Agriculture
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“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
Partners of Scott County Watersheds’ June 2019 forums will feature Justin Bisinger and Mark Schutt from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. 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
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
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
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 partnership with the Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation, the Nahant Marsh Education Center will be presenting the First Annual Oberholtzer Awards on Feb. 23 at the Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. more
FFA welcomed women into their ranks in 1969. more
Do you want to know how to milk a goat? Just ask Scott County Treasurer Bill Fennelly. more
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