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NEW! Tama County 4-H new member brochure
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ISU Hortline for questions on Lawn, garden, and landscapes. 515-294-3108
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County News

May 1, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach - Tama County announces the hiring of Cheryl Bruene as the county's Executive Director. Cheryl Began her new duties on April 10, 2017. She is a graduate of ISU with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design.

April 20, 2017

Do you provide care and support to a family member who is elderly, ill or has a disability? Being a family caregiver comes with many responsibilities. Families are challenged to determine what is best for the person needing care and the impact on the family. Understanding your choices means knowing your current situation. This program guides you through finding and collecting that information. It will take time, but will be time well spent. For more information call the office at 641-484-2703. Program will be held at the Living Faith United Methodist Church 309 E. 11th St in Tama on May 16, 23 and 30, June 6 and 13. Cost for 5 week program is $35.00. Session 1 on May 16 - Understanding your Starting Point, Session 2 May 23 - Wills, Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorney, Session 3 May 30 - Caregivers Don't forget to plan for YOUR retirement, Session 4 June 6 - Paying for Care, Session 5 June 13 - Effective Communication.

April 17, 2017

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6 week program through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aimed at those providing care for a loved one either at home or in a care facility. This program is designed to provide the family caregiver with the skills needed to take care of him or herself and to become more comfortable with the role of caregiver. This program will be held at the United Methodist Church in Gladbrook on May 15, & 22, June 5, 12, 19 and 26  from 1:00-3:30. Cost for the entire 6 week program is $30. RSVP to Cheryl at 6441-484-2703.

April 17, 2017

Eating healthy and saving money is possible! The redesigned Spend Smart. Eat Smart. site has tools tomake it easier. Try over 150 tasty recipes that are inexpensive and easy to make. Watch how-to videos featuring recipes, money saing tips and kitchen organization. Learn how your grocery spending stacks up with the Grocery Budget Calculator. website

March 17, 2017

What special-themed 4-H camps will be offered this summer at the Iowa 4-H Center

June 9-11, 2017 Shooting Sports Youth Camp, June 19-22, 2017 Drone Discovery Camp, June 25-29, 2017 Spanish Immersion Camp, July 9-14, 2017 Young Women in Business Leadership Camp, July 9-14, 2017 Design Dimensions Camp

Summer Camp Brochure

Summer camp information packet and health forms


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