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IOWA IDEAS 2019
OCTOBER 3-4 CEDAR RAPIDS

To provide a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience

designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

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For Iowa farmers, profiting from cover crops may unlock potential

Iowa nearly doubled its acres of cover crops between 2015 and 2017, but the share of farmland with the offseason crops that r...

Iowans’ Ideas: A renewed interest in apprenticeships

Iowa's workforce shortage is well-documented as one of the state's biggest challenges. While there are many effective initiat...

Iowans’ Ideas: At Frontier Co-op, refugees, homeless people, former inmates get second chance

It's no secret Iowa is a great place to live. In fact, Iowa was ranked No. 1 in the country for best place to live according ...

Iowans’ Ideas: Future Ready Iowa scholarship can help boost workforce in high-demand jobs

In December 2018 and January 2019, Iowa made news by having the lowest or being tied for the lowest unemployment rate in the ...

The pros and cons of water quality strategies in Iowa

The Iowa Legislature last year passed a bill providing more than $270 million over 12 years to reduce nitrate and phosphorus ...

In Iowa, a quicker, cheaper path to a college degree is easy as 2+2, 3+1 or 3+3

The typical path to a college degree in Iowa increasingly is branching off, taking detours and merging with others as public ...

Iowans use a lot of energy. Here's how much.

As Iowa's population has grown, so, too, has the state's demand for energy....

This small Iowa town of 700 has seen $39 million in investments

STANTON - Small, rural communities in Iowa have faced challenges for decades as the urban shift has sapped financial resource...

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