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The North Scott FFA represented eastern Iowa on the stage of the 2021 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. more
John Deere enthusiasts can now register for the 2022 Gathering of the Green Conference by visiting the website at www.GatheringoftheGreen.com. The 2022 conference is March 16-19, at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport.  more
Iowa political leaders congratulated United Auto Workers union members on Wednesday after they agreed to a new contract, ending a five-week strike at John Deere plants. more
Farmers in the United States are likely to plant less corn and use less nitrogen fertilizer on their fields for next year’s growing season due to sky-high fertilizer prices and short supplies. That trend will be less pronounced in Iowa, where fertile soils make the extra costs worthwhile. more
Reducing the number of livestock will not be a priority for the Biden administration as it seeks to drastically cut methane emissions to stem climate change, according to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. more
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa Geological Survey and Partners of Scott County Watersheds will host a cover crop field day on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at Mike Paustian’s farm near Walcott. more
When Lindsey Laughlin was asked as a young FFA member to run the West Liberty High School’s agriculture department’s greenhouse, she never imagined where it might take her. more
Pick up this week's copy of the North Scott Press, West Liberty Index and Wilton-Durant Advocate News to read what thousands of subscribers see online and in their mailboxes. Pint-size McKenna … more
McKenna DeCap was practically born with a show stick in her hand, and this summer, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, she realized a lifelong dream at the tender age of 13. more
Longtime Scott County 4-H cheerleader Suzy VenHorst earned a spot in Iowa’s 4-H Hall of Fame. more
Scott County 4-H'ers and North Scott FFA members had a successful run at the Iowa State Fair in August. more
Every morning, like clockwork, 12-year-old Colin Engelbrecht rolls out of bed at 6 o’clock and heads out the door of his family’s rural Eldridge farm to do his chores. more
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