Agriculture and all it encompasses makes rural Nebraska come to life. Whether it be in the fields or working livestock, it fuels the local economy to a great extent across the state.
And so it was, ever cognizant of the importance of livestock and agriculture. Antelope County formally became the 40th such county in the state to be designated as a “Livestock Friendly” County (LFC) by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
An estimated crowd of more than 1,000 persons, all with ties to land and livestock, came to Thiele Dairy near Clearwater to be part of an event not to be duplicated here again.
“Having a Livestock Friendly designation is a significant opportunity for this northeast county, rich with history,” Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley said in making the formal declaration. “Antelope County now has another tool to help expand existing livestock operations and bring in new businesses. Their decision to become a LFC will help grow livestock development for years to come.”
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