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Agriculture

Morrison named to Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

While not a 4-H member herself, 4-H is in the blood of Tama County 2021 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee Judy Morrison. Her father’s aunt, Olive Lyons, was the teacher at the country school near Clarion where the 4-H emblem was born. Judy’s father was a club leader for many years. All three of her ...

Winkelplecks believe stewardship itself the true reward

“You take care of the land and the land will take care of you.” Such was the pragmatic yet poignant response from Larry Winkelpleck, Sr., 81, when asked to comment recently on his family’s 2021 award for environmental stewardship in the state of Iowa. Larry, Sr. along with his wife ...

Local farm families recognized for environmental stewardship

Three Tama County farm families were among 89 families recognized Wednesday, August 18 during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair for their dedication to environmental stewardship. Tama County recipients included the family of Sam Kvidera-Dysart, the family of Jeremy Sills-Dysart, and the Larry ...

Tama County at the State Fair 2021

Tabitha Grandon and her son Hunter Grandon, 4, take a moment to relax Wednesday, August 18 after setting up stalls and unloading 13 dairy goats in the Swine Barn at the Iowa State Fair. Tabitha and her grandparents Ron and Anne Dengler of Dysart show Alpine, LaMancha, and Recorded Grade dairy ...

Tama County Ag Outlook: July 1

Tama County saw a large swing in weather patterns through the month of June. From starting out as one of the driest months on record, to much needed rains near the finish. Although the rain was much appreciated, we still sit well behind on average rainfall. Parts of the county are roughly ...

TCSW Stewardship week poster contest

Calling all teachers, homeschool instructors and students K-12. Tama SWCD and Conservation Districts of Iowa announce this year’s Stewardship Week Poster Contest! Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities. Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they absorb carbon from the ...

La Porte-Dysart FFA stay busy into 2021

This FFA season has been far from ordinary. Due to the coronavirus, there have been limited events and activities. To keep all members active, the La Porte-Dysart FFA made many modifications to this year's agenda, all while still staying safe throughout this unique time. This summer on ...

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 ...