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Agriculture

Traer Fire leads response to 64-acre field fire near Buckingham

The afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 22 was a long and heated one for members of the Traer Fire Department as they led the response to an extensive 64-acre field fire southeast of Buckingham that would eventually take seven hours to extinguish. The fire – which originated on the north side of a ...

Union celebrates Iowa Local Food Day

Union’s breakfast and lunch menus featured some special items last week in honor of all things local and fresh. The district celebrated the annual Iowa Local Food Day on Wednesday, Sept. 28 by partnering with seven local farms including the district’s own Ag Science/FFA Garden. The Iowa ...

Harvest on the horizon

As area farmers begin to prepare equipment for harvest, those lucky enough to take a scenic drive this week across the Tama County countryside will see signs of the approaching seasonal shift every which way they look. Fields are beginning to turn shades of saffron and gold from the corn to the ...

Tama County adds three Century Farms

Three separate Tama County farm families were honored on Thursday, August 18, at the Iowa State Fair Livestock Pavilion with Century Farm designations this year including Ray and Jo Ellen Kubik and family of Traer (est. 1908); Mark and Cindy Tomlinson and Dallas and Kaitlyn Tomlinson of Traer ...

Prairie passion earns Irvine 2022 Iowa Conservation Woman of the Year

A commitment to creating wildlife habitat on her farm and sharing it with others led Cathy Irvine of Dysart to be named 2022 Iowa Conservation Woman of the Year at the Conservation Districts of Iowa Annual Conference today in Ames. Like many widowed farmwives, Irvine felt overwhelmed ...

Tomlinsons, Kubiks, Mitchells to be honored as Century Farms

Three separate Tama County farm families are set to be honored on Thursday, August 18, at the Iowa State Fair with Century Farm designations including Mark and Cindy Tomlinson and Dallas and Kaitlyn Tomlinson of Traer (est. 1911); Ray and Jo Ellen Kubik and family of Traer (est. 1908); and ...

Iowa State fair with a local flair

From swine to sheep to sewing – and seemingly everything in-between – 4-H and FFA members from across Tama County are well-represented this year at the Iowa State Fair. The North Tama Telegraph’s state fair photos are merely a small sampling of both the livestock entries and static ...

E.P. and Donna Willey to be inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Inductees into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame represent the many people in Iowa who have contributed countless hours to the 4-H program. They work tirelessly to see that Iowa’s youth have ...

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 ...