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

September 27, 2016

molly-hanson-on-kcwi-set-09-27-16-twoMolly 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

September 26, 2016


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 modification or removal of low-head dams to reduce safety hazards and increase water recreation opportunities around the state. She also emphasized the need for state officials to set a turtle trapping season and daily limits.


Heirs to Innovation

September 15, 2016

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 full story about the multi-generational success of the Gumz Family Farms, written by Eric Woolson, owner of The Concept Works, in the fall issue of Carrot Country magazine.

Potato Industry Faces Potential Pesticide Squeeze

September 12, 2016

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 the full story in the September/October issue of Potato Country magazine.