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FFA leadership fits Engelbrecht

Chloe Engelbrecht has a big jacket to fill. more

Three present at World Food Prize conference

Three North Scott FFA students brought their research projects to the seventh annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute, May 1 at Iowa State University. more

Pork Producers name first Ambassador

The Scott County Pork Producers held their Pork Youth Ambassador Contest on Sunday, April 15, and chose Evan Keppy as their 2018 Scott County Pork Youth Ambassador. more

Iowa Corngrowers preach science of cover crop religion

Elyssa McFarland’s spade split corn stubble and dirt to reveal a delicate tangle of white rye cover crop roots doing their best to pull nitrates from Dave Oberbroeckling’s Davenport cornfield. more

Change of leadership at River Valley Cooperative

After more than 30 years at the helm of one of the area’s leading rural cooperatives, Tom Leiting has decided to call it a career. more

Holst, Farm Bureau leaders deliver Ag message to Washington

The timing couldn’t have been better for 43 Iowa Farm Bureau leaders as they made their annual trek to Washington, D.C. last month. more

County supervisors approve Dittmers’ 16th hog farm

Scott County supervisors approved Tom and Joni Dittmer’s 16th hog farm, a two-barn operation at 26413 75th Ave., in Section 32 of Allens Grove Township. more

Remembering days gone by: No Show/Hog Show

For years the Spring Market Hog Show and Baking with Lard Contest, held at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, attracted exhibitors from throughout eastern Iowa. more

BLOWING IN THE WIND – ISU report: Wind turbines are beneficial for crops

Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind farms … more

Addison adds her name to list of Golinghorst royalty

Farms are often passed down from generation to generation. Just like in royal families, acres and acres of fertile soil, barns and buildings, and longtime homes become both the blessing and the responsibility of the offspring of those who went before. more

Funded for the Future: Wilton ag program earns $70,000 in grant funding

Durant and Wilton students have a unique opportunity to work between a greenhouse, 30 acres of farmland, a hog barn and sheep barn — all located in Wilton. Both schools are under the direction of Gary Bruns, who began his second round of teaching at Wilton High School this school year. more

Gathering with the green: Deere addicts from around the world find fix in QC

For more than 70 years, cream-colored paint remained sealed in the can Don Dufner brought to the Gathering of the Green. more

Climbing the charts: Cinnamon Ridge Dairy is top Jersey herd producer

It’s taken nearly 41 years, but like a fine wine that complements the tasty cheese they make, the aging process is almost complete at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy north of Donahue. more

Tariff talk dominates ag summit: Presidential tweets a new risk factor for Iowa producers

Ag producers already facing price volatility, new water quality initiatives and the usual vagaries of weather, now face another complicating factor: Presidential tweets. more

Snow foolin’ – Area crews battle 8-10 inches of wet, white stuff

A thick though uneven blanket of snow dropped a winter wonderland on spring’s first days with a thunder blizzard that set no records, but gave farm fields a welcome dose of moisture. more

State group plans meeting in Davenport for women who own or manage farmland

Women in the Quad Cities area who own or manage farmland are invited to a conservation discussion focused on soil health on Wednesday, April 11 at the River Music Experience, 129 Main St, Davenport. more

March 22 hearing for Dittmers’16th hog farm

Tom and Joni Dittmer plan to create their 16th hog farm, according to an application under review this week by the Scott County Board of Supervisors. more

New Ag Secretary to headline area Summit – Naig will be join expert panel March 22 at Cinnamon Ridge event

Iowa has a new Secretary of Agriculture, and one of his first public appearances in eastern Iowa will be at the fourth annual Ag Summit hosted by Donahue dairy farmer John Maxwell. more

Gathering of Green March 22-24 celebrates Deere

Deere tractor collectors return to Davenport March 22-24 for the Gathering of the Green’s 2018 event. This year’s theme is “Legend, Made Legacy.” more

Hay Producers’ annual meeting at Welton March 15

Area hay and forage producers are invited to attend the 35th annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association meeting and conference on Thursday, March 15, at Buzzy’s in Welton. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the program will start at 10:30 a.m. more
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