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Agriculture

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 ...

Tama County Fair Dates are July 10-16

Each July, over 200 4-H and FFA members enter their exhibits at the Tama County Fair. Ribbons and trophies are earned. Even more important, goals are met, lessons are learned and friendships are made. The Tama County Livestock and Fair Association invites you to come to the Tama County ...

Pollinators: Tama County Women, Land & Legacy to host upcoming event

Join Tama County Women, Land & Legacy for its upcoming event, “Summer Buzz: Farmstead Pollinator Tour.” It will be held on Wednesday, June 28 at the Jan and Rob Wobeter farmstead, 2551 300th Street in rural Toledo, one mile south of Highway E-43 (Duponda blacktop) at the intersection of ...

Toledo Farmers Market opens 2023 season

TOLEDO - The Toledo Farmers Market opened up their 2023 season on Friday, June 2. Clouds and light sprinkles did not deter local shoppers. A new addition to this year's farmers market is the inclusion of food trucks and other various food vendors. First up was Last Ride BBQ out of ...

Tama Co. ISU Extension launches Power of Produce program

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Tama County is introducing a new free kids‘ program: Power of Produce Club (PoP Club) at the Toledo Farmers Market. This program was created at the Oregon City, Oregon, farmers market in 2011. Due to its success, it has spread to farmers ...

4-H Bus Trip to Iowa State University

In today’s world, food safety is one of animal producers’ biggest responsibilities. With over 15,000 Iowa 4-H’ers enrolled in livestock projects, about 17 million pounds of meat is produced each year. 4-H members who exhibit swine, beef, sheep, dairy, poultry, rabbit and goat ...

Tama SWCD celebrates 82nd Annual Soil and Water Conservation Week!

The Tama Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is excited to celebrate the 82nd Annual Soil and Water Conservation Week April 30 through May 7, 2023! The 2023 Soil and Water Conservation Week theme is “One Water” to raise awareness of how important it is to protect our water ...

Tama County Women, Land & Legacy to host event March 23

Join Tama County Women, Land & Legacy for its upcoming Learning Session, “Nuisance Wildlife.” It will be held on Thursday, March 23 at the Toledo Public Library, 206 E. High Street in Toledo. Registration and dessert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the event beginning at 7:00. ...