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Agriculture

Grundy County adds three Century/Heritage Farms

Three separate Grundy County farm families were honored on Thursday, August 18, at the Iowa State Fair Livestock Pavilion with Century and Heritage Farm designations this year including Greg and Brenda Shine of Conrad (Heritage; est. 1872); Rodney and Marcia Stahl of Wellsburg (Century; est. ...

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 and Grundy counties are well-represented this year at the Iowa State Fair. The Sun Courier’s state fair photos are merely a small sampling of both the livestock entries and static ...

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 ...

Wayne Judge Sr. Memorial Antique Power Show held in Garwin

The Wayne Judge Sr. Memorial Antique Power Show was held in Garwin City Park on July 2. Featured was a vast array of antique tractors and equipment, Hit-n-miss engines, cars, and even a 76-year-old motorcycle. The annual show is sponsored by the Garwin Lions Club and is under the direction of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Co. 4-H receives Pioneer grant to replant fairground trees

Each year, Iowa 4-H Club Community Involvement projects are sponsored by Pioneer and the Iowa 4-H Foundation in conjunction with Iowa 4-H and Youth Programs. Pioneer provides up to $5,000 to selected 4-H clubs in Iowa. Awards are made directly to the clubs through the Iowa 4-H Foundation. ...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst visits Corteva Agriscience in Tama Co.

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) made a stop at the Corteva Agriscience facility located in northern Tama County on the outskirts of Dysart last Friday, in order to learn more about recent efforts meant to support farmers and agriculture workers. Ernst was available at the end of the closed ...