WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (May 13, 2024) — Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), the state’s largest grassroots farm organization, encourages young farmer entrepreneurs between 18-35 years old with an ag-related business to enter the Grow Your Future Award for a chance to win $10,000. This competition is focused on Farm Bureau members with unique business ventures that tap into niche production, agritourism and other specialty services.

WILLIAMSBURG, KENTUCKY (May 13, 2024) — *Please note that students included in this press release may have finished their degree(s) in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 or are set to complete their degree(s) in Summer 2024. All groups were eligible to walk during commencement ceremonies this spring.*

All members of the University of the Cumberlands family wish to congratulate Shanti Lama of Moline, Illinois, on their graduation from the university.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 10, 2024) — River Action is thrilled to announce the official launch of its campaign to break the Guinness World Record for the largest flotilla during the highly-anticipated Fifteenth Annual Floatzilla event. Floatzilla, the ultimate celebration of community, outdoor adventure, and river conservation, returns stronger than ever this year, promising an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 13, 2024) — Registration is now open for the Explore the River Series, part of River Action’s Summer Education Program. Participants get to learn first-hand from experts about the wildlife, history, culture, and geography along the Mississippi River through a series of Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 13, 2024) — It's been almost a year since Monmouth College graduated its Class of 2023, and nearly all of its members are either employed or continuing their education.

According to the College's annual First Destination Survey, which tracks information from within six months of graduating, 98% of the College's newest alumni are either working or pursuing a graduate or professional degree.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 13, 2024) — Vintage Iron Gym is hosting a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand opening on Saturday, May 25, 10AM. They are located at 2501 53rd Avenue in Bettendorf, Iowa.

MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS (May 13, 2024) — Timber Lake Playhouse, the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will celebrate TLPalooza featuring food, drink, music, tours of the theatre and games for the kids on Saturday, May 25, beginning at noon.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 13, 2024) Teens are central to transforming the Quad Cities region through generosity.

For more than twenty years, the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) program has put young people in the driver’s seat of philanthropy. This year’s cohort of students from area high schools has now awarded $29,500 to six local non-profits. This total includes $18,500 the students raised through their direct work with donors.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 3, 2024) Chef Joseph Yoon, a world-renowned chef and champion for the potential of insect agriculture, will present the Roys Lecture at Augustana College on Monday, May 13. Attendees will have an opportunity to eat food prepared by Yoon featuring insect ingredients.

FAYETTE, IOWA (May 13, 2024) — Upper Iowa University (UIU) will introduce a new graduate degree program in the fall of 2024. The Master of Arts in Psychology degree will be a fully-online degree which will provide students opportunities for career advancement, especially for leadership and managerial positions. For students aspiring to pursue a PhD, the Master of Arts in Psychology at UIU will provide a robust foundation.