. Yes, this farmer’s grandson knows his farming terms quite well."
Some of the non-irrigated small spring grains are already headed out and ready for harvest. In some cases, they are barely knee high.
One of the things I have heard about being a good cowman is the ability to listen to the cattle and let them tell you what needs to be done.
Livestock progress shows and county fair season has begun, and while everyone aspires to bring home that grand champion trophy or belt buckle, no one wants to leave the show carrying a zoonotic disease.
"I love the Fourth of July, and the number one reason is I love the patriotism of people. Why can’t we have that year round?"
"Opening and closing gates was somewhat a solitary endeavor, offering plenty of opportunity for creative thinking."
Connecting farms, businesses and families for the past seven years, the Northeast Nebraska Ag Banquet highlights the importance of agriculture in the region.
"Just like in a blizzard, sometimes no matter how prepared you are, Mother Nature just hands a rotten situation out and you try to handle it that best you can."
With a formal ribbon-cutting, several Nebraska agriculture agencies and commodity boards officially announced to the public Friday afternoon, June 24 that they have relocated out of downtown Lincoln into one north Lincoln building.
“Knee high by the Fourth of July” is an old adage for corn growers that I’m sure a number of readers will recall. Here at the Post Farm, our corn should be way past that come firecracker day.
"I realized I had missed the boat the last couple of years, and I was more like my father than I wanted to admit."
"I wasn’t thinking anything was unusual, just assuming he was some guy getting into the cow business who had a California attitude."
"Not everybody passes from this life doing what they love to do: just being a cowboy."
When you marry a farmer in the spring, anniversary celebrations in the following years are often subject to the whims of Mother Nature. Over the past 37 years, I have celebrated our May 26 anniversary by sitting in the planter with Hubby while we mudded in the last of the soybeans, brought s…
Heading south of the border for a week. I was asked to represent the Nebraska Cattlemen on a Nebraska Department of Ag trade mission to a country that I will not name yet as I’m hoping to make it back alive. Having the opportunity to learn anything about international agriculture I find so i…