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Tribute to Nebraska 2013 - by the 2013 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council.  What a beautiful tribute to this great state! 

Date Posted: November 26, 2013

What a beautiful tribute to this great state! It captures the heart and soul of what makes this state so special to those who call it home!


Click here to watch video:  Tribute to Nebraska NAYI 2013

Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute


There is no place like Nebraska. Here's the Tribute to Nebraska video that was played at #NAYI13 Opening Ceremonies. All of the pictures were taken by this year's NAYC counselors.

Song credit: The Marcy Brothers
— with Michelle Dvoracek, Jud Hoffschneider, Will Miller, Bryce Dibbern, Larissa Ann Wach, Aksel Wiseman, Haley Sue Harthoorn, Kate Holoubek, Brennan Costello, Lauren Ibach, Emma Likens, Trent Mastny, Devin Heusinkvelt, Steven Fish, Evan William Ibach I, Samantha Schneider, Gavin Kenney, Emily Ibach and Alyssa Dye.

Sandhills Hidden Water - a QUEST Nebraska feature

Date Posted: May 31, 2013

Join renowned nature photographer Mike Forsberg as he documents diverse waterfowl and wildlife across the Great Plains. In Nebraska's Sandhills, Mike visits with University of Nebraska hydrogeologist Jim Goeke to examine how the hidden waters of the Ogallala Aquifer keep Blue Creek open during the winter months -- a haven for geese and trumpeter swans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg_g12aJ3-Q

Bessey Campgrounds Ready for Summer - May 2013

Date Posted: May 28, 2013

The Bessey Ranger District near Halsey plans to turn on water to campsites and the shower house at the Bessey Recreation Complex by Thursday, May 23.  This is the final step in preparing the campsites for the summer season....

Bessey Today - monthly newsletter of the Nebraska National Forest!

Date Posted: May 14, 2013

The Nebraska National Forest - Bessey Ranger Unit has a monthly newsletter.  Check out the May newsletter here!

The Nebraska National Forest - Bessey Ranger District/Bessey Nursery - has been named as an attraction on the 2013 Nebraska Passport Program! 

Date Posted: May 14, 2013

The Nebraska National Forest - Bessey Ranger District/Bessey Nursery - has been named as an attraction on the 2013 Nebraska Passport Program.  Check out the story here!

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan now available!!

Date Posted: April 10, 2013

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan - April 2013

"The Sandhills is an iconic American landscape, a land that fundamentally changed the way Americans view the country and themselves.

Each site encompasses a unique set of stories that connect the site to the theme and the respective storylines…"

Please click to read the entire Sandhills Jouney Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan.

Baxter Black Lends Voice to Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

Date Posted: June 03, 2011

The New York Times hails Baxter Black as “…probably the nation’s most successful living poet…” and the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is excited to announce that Black will be the voice promoting the Byway on radio spots this summer.

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Awards Scholarships

Date Posted: June 03, 2011

The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is pleased to announce the winners of two scholarships in the amount of $250 each. This is the first year for the scholarships to be offered and 30 well-qualified applicants from all areas of the Byway applied.

Lost and Found: How to Get Your Business Listed on Personal GPS Devices

Date Posted: June 03, 2011

Being listed as a point of interest in a GPS device is relatively easy -- and business owners can benefit tremendously if they can be found easily by travelers.