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Agriculture

Youth Swine Judging Contest awards $4,750 in scholarships

CLIVE – Six teams of Iowa youth won scholarships while participating in the Senior Division of the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) Youth Swine Judging Contest. The event, which invites students from across the state, took place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines the week of ...

Workshop on winter feeding basics for cow herd

The dry growing conditions of 2022 and 2023 have left some cattlemen with a short supply of hay and poor pastures that resulted in stored hay being fed during the summer. Tight hay supplies will likely lead to higher prices later in the winter-feeding period. Other feeds like corn silage and ...

TF Clydesdales of Gladbrook experience great success in 2023

The TF Clydesdales – a five generation family operation owned by the Steve and Becky Fevold, Jake and Katie Bauer family from Gladbrook – had a very exceptional show season in 2023. The horses reside on the family’s six-generation farm where they have around 20 head of black ...

Bringing the ‘Bounty of Iowa’ to local families this Thanksgiving

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck FFA and the Gladbrook Reinbeck High School Food Pantry are excited to partner with the Grundy County Pork Producers to bring “The Bounty of Iowa” to local families for the Thanksgiving holiday. Together, the organizations will purchase and package Thanksgiving ...

Feed the Farmers held at Mid-Iowa

Farmers at the Mid-Iowa Cooperative, Midway location, were pleasantly surprised with a sack lunch provided by the Coop recently. Marshall County Pork Producers President and Mid-Iowa employee, Darrel Burt, grilled the delicious pork burgers. This is an annual event sponsored by the Coop to ...

Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team learns about beef genetics

MARSHALLTOWN – The Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team (MIYBT) held its monthly meeting on October 1, 2023, at the Marshall County Extension Office. The team was honored to host guest speakers, Iowa State University professors, Dr. Miranda Culbertson and Dr. Brad Skaar. Dr. Culbertson first shared ...

Corn and soybean harvests continue ahead of schedule

As of Monday, about 16% of Iowa’s corn and 24% of its soybeans have been harvested so far this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For corn, that is about four days ahead of the five-year average. For soybeans, that is one day ahead of last year and even with the five-year ...

Tama Co. 4-H, FFA members exhibit livestock during 2023 Iowa State Fair

Tama Co. 4-H, FFA members exhibit livestock during 2023 Iowa State Fair Results roundup TAMA-GRUNDY PUBLISHING DES MOINES – Tama County 4-H and FFA members participated in livestock showcase events during the 2023 Iowa State Fair which was held August 10-20 this year at the fairgrounds ...

New Century FS receives ResponsibleAg certification

ALBION — New Century FS was honored recently by achieving certification from ResponsibleAg. The ResponsibleAg Certification Program is the only program in the nation that provides a voluntary comprehensive assessment of agricultural facilities that store and handle farm input supplies such as ...

Tama Co. farmer speaks at 2023 Farm Aid

NOBLESVILLE, IND. – Willie Nelson and family took the stage near midnight for the final musical set of the 2023 Farm Aid Concert held in Noblesville, Indiana, Sept. 22-23. It was all you could hope for as a conclusion to the two-day event, according to Berleen Wobeter, a Tama County ...