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Learn about farm leasing at Extension seminar Aug. 1

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host multiple farmland leasing meetings during July and August at various times and locations throughout Iowa. The meeting in this area will be Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 1-4 p.m. at the Clinton County Extension Office in DeWitt. more

Plowing contest July 28

The Iowa Plowing Association will hold its annual state Plowing Matches on Saturday, July 28 at 1213 Underwood Ave., Conrad, Iowa. The site is at the corner of Highway 96 and Underwood Ave., just east of Highway 14 between Conrad and Marshalltown. more

Scott farmers await ‘blink’ on tariff threats

Two days remain to determine if China will make good on its threat to impose steep tariffs on American soybeans, and some Iowa bankers, grain marketers and equipment dealers still expect someone will blink. more

Field day to focus on nitrogen management

Farmers and those who advise farmers are encouraged to attend one of a series of workshops called Focus on Nitrogen: Managing Nitrogen for Maximum Profit and Minimum Water Quality Impact, hosted by a team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists, ag engineering specialists and water quality researchers. more

4-H seeks alums to honor at Iowa State Fair

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has opened its call for nominations for the annual Alum of the Day awards at the Iowa State Fair. Ten individuals will be chosen to be recognized each day of the first ten days of the Fair, Aug. 9-18 at the 4-H Exhibits Building. Winners will receive four Fair admission tickets, one parking pass for their day, a 4-H goodie bag, presentation and award ceremony. more

Gnat attacker goes global

Columbus Junction, a small Iowa town in Louisa County with a population less than 2,000, was rocked in 2008 as water from the Iowa and Cedar rivers rose from their banks and flooded the city. As the floodwater receded, the damage caused was unprecedented. The excess moisture also caused a surge of gnats, which would lead to the invention of a product that would gain national notoriety. more

Past to Present: Costellos invest in the future to keep dairying in the family

The old red dairy barn along St. Ann’s Road in rural Scott County, just east of Highway 61, is on its last leg. more

TRACTOR TOUR: 400 tractors will hit Eldridge, Long Grove, Buffalo and Blue Grass

Life looks different at 11 miles per hour. more

Hornbuckle honored by 4-H Foundation

Ethan Hornbuckle of Scott County was awarded the Trans Ova Genetics 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony Sunday, June 3, in Ames. The award was presented by Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation executive director. more

Tractors tour coming June 24-27

Look for at least 373 farm tractors on Scott County roads June 24-27 for the WHO Tractor Ride, an annual event making a rare eastern Iowa appearance. Participants will gather Sunday, June 24 at the Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf, then head out for day-long caravans around the Quad-City area. more

Dupont Pioneer supports school curriculum

Dupont Pioneer recently awarded the North Scott FFA program a $2,000 grant to support its Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in schools.  more

Contested races: Republican candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Republican candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture – Ray Gaesser, Chad Ingels, Craig Lang, Mike Naig, Dan Zumbach more
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