Utilizing Partnerships to Tell America’s Agricultural Story
From dairy farms and museums to vineyards and tractor assembly tours, more than 100 designated Partner Sites are preserving and sharing their own unique part of America’s agricultural story in a federally designated 37-county region of Northeast Iowa. Do you have a site located within the Heritage Area with a story to tell related to agriculture? We would love to hear from you and discuss how we can work together to share your story.
Partner Site Designation
Potential Partner Sites may take one of two paths following completion of a brief Pre-Application. • Sites that are visitor ready and actively interpreting a story related to agriculture may be invited to become a designated Partner Site. • Sites that are not visitor ready and/or need further development of interpretation may be invited to become an Emerging Site. Together, Silos & Smokestacks staff will work with Emerging Sites to develop a plan of action to become a designated Partner Site.
Application and Process
- Partner Designation Pre App (PDF)
- Partner Site Pre-Application (Word)
- Diagram of Partner Site Designation Process (PDF)
- Partner Site Criteria (PDF)
- SSNHA Interpretive Plan (PDF)
Benefits of Designation
Benefits of becoming a Heritage Area Partner Site include networking within a regional and national program; access to technical and financial resources; opportunities for interpretive and educational projects; and participation in marketing programs, including the SSNHA visitor guide and website. New Partner Sites would join 113 currently recognized cultural and heritage sites preserving the story of American agriculture within a federally designated 37-county region of Northeast Iowa. There is currently no fee to participate in this regional effort.