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Agriculture

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 ...

Youth Beef Team promotes May Beef Month

Members of the Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team (MIYBT) have a mission to educate, advocate, and promote the beef industry and its producers. The team shares beef information using newsprint and social media (the team shares facts, recipes, and general information relative to the beef industry on their ...

Tama County Fair Queen Applications Available

Miss Frances Jackson, 2021 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. Frances, daughter of Matt and Ann Jackson of rural Garwin has participated in a wide variety of ...

Grow a Row for 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 residents to grow and ...

Tree elves take Tama County by storm

In a fitting end to the nationwide celebration that was Stewardship Week 2022 and in honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, a pair of ‘tree elves’ from the Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office – conservation assistant Melody Bro and ...

Proposed Tama Co. hog confinement proves controversial

Iowa Select Farms sent Ken Pliner and three other representatives to meet with the Tama County Board of Supervisors on April 25 to answer questions and concerns from the community. The main frustration from residents who attended the meeting was a lack of communication from Iowa Select to ...

Hinson visits Tama County, discusses Iowa Premium plant

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited Tama County’s Iowa Premium plant on April 21, and although press was not allowed inside the building for this particular visit, Hinson dropped by the offices of the Tama-Toledo News Chronicle to talk about her visit and stake her claim as to why she ...

Who will be the 2022 Corn Cob Queen?

Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladbrook is sponsoring the Corn Cob Queen contest held during Gladbrook's 100th Corn Carnival. This is the 13th year for the Corn Cob Queen Contest. Past winners have been 2009 Sara Heishmann/Marlene Wiebensohn, 2010 Dave Wurr, 2011 Rose Russell, 2012 Jodi Betts, 2013 ...

Concerns surface for Tama County’s eagles amid wind energy expansion

Dotted across the rural Iowa landscape – built in gnarly cottonwoods situated along creeks that cut through farm fields – active bald eagle nests are often a well-kept secret among the local farmers and rural residents who wish for nothing more than their nation’s symbol to be left ...