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Iowa FFA Leadership Conference canceled


The 92nd Iowa FFA Leadership Conference, planned for April 19-21 at Iowa State University in Ames, has been canceled.

Legislature suspends session


The Iowa Legislature last week passed a resolution to suspend the legislative session for 30 days.

Legislature sends county zoning and K-12 funding bills to governor


The Iowa Legislature moved several agriculture-related bills forward last week as it completed the eighth week of the 2020 legislative session.

Rural school districts excited for transportation equity funds


Hundreds of Iowa school districts whose per-student transportation costs is above the state average are getting a boost next school year.

Off to a strong start


Clear Lake's ag education program and FFA, inspired by Jennifer Cash, soars in its first year.

Governor signs bill closing gap on school transportation funding


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds last week signed into law Senate File 2164, which includes $26.3 million dollars for the Transportation Equity Fund, an increase of $7.3 million over last year.

Iowa FFA chapters growing food for schools


The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) announced last week it will award Farm to School grants to four of the state’s FFA chapters.

Key fb-backed bills move forward


Several policy bills important to Farm Bureau (FB) members survived the first funnel deadline last week in the Iowa legislature.

Fareway and Dole host second annual learning garden contest for elementary schools


This program is not only to teach kids how to grow their own food but to expose them to a healthier lifestyle. The goal of the garden is to enhance a teacher’s curriculum.

Win a trip to the Big 12 tourney


Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and Iowa State University (ISU) Athletics are giving one lucky winner the chance to cheer on the Cyclones in Kansas City through the “Hilton South” Farm Strong® Challenge.