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It was cold and windy outside the Starlite Ballroom on the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 26, but there was plenty of warmth inside as 4-H’ers from across Scott County gathered for the 4-H Annual Family Fun Night. more
Iowa economic development leader Debi Durham will headline the 2019 Scott County Economic Development Summit, Feb. 28 at the Waterfront Center, Bettendorf. more
Rep. Dave Loebsack was surrounded. more
The Scott and Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation districts, along with the Iowa Pork Producers, Clinton County Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a Soil Health and Nutrient Management meeting at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in DeWitt from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. The event is free and open to the families and includes a complimentary meal. more
Urban Cost Share offers a reimbursement of 50 percent up to $2,000 for landscape practices that protect and enhance water quality and address drainage problems. Practices that qualify for cost share include rain gardens, bio-retention cells and swales,  permeable paving, soil quality restoration (deep tined aeration and  the application of compost to lawn) among others.  more
Five dedicated leaders in soil health, including a Scott County farmer, received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. These awards highlight participants in the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. more
The tap opens a bit more this year on Iowa’s $282 million water quality funding, with some headed to producers who implement soil conservation techniques, and the rest earmarked for financing sewer and water system improvements like those planned in Princeton, Park View and other Scott County communities. more
In partnership with the Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation, the Nahant Marsh Education Center will be presenting the First Annual Oberholtzer Awards on Feb. 23 at the Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. more
North Scott High School students and staff surprised ag teacher Jacob Hunter Jan. 8 with statewide Iowa STEM and Nationwide FFA honors. more
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings through October through March. more
Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help producers make informed decisions for the farming operation. more
North Scott FFA members made the most of their trip to the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis in October, and for the first time found themselves on the big stage. more
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