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URGENT: Contact Your Iowa State Representative to Support Funding for Silos & Smokestacks!

Thank you for your support of Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area and all the work that is being done to preserve and share America’s agricultural story. We have exciting… Read the full story »

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Vinton Railroad Depot Receives Heritage Area Designation

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is proud to recognize the Vinton Railroad Depot, as the most recent addition to the Heritage Area. Ranging from dairy… Read the full story »

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Jim Hoyt Joins Board of Trustees

We would like to welcome Jim Hoyt, the newest addition to the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Board of Trustees. Hoyt retired as Vice President for GROWMARK, Inc., an… Read the full story »

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Iowa State Fair 2013 Family Farm Class Winners

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is proud to once again sponsor the Family Farm class in the 2013 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon. This class, which preserves the important… Read the full story »

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Motor Mill Historic Site

A short drive down a windy gravel road southeast of Elkader, you’ll find a living monument to Northeast Iowa’s agricultural heritage. Nestled within the Turkey River Valley, a six-story tall… Read the full story »

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Continuing Resolution Reinstates Federal Funding for Silos & Smokestacks!

According to a statement by the White House Press Secretary, H.R. 933, the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013” was signed into law by President Obama on late Tuesday, March 26…. Read the full story »

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Spring Break Camp Connects Youth to Agriculture

Sixteen campers braved the cold winds of March to spend their Spring Break traveling throughout the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. Blizzard like conditions limited activities early in the… Read the full story »

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Special Thanks to 2012 Supporters and Contributors

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Silos & Smokestacks would like to thank the following contributors for their generous support during 2012. Their contributions help support the various programs SSNHA… Read the full story »

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Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy

Designated as a SSNHA Partner Site in 2006, this family-owned farm just outside of Hudson, Iowa, has been part of the Hansen family since Jay Hansen’s ancestors emigrated from Germany… Read the full story »

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George Maier Rural Heritage Center of Clayton County

Located in the scenic city of Elkader, the George Maier Rural Heritage Center is a tribute to one man’s dream of chronicling Midwestern rural life combined with an undying interest… Read the full story »

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