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Agriculture

Tama Co. Conservation bringing back the fun April 1

With the restoration of Otter Creek Lake nearly complete and the pandemic receding into the background of life, Tama Co. Conservation is ready to bring back the fun with its annual Fun Night Fundraiser. This year’s Fun Night is set for Saturday, April 1, at Otter Creek Lake & Park ...

Tama SWCD promotes Stewardship Week

The Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), is celebrating Stewardship Week from April 30 – May 7, 2023, focusing on the theme “One Water.” But what is a watershed? A watershed is an area of ...

Nuisance animal bill would make farmers ‘honest folks’

An Iowa House bill that advanced out of committee Tuesday, Feb. 14 would make legal a common practice among some farmers who kill — without state approval — animals that harm their crops, livestock or machinery, said Rep. Dean Fisher, a Garwin Republican and farmer who introduced the ...

Tama County Historical Society to host program on local wildlife March 8

TOLEDO – The Tama County Historical Society will host a program on local wildlife on Wednesday, March 8, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the society's genealogy library at 200 N. Broadway St., Toledo. Tama County Conservation officer Brett Reece will present information on the various wildlife ...

Read owl about it: Spotting the endangered Short-eared owl

If you happen to see a moth-like bird cruising low along a stubbly field in Tama County during daylight hours this winter, be sure to (safely) stop and get a better look – you’ve likely just spotted an elusive winter visitor to Iowa, the endangered Short-eared owl. This uncommon, majestic ...

Calling All Envirothon Teams!

Need an out-of-the-box STEM activity for your high schoolers that’s also a tool for resumé building and for career and college preparation? An activity that looks great on scholarship and job applications? Envirothon is a team competition for high school students-- a problem-solving, ...

Center offers support to producers navigating crop insurance decisions

For farmers across the country, the first months of a new year mean thinking about planting their next crop. For many, it also means thinking ahead to the deadline to sign up for federal crop insurance. Generally, federal crop insurance refers to a set of programs available for agricultural ...

Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Course Offered March 1

Toledo – Iowa State University and Outreach Tama County office will host an Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education ...

Seed Treatment Course set for Feb. 15

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Tama County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, February 15, 2023. The program, provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), is ...