WASHINGTON DC (February 20, 2020) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the Agriculture Innovation Agenda, a department-wide initiative to align resources, programs, and research to position American agriculture to better meet future global demands.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 19, 2020) — From Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15, the 2020 All Iowa Auto Show will transform Iowa Events Center into the state’s largest new car showroom with 100,000 square feet of inventory to look at.

Purchase your tickets now at www.IowaAutoShow.com.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 19, 2020) — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald reports the state of Iowa has once again affirmed its Triple A credit rating from rating agencies Standard and Poor's, Fitch Group, and Moody's — exemplifying the state's strong capacity to meet its financial commitments. "Triple A is the highest rating a state can achieve and I am proud to see this continue for Iowa," Fitzgerald said.

WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (February 19, 2020) — The University of Hartford is pleased to announce that Megan Hultquist of Bettendorf, Iowa, has been named to its President's List, signified by a 3.75 GPA or higher, for Fall 2019.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 19, 2020) —

Gardens of Europe, Sunday, February 23 @ 2PM, General Admission

Join us on Sunday, February 23, for "Gardens of Europe," a series presented by Linnea Koch.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (February 19, 2020) — Sam Vaghar, a social entrepreneur who leads a dynamic and growing global non-profit organization with the mission to empower young people to effect change, will give the 2020 commencement address at Monmouth College.

Vaghar will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the College.

Monmouth College's 163rd Commencement exercises will be held at 12PM, May 17, on the Wallace Hall Plaza.

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA (February 18, 2020) — Valerie Newhouse, President of Iowa Lakes Community College, has released the fall honors list of full-time students who have demonstrated academic excellence by earning at least a grade-point average of 3.25 (based on a 4.00) or higher.

JOHNSON, IOWA (February 19, 2020) — The year 2020 marks the centennial of Iowa's state parks system. To help commemorate this milestone, Iowa PBS will debut Iowa Outdoors: 100th Anniversary of Iowa State Parks on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30PM on air and online as part of Festival 2020.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (February 19, 2020) — University of Dubuque’s commitment to military-affiliated students was recognized with a Top 10 2020-21 Military Friendly® Schools designation. UD was ranked third in the nation for private schools offering a doctorate in the annual nationwide list.