Meet The Iowa Adventurer

Meet the Iowa Adventurer


Don McDowell is the Iowa Adventurer.

Don is a lifelong Iowan and grew up on a diversified family farm in O'Brien County between the communities of Archer and Sheldon with his parents and three older siblings. He graduated from Sheldon High School in 2004, Iowa State University in 2008, and the Worldwide College of Auctioneering in 2014.

He currently resides in West Des Moines, works in agricultural advocacy, and is on the Board of Trustees for the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Previously, he has worked in the Iowa General Assembly, at a large Des Moines law firm, as a bus driver, political operative, comedic improviser, Wal-Mart cashier, freelance journalist, and political blogger.

He has a passion for traveling and exploring our state, for writing, for documenting, and for championing the people, places, and events that make Iowa so special. 

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