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Plowing contest planned for July 28 in Conrad

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

Women, Land and Legacy session Sept. 10 at Durant

Women who own farmland and/or farm in Scott, Cedar and Muscatine counties are invited to join their Women, Land and Legacy (WLL) team at an upcoming Listening Session. more

Iowa Learning Farms field day Aug. 7 at Walcott

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Natural Resource Conservation Service, will host a saturated buffer and soil health field day on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Paustian Family Farm, rural Walcott. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. more

Gov. Reynolds to attend Farm to Table event Friday

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ schedule for the week includes attendance at the Farm to Table Event Friday, July 27 at John and Joan Maxwell’s Cinnamon Ridge Farms near Donahue. more

4-H, F.F.A schedules

The schedule of Mississippi Valley Fair 4-H and F.F.A. exhibits and projects: more

Countdown to fair fun!

The 99th Great Mississippi Valley Fair takes place Tuesday through Sunday, July 31 to Aug. 5, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. more

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
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