Agriculture
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The Scott County Pork Producers held their annual 4-H Apple Pie Contest in August at the Mississippi Valley Fair. Pies are baked by 4-H'ers, judged and then auctioned off during the noon break of the hog show. more
The Iowa 4-H Foundation has opened its call for nominations for the annual Alum of the Day awards at the Iowa State Fair. Ten individuals will be chosen to be recognized each day of the first ten days of the Fair, Aug. 9-18 at the 4-H Exhibits Building. Winners will receive four Fair admission tickets, one parking pass for their day, a 4-H goodie bag, presentation and award ceremony. more
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
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
Rudy Braun combed dirt floors of his family’s Princeton Township barn earlier this month looking for nails. 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
Ardon Creek vineyard, winery and tasting room sits on a 162-year-old farm located 15 minutes southwest of Muscatine and five miles north of Letts. It is a family owned and managed operation established by Mike Furlong and his son, Chad Furlong, to fulfill the promise of community and farm revitalization. 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
The harvest is in full swing at Sycamore Creek Farm just outside of LeClaire, and as usual, Dan Schurr is meeting himself coming and going dealing with the day-to-day operations of his family’s fourth-generation farm. more
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