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Three Iowa Entrepreneurs Among Top Ten Finalists for 2019 American Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge


The three Iowa finalists in the national Ag Innovation Challenge were mentored by Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRIA) program.

If I need it, farmers grow it. That’s what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving


I’m pretty sure it’s a sign that my husband and I are officially a boring married couple when we come home from the grocery store excited about the deal we found on apples.

Ramsey's Market, a grocery store unlike any other, earns Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award


Ramsey’s Market in Lenox offers traditional grocery store staples including a deli counter, fresh produce selection, and a bakery, but local residents know this grocery store and the shopping experience are unlike any other, because they also offer exciting musical entertainment throughout the store.

Iowa voters elect Reynolds and Naig


Iowa voters last week elected Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig to four-year terms.

A polarized  America? not on this drive


One morning after the election, I had the good fortune to take a drive to southwest Iowa with Farm Bureau’s photographer Gary Fandel.

Century of learning continues at annual meeting


Members will learn from community development experts, U.S. trade officials and leading meat retailers at IFBF centennial annual meeting in December.

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.

Celebrating 100 years of Farm Bureau


A special event on Dec. 3 will culminate IFBF's year-long centennial celebration.

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.

Working to attract USDA jobs


Several Iowa communities bid to become new home of relocating USDA divisions.