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What is Evolution of the Heartland?
What comes to mind when you think of Iowa? Endless stretches of fertile land, a resilient work ethic, neighbors who embody the essence of care, and the ingenuity of entrepreneurs
Evolution of the Heartland Wins Two Iowa Tourism Awards
Emerge Marketing Solutions was awarded the ‘Outstanding Marketing Collaboration’ award and the ‘Outstanding Social Media Execution’ award for their work with Evolution of the Heartland at the 2024 Iowa Tourism
Premiere Iowa Agritourism Event Scales Across the State
The original Evolution of the Heartland event was held in Manning and Audubon in 2022 and again in 2023, and this year it is scaling across the state to be
Agritourism Event Highlights Agriculture and Rural Iowa
Manning, IA – Enjoying yak meatballs, holding a one week-old ostrich, taste-testing local wines and whiskey, and exploring two western Iowa communities were just a few unique highlights of the
Community Tailgate will be held at the Hausbarn Heritage Park on August 3rd
Manning, IA – Locals are invited to the Evolution of the Heartland Community Tailgate from 5:30-9pm at the Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park on August 3rd, 2023. The tailgate will feature
Locals Invited to Agritourism Event on August 3, 2023
July 10, 2023, Manning, IA – Manning and Audubon are excited to partner to host a unique agritourism event called ‘Evolution of the Heartland,’ on August 3rd, 2023. This immersive

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From the des moines register to 4-h to emerge marketing solutions - shelly greving

My guest today is Shelly Greving of Emerge Marketing Solutions. That’s her main project, but you’ll hear that it’s far from her only endeavor. During the episode, you’ll hear what it was like trying to find a job after the early 2000’s tech bubble burst, what a turtle has to do with the beginnings of Shelly’s business, and why there’s a 3 stuck in the middle of her business’s name. Shelly is a true champion of community and is as hands on as they come. Her impact is far and wide and will continue to grow as her business evolves. This is my longest recording so far and is JAM PACKED with insights and actions.

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Celebrating agriculture and rural life

The quality of life we enjoy living rurally is something that is difficult to put into words, but rather it must be experienced. This week we brought Shelly Greving on the podcast to highlight her brainchild, Evolution of the Heartland, a movement highlighting  how rural America is changing. Tune in to this week’s episode to hear how Evolution of the Heartland is helping to bring awareness around innovation in rural America and opportunities that exist here.

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Iowa's best places recommended by Travel Iowa

Travel Iowa recommends the best statewide destinations meant to appeal to all interests and age groups when it comes to enjoying the summer of 2024. Iowa's best places to stay, eat, play for families or adult summer getaways.