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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Tama County

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Education Executive Director Position Open see below

Private Pesticide Recertification Dates Will Be

  • March 3 1:30pm - Tama
  • March 23 6:30pm - Traer

Testing for Private Pesticide will be Feb 8 at Tama Civic Center

Emerald Ash Borer

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

February 23, 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. The workshop series includes: development of a notebook of financial records, presentations by community experts, case studies, lots of discussion. The fee will be $35.00 for 5 sessions May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6 and June 13. It will be held at the Living Faith United Methodist Church 309 E. 11th St. Tama, IA 52339

see brochure here

February 15, 2017

Free admission, popcorn & movie, family friendly, reserved parking

Cedar Valley Local Food & Film Festival Saturday, March 4 Waterloo Center for the Arts 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo 10am to 2pm Meet local farmers, learn about CSA subscriptions, enjoy free samples, and purchase local products. Get excited for the upcoming farmers market season and pick up the 2017 Buy Fresh Buy Local Directory. Feature Film begins at 11am - Vanishing of the bees narrated by Ellen Page (90 min).

February 2, 2017

Please join us on Thursday February 23 at Tama Civic Center 305 Siegel Street in Tama from 9am to 11:30am Door Prize $50.00 Rubes Gift Card. Learn strategies and what tools to use to market your grain. Steve Johnson will be presenting this program. Please call the ISU Tama County Extension office for more details. (641)484-2703 Sponsored by: Pinnacle Bank and Tama County Farm Bureau.

January 3, 2017

Making family wellness a priority is difficult when trying to balance busy schedules, limited budgets and conflicting prorities. Come learn from Tama County Extension and Outreach specialists tips, tools and strategies that can make maintaining healthy habits easier.

December 12, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Tama County seeks an Executive Director responsible for educational program planning & delivery, budget & facilities management and day to day supervision of staff. Coordinates programming in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community & Economic Development, Human Sciences, & 4-H Youth Development in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Responsible for marketing/public relations & networking with community organizations/ agencies. Reports to Tama County Extension  and Outreach Council. Bachelor's Degree required. 5 years supervisory experience or equivalent & 2 years' experience in coordinating delivery of educational services & programs or equivalent. Salary commensurate with experience. Cover letter, resume, application & 3 references required. Apply at office 203 W. High St Toledo, IA or e-mail information to upload.Tama_Co.4lzrejuy4s@u.box.com. Guaranteed consideration date  January 16, 2017. Open until filled. Application Job Description


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