Agriculture
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Lana Davis has been helping Scott County 4-H youth learn about animals for more than 45 years. She served as a leader for the 4-H Rabbit Club, “Ears Lookin’ at Ya!” while her children were members of 4-H. more
More than 270 students from North Scott High School and junior high participated in the first annual Harvest Day sponsored by the school's agriculture program and FFA chapter on Tuesday, Oct, 30. more
Scott County’s zoning commissioners say they want clarification from county supervisors who rejected the commission’s recommendation for new homes on land the county has reserved nearly 40 years for commercial development more
“It’s simple, we’re harvesting the sun for energy,” says Billie Danner, 55. “Corn is energy for animals, machines and people … solar is just energy for the planet, another harvest.” more
If he stops to think about it, Dr. Dale Risius can still taste the dust of the gravel roads, and call up the distinct smells of the barns. more
“You’ve got to feed the animals, you’ve got to feed the livestock,” said Steve Duffe, who has been in a family business partnership at Duffe Grain since it was established in 1987. The company primarily offers grain storage for farmers. Currently, its drivers are dealing with poor rural road conditions following a winter that dumped record-breaking snowfall across the area. more
Anthony (Tony) Friederichs, a 2017 Durant High School graduate, a member of the Wilton FFA chapter, and a former Scott County 4-H'er, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo 2018 in Indianapolis. more
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Michael Naig promises to bring a ray of sunshine to Scott County March 28, despite soggy fields and grim flood forecasts threatening to keep farmers from fields. more
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
North Scott Schools will begin seeking partners for a new regional agriculture education center, among the top district priorities now that the Iowa legislature assured sales tax financing through 2051. more
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