Tama County

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Tama County 4-H Members

Tama County Maters Gardeners

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Tama County

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Post-Derecho Resources



Fall 2020 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Information

Due to COVID-19 all 2020 CIC trainings in Tama County will be limited to 10 attendees. Mutliple trainings will be held for each category.  Dates and times are listed in the link below.



For questions and registrations, please call Sara at 641-484-2703.


2020 Fall Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Schedules



New On-Line Services for Pesticide Licenses and Certifications





Tama County 4-H Information


2020-2021 4-H Enrollment Is Now Open! Click Here For Detailed On Line Enrollment Instructions.


Registration fee is $30 for 4-12th graders (K-3 is free). Financial Assistance is available. Register by November 30th and get $10 off if you pay the remaining amount. Register online at https://v2.4honline.com.




County News

4-H members sitting around a table
October 28, 2020

Iowans are invited to join the State 4-H Council in a community effort to donate nonperishable food items throughout November. Food items will then be donated to local food pantries, churches, etc., in their respective counties following the end of the month. The goal is to reach 10,000 donated food items through the end of the drive.

photo of jason gilson
September 25, 2020

During this webinar, Glisan will discuss initial drought formation and expansion across western Iowa, as well as the short and long-term impacts of the drought on the growing season and crop production. Additionally, he will discuss the severe derecho that moved through Iowa on Aug. 10, producing widespread damage in rural and urban areas, including the extreme drought region in west-central Iowa.

tractor and grain cart unloading soybeans
September 24, 2020

 Tax preparers and advisers in Iowa and Wisconsin can plan ahead for the annual tax school offered by the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.  The program will be offered on select dates from Nov. 10 through Dec. 15, with the traditional two-day option, or the option to complete the training in four morning or four afternoon sessions, depending on preference. Participants will be eligible for 16 hours of continuing professional education credits.

man and woman in kitchen doing dishes
August 28, 2020

AMES, Iowa -- In many ways, building a strong relationship is like building a house. It starts with laying a strong foundation. In healthy relationships, that foundation consists of trust and commitment, which must be intentionally nurtured. That’s the premise of Lay the Foundation, the third in a series of virtual meetings to help couples elevate their relationship during the COVID-19 outbreak.

downed corn
August 28, 2020

As farmers begin to evaluate the best management options for corn acres with severe derecho damage, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is providing a webinar on Sept. 2 that will address challenges and considerations for those acres that will remain unharvested. 

Click here to learn about the Gardening to Give for all ages


Master Gardener Tree Give-Away in November

woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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