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ISSUE DATE: 10/26/2009

Equine therapy program heals hearts and minds

By Kylene Scott

Horses are therapeutic--therapeutic to look at, to ride and to work with. Winston Churchill is often quoted as to have once said, "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

Scott Stinemetz of Healing Hearts Ranch Inc., has discovered how therapeutic horses really can be and has put it to good use.

Stinemetz, who graduated from Sterling College in 2003 with a degree in psychology, began working at the mental health center in Great Bend, Kan., following graduation. Around the same time, he also began working with and training horses. Eventually, he began to see how he could use horses as part of a therapy program for his clients at the mental health center.


NEWS

AFBF: Proposed changes to renewable fuel standard bad for farmers
Agritourism Rolling Workshop set for Nov. 5
Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show offers many register to win prizes
Biotechnology: Tool to meet global demand
Commissioner Staples announces expansion of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority Board
Congressman Edwards honored by agricultural economics group
Despite depressed market, landowners have opportunities to sell their timber
Enrollment deadline approaching for K-State's 2009-2010 MAST Program
For $6.5 million, a ranch fit for a King
Garey Fox named 2009 Whatley Award recipient
Indian group calls on Obama to settle discrimination lawsuit against USDA
Is your company branded?
Jeff Witte receives honor from National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
K-State to host 61st Annual Kansas Income Tax Institute
Linn Post & Pipe exhibiting at Wichita Farm and Ranch Show
Markey lauds Feds' ruling on prairie dog removal
McAlester native's student Pfizer experience fosters career options
Moran opposes EPA endrun around Congress on greenhouse gas emissions
Nessler named sole finalist for Texas AgriLife Research director
NMDA honors New Mexico Farm Family of the Year
NMDA to administer aquaculture grant program
Nov. 9 and 10 Nebraska Wind Power 2009 Conference agenda released
NRCS announces strong interest in new CSP
NRCS announces strong interest in new CSP
NREM researchers receive grant
NWKTC to host rural school, community development conference
Poll: Rural Nebraskans more pessimistic, but still optimistic on future
Rabobank survey finds use of alternative energy sources doubles
Report highlights plight of Great Plains family farmers, ranchers with medical debt
Safe food handling labels on take-out containers could help restaurants, expert says
Salazar, Markey, Bennet secure federal funds to finally begin work on the Arkansas Valley Conduit
Secretary of Ag Vilsack announces 2010 DCP, ACRE sign-up begins
Small Business Conference and Expo Nov. 9 and 10
Staple food prices trending down from one year ago
Three Nebraskans to receive public service to ag awards
Upcoming KSU ag events
USDA awards $11 million for applied plant genomics research, education and Extension
USDA awards contract to conduct 5-year study on food choices
USDA designates 10 counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas
USDA enrolls 255 million base acres in DCP, ACRE on 1.7 million farms
USDA joins FDA efforts on new food safety regulations
USDA publishes annual report on foreign holdings of U.S. agriculture land
Vilsack announces $1.7 billion in CRP rental payments
Vilsack announces $13.9 million in economic development funding
Vilsack announces funding to 1890 Land-Grant Institutions to promote jobs, business growth
Vilsack announces number of farmers' markets grows to more than 5,200 nationwide
Vilsack announces speakers for 2010 Agriculture Outlook Forum

CROPS

Ag Deputy Secretary Merrigan announces $49 million in grants under the specialty crop block grant pr
Annual weeds in turfgrass
Colorado ranked 2nd in U.S. winter wheat production
Colorado/Nebraska Crop Clinic set for December
Commissioner Staples Awards more than $1.7 million in specialty crop grants
Cooperative marketing and controlling production costs focus of upcoming workshop
Cotton farmer credits team for successful crop
Ethanol fire training catching on
Former Oklahoma Gov. Henry Bellmon dies
Groups to host natural resources conference in February
Grower leaders voice atrazine support
Hawaii county bars genetically altered crop
Kansas City business leaders learn about wheat business
Kansas Soybean Commission schedules meeting
K-State Research and Extension to host commercial pesticide applicator training
KWC sets State Fair photo contest entries to music in video
KWC sets State Fair photo contest entries to music in video
Limited irrigation focus of Colorado, Nebraska Crop Clinic
Man leaves job, takes a leap of faith to grow hops
Meeting to discuss Buck Creek watershed modeling, bacterial-source tracking results
Missouri confirms red imported fire ant mounds in Bootheel
National survey finds strong support for corn farmers, ethanol
NCGA educates public about family farms
New AgriLife Extension entomologist treks from the Andes to South Texas
Oilseed Commission election nominations still needed
Oregon gets approval to certify organic farms
Pigweed causing farmers to rethink farming methods
SD Oilseeds Council elects officers
Seed industry aims to take people beyond the seed
Soybean Checkoff invests $500,000 in partnership with World Food Prize for biotechnology education
Soybean rust experts to present new research in New Orleans
Terry Swanson elected vice chairman of National Sorghum Producers Board
Texas Department of Agriculture announces wine grant program
Texas peanut reps visit Japan to build exports
United Sorghum Checkoff Program launches SorghumCheckoff.com
USDA will not issue final 2008 CCPs for peanuts, corn, grain sorghum and soybeans
Watch now for winter annual weeds in wheat
WFEC, OACD to again partner on state conservation youth awards
Wheat breeder Brett Carver named OSU Sarkeys Distinguished Professor
Wheat Summit brings segments together for frank talk

LIVESTOCK

2009 MU Swine Institute set for Nov. 10
68th annual UW livestock show features dinner, dance and student competition
A matter of milk
AHA launches online auction site: BuyHereford.com
American lamb receives prominent national media coverage in Saveur Magazine
American Simmental Association to host National Show at American Royal
AngusSource Carcass Contest winners continue to raise standards
Animal grazing behavior workshop Dec. 10 in Wray
B3R wins CAB Commitment to Excellence Award
Beef industry meeting comes to Oakley
Brucellosis vaccine, diagnostics research progressing at UW
Businesses join beef plant lawsuit
Canadian Cattlemen applaud request for WTO panel against mCOOL
Cattle on feed numbers released
Cattleman's Days scheduled in four locations
CCA's Mid-Winter Conference in Colorado Springs
Checkoff supports producer role in issues management
Checkoff's social media aims to engage producers
East vs. West in fight over money for dairy farmers
Equine therapy program heals hearts and minds
Fall tapeworm control can help set horses up for a healthy new year
Farm protests over milk prices ahead of EU meeting
Farm Service Agency clarifies livestock program eligibility requirements, emphasis on insurance requ
Federal Beef lawsuit for Rapid City fire dismissed
Fund will help ranchers deal with Mexican wolves
Garden City Feed Yard joins CAB team
Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe in Prairie City wins 7th annual IPPA Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest
Indiana looks to track, contain spread of bovine TB
Informational beef industry meeting comes to Emporia
Informational Beef Industry Meeting comes to Great Bend
Japan suspends beef imports from U.S. plant
Kansas cattlemen building herd of Wagyu
Limousin Exchange offers online marketplace for feeder calves
Man accused in horse case turns self in
Massive monitoring project to identify dairy air quality parameters
McCampbell, Geier recognized as NCBA's 2009 Top Hand Club Champions
Mushrush honored as 2009 Red Angus Breeder of the Year
NALF announces top 10 sires
New beef products on the shelves
New manual guides stocker-backgrounders to quality
Oklahoma, Kansas to conduct bi-state stop animal movement exercise
Overflow crowd attends KSU Stocker Field Day
Pilgrim's Pride gets FTC, Justice Department approval
Poultry industry argues Oklahoma could have done more
President Obama signs aid for dairy farmers
Red Angus breed celebrates growth at annual convention
Registrations, members on the rise reports American Gelbvieh Association
SDSGA on the move; group brings issues, concerns to national leaders
Secretary of ag: Dairy industry must restructure
Symposium covers marbling from all angles
Trade delegation discusses expanding beef exports
UNL spreadsheet helps plan winter supplementation
USDA confirms 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus present in Minnesota Fair pig sample
USDA issues decision on proposed amendments to all federal milk orders
USDA offers plan for Yellowstone animal disease
What's up?

EDITOR

Double standard?
Issuing sound decisions
Wheat groups should think hard about biotech

COLUMNS

A glut of lies
A world free of hunger?
Factory optional planter scale package available
Flexible 3-wheel tower base improves flotation, traction
Is polarized politics good for anyone?
Just a scoop full
Just a scoop full
Large tires can deliver optimal performance
Seed treatments give flexibility

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas cattle sales summary
Cloudy, wet weather and cooler temperatures seen
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado cattle auction summary
Continued harvest delays
Cool, damp weather plays major role in harvest
Cool, wet weather limits harvest progress
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson cattle auction report
Faith livestock sales report
Freezing temps in some areas hurt cotton, sorghum
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Grain markets rally
Hard freeze ends growing season
Harvest of late season crops continues at an average pace
Harvest two weeks to a month behind normal
Hay trade mixed, most prices remain steady
High Plains slaughter news
Kansas hay trade slow
Lexington livestock sales report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction
Ogallala cattle auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Precip continues to push row crop harvest behind schedule
Presho livestock sales report
Range, pasture conditions rated mostly fair to poor
Salina cattle sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock auction report
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Onge livestock sales report
Superior video auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa cattle auction report
Watertown cattle sales report
Weather delays harvest, wheat seeding
Weather hinders harvest in some areas
Weather parks combines
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wet soil, cool conditions slow harvest
Winter wheat seeding nearly complete
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Commissioner Staples urges producers in need of hay to utilize hay hotline
Grant available to help combat noxious weeds
Invasives can cost millions; new ones moving into Nebraska
N.M. ranchers worry about water protection proposal
Producers work to rid their land of tamarisk
Safe Burn School helps landowners learn about range management
Soil fertility essential for alfalfa establishment
Wildlife's home on the Colorado range

FAMILY

4-H sponsoring National Youth Science Experiment
4-H youth to take the lead on alternative energy
4-Hers have a blast at Youth Science Day
Ambassadors, volunteers sought for OSU Botanical Garden
Couple helps 4-Hers
Don't get burned when buying firewood
'Fishing is fun' program improves access and opportunities for anglers
Ford Trucks, National FFA Organization award a 2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck to Kansas high schoo
Halloween may be time to try some scary new recipes
Invasion of the crickets
Johnson County 4-H educator wins UW Extension recognition
Meditation for 10-26-09
Miss Rodeo America promotes rodeo in Spain
Muse 2 has an appealing hexagonal design
Natural gas cost: Is a fixed-price plan right for you?
Nebraska rodeo rider ready to get back in the saddle
NMSU rodeo team competes in first rodeo of the season
Norman 4-Her wins state bread contest
Oklahoma FFA Chapter competes at National Convention
OSU hosts Big 3
Owasso FFA holds kick-off meeting
Owasso FFA member to compete in national event
Owasso FFA most successful meat sale yet
Professional Bull Riding returns to Grand Island
Tears flow when 4-Hers welcome back World War II vets
Tricks and Treats with Halloween Sweets
Waynoka FFA, 4-H competes at Oklahoma State Fair
When buying meat on sale, be sure to practice food safety when freezing, cooking
Wildlife expert: 'Hog cam' could give upper hand on feral hogs
Working for a healthy, sustainable landscape environment

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