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Agriculture

A team effort

CHELSEA — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig joined with Sen. Annette Sweeney (R-Buckeye) and representatives from Ducks Unlimited and the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Tuesday afternoon to discuss visions for the future of the Otter Creek Marsh, located just off ...

Tama County 4-H and FFA Members exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES – Tama County 4-H and FFA members exhibits were on display in the 4-H and FFA Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair this year. Divisions young people may exhibit in include agriculture and natural resources, creative arts, family and consumer sciences, personal development, ...

Fevold, Murty team up for 2023 Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show

DES MOINES – The 24 teams competing this year as part of the 41st Annual Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair were recently announced and include exhibitor Colbie Fevold of rural Gladbrook. The show will take place on Saturday, Aug. 12 beginning at 4:30 p.m. A ...

Iowa State Fair bound!

Tama Co. 4-H Club members whose 2023 static/non-livestock projects were selected for the Iowa State Fair during this year’s county fair are pictured at the fairgrounds in Gladbrook. The state fair takes place from Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 20 this year. Local 4-H members’ ...

Bob and Bonnie Murty to be inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Inductees into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame represent the many people in Iowa who have contributed countless hours to the 4-H program. They work tirelessly to see that Iowa’s youth ...

Adelyn Sienknecht is State Fair bound as 2023 Tama County Fair Queen

GLADBROOK – The Crowning of the 2023 Tama County Fair Queen took place on Tuesday evening, July 11, at the Tama County 4-H Fairgrounds in Gladbrook. Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening were 2022 Tama County Fair Queen, Kaylynn Murty, and 2021 Tama County Fair Princess, Kaylea ...

This county fair is a great county fair!

GLADBROOK – The 2023 Tama County Fair took place last week on the fairgrounds in Gladbrook and as in years past, was another fantastic week of family fun. Unlike some other county fairs in Iowa, Tama County’s fair is a true livestock fair centered on the farm and the family. From the ...

Farmland leasing meetings to address setting fair cash rents

ALTOONA – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting eleven in-person farmland lease meetings in Central Iowa in late July and early August. Meeting sites include Adel, Altoona, Ames, Boone, Grinnell, Indianola, Knoxville, Newton, Marshalltown, Oskaloosa, Traer and Winterset. ...

Over 300 tractors roll through Tama County

Traffic around Tama County has been moving a little slower over the last few days thanks to the approximately 320 tractors — some vintage, some modern — cruising through the area as part of the 26th annual WHO Tractor Ride, sponsored by the namesake Des Moines-based AM radio station. All ...