Tama Co Extension receives Excellence in COVID Recovery award

Photo by Tama County Extension and Outreach

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices in the north-central area announced award recipients for outstanding achievements in 2021.

Cheryl Bruene, Jenny Hulme, and Sara Sorenson received the Excellence in COVID Recovery award for developing and engaging partnerships that implemented innovation in programming throughout Tama County.

The team distributed over a thousand pounds of fresh produce to Tama County food pantries, mobilized gardeners to grow another row to donate items, planned the construction of “little” food pantries to be built in spring 2022, and established partnerships to deliver “Kids in the Kitchen” education to kindergarten through fifth-grade students.