NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center to Host Youth Entrepreneurial Academy in June

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) will again be conducting the Youth Entrepreneurial Academy (YEA) on June 20-24, 2016.  With generous financial support from the John K. and Luise V. Hanson Foundation will once again make this a free event for the students participating.   YEA is now entering its […]


Kanawha Farm Participates in Variety Trials That Provide Valuable Data for Iowa Vegetable Producers

For backyard and hobby gardeners, the colorful photos and eloquent descriptions found in today’s seed catalogs can be an enticing means of choosing what to plant. But for many commercial fruit and vegetable producers, those details are insufficient for making major decisions about which varieties to grow for their businesses. Often, these descriptions are not […]

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Fire Prevention Week Winds Down

This week marks National Arson Awareness Week and the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) State Fire Marshal Division (SFM) would like Iowans to take a closer look at some unsolved arson fires in our state. Last week Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation proclaiming May 1-7, 2016, as Arson Awareness Week in Iowa. In […]

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Grassley Joins National Taxpayer Advocate Forum, Iowans Explain Customer Service Needs at the IRS

Senator Chuck Grassley today took part in a public forum with National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson including a panel of Iowans advising what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. “Taxpayers work hard to fulfill their tax obligations,” Grassley said.  “The IRS needs to work just as hard […]