The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) offers a wide variety of services, which can be found on their website.
Part 1 (Zoning Manual) and Part 2 (Zoning Manuscript) of the Dubuque County Rural Model Smart Code can be accessed here.
The Agricultural Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) system is used to assess land for agricultural use and economic potential. It is being used in seven Iowa counties.
A list of programs including the Urban Conservation Program and the Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation Program.
Report from Transportation for America that includes 12 case studies on transit in rural areas and small towns.
From Iowa State University - A memorandum on how and why to preserve farmland.
From Iowa State University - Soil survey and digital soil data: soil suitability and interpretations.