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Award for teachers who incorporate ag


Nominations are open for the Iowa Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award. The award, which recognizes a teacher for integrated efforts to teach students about the importance of food and agriculture, is open to teachers of grades pre-K through 12th.

Iowa Farm Bureau celebrates being 'A Century Strong' at the 2018 100th Annual Meeting


The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Iowa’s largest grassroots general farm organization, will celebrate a century of success December 3-5 in Des Moines during the 100th IFBF Annual Meeting.

219 China Market Study Tour


The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour to China in March 2019.

HeadStrong concussion insurance provided for Iowa high school girls athletics


The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU), with support from its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau, is offering HeadStrong Concussion Insurance for the 2018-19 school year.

New children's book teaches about pig farming


A new non-fiction book by Iowa children’s author Katie Olthoff is now available and tells the story of raising pigs on a modern Iowa farm.

Farm to School Month activities celebrate Iowa agriculture and locally grown foods


“Thousands of Iowa students had the opportunity to learn more about Iowa agriculture and try some of the fresh, delicious, locally grown products raised by our state’s farmers as part of Farm to School Month activities,” Naig said. “It is critically important we give students the opportunity to learn more about where their food comes from. I want to thank all the dedicated school food service staff and directors who help make this month’s activities such a success.”

Robison named new dean for ISU college of ag


Daniel J. Robison, dean of the West Virginia University College of Agriculture, has been named the next en­­dowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station.

Young Iowans and Kosovans bond through agriculture


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Iowa Minute: Free concussion insurance for Iowa high school athletes


Iowa Farm Bureau is partnering with IGHSAU and IHSAA to sponsor free HeadStrong concussion insurance for all Iowa high school athletes.

Spreading knowledge kid to kid


An Iowa boy is featured in a new book that will help non-farm children understand pig raising and see how farmers care for animals and the environment.