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Tama County Food Assistance Directory

If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance in Tama County, help is available.

youth being interviewed for an award

 Iowa 4-H youth showcased their leadership, communications and college and career readiness skills in the annual State 4-H Recognition Day interviews in late March.

Plants beside house

Home gardeners and homeowners can find timely information on the Yard and Garden website – launched this spring by the horticulture team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Monitor view

The web-based guide provides instructions to the monitor operator for managing the products and variable rate prescriptions and to clean up old data or export new data.

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With recent reports of mandatory water conservation in several counties across Iowa, some people may be switching their water source from Rural Water to a private well. We wanted to share some resources, for both human and livestock consumption, if you are considering making this shift.

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 Participants explore gamified lessons that are timely and relevant to them personally and to their classroom.

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 The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm Business Management team will offer a collection of Annie’s Project and Annie’s-Inspired farm business management course across the state this winter.

The ABC's of Soil Health and Profitability

“Above, Below & Cattle: the ABCs of soil health and profitability” will feature several speakers focusing on incorporating cover crops and cattle into a farm’s management system to improve soil health and the operation

raised garden bed with vegetables

In the midst of record-setting food pantry usage throughout the state, Growing Together Mini-Grants will provide fresh produce and nutrition education to pantries in 2024 through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s SNAP-Education program.

Goat looking over snowy fence

With more bitter cold days in the forecast, livestock and pet owners need to be vigilant about the care they give to outdoor animals.