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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
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
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
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
North Scott High School students and staff surprised ag teacher Jacob Hunter Jan. 8 with statewide Iowa STEM and Nationwide FFA honors. more
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings through October through March. more
Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help producers make informed decisions for the farming operation. more
North Scott FFA members made the most of their trip to the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis in October, and for the first time found themselves on the big stage. 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 will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Nov. 14. more
More than 270 students from North Scott High School and junior high participated in the first annual Harvest Day sponsored by the school's agriculture program and FFA chapter on Tuesday, Oct, 30. more
Former Scott County 4-H'er David Bolte, of Des Moines, was selected to serve as a trustee on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at its annual meeting Friday, Oct. 19. more
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