Arapahoe Mirror/Elwood Bulletin


FFA enters land lease agreement with the city

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:51 Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:00

      The Arapahoe City Council has entered into a lease agreement with the Arapahoe FFA Alumni Chapter for the use of city owned property for educational purposes.
    Mayor John Koller reported “Colin Kubik came to the council with the request to lease the well field that the city owns north of town and utilize these acres to help teach FFA students to manage those acres and grow different grasses and crops. So, they are able to get hands-on learning experiences that they might not be able to get with daily classroom discussions. It gives them real life experiences.”
    Kubik, who is also the FFA advisor and agriculture/shop teacher at Arapahoe High School, has big plans for the ground.  Kubik said “students will be involved in planning, working, and caring for the site on weekends and after school and then during the summer as well.” 

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Pioneer Farm and Heritage Farm Awards

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:48 Wednesday, 13 March 2013 18:21

    For the 59th year, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will recognize Nebraska farm families with the Pioneer Farm Award.  The program requires that the land, of qualifying families, has been consecutively owned by the same family for 100 years or more.
    Also, new in 2014, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and Nebraska Farm Bureau have instituted the Heritage Farm Award, which will recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land within the same family for 150 years.
    The 2014 nomination forms can be obtained y calling Bob Hilton at 785-2716 or online at  Nominations must be submitted to Bob Hilton, P.O. Box 62, Elwood, NE by May 1, 2014.


Quote of the Week

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:45 Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00

"One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present."
~Golda Meir