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.

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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 registration

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November 20, 2017

 Marketing grain by using basis contracts provides more flexibility in how farmers market their grain and profit from their crop. 

November 7, 2017

Health insurance is critical to family well-being; excellent information will help you make an informed decision. A MoneyTip$ blog post from ISU Extension and Outreach cuts through some of the confusing news information to provide: 1) a basic guide to enrollment in the individual health insurance marketplace; 2) links to find out if you are eligible for help in paying health insurance premiums; and 3) critical tips for evaluating an insurance plan. Farmers or Sole Proprietors will also find information in an article from the ISU Center for Ag Law and Taxation. To find local help in navigating the enrollment process, use this zip code locator.  Or to do it yourself, go to www.healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596.

November 3, 2017

Many farmers and other self-employed Iowans not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid have few choices when it comes to 2018 health insurance. In the past several weeks, thousands of Iowans currently insured on the individual market, including many farmers, received notification that their policies would not be renewed for 2018. So what options do farmers and other small business owners have for health insurance in 2018?  To learn more click here

October 19, 2017

Gardening doesn't stop with the fall.  Decorate the pot in your front yard, that had geraniums or other annuals in it, using spruce tops, twigs, pine cones, and other organic materials you already have in your home landscape.  This program includes a hands-on workshop with Master Gardener, Deb Walser.

 

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SunRun Shares Solar Car, Science and Fun

Team PrISUm took Iowa State's solar car on tour to promote STEM education and get communities excited about sustainable transportation. They partnered with ISU Extension and Outreach to coordinate stops at 4-H STEM camps and other extension events during SunRun 2018.

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