Tama County

Clover Kids learning how to properly fold the flag.

Intermediate County Council members.

Master Gardners learning about plant propagation.

Tama County residents attending Farmland Leasing seminar.

Installation of 2018-2019 County Council Members.

Tama County 4-H members participating in a community service project.

Tama County Clover Kids learning about caring for teeth.

Healthy and Homemade participants.

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Delayed and Prevented Planting Information

2019 Tama County Fair- July 15-21 | Iowa State Fair Aug. 8-18

2019 Summer Camps and Programs

2019 Tama County Fair Schedule

Tama County 4-H Information

Tama County Extension /4-H Facebook 


4-H Club Financial Management: Policy, Forms, FAQs



Registration is now open for Fall Master Gardener Training



Fall 2019 C-CIC  Commercial Pesticide Training Schedule


County News

May 5, 2019

Join the Tama County Master Gardeners for a night of decorating pots and planting succulents.  Cost is $20

Poster with photos of people in ethnic dress and potluck table
April 22, 2019

Community potluck at STC Elementary School on May 5 will feature the creative art work of area students and music by Los Aliados. 

3 women surrounding a display board with information about the seed library
April 22, 2019

Now you can check out seeds at the library.  Through an arrangement between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners program and the Toledo Public Library, a seed library housed at the Toledo Public Library has seeds you can check out and plant in your garden. Seeds available through the library include vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Large purple kale plant in garden with woman in red shirt in background
April 3, 2019

The Master Gardener program is looking for people who are passionate about volunteering and gardening. No previous garden knowledge is required. The program equips participants to grow in knowledge about gardening best practices. After the training, Master Gardeners volunteer in their community, making significant contributions such as giving vegetables to food pantries and maintaining demonstration gardens at Iowa’s county fairgrounds.

man and woman talking with tax preparer
January 18, 2019

In many Iowa communities, Iowans with low and moderate income can turn to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs for free, expert tax preparation. VITA volunteers are trained, tested and certified by the IRS, and VITA sites follow strong procedures to ensure quality.

monarch butterfly on a flower

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How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.

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