Why Iowa Profiles

Iowa isn't just a place where agriculture succeeds, it's a place where people thrive. Discover the enviable lifestyle that attracts and keeps those who live here.

Riley Arthur

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Riley Arthur

Riley grew up near Owatonna, Minnesota, where his family raised club lambs for livestock shows and he was active in 4-H. He was also involved in his extended family’s row crop and hog farm businesses.

Barbara Stinson

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Barbara Stinson

Barbara Stinson became the second President of the World Food Prize Foundation in January 2020, taking leadership of the Foundation formed by Dr. Norman Borlaug in 1986.

Dr. Dan Thomson

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Why Iowa? Q&A with Dr. Dan Thomson

Dr. Thomson is an internationally known leader, researcher, and instructor in animal health management, animal welfare, and beef cattle production.

Rachel Geilenfeld - External Relations Manager for Sukup Manufacturing Co.

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"Why I Returned Home" with Sukup Manufacturing Co.'s External Relations Manager Rachel Geilenfeld

After spending four years out of the state, Rachel was attracted back to Iowa by Sukup’s prestigious reputation for employee satisfaction and innovation.