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Two Advanced Calving Clinics Planned for Eastern Iowa

By Benton County Extension · January 8th, 2020
Dairy and beef producers are invited to attend one of two advanced calving clinics in mid-February in Edgewood and Dysart. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Denise Schwab said anyone who attends will learn something new at the clinic regardless of experience with calving out cows.“These clinics will provide both classroom and hands-on activities presented by Iowa State faculty and private industry veterinarians,” she said.

New service in Vinton offers delivery to your door

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 3rd, 2020
Yarbrough Delivery Services has been making the rounds in Vinton since July. Nigel Yarbrough saw a need and stepped in to fill it in the Vinton area. If you'd like to order food from an area restaurant that doesn't already deliver, Nigel will be glad to take care of that for you. Do you need something from the grocery store but the kids are all down for their naps? Nigel's your guy.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Pheasants Forever are hosting workshops for landowners and producers who would like to learn more about options available under the recently reopened Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). These workshops are free and open to the public.

4th St. Diner Menu for January

By 4th St. Diner · January 1st, 2020
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Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Grant Application Deadline Nearing

By Vinton Unlimited · December 13th, 2019
Vinton Unlimited is pleased to announce applications are still being accepted for the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) grant. This grant fund is made possible through the collection of the hotel/motel tax within the City of Vinton. Groups that hold community events, work to promote the City of Vinton or encourage people to visit Vinton are encouraged to apply.

Dollar Jubilee in its Final Days

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 12th, 2019
Craig Flickinger, owner of Dollar Jubillee in downtown Vinton, said that the store is in its final days. "Most likely, Christmas Eve will be our last day," Flickinger said. "If sales are consistent, I can stay open a little longer." Regardless, everything will be wrapped up by the end of the month. It will be up to the town to determine the last day!Stop in, shop a lot and save even more!

Sign-up for iVinton Services and be automatically entered in the “Come Home for the Holidays” Sweepstakes with a chance to win $250 in Vinton Value dollars just in time for the Winter holidays.It's the most wonderful time of the year! You just can’t wait for your first bite of Grandma’s warm sugar cookies as they are pulled fresh from the oven.

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.

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