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Silos & Smokestacks Seeks Partner Sites

Northeastern Iowa— Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is in
search of new agriculturally-related tourism sites. Recognized sites would join 95 other
Northeast Iowa partners in preserving and telling the unique story of American
agriculture.

Benefits of becoming a Heritage Area partner site are networking within a
regional and national program, access to financial and technical resources,
opportunities for interpretive and educational projects and participation in marketing
programs, including the SSNHA visitor guide and website.

To join this regional effort and become a designated partner of the Silos &
Smokestacks National Heritage Area, a site must meet certain criteria and submit an
application for consideration. There is no fee to participate. Applications are available
online at www.silosandsmokestacks.org under the “partner” section or by calling 319-
234-4567. Applications are due postmarked September 4, 2007.

We encourage potential applicants to contact Candy Streed at the SSNHA office
to discuss their attraction’s eligibility.

“From dairy farms and museums to vineyards and tractor assembly tours, there
are endless agricultural adventures awaiting visitors. We hope more communities will
join the efforts to tell Iowa’s agricultural story,” commented Don Short, SSNHA
Executive Director.

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 37 federally designated
heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The
Heritage Area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80
borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of
sites, programs and events, SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness and rural
communities – past and present. To learn more about Silos & Smokestacks National
Heritage Area, please visit www.silosandsmokestacks.org.

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