SENTINEL BUTTE, N.D. — A North Dakota State University professor is using horses to help modify the behavior of children with troubled backgrounds, and it seems to be working. Erika Berg, an assistant professor for NDSU’s equine studies program, has teamed up with the child care facility Home on the Range, near Sentinel Butte. She has collected data since 2008 that could provide evidence that equine-assisted therapy can help children better than traditional therapy, according to a news release.RELATED CONTENT
Greg Peterson, known for his music videos that involve agriculture, will speak at 7 p.m. April 22 in Sheppard Arena on the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo.
The auctioneer chant is nothing short of an art form, pulling in the casual passerby and luring dedicated followers to each event. Scott Schuster’s chant is a familiar one in the Grand Forks, N.D., area and well-known to his supporters who follow his company’s signature Schuster Auctioneering truck to any number of his auctions every year.RELATED CONTENT
My wife and I just finished the season’s round of “student-led conferences.”RELATED CONTENT
Recently I attended “Buffalo King,” a 2013 documentary movie on the life of James “Scotty” Philip, at the Fargo Film Festival.RELATED CONTENT
Conventional rhetoric has told us, since the Ag Crisis of the 1980s, perhaps since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, that family farming and America’s small towns are in decline. But we told the journalists who called us, “of course the numbers have gone up. We’ve worked hard to create opportunities in rural and small town America.”
The Nature Conservancy identified every ecosystem type in different colors in the 1980s and 1990s, with a goal of preserving 10 percent of the remaining natural habitats in each of those areas.RELATED CONTENT
The Nature Conservancy sees itself as a “quiet” conservation group, or at least lesser-known than the game species-specific groups such as Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.RELATED CONTENT
It’s Norman Borlaug’s birthday today, and the Nobel laurel scientist is being remembered in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere with respect and admiration.RELATED CONTENT
I should’ve written this column last Thursday night, but I was busy watching some Class B girls basketball on television. I don’t watch a lot of sports on television, honestly, so when I do it’s a special occasion.RELATED CONTENT
Minnesota students would be guaranteed school lunches if senators agree with a House vote. By 130-0, representatives Thursday approved pumping $3.5 million into the school lunch program.
Stevens County responders found Paul Stark trapped between the bucket of a tractor and a cattle gate on his farm.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of an Illinois man accused of stealing from McCook County State’s Attorney Mike Fink.
CHS stock sale might fund Spiritwood plant, calling small farmers and specialty crop funding available.
“Many hands make light work,” goes the old saying. We’ve probably all heard or lived those words. It comes from an old English playwright named Heywood, the Google tells me, but it’s as true today as it was in 1546.RELATED CONTENT