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ANF contest to highlight the value of livestock

8/26/2019

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and University of Iowa Hawkeyes will team up to celebrate Iowa’s farmers during the 9th annual America Needs Farmers (ANF) Game Day on Oct. 12.

Is agriculture being taught in your school? Help it happen | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 20

8/26/2019

In this episode, Cindy Hall of the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, shares effective ways to work with teachers and incorporate agriculture into the classroom. The episode also includes a discussion with Carrie Padgett of RALI (Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative) about the warning signs of opioid abuse in the home.

Choosing science over politics

8/12/2019

Iowa voters need to make sure that presidential candidates rely on science, not activists, in their ag policies.

New Dean of ISU's Veterinary College discusses rural vet shortage, African Swine Fever and antibiotics | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 19

8/12/2019

In this episode, Dr. Dan Grooms, the new Dean of Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about the shortage of rural veterinarians, preventing devastating diseases like African Swine Fever, and antibiotic use.

Learn your way around the fair

8/6/2019

The Iowa Agricultural Literacy Foundation will offer games, prizes and more to teach about agriculture.

Follow summer routines for back-to-school success

8/5/2019

Although it may feel like summer has just begun, it isn't too soon for families to begin preparing their children to head back to school.

Iowa school buses to get more stop signs

8/5/2019

The additional stop signs will be required on new buses.

Globe-trotting journalists visit Iowa farms

8/5/2019

Eight travelers, from six countries, speaking four languages, visited a number of farms and ag businesses across Iowa last month

Seat belts will be required on all new Iowa school buses

8/1/2019

The Iowa State Board of Education has adopted new rules that would require lap-shoulder seat belts on all new buses bought by school districts and state-accredited nonpublic schools.

Iowa Farm Bureau celebrates 'Real Farmers, Real Food, Real Meat' at 2019 Iowa State Fair

7/29/2019

The 2019 Iowa State Fair brings crowds from far and wide who seek entertainment, education and food, and they’ll be able to find all three again this year at Farm Bureau Park on the Grand Concourse.

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