NW Iowa Corn Growers Get Ideas On Telling The Story Of Agriculture

Farmers need to do a better job of getting positive information out about the agriculture industry.  That was the theme of a presentation to the Northwest Iowa Corn Growers Association by Marketing Specialist and author Darcy Maulsby at the Association’s banquet held Monday evening in Sheldon.

Maulsby says farmers need to take control of telling their story, especially in these times of new coverage that doesn’t always portray agriculture in a positive light.


Maulsby says that sharing the story of agriculture is particularly important considering the small percentage of the population that is involved in farming.


Maulsby says that those who would paint agriculture in a less than flattering light are out there and vocal, and that farmers need to do whatever it takes to get more factual information out there.


She says that, even though we live in a rural community, many people have no real connection to the farm anymore.


Maulsby says the best way for farmers to get their story out is to establish a common ground with those they’re trying to reach.


Maulsby is President of Darcy Maulsby and Company, a marketing, writing and consulting firm located in rural Lake City, Iowa.

Sports Schedule For Tuesday

Sports schedule for Tuesday 4/3/12

Coed Track

Sheldon,Central Lyon, Gehlen, HMS Girls, LeMars Boys, Okoboji, Sibley Ocheyedan, South O’Brien, Spirit Lake, Unity, Western and Sioux Center Girls at the MOC Floyd Valley invite

West Lyon, Central Lyon, Hills Beaver Creek Ellsworth MN at Boyden Hull Rock Valley

Boys Track

Sioux Center at Sergeant Bluff Luton

Boys Soccer

Spirit Lake Park Okoboji at Unity

Girls Soccer

Unity at Okoboji Spirit Lake

Coed Golf

Unity at Akron Westfield

MMC at Western

South O’Brien at Remsen St Mary’s

Agenda For April 2nd Orange City Council Meeting


Governmental Body:   The City Council of the City of Orange City,Iowa

Date of Meeting:    April 2, 2012

Time of Meeting:   40Airport implementation plan under the 95/5 funding formula.  Exhibit 7 at meeting time.  Exhibit 5t couple of days so we will r:30 o’clock P.M.

Place of Meeting:  Council Chambers, City Hall,   125 Central Ave SE   Orange City,Iowa

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above mentioned governmental body will meet at the date, time and place above set out.  The tentative agenda for said meeting is as follows:

l.   Meeting called to order


2.   Opening ceremonies


3.   Approval of agenda


4.   Approval of minutes


5.   Public hearing on the matter of the adoption of plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the construction of Electric Distribution System Improvements for the Orange City Municipal Utilities


  • Resolution adopting plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs
  • Consideration of construction bids
  • Resolution making award of contraction contract


6.   Equipment purchase


  • Warning sirens


7.   Western Area Power Association reserve contract

8.  $1,870,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2012B


  • Approval of Tax Exemption Certificate
  • Approval of Continuing Disclosure Certificate
  • Resolution approving and authorizing a form of Loan Agreement and authorizing and providing for the issuance of Capital Loan Notes and levying a tax to pay the Notes


9.   Resolution authorizing the redemption of Outstanding General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2006A, datedFebruary 1, 2006


10.   Resolution authorizing the redemption of Outstanding General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2007A, datedMarch 1, 2007


11.   Vendor ordinance


12.  EventCenterparking lot bids


13.   Administrative reports


14.   Council comments


15.   Real estate purchase (closed session per Iowa Coe 21.5 1j)


16.   Housing incentives


17.   Adjournment


This notice is given at the direction of the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 28A, Iowa Code, as amended, and the local rules of said governmental body.


Sports Schedule For Monday

Sports schedule forMonday 4/2/12

Girls Track

Central Lyon at Cherokee

Coed Golf

Spalding at Hinton

West Sioux at Unity

Akron Westfield at Gehlen

Marcus Meriden Cleghorn at Remsen Union

Boys Soccer

Unity at West Sioux

Spencer at Spirit Lake

Western at MOC Floyd Valley

Girls Soccer

West Sioux at Unity

MOC Floyd Valley at Western