Agriculture
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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
Scott County farmers are doing more waiting than field work during the slowest corn planting season in 24 years. 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
The Scott County Pork Producers held their annual Scott County Pork Queen/Little Miss Pigtail contest on Sunday, April 28. more
The new director of the Greater Davenport Redevelopment Commission is making acquisition of the Shriners’ property on Division Street “one of my first objectives,” he told Scott County Supervisors. 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
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 sun did shine, as Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig predicted, for the Cinnamon Ridge Agriculture Summit where he was scheduled as a featured guest. more
Four of Scott County’s old-guard farmers donned jackets and dress slacks to reflect on successful ag careers that took them a million miles from where they once thought they might be. more
The Scott County Pork Producers will hold their annual Scott County Pork Queen and Pork Ambassador Contest in April. 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
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
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