Despite not being able to host the typical fair barbecue this year, Pinnacle Bank, represented by Rod Cornelius and Michelle Ross, still donated $1,300 to the Perkins County 4-H Teens. Each teen will receive $100 to go towards their Washington DC trip in 2021. Pictured l-r: 4-H leader Angela Gloy, Mackayla Wallin, Meredith Gloy, Rod Cornelius, Reagan Pelster, Michelle Ross and 4-H leader Val Foster.
Ag & Business
This year’s wheat harvest is moving into the final stages in Perkins County. Much of the dryland wheat has already been harvested with focus switching to irrigated fields.
Extension Educator Strahinja Stepanovic, a native of Serbia, gazed across a test plot of spring wheat Monday at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center east of Grant.
The days are counting down to this year’s wheat harvest in southwest Nebraska. By most appearances, this year’s crop has put on some good sized heads which creates enthusiasm for above average yields. The fields at the Henry J. Stumpf International Wheat Center just east of Grant are bursting with a variety of field test plots that are moving towards full maturity every day. The recent cooler weather is a welcomed relief after several days of hot temperatures and dry winds. Typically, the annual wheat harvest will begin within the next 30 days on dryland fields.
Perkins County is fortunate that the local beef industry is able to continue running as smoothly as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.