Agriculture
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For Ron Kardel and his late father, H.A., a prominent cattle feeder from rural Walcott, it was about giving consumers what they wanted back in 1979. more
West Liberty Foods started as a business of 47 farm families. Almost a quarter-century later, it continues as a family business, although the turkey processing plant in West Liberty could be called anything but a small family business. more
Scott County recorded 3,600 acres of agriculture land sales in 2019, involving 47 transactions totaling $25 million, down a fraction from 2018. more
Don Daufeldt said he didn’t know a thing about raising turkeys when he first got into the business in 1988. more
The fact that our world has been consumed by the coronavirus doesn’t mean that agriculture has ground to a halt. more
Custom farming can provide an additional source of income for those with machinery and experience, or alleviate a particular task that farmers do not wish to do on their own. more
There are typically two highlights to a Scott County 4-H'er's year. One is the Mississippi Valley Fair that plays out each summer, and the other is the annual 4-H Family Fun Night that breaks up the winter doldrums. more
With so much uncertainty, angst and unknowns in the world, it’s taking teamwork for North Scott residents to weather the coronavirus storm that has swept the country. more
Scott County Supervisors approved Terry and Zach Ralfs’ expansion of their confined hog feeding operation near Maysville. more
“Setting the Table for Success” is the theme for the fourth annual Women in Agriculture Conference, to be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington, Iowa, on March 28. more
Scott County Supervisors will decide March 19 if they’ll support Terry and Zach Ralfs’ state application to expand the family’s hog feeding operation near Maysville. more
Iowa Learning Farms and USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Wednesday, March 18 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Campbell Farm near Ground Mound. more
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