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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

Kwik Trip and Iowa 80 Truckstop receive renewable fuel awards

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Kwik Trip, Inc. and the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott are the 2018 winners of the Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. more

Hands-on animal care to be taught at Fair

Some special classes are being offered at this year’s Mississippi Valley Fair for young people who have an interest in animal care. more

North Scott ag educator tabbed for ISU honor

Jacob Hunter has been named the 2018 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. more

Iowa Corn Growers host Crop Fair March 7

In the tradition of providing farmers the latest industry insights, the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will host a crop fair on Wednesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in DeWitt. more

Pork production is topic of Feb. 22 conference

This year’s Iowa Pork Regional Conference series features presentations on vaccine and antibiotic changes, factors affecting swine markets, and updates on state and national environmental issues. more

Free farm expo Feb. 10-11

The 2018 Agriculture Mechanization (Ag Mech) Club at Western Illinois University will host its 48th annual Farm Expo Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 10-11, at Western Hall on the Macomb, Ill., campus. more

Conservation districts preserve ‘beautiful tapestry’ for 75 years

A lot of Soil and Water Conservation Districts are celebrating their 75th anniversaries around the state. more

Native wildflowers, prairie grasses, bare root trees available locally

The Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District is selling hardy bare root tree seedlings, native wildflowers, and prairie grasses. Money from these fund raising sales helps the District support local scholarships, educational programs and other community projects. Now is your opportunity to order! more

Funding is available for conservation practices

Funding available for Scott County farmers for conservation projects through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The cutoff date for the second round of funding is March 16, 2018. more

Dollars and $ense of soil conservation

In one teaspoon of healthy Iowa topsoil there are more organisms than people on the earth. Farmers’ and ranchers’ goal is to manage the soil to promote crop health and hold that soil in place to make sure each teaspoon of soil and the organisms in it count towards the bottom line. more

Conservation District has scholarships

High school seniors intending to pursue programs of study in any field of agriculture, environmental science, or natural resources, have until Feb. 16, 2018 to participate in the 2018 Conservation District of Iowa (CDI) Auxiliary scholarship program. more
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