Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Iowa Farm Bureau Relaunches Conservation Website

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – June 17, 2016 – Today, Iowa Farm Bureau relaunched with updated content for farmers and non-farmers alike to see the progress being made through the Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Iowa’s collaborative, research-based strategy for water quality improvement. With more than 30 videos and infographics, users can see the many ways

Statewide Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey reminds farmers the 2016 sign-up period is open for cost share funds for nutrient reduction practices. This program has been popular with farmers interested in adding additional practices to their operation. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a

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Iowa Farm Bureau Hosting Economic Summit

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Variability and trends in farmland value and land rental rates are critical to any farming operation and the vitality of the rural economy, and for many farmers, rent is the biggest expense for the farm operation. That’s why Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2016 Economic Summit, “Buckle Up for Bumpy Ride,” to

Independence Chamber Searching for New Director

The Independence Chamber is searching for a new director. Alissa Westphal resigned as director last month, leaving the position vacant. Since then, Chamber Board President Jess Ender has stepped down from the board to fill the role of Interim Chamber Director. Ender’s main duties will be events, networking with businesses and working on finding the

Open House on Iowa’s Hop Production

The Iowa State University Department of Horticulture will be hosting an open house to provide information and stimulate discussion about hop production in the state of Iowa. The open house will be hosted by Diana Cochran, assistant professor and extension fruit specialist at Iowa State University, and will take place at the ISU Horticulture Research

Mouthguard Clinic

The Delaware County Dental Society is holding its annual Mouthguard Clinic on Tuesday, August 2nd at the West Delaware Middle School from 5:00-6:30 pm. The cost is $15 per mouthguard. All student athletes from West Delaware, Maquoketa Valley, Ed-Co, Starmont and East Buchanan are invited to attend this clinic. This includes all Football, Volleyball, Wrestling,

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Donation Helps Clayton County Conservation Buy New Archery Equipment

The Clayton County Pheasants Forever Chapter along with the Turkey Valley Sportsmen each presented a $500 check to the Clayton County Conservation Board to assist in the acquisition of new archery equipment for the Environmental Education Program. The Clayton County Conservation Board purchased a dozen Genesis compound bows, 5 block targets, and materials for the