Des Moines is 2019′s No. 10 Best State Capital to Live In

The following article was initially released on Feb. 19, 2019 via WalletHub. By Adam McCann, Financial Writer State capitals aren’t just for lawmaking. Often, they’re thriving cities with a lot of economic and cultural value. In fact, they can be some of the best places to live in America. But not all state capitals are […]


Celebrate National FFA Week!

By Billi Hunt, Executive Director, It is National FFA Week!  As more than 15,400 members across 242 student chapters in Iowa kick off activities in schools and communities across the state, it is the perfect time to reflect on how strong youth leadership programs can drive innovation in Iowa agriculture. For 90 years, Iowa […]

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Why Everyone Is Moving (Back) to Iowa — And You Might Want to Join Them

The following article was initially published on Feb. 11, 2019 via Livability. More and more Iowans who left their home state are finding their way back, and their reasons might convince you to join them. By Winona Dimeo-Ediger There’s a delightfully irreverent gift shop based in Des Moines called Raygun where you can buy t-shirts emblazoned with slogans like, […]