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Cow Calf Conference to be held January 25

By Benton County Extension · December 10th, 2019
The premier educational event for Iowa cow-calf producers will offer a comprehensive package of information to attendees next month. The 49th Annual Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has been set for Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. Patrick Wall, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist, said this year’s conference will address new, timely and even controversial topics relevant to Iowa’s beef industry.

Iowa Beef Quality Assurance and BQA Transportation Sessions Scheduled for NE IA

By Benton County Extension · December 10th, 2019
Beef producers in eastern Iowa are encouraged to become Beef Quality Assurance certified, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it also adds value to the calf crop. A recent study by Colorado State University showed that feeder calves brought $16.80 per head more if they came from BQA certified farms.

News from Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University

By Benton County Extension · December 6th, 2019
Beef cow-calf producers recognize the importance of staying informed on all aspects of their operation, and a new four-part webinar series from Iowa Beef Center will help them do just that. Iowa State University extension program specialist Beth Reynolds said the series is intended to provide timely topics for beef cow management and the opportunity to access the information when it's convenient for them, even if that means they cannot attend a meeting in person.

Driftless Region Beef Conference to Feature Place & Alexander

By Benton County Extension · December 6th, 2019
The upcoming Driftless Region Beef Conference will showcase two nationally-known keynote speakers. Sara Place, currently Director of Sustainability for Elanco, and formerly Senior Director for Sustainable Beef Production Research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will discuss how cattle can help protect our environment and be sustainable.

4th St. Diner to notify of the site closing via text message

By 4th St. Diner · December 5th, 2019
*Urgent*Urgent*Urgent* The 4th St. Diner was notified by KCRG this fall that they will only be putting School Closings on the television crawl. All other closings will be put on their website which is not helpful for you to know if we are closed on any given day due to the weather or some other emergency.

Cedar River Ink now open in their New Location

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 3rd, 2019
Cedar River Ink will be holding a Grand Re-Opening on Thursday, December 5th from 3-6:00 p.m. at their new location, 117 4th St. in downtown Vinton.There will be door prizes, snacks and refreshments.(They are open now in the new location, you don't HAVE to wait...)

Tiny But Mighty hosts area dignitaries

By Vinton Today · December 3rd, 2019
On Wednesday, State Representative Tom Gerhold, and State Senator Tim Kapucian along with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig met in Shellburg to visit the Tiny But Mighty Popcorn.Learning a bit about the seed that made the company a hit across the country, the staff shared a bit about the history.

Renn Honored for Outstanding Work People with Disabilities

By Vinton Today · December 2nd, 2019
Linda Renn, a Direct Support Professional (DSP) with REM Iowa Community Services who lives in Vinton, was recently honored with The MENTOR Network’s Ripple of Hope Award for the positive impact she has made on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 15th annual Ripple of Hope Awards ceremony in Boston recognized The MENTOR Network’s most exceptional employees and independent contractors for their passion, energy, skill, and ability to create a “ripple of hope” that will leave a legacy of compassion and caring for ot...

4th St. Diner Menu for December

By 4th St. Diner · December 2nd, 2019
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