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Agriculture Every Day

A new curriculum for educators who are wanting to incorporate agriculture and how it is involved in every day human life is now available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Maya Hayslett crop sciences youth education specialist, worked with Amy Powell, with the department ...

Helping children and their families

The staff at Children & Families of Iowa offers a variety of mental health, substance abuse and other counseling services, including a youth employment program, at its offices in Fort Dodge. It serves six counties including Webster and most of those surrounding it. Teresa ...

Couple likes originality of their barn

OTHO — Neil and Janeen Hungate’s barn isn’t used for livestock, but rather antiques. No matter the use, the couple works to ensure the barn remains as close to how it was built as they can. The Hungates have done the usual maintenance to keep the barn up and fortunately, before ...

HarvestPort can help growers save money

In an effort to better assist producers with finding the best prices for their inputs and helping retailers connect with the customer, Tyler Horbach, founder of The FarmElement, has joined HarvestPort as grower solutions manager. HarvestPort, according to the company, connects a network of ...

Ole Town Road opens in Gowrie

GOWRIE — Before Larry Carlson and Melisa Leadley opened Ole Town Road Pub and Eatery, the couple had never been bartenders or servers. But they got plenty of practice during the establishment’s grand opening on Nov. 14. “We were busy,” said Leadley, who has always wanted to own ...

Plan to attend the 2019 Farm News Ag Show

Farm News is hosting its 18th annual ag show Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave., Fort Dodge. More than 30,000 square feet of exhibitor space and exhibitors from Iowa and surrounding states ...

Why is that barn red?

It’s hard to picture a farm without a barn. Wooden barns remain icons of Iowa agriculture, harboring history from their floors to their haymows. Even though these barns today rarely play an essential role on the farm like they once did, they continue to reflect the agricultural heritage ...

Burger King has a new look

When customers sit down to enjoy their next Whopper at Burger King in Fort Dodge, they’ll notice a redesigned dining area with an open concept and wood tone floors, tables and chairs. The restaurant, which is operated by the Tasty King franchise, underwent an extensive remodel in recent ...

Leibold to speak at Farm News Ag Show

Kelvin Leibold, farm and ag businesses management specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will provide an overview of the 2018 Farm Bill at the Farm News Ag Show on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. Leibold said the program will also include information on specific areas that ...

November WASDE report shows bearish for corn; neutral for soybeans

The most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) estimates were released last Friday and according to DTN grain market analyst, Todd Hultman, the report was bearish for corn and neutral for soybeans. “We have to say today’s report was bearish for corn in the sense that the ...

Peoples Credit Union is on the move

Peoples Credit Union is on the move both literally and figuratively. The Webster City-based financial cooperative has just moved its Fort Dodge office to a spacious new facility at 1717 Fifth Ave. S., the city’s booming Corridor of Commerce. This relocation is part of Peoples’ robust ...

New DI Trailer hits the market

DAYTON — With keeping safety in mind, Davis Industries LLC., of Dayton unveiled a new gooseneck trailer last week that is now available on the market. Matt Davis, owner of Davis Industries LLC., said one of the many facets of his company has been trailer manufacturing and the new DI ...

Kruse and Taylor to speak at Farm News Ag show

Back by popular demand, Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University Extension climatologist and professor of agronomy emeritus will be speaking at the Farm News Ag show on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8:30 a.m. Taylor will be presenting a “crop weather outlook for 2020.” Taylor said the climate cycle is ...

‘WIN’

David Kruse, founder and owner of CommStock Investments and Farm News columnist is planning on presenting a new commodity portfolio during his talk at the Farm News Ag Show on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. WIN is the title of his speech and the commodity portfolio that Kruse said stands for ...

Active Health expands

One of the goals at Active Health Clinics is to help people live their best life, according to Dr. Josh Mason. And one of the ways the Fort Dodge clinic is hoping to accomplish that goal is through a method called regenerative medicine. “Active Health is always willing to help our ...

Brian Stevenson to speak at Farm News Ag Show

It has been announced that Brian Stevenson, general manager of B. Stevenson Associates LLC will be speaking at the 2019 Farm News Ag Show. Stevenson is scheduled to speak on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. and will be presenting “Grow for a purpose: join the change in agriculture.” Some ...

Understanding what it takes to transition to organic

WEBSTER CITY — Is transitioning your conventional acres over to organic production something you have been considering? There is a long list of rules and regulations that need to be followed, but, if done correctly, you could be looking at higher profit margins once you have cleared the ...

Sweeney is Hy-Vee’s new dietitian

New Hy-Vee Dietitian Rachel Sweeney is eager to educate and help Fort Dodge area residents make healthier choices when it comes to the food they eat. “The most exciting part is helping people make decisions and answer questions at the time when they are making that choice about what food ...

It’s Porktober

October is pork month, a good time to reflect on the year in pork production thus far—and, what a year it has been! Agriculture has grown to 31 percent of the state’s total economic output, manure is finally getting the spotlight it deserves for rebuilding soil health and protecting ...

Pork marketing to Gen Z must take a new approach

Traditional marketing and promotional efforts may not work any longer with the Gen Z consumer and commodity groups must adapt to these changes, advises public relations professor Wes Jamison. During Iowa Swine Day, held in June on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames, Jamison spoke ...