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Don Daufeldt said he didn’t know a thing about raising turkeys when he first got into the business in 1988. more
Scott County recorded 3,600 acres of agriculture land sales in 2019, involving 47 transactions totaling $25 million, down a fraction from 2018. more
West Liberty Foods started as a business of 47 farm families. Almost a quarter-century later, it continues as a family business, although the turkey processing plant in West Liberty could be called anything but a small family business. more
The Dittmer family’s Grand View farms will add another confined feeding operation, JT Cleona Pork LLC near Stockton. more
For Ron Kardel and his late father, H.A., a prominent cattle feeder from rural Walcott, it was about giving consumers what they wanted back in 1979. more
The 2019-20 school year is full of new activities and responsibilities for the North Scott FFA chapter. more
The schedule of Mississippi Valley Fair 4-H and F.F.A. exhibits and projects: 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
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
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
Iowa corngrowers should dispense with last year’s crop to make room for perhaps an even bigger 2020 yield while markets are tanking from last year’s tariff wars and this year’s COVID-19 threat. more
Growing Hops is an emerging industry in Iowa, and you can learn more 6-7:30 p.m., Dec. 11, at the Muscatine County Extension and Outreach Office, 1601 Plaza Place, Muscatine. more
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