GSA Auctions

Check out this ongoing auction site where you will find a wide variety of personal property for sale, including item descriptions and images. GSA Auctions® provides the services, expertise and systems that will ensure the timely, effective, and efficient disposition of the Federal government's surplus personal property assets yielding the greatest return on investment to the taxpayer. There is a variety of items to buy: • Agriculture and Construction Equipment Vehicles and Machinery • Aircraft, Boats and Related Equipment • Cars, Vans and Trucks • Computer Equipment and Accessories, Copiers and Printers • Jewelry and Collectibles • Office and Household Furniture • and MORE! Check out the Iowa and nationwide Auctions here: http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucindx/...
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Observe Lincoln Highway Centennial Day on October 31

Prairie Rivers of Iowa's Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway receives Proclamation from the state of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Press Release: The State of Iowa Along with Prairie Rivers of Iowa is observing October 31, 2013 as the Lincoln Highway Centennial Day (Ames, Iowa) – Prairie Rivers of Iowa, which manages the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway for the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Iowa Byways program, is celebrating the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway’s centennial anniversary along with the state of Iowa. A proclamation by the state of Iowa was issued by the Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, on the 21st of October, 2013. The Lincoln Highway holds a statewide significance with the byway crossing Iowa, river to river, connecting thirteen counties, and forty-four communities. Iowans were instrumental in the establishment of the Lincoln Highway and the formation of the modern Lincoln Highway Association. As the Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast improved highway in the United States, stretching from New York City through Iowa to San...
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Prairie Rivers of Iowa Receives Iowa Tourism Grant for Hamilton County Conservation Board Marketing

Prairie Rivers of Iowa Receives Iowa Tourism Grant for Hamilton County Conservation Board Marketing: Dear Iowa Tourism Grants Program applicants: Thanks to each of you for your application(s) to the Iowa Tourism Grants Program. As you may know, this was the inaugural year for the program, which means we learned lessons and found many areas for improvement along the way. Please know that in FY15, the process will be much smoother and much less hurried. Thanks for your patience. The first year of the program also offered a great opportunity to take your input and craft opportunities for funding in new areas and in areas where you said financial assistance was most needed. The second page of this document shows the members of the Iowa Grant Guidelines Committee. Please thank them for their work to develop the program’s parameters. Additionally, 25 of your tourism industry peers took a great deal of time to review the grant applications and determine the successful applicants. They,...
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23 Mobile Apps Changing the Food System

From Food Tank: The Food Think Tank There are currently more than one billion smartphones in use across the world – and that figure is projected to double by 2015. As the use of mobile devices continues to grow, apps have become an incredibly effective way of providing information and resources to a wide audience. An increase in smartphone use coincides with the growth of a consumer demand for more sustainable food! In the United States alone, annual sales of organic foods and beverages grew from US$6 billion in 2000 to US$26.7 billion in 2010. And there are nearly three times as many farmers markets in the United States today as there were in 2000. It’s no surprise, then, that there are lots of apps for those interested in eating more healthful food, wasting less food, finding sustainable sources of sea food, or buying seasonally. These 23 apps for mobile devices and tablets are helping eaters, producers, advocates, and activists lead less wasteful,...
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4th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture

November 6, 2013 – November 8, 2013 Held at the Holiday Inn Airport in Des Moines, IA Gather with women farmers, advocates and landowners from across the US engaged in healthy food and farming for a unique mix of sharing, learning, field tours, and the best food Midwest women farmers have to offer! • Keynotes by Danielle Nierenberg of FoodTank and Kari Hamerschlag of Environmental Working Group. • Workshops and panels on dozens of topics ranging from CSA management to prairie restoration to farm bill advocacy. • Opportunities to present, sponsor, and exhibit! Visit http://wfan.org/cultivating-our-food-farms-and-future-2/ for more information....
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Attending the Iowa Environmental Conference 3

Prairie Rivers of Iowa Executive Director Penny Brown Huber is sharing her thoughts from today’s Iowa Environmental Conference in Des Moines: "IEC conference speaker Joe Whitworth says it would cost $50000 to repair a stream mile for water quality. What about a new idea of quantifying conservation with precision investment? We may need to think differently to fix the Dead Zone ? Look at The Freshwater Trust for their ideas."...
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Attending the Iowa Environmental Conference 2

Prairie Rivers of Iowa Executive Director Penny Brown Huber is sharing her thoughts from today's Iowa Environmental Conference in Des Moines: "Bill Stowe just spoke Wow! We need a nutrient reduction strategy now to protect our surface waters now. Consumers will pay more if we dont do something now for cleaning up pollutors bad and dirty water ways."...
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Attending the Iowa Environmental Conference 1

Prairie Rivers of Iowa Executive Director Penny Brown Huber is sharing her thoughts from today's Iowa Environmental Conference in Des Moines: "Attending Iowa Environmental conference today in Des Moines. Starting with great speakers who are challenging us to pay attention to all the soil being lost in Iowa. Smart people asking us to pay attention."...
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