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The tap opens a bit more this year on Iowa’s $282 million water quality funding, with some headed to producers who implement soil conservation techniques, and the rest earmarked for financing sewer and water system improvements like those planned in Princeton, Park View and other Scott County communities. more
Five dedicated leaders in soil health, including a Scott County farmer, received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. These awards highlight participants in the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. more
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings through October through March. more
Urban Cost Share offers a reimbursement of 50 percent up to $2,000 for landscape practices that protect and enhance water quality and address drainage problems. Practices that qualify for cost share include rain gardens, bio-retention cells and swales,  permeable paving, soil quality restoration (deep tined aeration and  the application of compost to lawn) among others.  more
Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen came to North Scott High School Friday expecting to impart a little college wisdom to agriculture students. more
The Scott and Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation districts, along with the Iowa Pork Producers, Clinton County Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a Soil Health and Nutrient Management meeting at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in DeWitt from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. The event is free and open to the families and includes a complimentary meal. more
Scott County’s first vineyard and winery will be built near LeClaire, fulfilling Julia Rubino and Bryce Flaherty’s dream, but with a few restrictions. more
Scott County farmland sales slowed in 2018, with fewer than 2,200 acres changing hands, just half of the volume recorded in 2013. more
Cinnamon Ridge Farm stands high on a hill outside of Donahue, and now, what happens there is being recognized and noticed across the country. more
A field day for farmers, landowners, and the general public interested in conservation practices and water quality has been scheduled June 5 at Fawcett Farms Cold Spring Pond, 459 290th St., West Branch. The event will start at 4:00 p.m. and will end with a complimentary meal and discussion at 6:30. more
As the recent school year wound down, first-grade students from Wilton Elementary spent a warm spring afternoon enjoying a tour of a local dairy farm. more
Farmers and farm businesses in southeastern Iowa can learn about the latest crop production research and trends during the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm spring field day June 20 at the farm located at 3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville. more
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