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Southeast Iowa Fall Field Day is Sept. 7

The Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville will host its fall field day for farmers, farmer advisors and general public on Sept. 7. This field day is … more

CRP contract holders invited to Sept. 6 meeting

Clinton and Scott County Conservation Reserve Program contract holders are invited to a meeting 9-11 a.m., Sept. 6 in Camanche on mid-contract management and maintenance. Representatives from the … more

Eldridge farm family honored

The Kevin and Jessica Holst family of Eldridge was presented the Way We Live Award at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 11. The award recognizes Iowa families for their hard work and love of farming. Six … more

More than 300 expected for Pollinator Conference

The Third Annual Quad Cities (QC) Pollinator Conference will be held at the River Center in Davenport on Wednesday and Thursday Sept. 13-14. The 2017 conference, “Natural Areas for Native … more

Holsts to be honored at Iowa State Fair

Kevin and Jessica Holst of Yellow Barn Farms from Eldridge will be recognized as one of six recipients of The Way We Live Award at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. The family will be honored at an award … more

Ag Secretary delights MVF closing day crowd

Sonny Perdue breezed through Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds show barns Sunday leaving a trail of FFA kids and fair fans agog to talk shop with the nation’s Secretary of Agriculture. “Secretary … more

FAIR 2017: Complete results of the great Mississippi Valley Fair

Fair 2017: It's that time of year Yes, as I write this, I know that the Great Fair hasn’t officially started yet, but I simply have to wonder, "Where has the time gone?" Really, is it that … more

U.S. Ag secretary to visit Mississippi Valley Fair Sunday

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launches a fact-finding tour for the next farm bill with a five-state Midwest visiting that includes a 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 stop at the Mississippi Valley … more

Shockers named to Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Eugene and Julie Shocker will be inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame on Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. This honor recognizes volunteers or staff who have made a … more

Maxwells foster unity among ag producers

The plan called for casual conversation over a homegrown Iowa farm meal to build relationships among business, political and ag leaders gathering July 18 at Joan and John Maxwell’s Cinnamon Ridge … more

Farm poll finds increase in use of conservation practices

The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examined trends in farming practices and strategies since 2013, the year that the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was started. The Farm Poll survey listed a … more

4-H, F.F.A schedules

The schedule of Mississippi Valley Fair 4-H and F.F.A. exhibits and projects: • Wednesday, July 26: Keppy Hall, photography exhibits judged, 4-7 p.m. • Thursday, July 27: 4-H Fashion Review … more
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