Tama County

Little Hands on the Farm Helpers at the Iowa State Fair 2017

People who attended the Winding Stairs Festival in Traer had fun while learning about what it takes to make a profit raising beef cattle.

A safety program was held at the Tama County Fair.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Tama County

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Annie's Project: Farm Business Management  -  A six session course created to guide women in making good decisions for their farm businesses - Going on now through March 28 in Toledo.

See Brochure  



Private Pesticide Recertification will be held on the following dates: March 22- 6:30pm/Traer Memorial Building 



Testing will be held at Tama Civic Center on March 20 from 10am-2pm. Any questions, please call the office at 641-484-2703.

2018 will mark the 100th year of Extension in Tama County. The committee is planning a county-wide celebration and is asking for your help in locating old pictures and 4-H projects to use for display. If you have something you can share, please contact Cheryl at our office 641-484-2703.



Are you a new family to 4-H? Contact the Extension Office for a paper enrollment form.
Re-enroll in 4honline https://iowa.4honline.com
Get enrolled today to make sure that you are kept up to date on all the upcoming workshops and weigh-ins!    
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

March 20, 2018

Estate Planning Seminar will be held Wednesday April 11, 2018 from 6-9pm at the Tama County Extension and Outreach office in Toledo

Topics will include: Property Ownership, Wills, Federal Estate Tax, Iowa Inheritance Tax, Gifting

Pre-registration is requested by April 9. Please call 641-484-2703 to register. Fee $10/person $15/couple

Any questions please call Cheryl 641-484-2703

March 9, 2018

Nine weeks summer employment (late May- July). Wages: $7.25/hour. 40 hours/week. Assist Extension & Outreach staff with summer activities and programs. Provide programming support for 4-H and youth summer programs and activities in Tama County and Tama County Fair. Duties will include planning, teaching, organizing, supervising and evaluating youth activities. Must have reliable transportation and driver's license. Experience as 4-H member or volunteer is preferred. Minimum of one year college work. Must pass Child Protection and Safety Policy screening prior to employment. Applications available at the Tama County Extension & Outreach Office 203 W. High St Toledo or by emailing jhulme@iastate.edu. Questions call 641-484-2703. Deadline: April 16, 2018 EOE.

February 28, 2018

Trained volunteers, Certified by the IRS will serve taxpayers

When: Friday March 23

Where: Tama County Extension & Outreach 203 W. High Street Toledo, IA

To make an appointment Call 641-484-2703

January 10, 2018

The Iowa Poultry Queen serves from February to February.

The duties are as Follows:
·         Represent the Iowa Poultry Association and the Iowa Egg Council.
·         To attend the county fairs in your area. Past queens have attended any where from 5 to 20 county fairs. Represent your industry and share your knowledge in the community.
·         Speak at events approved by the board/council. (Green Eggs and Ham at the Capital, Kids fest have been just a few of the past events.)
·         Be present for the Iowa State Fair poultry shows. Attend other related poultry and egg sponsored events at the Iowa State Fair.
o   Egg Rolling Contest.
o   Help hand out egg on a stick for the Iowa Egg Council.
o   Egg decorating contest.
o   Egg/poultry events at the Ellwell Food Center.
o   Chicken calling contest and rubber chicken throwing contest at pioneer Hall.

Poultry Queen Document

event, Annie's,
December 21, 2017

Grundy, Marshall and Tama Counties are presenting Annie's Project: Farm Business Management

What is Annie's Project: Farm Business Management? It is the agricultural business education program that empowers farm and ranch women who want to be more knowledgeable about their agricultural enterprises. Women learn best with and from other women, and Annie's Project takes advantage of that fact by creating a comfortable and supportive learning environment focused on the best farm business management practices. Course participants will learn effective strategies to make good decisions in five key management areas including financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production topics. See Brochure


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4-H Public Leadership Experience 2018

Senior 4-H’ers participated in the Iowa Extension Council Association’s 4-H Public Leadership Experience. They met with legislators, toured the capitol, and learned about the legislative process and the bearing it has on Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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March 20, 2018 04:24 PM

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