A crowd of 34 local landowners seated themselves in a spacious shed just north of Floyd to learn about cover crops on Thursday. Last year, they heard, Iowa had approximately 600,000 acres of cover crops — and the state needs anywhere between 12 million to 14 million acres to practice cover crops. It’s a good start, researchers said, but Iowa has a long way to go before it reaches Nutrient Reduction Strategy goals.
When Lincoln Elementary School fourth graders met the three speakers on Friday morning, they had a lot of questions ready. “Where did you get your water?”“Where there any girls there?” students peppered at U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jordan Masters. Masters, the son of fourth grade instructor Melinda Masters, brought a few peeks of his days in the Army — showing off his heavy gear with teacher Diane Sande and passing around binoculars for students to glance through.
Have your say in everything from new restaurants, to community recreation updates, to housing policy — time is running out to add your input. The city of Charles City is making a final push to residents, hoping for as much input as possible before community focus groups begin reviewing the results. The survey is open at www.cityofcharlescity.org until Friday, Nov. 24. Since the city released the survey in October, administration has received under 300 responses from the community of about 7,457.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".