Entries by Eric Woolson

Iowa Rivers Revival Executive Director Explains Group’s Mission on “Great Day” morning show

Molly Hanson, executive director of the Iowa Rivers Revival, joined Great Day morning show hosts Jackie Schmillen and Lou Sipolt on KCWI-TV, Des Moines, this morning to share details of the 10-year-old organization’s mission. Hanson, Sipolt and Schmillen talked about IRR’s priorities for the upcoming legislative session, the group’s mission and its fall fundraising campaign.

Executive Director of Iowa Rivers Revival Outlines Priorities on WOI-DT

Molly Hanson, executive director of the Iowa Rivers Revival, outlined the group’s mission and ongoing priorities during in-studio interview today with WOI-DT morning anchors Elias Johnson and Sabrina Ahmed. Hanson discussed the need for Iowans to become active in river restoration efforts and called for additional state funding to improve water quality and continue the […]

Heirs to Innovation

Conversations about lessons handed down to multi-generational farmers frequently boil down to hard work and perseverance — and brothers Roderick and Richard Gumz certainly would have plenty of those stories. But the fourth-generation growers are just as likely to credit a decades-long tradition of innovation for the success of their Endeavor, Wis., operation. Read the […]

Potato Industry Faces Potential Pesticide Squeeze

The loss of three heavy hitters from the pesticide market, soaring global demand for the go-to fumigant Telone and the potential for a nematode outbreak brought on by a more temperate winter are setting the stage for a potential challenging fall and winter for Columbia Basin growers. Eric Woolson, owner of The Concept Works, shares […]

Branstad, Government and Economic Development Officials Cut Ribbon on Accumold Expansion

ANKENY, Iowa – Accumold, a global leader in the design, development and production of micro-engineered parts for various high-tech industries, cut the ribbon today on its second expansion since 2011. Gov. Terry Branstad and other government and economic development officials were present to dedicate a 40,000-square-foot, $10-million expansion that will result in more than 200 […]

More Bang for the Buck: Short-term Leasing Offers Long-term Benefits for School Transportation Departments

Eric Woolson writes in the June issue of School Transportation News, “It took a couple years, a good measure of persistence, a happy coincidence and some ingenuity on the part of leasing company but Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 took the plunge into leasing and Director of Operations Richard Jones couldn’t be happier with the […]