SCA Convention Approaching
Friday, 16 May 2014 14:48
Livestock Sustainability Consultant Jude Capper, PhD, and Agriculture Advocate and Radio Personality Trent Loos will headline the Sandhills Cattle Association’s 75th Annual Convention set for Thursday, May 22 in Valentine, Ne. The one-day event will be held at the Cherry County Fairgrounds and will also include over 45 exhibits in the industry trade show, the Association’s annual meeting and election of officers, scholarship presentations, benefit auction and a steak supper.
Capper’s presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. (CDT). She is based in Bozeman, Mont., holding adjunct professor and affiliate positions at Washington State University and Montana State University, respectively. Her principal professional goal is to communicate the importance of livestock industry sustainability and the factors affecting sustainability. She strives to enhance the knowledge and understanding of stakeholders within food production from the rancher and farmer through to the retailer, policy-maker and consumer. Capper has an active social media presence and spends a considerable amount of time de-bunking some of the more commonly-heard myths relating to resource use and the environmental impact of livestock production. She maintains websites relating to her work at: http://wsu.academia.edu/JudeCapper/Talks and http://bovidiva.com/ and has the Twitter handle of @Bovidiva. Her appearance at the convention is made possible by Merck Animal Health.
Loos is a sixth generation farmer/rancher with a passion for agriculture that started years ago on the family farm near Quincy, Ill. He will speak at 1:30 p.m. (CDT). Loos established his strong rural foundation in farming side-by-side with his father and grandfather. When anti-agricultural activists threatened the way of life he cherished, Loos decided it was time to take a stand. Somebody needed to speak on behalf of the hard-working farmers and ranchers of America. Sharing the message about the people and places in rural America is a step toward re-connecting consumers to their food. His radio show, Loos Tales, airs on over 100 stations nationwide and boasts 3 million listeners on-air and online.
CHERRY COUNTY LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:06
FOR CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT LORANA EGGERT DEFEATED KATHY HAMMOND 1362 TO 443.
FOR CHERRY COUNTY COMMISSIONER, THE TWO CANDIDATES RECEIVING THE MOST VOTES WERE TANYA STORER AND JIM VANWINKLE WITH 946 AND 703 VOTES, RESPECTIVELY. OTHER RESULTS WERE JAMES WARD WITH 646, MARTIN DENAEYER WITH 526, SHANE DANIELS WITH 278, AND RUTH HOBBS WITH 193.
FOR VALENTINE CITY COUNCIL, THE FOUR RECEIVING THE MOST VOTES WERE: DAVE DENT WITH 396, WALLY BALLIET WITH 350, NEIL WESCOTT WITH 344, AND KEVIN PETTIGREW WITH 261. THESE FOUR WILL ADVANCE TO THE GENERAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. T.C. COLVIN WILL NOT BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER.
FOR COMPLETE STATEWIDE RESULTS, GO TO ELECTIONRESULTS.SOS.NE.GOV
2,120 PERSONS OFFICIALLY CAST BALLOTS IN CHERRY COUNTY, FOR A VOTER TURNOUT OF 49.44%.