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Agriculture

Irvine Prairie Walkabout set for July 9

IRVINE PRAIRIE – Bring along a chair and join Women, Land & Legacy from Benton and Tama counties for their upcoming event, “Irvine Prairie Walkabout.” It will be held on Tuesday, July 9 at 1174 55th Street in rural Dysart. The location is three miles north of IA 8 on County Road ...

Tama SWCD makes donation to Dysart-Geneseo Elementary

Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) celebrated Soil & Water Stewardship Week this year by donating conservation books to local elementary school libraries throughout Tama County. On behalf of her students, Dysart-Geneseo Media Aide Peg Hennings has received four ...

Tama SWCD announces its poster contest winners

Tama Soil & Water Conservation District is proud to announce its Stewardship Week Poster Contest winners! Congratulations to Brenna Miller of Mrs. Carty's 4th grade class at Union's Dysart-Geneseo Elementary School. She received her $10 grade level award from Tama SWCD Chair Jack Boyer ...

Master Gardeners plant monarch garden beneath Toledo mural

TOLEDO – On Saturday morning, April 27, the Tama County Master Gardeners planted a Monarch butterfly garden in front of the new mural on the side of the Abstract building in Toledo across from the Court House. The garden will provide season long nectar for butterflies and other ...

Union High School students attend World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

AMES – Five Union High School students recently attended the 13th annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute (IYI) in Ames where they were among the 277 students representing 89 Iowa high schools who gathered with 85 Iowa State University educators to explore pressing global food security ...

​​Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team members earn scholarships

Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team (MIYBT) members including Olivia Hanson (Union High School), Ryan Hosek (North Tama High School), William Kroneman (Benton Community High School), Kaylynn Murty (South Tama High School), and Adelynn Sienknecht (North Tama High School) each recently earned a $2,000 Iowa ...

Registration opens for 4-H youth summer programs – all are welcome!

TAMA COUNTY – Tama County 4-H is excited to offer the following summer programs to all youth of Tama County. Find the camps and registration forms on our website at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/tama/youth-programs. For more information, contact the Tama County Extension and Outreach ...

Guthrie competes in three-day Equine Extravaganza

IOWA FALLS – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach held a three-day Equine Extravaganza at the Ellsworth Community College Equestrian Center in Iowa Falls April 12-14. Ty Guthrie, a member of Clutier Cowboys and Cowgirls 4-H Club in Tama County participated. The Iowa 4-H Youth ...

Tama County Fair Queen call for candidates

Miss Adelyn Sienknecht, 2023 Tama County Fair Queen has been representing Tama County at fair activities, parades and other activities throughout the year. Her reign will soon be coming to an end. Sienknecht, the daughter of Randy and Melissa Sienknecht, is the seventh consecutive Tama ...