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Agriculture

Master Gardeners plant monarch garden beneath Toledo mural

TOLEDO – On Saturday morning, April 27, the Tama County Master Gardeners planted a Monarch butterfly garden in front of the new mural on the side of the Abstract building in Toledo across from the Court House. The garden will provide season long nectar for butterflies and other ...

Tama SWCD makes donation to GMG Elementary

Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) celebrated Soil & Water Stewardship Week by donating conservation books to local elementary school libraries throughout Tama County. On behalf of her students, Green Mountain-Garwin Media Specialist Jennifer Smith has received four ...

Tama SWCD celebrates Soil & Water Stewardship Week with 6th grade donations

In celebration of Soil & Water Stewardship Week 2024, Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) donated northern red oak seedlings to 322 sixth graders in the Green Mountain-Garwin, Meskwaki, South Tama, Union, North Tama and Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Districts. This continues ...

​​Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team members earn scholarships

Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team (MIYBT) members including Olivia Hanson (Union High School), Ryan Hosek (North Tama High School), William Kroneman (Benton Community High School), Kaylynn Murty (South Tama High School), and Adelynn Sienknecht (North Tama High School) each recently earned a $2,000 Iowa ...

Murty and Mussig earn ‘Borlaug Scholar’ status

AMES – Green Mountain-Garwin students Rhianna Murty (sophomore) and Anna Mussig (junior) recently attended the 13th annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute (IYI) in Ames where they were among the 277 students representing 89 Iowa high schools who gathered with 85 Iowa State University ...

Tama County Fair Queen call for candidates

Miss Adelyn Sienknecht, 2023 Tama County Fair Queen has been representing Tama County at fair activities, parades and other activities throughout the year. Her reign will soon be coming to an end. Sienknecht, the daughter of Randy and Melissa Sienknecht, is the seventh consecutive Tama ...

Master Gardeners ask community to ‘Grow A Row for Tama County’

TAMA COUNTY – Tama County Master Gardeners and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Tama County encourage farmers and gardeners to grow a little extra food again this year.  ‘Grow A Row for Tama County—Backyard Gardeners Fighting Hunger’ is a campaign to encourage ...

Dengler Domain: Soil

If you are a farmland owner and you have not had a discussion about cover crops on your land with your farmer, it may be in your best interest. Most family land is more than likely going to be passed down to the next generation so why not ensure it is in the best shape? The best way to protect ...

Tama Co. Zoning Commission continues to beat around the (solar) bush

TOLEDO – The Tama County Zoning Commission’s latest meeting drew a packed house inside the supervisors’ chambers on Wednesday, April 17, at the Administration Building in Toledo. And while many of those in attendance were eager for the commission to make a recommendation on the ...

‘May the forest be with you always’

The Tama Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is excited to celebrate the 83rd Annual Soil and Water Conservation Week April 28 – May 5, 2024! This year, the theme “May the Forest Be with You Always” takes center stage. This theme underscores the critical interplay between soil and ...