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Apply now for Heritage, Century Farm status

February 15, 2015 DES MOINES —Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey today encouraged eligible farm owners to apply for the 2015 Century and Heritage Farm Progra. more »»

ILF webinar focuses on forage crops, grazing

February 15, 2015 AMES — The Iowa Learning Farms is set to host a webinar focusing on forage, crops, and grazing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, featuring Joe Sellers, a beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension. more »»

The Caboose Candle Shop opens in FD

February 8, 2015 Beth Smith launched The Caboose Candle Shop in her home in Boone on Nov. 24, 2014. She opened a second site in Fort Dodge a few days later on Dec. 1, 2014. Smith has a twofold mission. more »»

Shopko donates $2,000 to Humboldt CSD

February 8, 2015 HUMBOLDT — This past holiday season, Shopko Hometown collected signatures from customers as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative, a program that was run in all 178 store locations across the... more »»

One machine, many uses

February 8, 2015 DES MOINES — After completely revamping its STS self-propelled sprayer in 2014, Hagie Manufacturing, based in Clarion, received the 2014 CropLife IRON Product of the Year award in December. more »»

Kopperud: It’s producers’ fault

February 8, 2015 DES MOINES — Steve Kopperud, executive vice president of Policy Directions Inc., based in Washington, D.C., took a direct approach with 50 farmers on Jan. 29 at the Iowa Pork Congress. more »»

Coldwell Banker in FD has a new owner

February 1, 2015 Chris Parker, longtime head of Coldwell Banker Associated Realtors, 1728 Central Ave., Suite 1, has sold the brokerage and franchise to Troy Anderson. more »»

Eagle Grove shop expands, moves to new site

February 1, 2015 EAGLE GROVE — After having only been in business for about two weeks, Heavenly Consignment in Eagle Grove has expanded and moved to 214 W. Broadway St. more »»

Iowa Specialty Hospital joins ACO consortium

February 1, 2015 Iowa Specialty Hospital & Clinics — with campuses in Clarion and Belmond — has agreed to participate in the National Rural Accountable Care Organization Consortium — an initiative intended to improv... more »»

Studio Fusion has new owners

January 25, 2015 The fused-glass art studio that Shari Burke opened in May 2011 at 21 S. 12th St. — part of Kirchner Square — has new owners. Heather Applegate and Amy Wilson took the helm of the enterprise on Nov. more »»

Perfect pit solution

January 25, 2015 ELLSWORTH — A new, all-natural, biodegradable lagoon management product will be introduced at the Iowa Pork Congress by an Ellsworth conpany. more »»

Catalyst nominations now being accepted

January 25, 2015 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Catalyst Award to be presented at the annual meeting March 5 at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites. more »»

Heartland adds two to professional staff

January 25, 2015 Heartland Communications Group Inc. has hired two veteran publishing professional. more »»

Colonial Life enters FD marketplace

January 18, 2015 Sarah Harvey is on a mission. She helps employers address the benefits needs of their workers in a rapidly changing insurance marketplace. more »»

It’s once again time to think about taxes

January 18, 2015 The holiday season and New Year’s festivities have passed. It’s time to turn to a more solemn task. Americans can file their federal tax returns starting this wee. more »»

Thinking farming forward

January 18, 2015 DES MOINES — Roll back the clock to 1964 when Lyndon Johnson was president, the Beatles performed on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and a new sports car called the Ford Mustang debuted at the New York... more »»

Hartzler: New herbicide-resistant crops not next silver bullet

January 18, 2015 Weed resistance is not a new issue in agriculture, but it has become a much larger problem with the evolved, widespread and increasing issues of resistance to glyphosate in waterhemp, giant ragweed,... more »»

Research conference set Feb. 19 in Ames

January 18, 2015 ANKENY — Iowa farmers, agronomists and others interested in using the results of crop production and environmental research to improve their competitiveness and profitability can attend the Iowa... more »»

Rich Woods Home Gallery opens

January 11, 2015 Enjoying the warmth and ambience of a fireplace can be one of the pleasures of the cold-weather months. more »»

Kemna expands ownership

January 11, 2015 Ken and Vickie Kemna have announced the addition of a number of shareholders to Kemna Auto Center of Algona. more »»



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