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.

Plus, you can win some great prizes.  We're giving away a $20,000 kitchen makeover in our "Keys to the Kitchen" contest. Find the key hidden in each issue, and it might just unlock the door to a dream kitchen! Or enter the Lucky I Contest and win thousands of dollars in prizes given by advertisers each issue.

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Good-Bye, France...Hello, Iowa!
This young couple found the grass greener on this side of the fence...er, ocean. 

Live a Little...Learn a Lot...at "Learn and Live Weekend".
Circle Jan. 16-17 on your calendar for a "Cook's Weekend Off"...including "meaty" seminars for guys, too.

They Raise Buckin' Bulls and Broncs.
Some of the country's top rodeo stock comes from a ranch right here in Iowa. 

On the Cutting Edge of Manhood.
Never mind that he was little. He could whittle his way to masculinity...if he only had a pocketknife. 

Happy Trails with My Saddle Pal. 
A girl can learn a lot of life lessons astride a faithful horse.  

Now This Was a "Real Woman".
She'd dig potatoes, butcher a beef and feed the harvest crew--and their horses. It was all in a day's work. 

Barnstormer Gives New Meaning to "Flyover Country".
A country boy's prank 'bout scared the wits out of his dad.  

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"All 13 of us took off for a trip to Niagara Falls. It was a once-in-a-lifetime vacation."

The Giving Tree Keeps Giving.
For over 40 years, a family's apple tree has provided more than just fruit for Mom's sweet apple pies. 

A Surprise 'Round Every Bend.
Two friends reveled in the sights they encountered on an autumn morning float trip down the Winnebago River. 


In Every Issue

The Keys to the Kitchen Contest

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa

Road Trip!

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

Look What You Can Win from Advertisers!

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

What I Miss Most About Iowa

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Hawk-Eyes

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

Cookin’ with Karen

Where's the Beef?

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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