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Agriculture

Corn Carnival Board seeking help with special project

The 100th Corn Carnival will be here in about 4 months. Board members and event chairs are working hard to make things happen. We will be posting updates and information on the Corn Carnival Facebook page and Corn Carnival website as things continue to come together. Right now, the Corn ...

Search begins for Iowa’s best burger

Iowa’s beef producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help find Iowa’s Best Burger in 2022. In this year’s quest, the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) are encouraging you to nominate your favorite burger, whether it’s gourmet or down-home ...

Tama Co Extension receives Excellence in COVID Recovery award

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices in the north-central area announced award recipients for outstanding achievements in 2021. Cheryl Bruene, Jenny Hulme, and Sara Sorenson received the Excellence in COVID Recovery award for developing and engaging partnerships that ...

Ziegler Ag Equipment to Open New Store near Grundy Center

Ziegler is expanding its business in Iowa with a new store serving both the agricultural and construction markets. The company has purchased the existing building at 17775 Market Avenue, Holland, Iowa, and plans to open it for business by the summer of 2022. The new store will carry a full ...

Soil Fertility Workshop to be held in Grundy Center

Farmers wishing to maximize the profits from their fertilizer dollars will want to attend one of 15 in-person workshops or a virtual workshop hosted by Iowa State University. The workshop series, called Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations: Maximizing Return on Investment, will be ...

Tama County 4-H participates in Ignite the Spirit

Since 2011, the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation has hosted Operation Christmas Meal, a hunger relief effort supporting Iowa families in need of a helping hand, especially during the holidays. Throughout December, the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation hosts Operation Christmas Meal events where they ...

Iowa Premium to construct new $561 mil facility

Tama County’s largest employer is on track to become much larger in the next five years. The Iowa Premium beef processing plant in Tama has received over $14 million in state and local tax incentives for construction of a new state-of-the-art processing facility that is expected to be open ...

Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team win scholarships

Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team (MIYBT) members traveled to the Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center on the Iowa State University campus to compete in the 2021 Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation Beef Scholarship Extravaganza contest on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The competition requires high ...

Hansen Foundation donates pork snacks for Iowa students

With one in eight Iowa children facing food insecurity, Iowa Select Farms, under the leadership of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation, are driving the change to help end childhood hunger. Through the Power Snack program, Iowa Select Farms employees will be giving ham and bread coupons, along ...

Beef Team celebrates busy year

The Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team held its Annual Banquet on Sunday, November 7. Attendees were entertained with a video capturing 2021 activities and a tribute to the graduating high school seniors. During 2021, members helped the Iowa Beef Industry Council with the Baby’s First Bites campaign, ...