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Agriculture

Tama-Benton Cooperative opens doors to new building

DYSART – The towering Tama-Benton Cooperative grain bins have been a familiar fixture on the Dysart skyline for decades – viewable from every direction and operating as a beacon to farmers bringing grain to town. And while that view remains unchanged from a distance, in early January – ...

Brad and Lynn Ohrt of Reinbeck participate in Harvest of Hope

Harvest of Hope continued its 19th year of helping alleviate world hunger. A total of $16,000.00 was sent to Growing Hope Globally for 2023 to support projects in Paraguay and Kenya. Three area churches participate in the growing project including South Waterloo Church of the Brethren of ...

‘Women Marketing Grain’ series to meet beginning March 5

MARSHALLTOWN — A four-session series, Women Marketing Grain, is being offered this March by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Marshall and Tama counties to assist women in learning how to market old- and new-crop corn and soybeans. Each of the four classes is three hours long, ...

GMG senior Lilly Bru crowned 2024 Iowa Pork Queen

Lilly Bru has been named the 2024 Iowa Pork Queen. Bru of Gladbrook, Abby Elsamiller of Waverly, and Aubrey Johnson of Iowa Falls were honored last week as the 2024 Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team. They were selected during Iowa Pork Congress held in Des Moines. The Iowa Pork Producers ...

Tama SWCD to host free upcoming cover crop and livestock event

TOLEDO – Join Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) for its upcoming event, “Above, Below & Cattle: the ABCs of soil health and profitability.” It will be held on Tuesday, February 13 at the Reinig Toledo Civic Center, 1007 S. Prospect Drive in Toledo from 9 a.m. to 2 ...

Bru finalist for 2024 Iowa Youth Pork Leadership Team

Sun Courier note: Since this story went to press, Lilly Bru was crowned the 2024 Iowa Pork Queen. A story about her crowning will print in a future edition. GLADBROOK – Rural Gladbrook resident and GMG High School senior Lillian ‘Lilly’ Bru was recently announced as one of eight ...

‘Take Root’ farm continuation workshops coming to Traer

The Iowa Farm Bureau’s "Take Root" program helps farmers develop a comprehensive, managed approach for their family farm’s continuation and growth from the roots up – helping ensure that what farmers are doing today will create an enduring legacy for future generations. Two ‘Take ...

Ag scholarships available for 2024 high school seniors residing in Grundy Co.

Attention all Grundy County 2024 seniors interested in an agriculture career! The Grundy Center Community School District Foundation is offering an opportunity for scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in Grundy County and are seeking a degree or training in an agriculture field, i.e. ...

$10,000 of pork donated to Iowa food banks as need soars

DES MOINES – The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) recently donated $10,000 worth of pork Friday to help fight food insecurity in central Iowa. That translates to about 14,400 meals, divided between the Food Bank of Iowa and the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC). The Food Bank ...

G-R FFA hosts annual New Member Jacket Ceremony

On November 20, Gladbrook-Reinbeck FFA hosted their annual New Member Jacket Ceremony. At this ceremony, they were able to hand out personalized, official jackets to 16 of the new members in person (with 17 overall). They now have complete Official Dress, and will be able to look the part at ...