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Scott County landowners led the state in Conservation Stewardship Program enrollment, capturing just over $1 million of the $16 million in federal tax dollars spent statewide to improve private agricultural property. more
Farm Service Agency staff, from left, Kealy Simkins, Ashlyn Kessler, Hannah Mostaert, and  county executive director Jessica Yuska. more
Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District will award a $1,250 and a $1,000 scholarship in 2023. Scott County high school seniors intending to pursue study in any field of agriculture, environmental science, or natural resources have until Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 to apply.  more
If you are proposing to produce agricultural commodities on land that has been determined highly erodible and that has no crop history prior to Dec. 23, 1985, that land must be farmed in accordance with a conservation plan or system that ensures no substantial increase in soil erosion.  more
Scott County Soil and Water District commissioners more
NRCS county agent Jennifer Turner and conservation assistant Jan McClurg work at the Soil and Conservation District office at 8370 Hillandale Road, Davenport. more
Conservation practice funding through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service totaled more than $70 million to Iowa agricultural producers and other private landowners in fiscal year 2022. The newly contracted conservation practices will help treat natural resource concerns on more than 347,000 agricultural land acres. more
Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District is selling bare-root tree seedlings, native prairie plants and deer/rabbit repellant. Money from these fund-raising sales helps the district support local scholarships, educational programs, and other community projects.  more
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Central Community College are offering a four-day workshop that will prepare attendees to become certified as Commercial Pesticide Applicators. more
Producers looking to calculate financial returns from carbon farming contracts can use a newly updated resource from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. more
Jennifer Turner helps save Scott County top soil one federal dollar at a time. more
O’Brien County passed Scott as the top farmland value in this year’s Iowa State University Land Value survey. more
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