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...

Tipping the Scale.
This imaginative couple turned an abandoned livestock sale barn into a dream home.

Our Kitchen Makeover Contest Has Readers Excited!
An elegant new kitchen could be yours - it all starts with finding the hidden key.

Round and Round They Go.
These dear friends have been corresponding "round-robin" style for over 60 years. 

His Garlic Is Nothing to Sniff At.
He's done it - developed a garlic with great taste and no odor.

From Skydiving to Decorating the White House.
We asked readers what's on their "bucket list".  Here's what some of them had to say. 

"No Thanks" to Ten Speeds and Torture Seats.
She'll ride an old-fashioned bicycle any day. 

The Pooch with a Paper Route and Other Canine Capers.
Readers share the exploits of their devoted dogs...including the show dog that gets no respect from the barn cats. 

The Heather Tree.
There's one growing in a quiet neighborhood in every small Iowa town. 

When Doctors Made House Calls.
Country physicians like ol' Doc Lock were "just what the doctor ordered" in small towns across Iowa. 

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"It was butchering day for the three hogs we dressed last week.  The men figured we got 450 pounds of meat."


In Every Issue

Two Men and a Magazine

Prettiest Farm in Iowa

Road Trip!

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

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

Rustic Roads

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Field Editors

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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