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Flood information

4-H Hall of Fame

Emerald Ash Borer

Tama County Volunteer Training on Monday, Oct 17, 2016 6-8p.m. (5:30 light meal RSVP)

NEW! Tama County 4-H new member brochure
Farm Leasing information
Links of Interest for Farmers & Land Owners rental rates, land values, CIRAS, program builder,Ag decision maker and more.
ISU Hortline for questions on Lawn, garden, and landscapes. 515-294-3108
ISU Answerline for questions relating to home and family 1-800-262-3804

County News

September 14, 2016

Garwin Roughriders 4-H Club welcomes everyone to their Canvas Painting Party Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 to 3:00p.m. at the Garwin Community Building (in the park) This fun filled event is for those in 4-12th grade the cost is $25.00 per person which includes supplies and the instructor. The club will provide snacks and drinks.

Space is limited. Registration and payment is due by Friday, October 14 at the Tama County Extension Office 641-484-2703.

September 13, 2016

The workshop will feature Jesse Randall, ISU Extension and Outreach Forestry Specialist, who will present Bee Keeping 101. The presentation will focus on the basics of bee keeping, how to get started, and timely information pertaining to winter maintenance and pest control.

July 23, 2015

Recent weather conditions may have pond owners battling an abundance of aquatic plants. While the plants are a necessary and beneficial component of a natural ecosystem, too many can cause issues for pond owners, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist.

July 23, 2015

By dropping some common high-cost habits and trying a few cost-cutting strategies, families can make their food dollars go further. ISU Extension and Outreach helps Iowans get resources and find answers to challenges brought on by avian influenza.

Oven canning
October 3, 2013

Preserving food by canning in the oven has been a hot topic this summer.  It seems everyone is looking for a shortcut to preserve food at home.  Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut!  Learn why.


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