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Meat is key to a healthy diet


New study highlights the benefits of a moderate diet that includes real meat.

Urban opportunity? Iowa FFA's Executive Director discusses how FFA is growing by appealing to both rural and urban students | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 25


In this episode, Iowa FFA Executive Director Scott Johnson discusses FFA's recent growth (in Iowa and around the country) and how the organization has appealed to both rural and urban students (with new chapters popping up in places like Sioux City, Ames and Clear Lake).

FFA continues growth in Iowa, nation


Iowa FFA welcomed five new chapters since the start of this school year, with at least two more likely to launch by next spring.

Upbeat outlook for ag jobs despite tough economy


It was a packed house for Iowa State University’s (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) career fair Oct. 8.

Naig to celebrate Iowa Local Food Day at participating schools


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will participate in Iowa Local Food Day this Friday, Oct. 11. Over 150 schools across the state will be serving two or more items of Iowa-grown food on their breakfast or lunch menus.

ISU names 2019-20 Farm Strong Squad


Iowa State University, along with the Iowa Farm Bureau, has released its Farm Strong Squad for the 2019-20 year.

Grooms takes the lead at ISU vet college


Dr. Dan Grooms began his position as dean of the Iowa State University College (ISU) of Veterinary Medicine last fall

ANF contest to highlight the value of livestock


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


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.