Our Iowa Magazine
Welcome ...

It's fun! Upbeat! And different from any magazine you've ever seen! Welcome to Our Iowa, the magazine that celebrates all that's great about living in Iowa.

Basically, Our Iowa allows Iowans to "talk to each other". Reading each issue is like sitting at your kitchen table and chatting with new friends over coffee, all of whom have interests similar to yours.

There are jaw-dropping photos of our beautiful land as well as some in-depth features. But the bulk of each issue is conversational, light-hearted "Here's what I think..." contributions shared by Iowans... people just like you.

Also be sure to enter our Lucky I Contest and win thousands of dollars in prizes given away by advertisers each issue. It’s almost like getting paid to read the ads!

And we are starting another "Iowa Treasue Hunt" contest—this time for our "Grill Like a Pro" prize. We've hidden another key in a public park, and the lucky finder will win a "smoking hot" prize package, including a Big Green Egg cooker.

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Iowa Works: Marigolds -- Our New Cash Crop?
Scientists in Story County are turning heads with acres of bright orange flowers.

A Ski Jumper's Paradise ... in Iowa?
Imagine world-class ski jumping among rolling hills of grain! But a century ago, that was Beloit's claim to fame.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
This issue you'll find a picturesque spot in Tama County.

Most Interesting Town in Iowa: Follow the Red Brick Road in Adel.
Adel has the building blocks -- or bricks -- of a community that fills residents with pride.

Readers Can Create Colorful Stories.
We challenged them to a writing contest ... and discovered some talented tale twisters.

That Hidden Key is Still Our There!
Find it to claim our "Iowa Treasure Hunt" prize -- a coveted Big Green Egg outdoor cooker and more!

Fond Farm Memories Weather Winds of Change.
Mom and Dad moved off the family farm, leaving a reader to reflect on the good life she had growing up there.

Dog Tales
"Ginger" unleashed: adventures of a stray collie

Amish Diary:
"It feels good to have the corners cleaned throughout the house."

Soaking Up the Sunshine.
Readers share more "tall" tales about their sunflowers.

How Harry Loved His Horses.
He was a true horseman, and his passion was evident to all those who spent their childhoods at his stables.

She Spun Thread in the Frosting ... Grandma Left in Stitches.
Readers can now laugh as they fess up to their most embarrassing kitchen calamities.

Living in California, Talking Like an Iowan.
A reader can't shake her Iowa-ese after relocating to the West Coast.

In Every Issue

From the Editors

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Hawk-Eyes

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

Cristen's Kitchen

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya! A Sampling of Letters from our Bulging Mailbox

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