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Iowa Farm Bureau members Dale and Karen Green win Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year Award


Two Castalia family farmers, known just as much for their strong conservation ethic as well as their big maple syrup festival, are winners of the 2016 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year award.

Dawnette Richards' 'Sage Buttered Turkey' claims championship crown at the 53rd annual Iowa Farm Bureau Cookout Contest during 'Farm Bureau Day' at the State Fair


Dawnette Richards of Vinton beat the heat of the Iowa Farm Bureau Cookout Contest competition to claim the crown and coveted title of ‘Cookout Champion.’

Family and fun showcased at Farm Bureau Park at 2016 Iowa State Fair


Iowa State fairgoers are invited to Farm Bureau Park to meet Iowa farmers and learn about the many ways they grow safe, healthy food, while protecting the environment.

Regional educational series announced to prepare livestock industry for new FDA rules governing antibiotic use


In an effort to assist the livestock industry in preparing for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD), the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has partnered with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association to offer regional educational sessions around the state.

Celebrity judges hungry to showcase Iowa chefs at 53rd annual Iowa Farm Bureau Cookout Contest at the Iowa State Fair


Americans consume 34 million tons of meat each year, according to a study from the Earth Policy Institute, so the 53nd annual Farm Bureau Cookout Contest is set to draw quite the crowd again when it heats up the Iowa State Fairgrounds with individuals coming from all corners of the state to vie for the coveted title of ‘Iowa State Fair Cookout Champion.’

Loess Hills Lavender Farm recognized as Iowa Farm Bureau's latest 'Renew Rural Iowa Award' winner


Like many successful entrepreneurs, Tim and Mary Hammer fell in love with a business model, identified a market, and launched their business venture.