Agricultural

Jay County museums

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I recently traveled to Portland, Indiana to cover the Jay County Art and Fiber show. While there, one of the opportunities on this hosted trip was to see the two Jay County museums. Since I love history and to learn about the place I am visiting, this was just the icing on the cake! One […]

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Jay County Fiber Arts Festival & More!

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When Gyneth Augsburger, the tourism Director for Jay County told me about the Jay County Fiber Arts Festival (March 8-10, 2019) I thought this would be interesting, but I had no idea! The Fiber Arts festival has been an annual event for the past 16 years. This event had it all, art, classes, exhibits and […]

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Mid-America Gateway Farm Toy Show a done deal.

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Every year we look forward to the Mid-American Gateway Farm Toy Show and this year was not any different. The farm toy show is in its 38th year and we have been going so long I can’t remember when we started. The show was held at the Sheraton Westport in St. Louis, Missouri and is […]

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Midwest Ag Expo

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Yesterday my husband Keith and I braved the last of the Polar Vortex that paralyzed the Midwest! With temperatures S-L-O-W-L-Y rising we headed out to a Midwest Ag Expo. The drive was a beautiful, but frosty ride to the Gordyville horse arena where we got our fix. Our farm and antique tractor fix that is! […]

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Velie Plantation History lives on in Moline Illinois.

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What is more fascinating than history? Then what is more important than preserving that history? Thankfully the Quad City Bank & Trust optioned to refurbish the Velie Plantation former home of Willard and Annie Velie when they were looking to build. Willard Lamb Velie Willard Lamb Velie the grandson of John Deere was a force […]

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