Professional Development

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area offers the following continuing workshops for Iowa teachers.  Workshops can be taken for continuing education credits or for fun.


Farm Bureau’s Teacher’s Academy of Agricultural Awareness

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area partners with Farm Bureau to offer summer continuing education credits through Ag in the Classroom. This program helps teachers and students understand the importance of agriculture in their daily lives as well as to Iowa’s economy. The Ag in the Classroom takes place at various location during the months of June and July.  For more information on this outstanding program check out the Iowa Farm Bureau webpage.

Teachers learning about a Motor Mill Historic Site.

Teachers learning about Motor Mill Historic Site.