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ISSUE DATE: 01/12/2009

Shop, sheds, hold place for enthusiast

A farm shop can be many things to many people.

It's a workspace, certainly. There needs to be a place for everything and everything in its place. To some, it's a point of profit.

For Vernon Berens, however, his shop has evolved from a farm equipment maintenance base to a headquarters for his new hobby of collecting and restoring all kinds of things.

Berens retired from farming and teaching middle school science in his adopted hometown of Victoria, Kan. in 1993. He began restoring old farm tractors soon after. His collection of John Deere two cylinder tractors numbers over 20 dating from 1936 to 1956.


NEWS

AAM announces 30th annual convention in Oklahoma City Jan. 9 to 11
Across the Americas, squash and gourd bees are superb pollinators
Budget will dominate 2009 legislative session
Composting helping Kentucky farms go green
'Cover Your Acres' Ag Conference set for Jan. 20 to 21 in Oberlin
Crunching numbers
Customers stew as kosher meat gets scarce
Energy for an energy dependent world
EPA awards CARE grant to investigate environmental health issue
Equipment manufacturers announce new inductees
Farm Bureau members found financial advice, voted on new leaders and celebrated unifying strength at
Farm Credit of Western Kansas seeking scholarship applicants
Frostbite a threat when temperatures drop
Helping canneries make better use of leftover water
Humans prompted new paths for parasites
Iowa State's Global Resource Systems major first in the nation
Japan struggles to boost homegrown food
Join me in Lyons Jan. 29
KFB honors tradition, heritage of family farms
Know your USDA watersheds
Montana doctor sues North Dakota man over combine fire
National speaker Brock scheduled for 5th Annual Southwest Farm & Ranch Classic
ND farmer defies government by draining wetlands
OSU ag exchange enhances student experiences, graduate-level pr
Plains Market Farmers to examine changing times at 2009 conference
Regents name Hussey to top Texas A&M agriculture and life scienes position
Russian ex-tycoon turns shepherd
Shop, sheds, hold place for enthusiast
Slow economy topic of Texas Commodity Symposium
SouthWestern Association difference helps dealers succeed
SouthWestern Association introduces new initiatives
State ag department launches new blog
Texas AgriLife Extension Service presents seminars during farm show
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA's interim final rule amends composition, responsibilities of state technical committees
Young Farm Bureau members honored for management and participation

CROPS

Agricultural Trade Show features latest cotton pickers
Annual winery, grape growers forum March 5 to 7
Company makes camelina biodiesel a reality
K-State, KU and Kansas Wheat partner for KBA grant
New recertification process now required
New winter wheat ready for prime time
No-till is a tool like a disk or a plow
No-till on the Plains Winter Conference--pursuit of the ideal
Soybean Expo in Topeka Jan. 7
UNL alternative crop breeding specialist begins duties in Panhandle

LIVESTOCK

Arkansas Farm Bureau backs animal cruelty bill
Black Ink- Saving a buck
Cattle program set Jan. 20 in Minneapolis
Court: Arkansas couple can't sue over cattle burial
Harkin help kept Postville plant open
ICA names Schooley as 2008 Hall of Fame inductee
In Nebraska, people not only ones feeling chill
Man gets $200,000 award for cattle chute injury
Poultry appeal to be heard in March
Red Angus releases Spring 2009 EPDs
Report- SoCal slaughter plant abuse not systemic
Roberts named next NCBA CEO
Social, annual meeting for Kansas Limousin enthusiasts Feb. 7
Stray cattle removed from Bandelier
Texas rodeo pro surrenders on cattle theft charge
Wedel and McIntyre cattle earn GridMaster status again

EDITOR

Landowner wants readers to know "Just the facts" on prairie dog
Quick learners
Who's in, who's out and what to watch for in Washington

COLUMNS

Company now running Arthrogryposis Multiplex test on cattle genetic samples
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, CSU form Student Board of Directors
FieldScout SoilStik pH Meter
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
New eartag offers advanced technology for beef, dairy management
Ratio maker
Reinke recognizes dealerships
Resolve to evolve
Strip Till Point

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Denison feeder cattle sales
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap livestock sales report
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Grain bids positive
Grain market close
Hay trading moderately
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales
Lexington cattle sales
McAlester livestock sales report
Most hay classes selling steady
Most topsoil moisture levels adequate
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Sioux Falls feeder pigs
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Watertown cattle sales report
West Plains regional sale
Wyobraska cattle sales

RANGE

Grazing management benefits resources and bottom line
Spring Forage Conference set for Feb. 24 in Springfield

FAMILY

10 different tree planting programs offer financial help
Accidental poisonings more abundant during the holiday season
Comfort foods with a kick
Composting lawn, garden trimmings
Landscape Seminar set Jan. 22
Meditation for 1-12-09
Proper care helps poinsettias last
Resolutions 2009
Rural tree plantings can be science at work
Snowtime is the time to make stew
Sturdy National Velvet has modern interior
Tips for January gardeners
Upcoming K-State horticultural events

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