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The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is accepting applications through May 24 for water quality implementation and demonstration projects. Selected projects will help deliver outreach and technical assistance to farmers and landowners to advance the implementation of conservation practices proven to protect and enhance water quality. more
Warm soil temperatures and favorable weather have allowed farmers across Iowa to start planting corn and soybeans this week, according to several field agronomists. more
The Iowa Barn Foundation spring tour showcases 11 barns in southern Black Hawk and northern Tama counties, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. more
Olathea Creek Winery in LeClaire is among 26 Iowa organizations awarded Choose Iowa grants to expand business and services. more
In the heartland of America, where vast fields of corn stretch to the horizon, a subtle but significant shift has taken place. more
When six-year-old Finley Durant witnessed an act of kindness at a local grocery store, an idea popped into her young head. more
The classic American meal of meat, potatoes, and vegetables was fused with Japanese ingredients to win over judges at this year’s student Taste competition, hosted March 4, by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. more
A new analysis of the federal government’s enforcement of animal-welfare laws has found that regulators penalize only 1 percent of the breeders who are cited for violations. more
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing up to $5 million to fund agreements that address Iowa-specific conservation issues. more
All hay producers in the region are invited to attend the annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association Annual Meeting and Conference on March 14 at Buzzy’s Bar and Grill, 414 Main St., Welton. more
Sales and service of Deere’s biggest products return to Scott County with P&K Midwest’s acquisition of River Valley Turf. more
Mashed potatoes and pizza are popular foods on their own. But a group of students in Jan Garland’s fourth-grade class at Walcott Elementary School took a chance and combined the two, winning a statewide agriculture contest in the process. more
All hay producers in the region are invited to attend the annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association Annual Meeting and Conference on March 14 at Buzzy’s Bar and Grill, 414 Main St., Welton. Registration is at 10 a.m. with the program at 10:30 a.m. more
Scott County’s 4-H family celebrated a year of achievement at the annual Family Fun Night, Jan. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Starlite Ballroom. more
Career Development Events gives FFA students a chance to get involved with something they’re interested in and they can build a career out of it. These competitions are super beneficial for new members to get engaged, see what their interests might be, and give them that agriculture exposure. It’s an amazing career exploration experience. more
If you could go back to your High School FFA days, what advice would you give yourself? more
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds welcomes North Scott students to her office, along with Reps. Luanna Stoltenberg and Norlin Mommsen, Scott County supervisor John Maxwell, county planning and zoning board member Joan Maxwell and superintendent Joe Stutting. more
North Scott FFA is open to students from other districts. I was one of those many students along with my friends Molly and Hailey. Hailey and I both come from a different district that didn’t offer FFA, but it was something we were very interested in more
North Scott FFA leader and ag instructor Jacob Hunter leads the first students into the district's Regional Innovation Center under construction on Eldridge's South First Street. more
Legislation that was advanced Monday by an Iowa Senate subcommittee would allow livestock feedlots to spread manure in fields without the approval of state regulators in certain situations. more
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