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!
The Teachers Were All Class.
At Iowa's one-room schoolhouses, teachers did it all—from educating to janitorial work. A former student shares fond memories.
Treat Family and Friends to a Visual Feast...
when you give them this stunning 2017 Our Iowa Calendar. Treat yourself, too!
Stop Looking—the Key Has Been Found!
The "Ultra Iowa Prize" goes to an Onawa woman in our latest "Iowa Treasure Hunt". Read where the treasure chest key was hidden.
The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue we visit a showplace in Grundy County.
C'mon along to Clinton County as we explore the majesty, might and mystique of "Ol' Man River".
Ding! Ding! Ding! We Have a Winner!
After reviewing hundreds of entries in our caption contest, we found our "top dog".
There's No One Wiser.
His parents shared their best advice, and now he's passing it on to the next generation.
A Veterans Day Salute to Grandpa.
After decades of silence, a Marine opened up about his WWII experiences during quiet morning walks with his granddaughter.
Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"There is nothing like peaceful, starlit heavens..."
Grandpa and Grandma's Big Dream.
Looking for a fresh start, they moved from the big city to a little farm in Iowa.
Do You Remember Your First Job?
These readers sure do! They learned more than they earned as carhops, walking beans and bailing out the school janitor.
How I Became an Iowan.
It was a textbook case of finally "seeing the light" for this librarian looking for a job.
From the Editors
Let's Talk Weather
Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads
The Big Picture
What I Miss Most About Iowa
Just for Laughs
From the Mouths of Little Iowans
Why I Came Back to Iowa
Focus on Iowa Photo Contest
Meet Our Hawk-Eyes
Recipes They’re Proud to Share
Where's the Beef?
My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant
We Hear Ya!