Iowa is by far one of the most underrated states. We have so much to be proud of; from food production to education, we do some truly great things here. When it comes to these 12 things, no state does them better than Iowa:
1. Producing massive amounts of corn...
Iowa grows more corn than any other state in the country. In an average year, Iowa even produces more corn than most countries - about 3 times as much corn as a country like Mexico.
2. ...And soybeans.
Iowa has often been the largest producer of soybeans in the U.S. as well.
3. Producing more ethanol and biofuel than any other state...
Iowa also leads the nation in production of ethanol, which makes gas about 20 to 40 cents cheaper per gallon.
4. ....And eggs....
Iowa’s egg farmers lead the nation in egg production, producing nearly 15 billion eggs per year. That’s almost one out of every five eggs produced in the United States.
5. ....And hogs, too.
Iowa leads the nation in pork production, with nearly one-third of the nation’s hogs being raised in Iowa. At any given time, there are approximately 20 million pigs in Iowa, and 3 million people.
6. Inventing delicious food creations...
From the Maid Rite to taco pizza to breakfast pizza and more, Iowans have dreamed up more delicious food creations than you could ever imagine.
7. And all sorts of other creations.
Food inventions aren't the only thing we excel at, though. Iowans have invented everything from the computer to the trampoline.
8. Creating masterpieces.
Iowans are also behind some of the most famous paintings in history, most notably Grant Woods' "American Gothic."
9. Educating young minds.
Iowa has the highest literacy and graduation rates in the nation.
10. Showing our patriotism.
Iowa has also been named the most American state in the nation by Estately.com. We always knew this, but we're glad that everyone else realizes this, too.
11. And our sports enthusiasm.
Our sports fans don't mess around, and we take our college athletics very seriously. We have some of the best, most dedicated fans around.
12. Most importantly, showing our state pride.
Here in Iowa, we know how great our state is, and we sure are proud.
If you weren’t convinced before about Iowa being the best state, you surely are now. What are some more things that Iowans do better?