General Resources

    Iowa Internet Links - Lists links to state and local government sites, attractions and events, nonprofit groups, commercial sites and educational institutions.



    National Pork Homepage - Statistics and facts about the pork industry, cooking guidelines and recipes.

       Agriculture Online - Meredith Corporation's on-line edition of Successful Farming Magazine with links to other ag sites.



    Iowa Department of Education - Site of the Iowa Department of Education with links to Iowa's State Library, Area Education Agencies, community colleges, and 4-year colleges and universities. Also provides other information and links of interest to educators.

        Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa- Since 1968, LDA-IA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.



    Bills and Amendments - Check on the status of a bill in the Iowa Legislature. Full text of all bills is available.

        Code of Iowa - State laws searchable by keyword.

        State of Iowa - Official page for the State of Iowa with information on all branches and agencies of state government. Also includes resources for business, tourism, and education in the state.

        Iowa Legislature - Learn about our state government and find links to other states.

       Iowa Judicial Branch - Site contains a wide spectrum of information about the Iowa court system including recently published opinions, overview of court procedures, glossary of legal terms, and information about child support, child custody, and domestic abuse laws.



    Iowa Department of Public Health - Public health strives to improve the quality of life for all Iowans by assuring access to evidence-based population-health programs, services and activities.



     History and Constitution - A PDF file of Historical information from the Iowa Official Register which includes listings of former governors and other officials, a history of the Underground Railroad in Iowa, name origins of Iowa's 99 counties, and the Iowa Constitution.

         Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist - This is a very useful reference resource on Iowa history which includes brief entries on the history of each of Iowa's 99 counties and a lengthy reading on Iowa's cultural heritage beginning with ancient times. Bibliographies are presented for each topic.

         Iowa Prairie Network - The Iowa Prairie Network is an organization dedicated to creating awareness of and preservation of our tallgrass prairie heritage. Their home page includes listings of events throughout the state to acquaint the public with the beauty of the prairie.

         Living History Farms - Des Moines-area open-air museum. Information on admission, hours, and special events is provided.

         Native Nations of Iowa - This site is packed with valuable information about Iowa's native peoples. It includes information on the tribes, sites, their languages cultures, and histories. Links to other sites dealing with Native Americans are presented along with much information which disputes many traditional beliefs about Native Americans.

         State Historical Society of Iowa - Highlights the valuable collections, services, and publications of the Society's museum, library, and other divisions. Also provides a listing of historical sites in Iowa.



    Iowa Democratic Party - News, Elected Officials, Platform, Calendar and other links

        Iowa Republican Party - News, Elected Officials, Platform, Calendar and other links

    Iowa Green Party - News, Elected Officials, Platform, Calendar and other links



     State Data Center: Iowa - The official source for U.S. Census statistics about Iowa.

     Iowa Workforce Development Statistics - Iowa Workforce Development Statistics Includes data for Iowa on employment and unemployment, wages, and labor availability.


Travel and Tourism

     Iowa Tourism Website - Find things to do and visit in Iowa. Find accomodations, a calendar of events, film office, about Iowa, order publications.

          Amana Colonies Online Resource - Official Site of Iowa's leading tourist attraction, listing events, shops, restaurants, area outdoor recreation, lodging, and facts about the area's history.

          RAGBRAI - Official site for the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Includes a route map and schedule of events to take place along the route.

          National Balloon Classic - Official site for information on this annual Indianola event.

          Iowa State Fair - At fair time, you'll find all the schedules and facts you need to plan your visit to the fair.