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Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education announce $26.2 million for Internet connectivity

8/7/2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education on Friday announced that $26.2 million is now available to districts, nonpublic schools, and colleges and universities primarily to increase internet connectivity for students for the 2020-21 school year.

New Day Dairy guest barn earns Rural Entrepreneur Award

8/3/2020

Travelers seeking a one-of-a-kind experience won’t be disappointed to visit Clarksville, where they can “sleep with the cows” at New Day Dairy Guest Barn whose creative and unheard-of lodging design has earned them Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRIA) Entrepreneur Award.

Iowa-made ingenuity

8/3/2020

Mount Pleasant printing business turns napkins into face masks

A box of kindness

8/3/2020

Iowa meat processor provides food boxes for families in need

USDA reaches milestone with 50 million food boxes delivered

8/3/2020

USDA reaches milestone with 50 million food boxes delivered

Market barriers continue to stifle trade growth

8/3/2020

Trade deals helped, but experts say further tariff reductions and infrastructure improvements are needed to keep pace with competitors.

Investing in rural entrepreneurship

7/27/2020

Rural investment funds are boosting rural businesses like Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton.

A quicker rural rebound

7/20/2020

Reports project that rural areas will bounce back faster from the COVID-19 economic crisis.

More help for farm families

7/20/2020

Congress is expected to take up initiatives to promote mental health in farm communities.

Farm To Table Boot Camp, Part 2 (Webinar)

7/14/2020

Thinking of diversifying your farm with a farm to table brand? Learn the nuts and bolts of starting a local beef brand and selling direct to the public.

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