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Agriculture

Tama Co. 4-H members attend Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

In June, 300 youth delegates gathered at Iowa State University for the 2022 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed “Building the Future.” Teenagers from across the state came to the Iowa State campus for three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, special events, and civic engagement ...

An afternoon on the farm

On Friday, July 22, U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited with members of the Tama County chapter of Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) on a farm near Traer. Hinson met with Tama County WLL founder Melody Bro and farmer-member Rebecca Dostal, who opened her farm alongside her husband Calvin. ...

Another successful year for Tama County Fair

It was another successful staging of the Tama County Fair this past week from July 11-17 at the fairgrounds in Gladbrook. The multitude of events and shows were well attended. The weather stayed hot and sunny most days with only a few wet mornings interspersed. All shows were held this year ...

Kubik Family Farm field day draws a crowd

A field day focusing on soil health in grazing systems sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Iowa Learning Farms was held on the rural Traer farm of Ray and JoEllen Kubik* on July 6. The Kubiks raise cattle with Alex and Lisa Kubik, and Jordan and Sierra Hagedon. The event drew close ...

Farmland Leasing meeting to be held August 3 in Toledo

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a farmland leasing meeting for landowners and tenants on Wednesday, August 3, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tama County Extension office located at 203 W. High Street in Toledo. Meetings are two hours long and will cover a variety of subtopics ...

Corteva celebrates 80th Anniversary of Dysart facility

To celebrate 80 years of serving farmers, the Corteva Agriscience production facility in Dysart welcomed the community during an Open House on June 17. Approximately 150 guests, including local farmers, retired employees and community members, attended the event. Team members led ...

Tama County Fair set for July 11-17

Each July, over 200 4-H and FFA members enter their exhibits at the Tama County Fair. Ribbons and trophies are earned. Even more important, goals are met, lessons are learned and friendships are made. The Tama County Livestock and Fair Association invites you to come to the Tama County Fair ...

Tama County Fair Queen to be crowned July 12

2021 Tama County Fair Queen, Frances Jackson, will be the hostess for the upcoming crowning of the Tama County Fair Queen for 2022 on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 in the show ring on the Tama County Fair Grounds in Gladbrook at approximately 7:00 p.m. This year, two contestants – Kaylea Duden and ...

Hanson sisters bring home the blue at Benton Co. fair

As members of both the La Porte-Dysart FFA and Benton County’s Bruce Boosters 4-H Club, sisters Olivia and Jill Hanson took home multiple blue ribbons following this past weekend’s Benton County Fair held in Vinton. In both the Meat Goat Show on Thursday and Dairy Show on Friday, the ...