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Agriculture

La Porte-Dysart FFA Member Takes part in World Food Prize

The World Food Prize event was held virtually Oct. 12 -16, and the Global Youth Institute was held in conjunction Oct. 9 - 23. The World Food Prize event is a famed international conference held in Des Moines, Iowa annually and honors the legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s efforts to feed the ...

ISU Extension to hold storm damage meeting

MARSHALLTOWN - Marshall County and Tama County Iowa State Extension and Outreach is organizing a Derecho Storm Damage meeting together. It will bring together ISU Extension Agronomy, Ag Engineering, livestock and insurance specialists. Speakers will cover assessing the crop, grain quality ...

Beenkens inducted into hall of fame

Jim and Jeanne Beenken of Tama County will be inducted into the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, August 23. Eighty-six Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 117 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Two ceremonies ...

Toledo NRCS office announces field office staff

TOLEDO, IA, June 30, 2020 — USDA’s primary private lands conservation agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), began reorganizing its Iowa field offices at USDA Service Centers in March. These changes affected staffing at the USDA Service Center in Toledo. Kurt Simon, ...