Our Iowa Magazine


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!

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Then and Now. Brothers and a cousin who grew up on farms near Albert City donned overalls to re-create a chummy photo from the ’50s.

Natalie’s Hog Went to the Fair! A young 4-H’er turned a sad lesson in life into a happy and lasting memory at the Great Jones County Fair.

Riding the Rail-Trails with Dad. This reader finds biking down old railroad beds converted to recreational trails is a great way to discover Iowa.

Prettiest Farm in Iowa. The delightfully landscaped yard of Tom and Linda Jones near Burlington has colorful daylilies blooming everywhere!

Seven Continents in Seven Years. Though her small-town roots remained in Iowa, the world held endless wonders for this adventurous traveler.

Are There Rules for Eating Sweet Corn? A reader believes there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy Iowa’s delicious summertime treat.

His Tri-State Tour Went International. This native of Willey had the time and the tractor for taking a memorable road trip back home.

Amish Farm Wife’s Diary. In the midst of daily farming and household chores, Mary’s community gave a lending hand to a family in mourning.

It’s Been Quite a 50-Year Ride. A reader appreciates how Iowans have welcomed RAGBRAI with an abundance of hospitality over the years.

Driver’s Ed…or Destruction? A farm girl was getting the hang of driving a three-speed on the column—until the day the corncrib got in the way.

“Hey, Dad, This Is How It’s Done.” A daughter recalls a day at the lake when the kids showed the grown-ups a thing or two about fishing.


Also in This Issue

From the Editor

Let’s Talk Weather

Iowa Barn Foundation Tour

Mom Loved to Ride Bicycles Too!


My First Job

A Day with Dad in Bellevue

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Backroads and Byways

Enter Our Lucky I Contest!

What’s Cooking in Iowa?

Cristen’s Kitchen

State Fair Recipe Contest

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

News from Back Home

Photo Contest: “Iowa Humor”

Iowa Rewind

Iowa Tours—We’re Heading West!

Want to Join Our Team?

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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