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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
John and Joan Maxwell, and their Cinnamon Ridge Dairy Farm, were one of 81 Iowa farm families presented the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. 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
For more than 70 years, cream-colored paint remained sealed in the can Don Dufner brought to the Gathering of the Green. more
It’s taken nearly 41 years, but like a fine wine that complements the tasty cheese they make, the aging process is almost complete at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy north of Donahue. more
Some special classes are being offered at this year’s Mississippi Valley Fair for young people who have an interest in animal care. more
Farmers and those who advise farmers are encouraged to attend one of a series of workshops called Focus on Nitrogen: Managing Nitrogen for Maximum Profit and Minimum Water Quality Impact, hosted by a team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists, ag engineering specialists and water quality researchers. more
Do you want to know how to milk a goat? Just ask Scott County Treasurer Bill Fennelly. more
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