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Why are honey bees declining?

March 9, 2014 AMES — As concern continues to mount over the continuing decline in honey bee numbers, an Iowa State University researcher said there are several causes contributing to the population drop in all... more »»

Squaw Creek Watershed listening session set

March 9, 2014 STANHOPE — The first of four listening sessions will be held to hear from landowners about what they are doing on their land to improve water quality and reduce water quantity in the Squaw Creek... more »»

2014 ISU Animal Industry Report now online

March 9, 2014 AMES (ISU) — The 2014 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is available online. more »»

Big plans for 12th Street store

March 2, 2014 The building long known as the Plaza on 12th Street has a new owner and has been transformed into the home for Custom Creations. more »»

Animal health experts react to HSUS charge

March 2, 2014 Reverberations continue to rumble in the wake of last week’s Humane Society of the United States undercover video showing sows being fed ground parts of piglets that died of a virus that’s killed an... more »»

On drones and farming

March 2, 2014 EMMETSBURG — Drones were the hot topic on Feb. 13 at the first of a series of new Agriculture, Science and Technology meetings at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg. more »»

Thompson Monuments opens in downtown FD

February 23, 2014 Thompson Monuments has been in the business of helping people celebrate the lives and honor the memories of departed loved ones for more than two decades. From its headquarters at 1702 Superior St. more »»

DuPont: New service to farmers

February 23, 2014 JOHNSTON — Describing what he called a move from precision ag to decision ag, Joe Foresman, director of decision services for DuPont Pioneer, announced Wednesday a new service for John Deere... more »»

New farm bill programs likely to cause confusion

February 23, 2014 The most important decision for farmers in the next several weeks will be crop insurance. more »»

FD Area Career Day set for Wednesday

February 16, 2014 An important part of the high school experience is helping young people gain some of the knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. more »»

Building his future through FFA

February 16, 2014 LAKE VIEW — An opportunity to attend an FFA state convention during his middle school years inspired a Sac County teen to accomplish what only a selected few FFA’ers get to achieve. more »»

Former ag show designed for broader audience

February 16, 2014 DAYTON — The Dayton Expo: it’s not just about agriculture anymore. more »»

Memories in Focus moves downtown

February 9, 2014 Memories in Focus has joined the renaissance in downtown Fort Dodge. Troy and Lisa Schroeder launched a photographic business in their home in July 2008. Troy Schroeder is the photographer. more »»

Old recipe in new hands

February 9, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — The tradition of the farm cook is in the good hands of the Richardson household a few miles south of Webster City. more »»

Keeping trade open

February 9, 2014 As in all business relationships, sometimes the road to trading goods can get rocky. more »»

Bergers take the helm at H & R Block

February 2, 2014 At this time of year, just about everyone is thinking about income taxes or soon will be. more »»

Manure applicators workshop set

February 2, 2014 Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or rene... more »»

Schnurr completes peer review

February 2, 2014 Schnurr & Company, LLP a has completed a rigorous peer review of its accounting and auditing practice. more »»

Kohl’s Cares offers kids scholarships

February 2, 2014 The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is accepting nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 now through March 14 at, and nominators must be 21 years or older. more »»

Extension will provide financial course for women

February 2, 2014 “Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women,” will be offered in Fort Dodge beginning Feb. 18, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The series will continue weekly from 6 to 8 p. more »»



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