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Scott County farmland values continue to top all Iowa counties according to the Iowa State University Extension Service statewide survey that shows values dropping another fraction for the fourth time in five years. more
Capital improvements will be obvious when fairgoers walk through the gate at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair, set for Tuesday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 4, at 2815 W. Locust St. in Davenport. more
Cash rental rates for Iowa farmland are down 1.4 percent compared to last year, but are still higher than in 2011. more
It was cold and windy outside the Starlite Ballroom on the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 26, but there was plenty of warmth inside as 4-H’ers from across Scott County gathered for the 4-H Annual Family Fun Night. more
The Scott County Pork Producers are big supporters of the 4-H program, and this time they have really outdone themselves. Last year's Apple Pie Auction at the Mississippi Valley Fair raised a whopping $5,250, and Suzy Ven Horst recently presented the check to Scott County Extension Director Becky Bray. more
The seventh annual Iowa Women's Landowner Conference will be June 20th in Brooklyn, Iowa, sponsored by the Iowa County Women Land and Legacy (WLL) and Iowa Land Sales & Farm Management. more
The tap opens a bit more this year on Iowa’s $282 million water quality funding, with some headed to producers who implement soil conservation techniques, and the rest earmarked for financing sewer and water system improvements like those planned in Princeton, Park View and other Scott County communities. more
Five dedicated leaders in soil health, including a Scott County farmer, received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. These awards highlight participants in the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. more
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings through October through March. more
Urban Cost Share offers a reimbursement of 50 percent up to $2,000 for landscape practices that protect and enhance water quality and address drainage problems. Practices that qualify for cost share include rain gardens, bio-retention cells and swales,  permeable paving, soil quality restoration (deep tined aeration and  the application of compost to lawn) among others.  more
Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen came to North Scott High School Friday expecting to impart a little college wisdom to agriculture students. more
The Scott and Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation districts, along with the Iowa Pork Producers, Clinton County Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a Soil Health and Nutrient Management meeting at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in DeWitt from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. The event is free and open to the families and includes a complimentary meal. more
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