Five sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program will be conducted in 2019 to help bring cattle producers together for further education on proper stockmanship techniques, including local stewardship that is appropriate for their regions.
The two-day California, Iowa, Colorado, Louisiana and Kansas events are made possible through sponsorship from Merck Animal Health and will be coordinated by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and local host organizations. Additional funding and support for the program is provided by the beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance program.
Tour dates for the 2019 Stockmanship & Stewardship tour are:
Ames, Iowa June 28-29
Stockmanship & Stewardship events include live cattle demonstration and hands-on opportunities. They also include BQA training and classroom sessions highlighting issues that affect cattle producers in each region. In addition to cattle handling and effective stockmanship, possible elements of regional sessions include sustainability and environmental stewardship, animal health and regional issues and hot topics.
For more information on either the Stockmanship & Stewardship or BQA programs, contact DeCoite at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev-up your engines and race over to Potter, Nebraska June 29 for the fifth annual Potter Car Bowl.
Friday June 28th is pre-registration, burgers, family comedy show, street concert and fireworks.
Saturday June 29th enjoy the Car show, BBQ, beer, wine, auctions, craft show, pine wood derby, duckpin bowling, live music by the Juke joint cruisers and food vendors!… Fun for the whole family!
The Potter Car Bowl!
Check us out Lincolnhighwaycruisers dot com for registrations and event information or call 308-207-5908
Mitchell’s Concert in the Park
Saturday June 29th Centennial Park – Mitchell
Early Morning 5K Walk/Run
Park Activities start at 12:00 pm
Music from Local Bands
Food/Craft/Home Business Vendors
Chili Cook Off
Ice Cream Social
Pie/Watermelon Eating Contests and much more
Sponsored by About Time Clockmaking
All profits will go to help families in Niobrara NE to recover from
the recent floods.
The Nebraska FFA Foundation is now seeking applications for 2019-20 local chapter grants and storm relief fund grants.
The local chapter grant program, in its third year, supports Nebraska agricultural education classrooms, FFA programs and individual student entrepreneurship Supervised Agricultural Experiences. Funds are provided by supporters of the Nebraska FFA Foundation and its general fund.
This year, grant requests may be any amount up to $10,000 each. Applications are being accepted until June 30, 2019. Successful proposals from 2018-19 varied from greenhouse repairs to a CNC router to grow towers to animal learning lab.
To learn more, visit www.neffafoundation.org.
Benefit Poker Run for Sofia’s fight against cancer. Sunday, June 30th. Signup at 9:00am at Goonies in Scottsbluff. Ride begins at 10:30am and will end at the Union Bar in Gering
Have a grand time at the 3rd Annual Celtic Gathering at Five Rocks Amphitheater Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
5-9pm Friday, Saturday 9:30am-8pm. Sunday 9:30am -5pm
$5.00 for a weekend pass. 18 and under are free.
Enjoy Celtic culture and traditions
- Irish music
- Scottish Influenced Folk and Punk Rock
- Renaissance Scotts Villlage
- View a Battle Charge, See Wool Spinning, Shot at Bow
- Interactive Family Activities
- WhIskey tastings, food and fun for all ages
- For more information 800 788 9475 or www.scottsbluffcelticgathering.com
Theatre West presents its second production of the season, Shrek the Musical.
Production runs June 27, 28, 29 July 5 and 6th at 7:30 with a 2pm matinee on June 29, 30 and July 6th. Matinee’s are dress up days! We encourage audience members to attend dressed as their favorite character from the show.
For tickets call the box office at 308-635-6193 or online at theatrewestnebraska.com.
27th Annual Theatre West Garden Walk is Sunday June 30th.
The self guided Twilight Tour runs 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
6 area gardens are featured in Morrill, Scottsbluff and Gering
Advance Tickets are $15.00, Day of Event are $18:00.
Tickets and maps available at:
- Theatre West Box Office at WNCC
- Gering Garden Center
- ABC Nursery
- The Mixing Bowl
- Peaceful Prairie Nursery – Mitchell
- Great Gardens – Torrington
The Historic Midwest Theater announces the film “Avengers:Endgame” will show this weekend June 28-30.
Movie Synopsis: Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.
Runtime: 3h 2min
Sunday, June 30th 1:30pm
Minatare-Melbeta Volunteer Fire Department will hold its second annual fireworks show fundraiser Sunday, June 30th in downtown Minatare.
Activities start at 7:30pm join and meet your fire fighters for dinner and enjoy the fireworks at dusk. Donations are welcome!
(Note: There will not be a fireworks show in Gering this year)
Let Independence Rising give your extra, gently used durable medical equipment a home.
Your donation allows Independence Rising to rent durable medical equipment to individuals who have a disability or are recovering from illness or surgery. This assistive equipment provides essential support necessary for individuals to live independently in the community. Equipment rents for $10/per item for 4 months.
They are currently in need of manual wheelchairs; slide boards & tub/shower transfer benches.
Please contact Jamie Schweda @ Independence Rising 308-633-7025
Nebraska farmers and ranchers impacted by the “Bomb Cyclone” and raging flood waters this spring are working hard on cleaning up and assessing the damages to their ag operations.
One of the more significant losses experienced by landowners has been the death of livestock. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has financial assistance available to help landowners cope with the aftermath of livestock losses.
Through NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program – commonly referred to as EQIP farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to properly dispose of dead livestock. Applications are being accepted now through July 1. This is an extension of the original sign up periods announced immediately following the flooding/blizzard.
Producers who have not already disposed of livestock can apply for EQIP now. Producers can then get a waiver to allow them to begin working to dispose of deceased livestock before having an approved EQIP contract.
Producers in the area who suffered other damages due to the blizzard and flooding – such as damaged fencing, water sources, or windbreaks – may also seek assistance from NRCS through general EQIP funding. The sign-up period for general EQIP is continuous and has no cut off application date.
For more information about the programs and assistance available from NRCS, visit your local USDA Service Center or www.ne.nrcs.usda.gov.
The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.
Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses take place at 12 Nebraska locations this year for teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm. Anyone older than 15 is also welcome to attend, but those under age 14 are not eligible to take the class. Extensive training on tractor and ATV safety occurs during in-class lessons with hands-on activities. Instilling an attitude of safety and a respect for agricultural equipment is the primary goal of the course.
The first day of classroom instruction includes hands-on demonstrations, concluding with a written test. Classroom instruction will cover the required elements of the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program. Students are required to pass the test before taking the driving test on day two. The second day will include a physical driving test with equipment operation and ATV safety lessons. To receive certification, students must demonstrate competence in hitching and unhitching equipment and driving a tractor and trailer through a standardized course. In most locations, instructors will offer an ATV simulator experience to learn about safe behaviors and laws for ATVs and UTVs. Students will also complete homework assignments for the second day.
Instructors for the course include staff members of Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health: Aaron Yoder, PhD, Ellen Duysen, Daniel Kent, and UNMC student Jill Oatman.
All on-site classes begin at 8:00 A.M. and end times will vary, depending on the number of participants. Training site locations, Site Coordinator contact numbers, and dates of training includes:
July 1 & 2 – Fairgrounds, Weeping Water – (402) 267-2205
Cost of the course is $60, which includes educational materials, instruction, supplies, and lunches.
To register, print and complete a registration form and submit with payment to the appropriate Site Coordinator at least one week before the course (call the specific location number listed above for mailing address and instructions).
The City of Gering will begin spraying for mosquitoes on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Spraying will continue every Tuesday and Thursday evening; weather permitting, for the remainder of the mosquito season.
The City of Terrytown has contracted with the City of Gering for mosquito spraying on Tuesdays in residential areas, in the parks and along trails.
If you have any questions please call Casey Dahlgrin at 308-436-5096.
A traveling photography exhibit by renowned nature photographer Michael Forsberg of Lincoln is on display at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area through Aug. 20.
The Wildcat Hills Nature Center is open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public free of charge, but a Nebraska park entry permit, available for purchase at the center or online at outdoornebraska.org, is required for vehicles entering the park.
Congressman Adrian Smith will meet constituents of the Third District during a mobile office on Tuesday, July 2, in Bridgeport.
A mobile office allows constituents to meet directly with Congressman Smith about federal issues and take advantage of the constituent services available through his office.
Morrill County Courthouse
606 L Street, Bridgeport, NE
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (MDT)
Valley Youth Connections is hosting a Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. This is a 17 and under closed group.
Snacks and refreshments available. The NA/AA group will have a meeting every Tuesday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Valley Youth Connections, 29 S. Beltline Hwy West.
(Former Furniture Tech Building)