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Iowa Crop - Weather Report

June 23, 2013 DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. more »»

Iowa Valley moves Industrial Maintenance Technology from Grinnell to Marshalltown Community College

June 21, 2013 MARSHALLTOWN - Marshalltown Community College has announced that its Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) program will be moving to the Marshalltown campus starting this fall. more »»

Aronia berries- a new crop for Iowa

June 20, 2013 One berry bush at a time, Andrew Pittz, is spreading the word on aronia berrie. more »»

Emergency Conservation Program is approved for implementation in Tama County

June 18, 2013 “Area farmers who experience extreme damage to their land from severe weather events should report the damage to our FSA Office” says Anna Boecker, county executive director for the Tama County FSA... more »»

FSA announces emergency farm loans

June 17, 2013 Farm Loan Manager, Jon Northrup, announced that family farmers with qualifying production and physical losses caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding from April 17, 2013 through... more »»

Hog farm proposal causes a stink

June 15, 2013 On a 3-0 vote the Tama County Board of Supervisors voted to recommend denial of a permit for a 4,400 head hog operation near Lincoln in northwest Tama County. more »»

Norton’s Greenhouse carrying new line of organic products made in Iowa

June 13, 2013 Norton’s Greenhouse, 700 West Ross, Toledo, has added a new line of organic products which promise to improve lawns and gardens through a grassroots approach. more »»

Major expansion plans at Traer

June 11, 2013 Traer’s Clear Line Industries which currently has 30 employees plans to add 90 more to its workforce Tama County Economic Development Director Heath Kellogg announced Tuesday night. more »»

Micki Ferris promoted at The State Bank of Toledo

June 10, 2013 John Kavalier, President, State Bank of Toledo announced that Michele (Micki) Ferris has been promoted to Vice President and Compliance Officer. more »»

Tama Council hears call for housing clean up

June 8, 2013 “To attract people to move into the area, we have to do something about (some of the existing) properties,” Tama businessperson Tracy Brady told members of the city council Monday night. more »»

Footloose Fridays kick off in downtown Toledotonight

June 7, 2013 “Sugar and Spice” kick off this summer’s edition of Footloose Fridays on the Courthouse Square in downtown Toledo. The musical group will be on the bandstand beginning at 5 p.m. more »»

Genesis Development plans group homes, day program in Tama-Toledo

June 6, 2013 Rains and flooding shrunk the quarterly Tama County Economic Pitch and Build field to just one contestant on Tuesday night, May, 28 at the Reinig-Toledo Civic Center. more »»

Pitch & Build is May 28

May 27, 2013 The third Tama County Economic Development Pitch & Build competition is set for Tuesday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Reinig-Toledo Civic Center. more »»

First state Women’s Landowners Confernce set

May 26, 2013 Women Land and Legacy along with Iowa Land Sales & Farm Management are happy to announce their recent partnership to host the first annual Iowa Women’s Landowner Conference. more »»

Iowa Premium Beef site designated urban renewal area

May 25, 2013 A portion of the area now owned by Iowa Premium Beef on Tama’s east side has been designated an urban renewal area. more »»

Pitch & Build competition is Tuesday May 28

May 23, 2013 The next Tama County Economic Development Pitch and Build Competition will be held on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Reinig-Toledo Civic Center. more »»

USDA Rural Development touted here by state head

May 16, 2013 Billed as a public meeting, the Toledo visit last Thursday of Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development state director, turned into more of a head-to-head information session with Tama County Economic... more »»

STC Superintendent Nelson urges readiness for new pack workers

May 10, 2013 “Packing plants historically see many immigrant workers,” South Tama Schools Superintendent Kerri Nelson said Monday night in an appearance before members of the Tama City Council. more »»

Rural development, local issues focus of roundtable Thursday

May 8, 2013 Local residents, business owners and community leaders will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about opportunities and challenges in rural Iowa when Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development... more »»

Rural development roundtable in Toledo on May 9

May 7, 2013 Local residents, business owners and community leaders will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about opportunities and challenges in rural Iowa when Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development... more »»



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