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    Silos & Smokestacks to host Partner Site Annual Training

    Cedar Rapids, IOWA – On April 1 representatives from historical sites, museums, farms and business will gather in Cedar Rapids for Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area’s (SSHNA) 2019 Partner Site Annual Training at Indian Creek Nature Center

    The day will kick off at 9 a.m. with a welcome from John Myers, Executive Director at Indian Creek Nature Center followed by Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Training will continue throughout the day with educational sessions by regional and state presenters and culminate with special announcements by Silos & Smokestacks Executive Director Cara Miller.

    “It’s important for all of our partner sites to gather, reconnect and learn from one another as the tourism season approaches,” said SSNHA Educational Engagement Director Laura Elfers. “Outside professionals are brought in to highlight important skills or topics so visitors to the heritage area have a positive and unique experience.”

    Cost to register for the meeting is free for two representatives per designated SSNHA Partner free for one representative per Emerging Site, and $30 per each additional site attendee; $75/person for all other attendees not affiliated with a SSNHA Partner/Emerging Site.

    Visit for more information or to register.

    The mission of Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is to preserve and tell the story of American agriculture — past, present and future. Visit one of SSNHAs 119 partner sites throughout Northeast Iowa to learn more about the history of farming or to experience the new and amazing innovations in the agriculture industry. Or, explore Iowans as leaders in agriculture in Silos & Smokestacks’ traveling exhibit, “It Takes An Iowan.” For more information, visit


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