Jesina earns Tama County pie title

Pork Producers hold pie contest at annual county banquet

Keith Sash served as the auctioneer for the 2022 Tama County Pie Contest held as part of the Tama County Pork Producers banquet on Jan. 15 in Traer. Also pictured are Faith Dvorak, Sheryl Jesina and Beau DeWitt. – Photo provided

Sheryl Jesina of rural Toledo was named “Best Pie Maker” at the annual Tama County Pork Producers banquet held January 15 at the Traer Memorial Building. Jesina’s apple pie was purchased by Farm Credit Services of America for $600.

The other winning division pies and their buyers were: Ryan Hosek’s youth plum pie was purchased by Cookies BBQ Sauce for $100; Bill Jesina’s peach pie was purchased by Tama Livestock for $275 and Laura Bru’s caramel apple pie was purchased by Dolezal Farm Supply for $275.

The other buyers were: Vittetoe Inc., Custom Builders, Buckingham Coop, American Family Farms, Kopriva Ag, USS Polaris, Rydell Chevrolet, Matt Kahler Trucking, New Century FS, Van Wall Equipment, Nichols Insurance Agency, Dolezal Farm Supply, Appraisal Services, Pat McGonegle/IPPA, Jarrod Sutton/NPB, Lawrence Rouw, Brenneman Pork, Goos Implement, Rabo Ag Finance, Lynch Livestock, Wilcox Equipment, Cookies BBQ Sauce, Sash Auction, Farm Bureau Insurance, Ewoldt Trucking, Key Coop, Farmers Savings Bank/Traer, MLS Transfer, Stine Seeds, ZMO Crop, Town & County Vet Clinic, Aurora Ag, Benda Farm Seeds, P & K/John Deere, Doug Dvorak, Calderwood Farms, AgVice/Samantha DeWitt, Florida State Fair, Hometown Family Market/Gladbrook, Assured Partners Insurance and State Bank of Toledo.

All pie buyers names were placed in a drawing for a free grilling. ZMO Crop Insurance/Mike Zmolek was the winner for this.

The Tama County Pork Producers would like to thank all those that made our annual pie auction a great success this year. The proceeds will go to funding the swine show at the Tama County 4-H Fair, the organization’s swine program, promoting pork products throughout the year and a donation will be made to the Tama County K-9 unit.