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Agriculture

‘Take Root’ farm continuation workshops coming to Tama County

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 ...

Aging Iowa farmers and the anticipated farmland transfer

IOWA - The demographics of landowners in Iowa have significantly transformed over the years with a continued increase in the land owned by individuals 65 and older. One crucial aspect of this evolving landscape is the need to transfer farmland to young and beginning farmers. Recent findings ...

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 ...

Dieleman and Hosek awarded Tama SWCD scholarships

Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to announce Abe (Douglas) Dieleman of rural Toledo and Dylan Hosek of rural Traer have been selected to each receive a $1,000 local college scholarship through the SWCD’s outreach programming. Abe is a Green ...

Workers lose legs, gain support after accident at Toledo grain co-op

When Miguel Tirado’s legs were pinned this summer in a conveyor belt at an Iowa grain co-op, he didn’t think he’d make it home to his wife and daughters 1,300 miles away. “I thought I was going to die there,” said Tirado, 26, of Hidalgo, Texas. For more than 20 minutes on June ...

Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team learns about beef genetics

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 beef genetic ...

Gov. Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation

DES MOINES – On Monday, Sept. 11, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer, and manure. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through October 11, 2023. The proclamation allows vehicles ...

Behounek Family receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

CHELSEA – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Behounek family of rural Chelsea during an event held on their farm this past Tuesday morning. Consisting of a purebred Suffolk sheep herd, a purebred Large White swine herd and crop ...