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Mississippi Valley Fair set to kick off: Loter at the helm of six-day event that starts Tuesday

Music will be in the air more than ever at the 98th Great Mississippi Valley Fair, set for Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 1-6, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., … more

ISU Extension plans farmland leasing meetings

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Scott County is hosting a farmland leasing meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The annual meeting is offered to address questions that landowners, tenants … more

Farmers encouraged to vote in Corn Checkoff elections

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will hold elections July 18 in Crop Reporting Districts 1, 3, 6 and 9. Iowa corn farmers elect their peers to serve on the ICPB to oversee the investment of … more

Cinnamon Ridge to host Soil Health Field Day

What will improve soil health to make farmland more productive, efficient and sustainable for the next generation, and how does it impact the business side? Get the scoop from area farmers and … more

From social worker to gardener: Wilton family decides to teach children the value of gardening

Shanna Schneiter is a social worker turned stay-at-home gardener who left the corporate world behind to take care of her children and pursue an opportunity to do something she loves. Shanna and her … more

A passion for ponies: Durant woman shares her love of horses with area youngsters

Mary Maine of Durant received her first pony at the age of 6 and has continued to ride horses throughout her life, taking only a short break to raise her four children. She kick-started her passion … more

Soil workshop July 12

A workshop to study soil health will be held Wednesday, July 12 at Cinnamon Ridge Farm near Donahue starting at 10 a.m. The field day is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary … more

The next generation cultivates new paths to diverse agricultural careers

Colin Henzen-DeCap has little time to worry about his future in farming. Morning chores leave him too darned busy to worry. Each day, he’s feeding and grooming cattle, moving hay and doing … more

New farmers explore finances: Wilton workshop touts lending assistance for prospective producers

Young college students, retired farmers and those in between had something in common when they gathered at Wilton’s Community Center Tuesday, June 6. All were interested in beginning farming … more
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