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  • Troy Smith awarded 2023 Service to Agriculture Award | Rural Radio

    His dedication to finding the stories that matter, combined with his talent and passion for helping livestock producers, is what makes Troy Smith the 2024 Nebraska Rural Radio Association Service to Agriculture winner.

    “I just tried to tell stories that I thought were worth telling,” Smith said...

  • See How Outrun Autonomous Grain Cart Works in Real-Time | Rural Radio

    Autonomous grain cart technology was tested in Fremont, Nebraska 🚜

    Outrun can help an operation maximize its workforce by allowing the grain cart operator to focus on another task like hauling grain. 👨‍🌾 Producers from Nebraska and Iowa traveled to be able to test the Outrun technology firsthand...

  • Meet the Newly-Elected 2024-25 Nebraska FFA Officer Team | Rural Radio

    The Nebraska FFA Association announced its 2024-25 state officer team at the final session of the state convention.

    Prior to election, 19 candidates went through an extensive interview process beginning in March and concluding during state convention. Twelve candidates were moved on to the final...

  • The Chili Roll: Nebraska Native Innovates Iconic Midwest Fusion | Rural Radio

    It’s a combination perhaps more iconic than Tom and Jerry, more delicious than peanut butter and jelly, and more impactful than Tommie Frazier and Brook Berringer in the 1994 national championship.

    Nebraska native Alexa Carter has created the Midwest duo of a lifetime: the Chili Roll.

    The Chili...

  • Nebraska Livestock Industry Sees Growth in 2023 Despite Challenges | Rural Radio

    In the face of some challenging circumstances in 2023, the Nebraska livestock industry was still able to grow according to the head of the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN).

    In a year-end interview with the Rural Radio Network, Steve Martin, the Executive Director of AFA...

  • FFA Convention Recap: Nebraska FFA Students, Chapters Shine | Rural Radio

    Nebraska FFA was well represented at the 96th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1-4.

    Members qualified for the National Convention by competing at the state level last spring, advancing first-place competitors to the national competition.

    Two national championships...

  • How to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode in the Fall | Rural Radio

    The end of the field season is near and many producers are likely to spend some time watching the yield monitor as they harvest. This time is a great opportunity to identify spots in the field with unexplained yield loss.

    A potential explanation for these areas could be soybean cyst nematode.


  • Nebraska Farmer Dealing With Down Corn Following Wind, Rain Event | Rural Radio

    A York, Nebraska farmer is facing challenging conditions as he nears the finish line for the 2023 harvest season.

    Jerry Stahr tells the Rural Radio Network that a wind and rain event caused down corn for a field of his north of York.

    Jerry farms with his son, as they primarily focus on a corn...

  • Nebraska Harvest Update | Quentin Connealy near Tekamah, Nebraska | Rural Radio

    Harvest update from eastern Nebraska: Bryce Doeschot from the Rural Radio Network visits with Quentin Connealy who is harvesting near Tekamah, Nebraska.

    Connealy is a row crop farmer who grows corn and soybeans in what he calls the "east coast" of Nebraska!

    Nebraska harvest progress as of Octob...

  • Nebraska Volleyball ‘Meats’ Nebraska Beef | Rural Radio Network

    The Nebraska volleyball team recently enjoyed a five-course beef meal organized by Anna Kobza, a digital creator and Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The event, which took place earlier this month, aimed to connect Husker Athletics with Nebraska beef production.

    Kobza’s inspi...

  • Cattle to Crops: Ranch in Western Nebraska Blessed With Recent Rain| Rural Radio

    Join us as we visit Schuler Red Angus, a ranch located in the panhandle of Nebraska, known for its flagship seed stock of Red Angus cattle.

    David Schuler shares the progress made with their diversified agriculture production.

    The bread and butter of their operation focuses on Red Angus cattle...

  • Halfway Done! Nebraska Farmer's 2023 Planting Progress Update

    Join the Rural Radio Network for this progress update on the 2023 planting season!

    In this segment, a farmer from southeast Nebraska shares that he is halfway done with planting his corn and soybean crops.

    Darren Meinke, a farmer east of Crete, Nebraska, talks about his progress and the challe...

  • Slow but Steady Planting Progress in Nebraska as Producers Battle Dry Conditions

    As the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race.

    Bryan Woita, a farmer in Saunders County near Valparaiso, said he and his crew are slowly making progress on spring planting.

    Due to dry conditions, Woita said he's done as much no-till as possible on his corn and soybean fields. In addition, h...

  • "Plant in Dust and Bins Will Bust" - Nebraska Farmer Hopes Old Saying is Right

    We travel to York, Nebraska to visit with a local producer about the 2023 planting season.

    Jerry Stahr and his son began planting shortly after Easter. Jerry says planting has been smooth thus far, and he is thankful for some recent rain.

  • Cattle Feeder Discusses Cattle Markets, Black Swans & Country of Origin Label

    This week, we caught up with one of our regular cattle market analysts.

    We traveled out to Briggs' feedyard near Seward,Nebraska on Wednesday to get Mike Briggs take on the cattle complex.