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.

Wrong Number!

We described the wonderful Iowa Tours being offered in the February/March issue, but we gave the wrong phone number. The correct number is 1-855/744-8747. Click here for more information about the tours. 


Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

When Doctors Made House Calls.
Country doctors dispensed more than commonsense medicine--they were the bandage that held rural towns together. Readers recall their family doctors.

Here We Go Again...with a Brand-New Treasure Hunt!
We're hiding another key in a public park...and this time the winner gets the use of a "cabin in the woods" from Memorial Day to Labor Day!

We Have a Winner in Our "Keys to the Kitchen" Contest!
Find out who unlocked the door to a $20,000 kitchen makeover.

Milk Cows with Robots? You Gotta Be Kidding! 
It's true...space-age machines do the milking and track the cows' performance on this innovative family dairy farm. Look, "Bessie"--no hands!

Living with Amish Neighbors.
The experience has taught him to live simply and value friendships.  

He Was a Newspaper Tycoon at 10.
At least it seemed that way to this young entrepreneur on his paper route. What was your first job?

The "Homecoming" and Other Dog Tales.
Readers share exploits of crafty canines...including the dog that kept boyfriends at bay from a farmer's daughters. Now that's a watchdog!

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"It was time to get our day's work started--we have orders for 470 pies to make this week."

Ready for a Warm Winter's Glow?
Then read these heartwarming endings to last issue's holiday writing contest.

Always an Iowa Girl.
Some kids long for exotic locations, but this young author plans to make Iowa her home forever. 


In Every Issue

From the Editors

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa

Road Trip!

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

What I Miss Most About Iowa

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Iowa's Most Beautiful Barns

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Hawk-Eyes

Cartoon Capers

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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