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ISSUE DATE: 01/06/2014

National Western Complex becomes Center

By Larry Dreiling

The National Western Association, which runs Denver’s National Western Stock Show, has announced a new name and vision statement for its facilities during a recent member meeting.

“The National Western Center will be the new center for western heritage in the United States, bringing together education, agriculture, and entertainment together in one location through strong partnerships that will be a catalyst for economic development, job creation, and neighborhood revitalization,” stated the new vision statement, announced by National Western President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Andrews.

In July 2013, the National Western Stock Show announced a partnership with Colorado State University, the city and county of Denver, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and History Colorado that would turn its facility into a year-round destination. NWSS reconfirmed its commitment to creating a new vision for the next 100 years and its mission to develop a strong sustainable program in the city of Denver.

“Credit a renewed energy about the National Western from Mayor Michael Hancock,” Andrews said for the breadth and depth of partners interested in developing a new vision for the center within the limits of the city and county of Denver.


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Economists offer wary views of ag economy
Exercise for the health of it
Flinchbaugh delivers a history of farm programs
Watch out for ice dams that can damage house

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2014 commodity outlook for Texas hinges on rainfall, demand
Agricultural education travels Oklahoma roads
Agronomist: 2014 winter canola crop shows better stands
Beginning ag teachers develop financial skills, ignite engagement in rural communities
Colorado takes step in resolving Republican River dispute
Dry Edible Bean Day set for Jan. 14 at Gering
First class graduates from Leadership Sorghum program
FSA urges farmers and ranchers to vote in county committee elections
High Plains Irrigation Conference set for Jan. 16 in Amarillo
Increased global grain production means lower grain prices for U.S. growers
Kansas Corn Supports Beef Industry KLA Convention
KFAC, KFB extend deadline for Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops
Latest 'Focus on Corn' webcast tackles seedling diseases
Lending a hand in hybrid catfish production
Nebraska Farmers Union marks 100th annual convention
Nebraska Wheat Growers Association elects new president
New edition of Nebraska groundwater atlas available
NSP announces annual Yield and Management Contest winners
Ogallala Aquifer program wins prestigious national award
Overseas Varietal Analysis program tests what customers want
Soy to the world
TRAC-7 high-tech mobile classrooms on display at Kansas Workforce Summit
United Soybean Board grows to 70
UNL research raises concerns about future global crop yield projections
USDA announces 9 projects to improve water quality in Kansas
Whole Foods sponsors FAPC organic certification program
WISHH staff members travel to Liberia to monitor 'Super Gari' expansion project

LIVESTOCK

2014 Iowa Pork Congress to be held Jan. 22-23 in Des Moines
8th class of young stockmen graduates at KLA Convention
Amstutz named Commercial Cattle Producer of the Year
Angus breeder named Seedstock Producer of the Year
Boner named Hereford Woman of the Year
Boyd inducted into Hereford Hall of Merit
Cattle EPD/Genetics School set for Jan. 23
Central Kansas Extension District to host stocker seminar
Champions named during American Royal Hereford Show
Expert panel addresses hidden camera investigation at Oklahoma hog farm
Final American Lamb Industry Roadmap Report now available
Gilliland family donates milk bottle collection to FAPC
'Growing a Lasting Legacy' kickoff garners $144,000 to support Hereford youth
Heart of America Dairy Expo program set
Heart of America Dairy Expo program set
Hogs and pigs report issued
How well did the bulls do?
Impacting the beef business with selection indexes
Ionophores in rations give cattle more energy, less gas
Jersey association announces changes in staff assignments
Miss Rodeo America crowned
Montana Stockgrowers Convention draws ranching crowd to Billings
Montana Stockgrowers leader named Communicator of the Year
NCBA announces national anthem contest winner
Nebraska beef on the marquee in Macau
Nebraska Cattlemen celebrate 125 years at annual convention
Nelson Ranch wins Red Angus Grid Master Award
NMSU social work professor combines love of horses with research
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Southwest Missouri cattlemen give top 2013 honors to farms in Springfield and Aurora
USDA to survey sheep and goat operations
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EDITOR

Law change provides rural opportunity
Missouri Farm Bureau approves roadmap for coming year
New Year's focus
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Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
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Georgia livestock auction summary
Hay trading very slow
High Plains slaughter cattle sales report
Holidays close area hay markets
Most wheat in good condition in December
Newell sheep sales report
State sees below normal temps for December
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Varied weather for state recorded
Winter storms bring precipitation of all types

RANGE

Regional Hay School offered Jan. 21 and 23 in Clever
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FAMILY

75 current, former state FFA officers set for South African trip to explore global agriculture, fore
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Meditation
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