Agriculture
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Dupont Pioneer recently awarded the North Scott FFA program a $2,000 grant to support its Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in schools.  more
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ schedule for the week includes attendance at the Farm to Table Event Friday, July 27 at John and Joan Maxwell’s Cinnamon Ridge Farms near Donahue. more
Look for at least 373 farm tractors on Scott County roads June 24-27 for the WHO Tractor Ride, an annual event making a rare eastern Iowa appearance. Participants will gather Sunday, June 24 at the Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf, then head out for day-long caravans around the Quad-City area. more
Durant and Wilton students have a unique opportunity to work between a greenhouse, 30 acres of farmland, a hog barn and sheep barn — all located in Wilton. Both schools are under the direction of Gary Bruns, who began his second round of teaching at Wilton High School this school year. more
Two days remain to determine if China will make good on its threat to impose steep tariffs on American soybeans, and some Iowa bankers, grain marketers and equipment dealers still expect someone will blink. more
Funding available for Scott County farmers for conservation projects through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The cutoff date for the second round of funding is March 16, 2018. more
Women in the Quad Cities area who own or manage farmland are invited to a conservation discussion focused on soil health on Wednesday, April 11 at the River Music Experience, 129 Main St, Davenport. more
Ethan Hornbuckle of Scott County was awarded the Trans Ova Genetics 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony Sunday, June 3, in Ames. The award was presented by Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation executive director. more
The Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District is selling hardy bare root tree seedlings, native wildflowers, and prairie grasses. Money from these fund raising sales helps the District support local scholarships, educational programs and other community projects. Now is your opportunity to order! more
Robb Ewoldt of Davenport in District 6 is one of seven farmers elected to the board of directors of Iowa Soybean Association. The mission of the group is to advance the competitiveness of the Iowa soybean industry. more
In one teaspoon of healthy Iowa topsoil there are more organisms than people on the earth. Farmers’ and ranchers’ goal is to manage the soil to promote crop health and hold that soil in place to make sure each teaspoon of soil and the organisms in it count towards the bottom line. more
Mike Paustian crouches to point out a slim rye leaf fluttering in a warm January wind through a tangle of corn stubble. If Iowa’s new water quality law succeeds, he expects Iowans will be seeing a lot more green cereal rye covering brown fields between cash crops. more
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