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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Tama County

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Emerald Ash Borer

Information on Heat Stress in Cattle

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

May 31, 2017

Steve Johnson, ISU Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist will present information and updates on may topics including cash rental rates & land value surveys, writing and terminating a farm lease and determining a fair cash rent for 2017 using a case study farm. For more information or to register, contact the Tama County Extension and Outreach Office at (641)484-2703 or cbruene@iastate.edu Cost is $20 per individual or $30 per couple, payable at the door. Please pre-register by email or phone on or before July 24

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

March 9, 2017

Hands-on workshops for women discussing:
● crop growth and development ● cover crops ● scouting ●
● pest management ● water quality ● and much more ●

Free, biweekly workshops begin in late April, with dates and locations to be determined nearer to crop planting


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