KJAN Programs

DeSoto refuge hosting special turkey hunt

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — The DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a special turkey hunt this month. The hunt will take place Saturday and Sunday. Other activities such as mushroom hunting will be prohibited during the turkey hunt to ensure public safety.

The refuge is located north of Omaha, Nebraska, along on U.S. Highway 30 near Missouri Valley, Iowa. An entrance permit is required for all vehicles. The daily entrance fee for private vehicles is $3. Permits are available at pay stations near the entrances or at the Visitor Center. The charge for commercial vans and buses is $20, or $30 if 21 or more people are aboard.

Annual permits are available at the visitor center.

Deere reports drop in profits for 2nd quarter

Ag/Outdoor

May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Deere & Company is reporting lower second quarter profits and sales. The world’s largest farming-equipment maker, based in Moline, Illinois, had net income of $495 million and adjusted earnings per share of $1.56. Deere CEO Samuel Allen says the company’s second-quarter performance reflects the continuing downturn in the global farm economy and further weakness in construction equipment sales.

The company has cut back its expected full-year net income forecast to $1.2 billion from $1.3 billion. Even so, Allen says the company is continuing to perform at a much higher level than in previous downturns. Deere is Iowa’s largest manufacturing employer.

(Radio Iowa)

Backyard & Beyond 5-20-2016

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

May 20th, 2016 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Becky Mosier about creating a better life class.

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Public hearing set for May 24th in Carroll, re: Rule changes for CAFO’s

Ag/Outdoor

May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa DNR reports six public hearings will be held from May 23rd to June 3rd, to gather input on proposed rule changes for animal feeding operations. The proposed rule incorporates recent legislation, allows marketing solids from open feedlots as bulk dry animal nutrients, provides clarification of requirements in the rules, and repeals unnecessary and outdated rules, lists and internet addresses.

Written or oral comments can be made at any of the hearings. In the KJAN listening area, a hearing will be held 10-a.m. May 24th, in the downstairs meeting room at the Carroll County Courthouse, 114 E. Sixth St., in Carroll.

Send written comments to Gene Tinker, DNR, Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319; or by e-mail to Gene.Tinker@dnr.iowa.gov.

Fair Queen contestants needed in Montgomery County

Ag/Outdoor, News

May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with ISU Extension in Montgomery County, say the Montgomery County Fair Queen, sponsored by the Montgomery County Fair Board, will be crowned on Tuesday, July 12th, at 7:30-pm at the Fairgrounds Auditorium.  To qualify, contestants must be at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 years of age on August 13, 2016 (the first day of the State Fair), have not been married, be enrolled in school (or be a high school graduate), and be an active member of at least one worthwhile organization in her community.

If you are interested in running for the honor and title, stop by the Montgomery County Extension and Outreach Office at 400 Bridge Street for the application form, or you can also download the information at www.extension.iastate.edu/montgomery

Please be sure to access all information if you do so online, including the information letter, rules, and entry form.  Applications are due at the Extension and Outreach office by noon on Wednesday, June 22nd.

Heartbeat Today 5-20-2016

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

May 20th, 2016 by Jim Field

Jim Field visits with Tova Brandt, Curator at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn about an exhibit called, “Sport for Sports Sake:  Athletes and Ethnicity in Danish America.”

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Backyard & Beyond 5-19-2016

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

May 19th, 2016 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Cass County Naturalist Lora Kanning about STEM summer camps for children sponsored by Cass County Conservation and Cass County Extension.

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IOWA FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM PARTNERING WITH FARMERS MARKETS ACROSS THE STATE

Ag/Outdoor, News

May 18th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowa students who are in kindergarten through 8th grade to take part in the “Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt” again this year.  Students can take part at any of the 35 participating farmers markets across the state.

To participate in the scavenger hunt students should look for the bright blue “Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt” banner at a participating market.  As part of the hunt students will be asked to look for 37 fruits and vegetables and identify which ones are available at the market.

Students completing the scavenger hunt form will receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable from the market and be in a drawing for books, cookbooks or cooking supplies.

Among the farmers markets participating in the program are those in: Atlantic, Highway 34 (rural Glenwood), Madison County (Winterset), Main Street (Council Bluffs), and the Welcome Center (Missouri Valley).

In the fall, classroom teachers will be given the opportunity to participate in another great initiative called “Farm to School…to Market” where they will have the opportunity to receive funds to buy produce from the local farmers market and incorporate it into classroom lessons.  Teachers will also receive classroom supplies (books or bulletin board tools).

The initiative will be open to all teachers and market sign up is not required.  More information about the Iowa Farm to School program and other upcoming events can be found at: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/AgDiversification/farmToSchoolProgram.asp.

Backyard & Beyond 5-18-2016

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

May 18th, 2016 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen talks about things around town.

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Heartbeat Today 5-18-2016

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

May 18th, 2016 by Jim Field

Jim Field visits with 2016 CAM High School seniors Lindsey Dinkla, Mackenzie Cross and Tyler McAfee.

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