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Leaders of the Farm Progress Show, scheduled Sept. 1-3 at Boone, Iowa, pulled the plug on the show for 2020 after announcing last week that it would go forward as planned. more
The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 90 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at more than $100,000. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 54 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences. Three Scott County students were among those honored. more
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is offering five, $3,000 grants to help farmers markets and food hubs find innovative ways to connect Iowans to locally-grown foods. more
The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. more
For more than 65 years, farmers have turned to the Farm Progress Show for the latest information about new products and tools they can use to boost productivity and profit for their operations. And that tradition continues for 2020. more
John Maxwell has climbed Mount Everest. Not figuratively, but certainly symbolically. more
For the first time in decades, milk from local dairy farms in the Wilton, Durant area is not making its way to the refrigerators of local consumers. Due to milk delivery contractors working in conjunction with Prairie Farms no longer making the trek to the rural Wilton area to collect milk, dairy farmers like Bill Norton no longer have an avenue to get their milk to the world. more
At 66, Sheryl Brown decided it was not only time to live healthier, but also to increase the family income after retirement. more
Amy Nelson always suspected her journey might end up back at her family’s Scott County farm. She had other things on her to-do list, first. more
Despite another difficult year in agriculture, cash rents still posted an increase of about 1.4 percent, according to this year’s Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2020 Survey, released in May. more
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another event, and this time it’s Scott County 4-H’ers and FFA members who are being affected. more
The Scott County Solid Waste Commission is preparing to provide a disposal site for thousands of hog carcasses, if needed. more
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