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: The Antique Tractor Fixer.
Spend a day on the job with Dan Peterman and you'll see why he is a go-to guy for restoring weary, old farm equipment.

Bluebird Backers Answer the Call.
We started a grass-roots campaign to rebuild the state's bluebird population—and Iowans are stepping up big time!

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue we visit a showplace in Buena Vista County.

It'll Be a Super Sunny Summer!
There'll be fun in the forecast for readers who plant the giant sunflower seeds we'll send with our next issue.

Readers Spin Christmas Stories.
We challenged them to a holiday writing contest...and discovered some talented tale twisters.

Here We Go Again...with a Brand-New Treasure Hunt!
We've hidden another key in a public park, and this time the finder will win a "smokin' hot" prize package, including a Big Green Egg cooker.

She's Queen of the One-Room Schoolhouse.
One of Iowa's oldest teachers reflects back on teaching country school during the Great Depression.

Ice Cream—Cure for the Common Cold?
Readers own up to their botched frozen treats and other embarrassing kitchen calamities!

Recess Memories Play On.
Back in the day, kids had to make their own fun. Readers share the games they played at school.

Amish Diary:
"The children shouted with glee as the rain turned to snow!"

Fine Shines.
Step back in time with these classic cars and trucks that once roamed the roads of days gone by.

These Boys Played for All the Marbles.
A reader looks back to the days when he and his preteen pals shot marbles for fun in the schoolyard.

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

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

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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