Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in
the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. Through the development of
a network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA’s mission is to interpret farm life, agribusiness
and rural communities-past and present.
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area preserves and tells the story of American
agriculture and its global significance through partnerships and activities that celebrate the
land, people, and communities of the area.
In the Silos & Smokestacks region, the heritage of America’s agricultural revolution still exists but it needs preservation and interpretation. American agriculture is one of the primary sources of this country’s wealth and world leadership. Our challenge is to convey the breadth and scope of this story in a compelling, meaningful way.