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4-H seeks alums to honor at Iowa State Fair

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

Gnat attacker goes global

Columbus Junction, a small Iowa town in Louisa County with a population less than 2,000, was rocked in 2008 as water from the Iowa and Cedar rivers rose from their banks and flooded the city. As the floodwater receded, the damage caused was unprecedented. The excess moisture also caused a surge of gnats, which would lead to the invention of a product that would gain national notoriety. more

Past to Present: Costellos invest in the future to keep dairying in the family

The old red dairy barn along St. Ann’s Road in rural Scott County, just east of Highway 61, is on its last leg. more

TRACTOR TOUR: 400 tractors will hit Eldridge, Long Grove, Buffalo and Blue Grass

Life looks different at 11 miles per hour. more

Hornbuckle honored by 4-H Foundation

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

Tractors tour coming June 24-27

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

Dupont Pioneer supports school curriculum

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

Contested races: Republican candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Republican candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture – Ray Gaesser, Chad Ingels, Craig Lang, Mike Naig, Dan Zumbach more

FFA leadership fits Engelbrecht

Chloe Engelbrecht has a big jacket to fill. more

Three present at World Food Prize conference

Three North Scott FFA students brought their research projects to the seventh annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute, May 1 at Iowa State University. more

Pork Producers name first Ambassador

The Scott County Pork Producers held their Pork Youth Ambassador Contest on Sunday, April 15, and chose Evan Keppy as their 2018 Scott County Pork Youth Ambassador. more

Iowa Corngrowers preach science of cover crop religion

Elyssa McFarland’s spade split corn stubble and dirt to reveal a delicate tangle of white rye cover crop roots doing their best to pull nitrates from Dave Oberbroeckling’s Davenport cornfield. more
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