Iowa Barn Foundation

Barn Stories & Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine

Our Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine

The Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine is sent to IBF members twice per year.  Each issue is packed with articles about barn restoration, farm life in the "good 'ole days," and other helpful information as submitted by members of the Iowa Barn Foundation.  The Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine is printed by J&A Printing in Hiawatha, Iowa.

Become an IBF member to receive your copies of the IBF Magazine - details on our Become a Member webpage.

Articles that appeared in our IBF Magazine, Spring 2017 issue:

An Old Barn Along an Old Trail

Fifth generation for the Smith Barn

Saving a Grain Elevator

Volunteering at the Iowa State Fair

Read some other articles (as webpages) that may appear, or have appeared, in our Magazines:

All about the historic Iowa State University Barns (06-21-16)

Moershel Buggy Barn in the Amana Colonies (09-28-16)

Hansen Barn in Logan, IA (06-21-16)

Jensen Barn in Ringsted, IA (06-29-16)

Paperboard Barns (06-21-16)

The Drive-Thru Corn Crib (07-12-16)

Motor Mill story (07-08-16)


Some issues of the Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine are available as PDF.
(Some files are large)

Fall 2015,  Spring 2013,  Spring 2011,  Spring 2010

Fall 2008,  Spring 2008,  Spring 2006,  Fall 2005,  Spring 2004,  Fall 2003


Below are some articles from past issues of the Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine:

Barn Owls and Barns, Vanishing Parts of Iowa's Past

Barn Swallows

Barns of Dubuque County

Barns of Franklin County

Barns of Hardin County

Barns of Ida County

Barns of Jones County

Bats and Barns

Early Poultry Houses

Farm Wildlife As We Once Knew It

How To Protect Barns From Fire

Lightning Rod Balls

Old Buildings and Wildlife

Water: A Critical Need for Rural Areas

Wild Animals and Old Barns


Zimmerman Barn

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