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SSNHA Honors Those Telling Agricultural Story

 

Waterloo, IOWA – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) honored the Heritage Area’s finest during its 15th Annual Golden Silo Awards & Barn Party, Friday, Nov. 8, at The Courtyard by Marriott in Waterloo.

 

Awards are presented to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in preserving and telling America’s agricultural story, both past and present. The following individuals and organizations were recognized for their contributions:

 

  • Alan Hutchings Outstanding Visionary

Jim Hoyt, West Des Moines

The Golden Silo Award for The Alan Hutchings Outstanding Visionary honors an individual, organization, business, agency, or local government who has shown sustained support for the Heritage Area for more than five years, created a legacy in heritage development that has made all the difference, and provided leadership in the heritage development movement.  This is the fourteen year for this award, named for Alan Hutchings of the National Park Service whose vision was critical to our very creation as National Heritage Area.

 

  • Outstanding Partner Site

Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah

The Golden Silo Award Partner Site honors a Partner Site who has shown excellence in interpreting the story of American agriculture.

 

  • Outstanding Preservation in Agriculture

Jenison Meacham Memorial Art Museum & Farm & Belmond Historical Society Museum, Belmond

The Golden Silo Award for Outstanding Preservation in Agriculture honors an individual, organization, project, business, agency, or local government who has shown extraordinary effort in preserving the icons of American agriculture.

 

  • Outstanding Volunteer

Rick Woten, Ottumwa

The Golden Silo Award for Outstanding Volunteer recognizes an individual who has given tirelessly to the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area.

 

  • It Takes an Iowan – Hero in American Agriculture  

FarmHer, Marji  Guyler-Alaniz, Grimes

The Golden Silo Award for It Takes an Iowan – Hero in American Agriculture honors an individual, organization, business, agency, or local government who has been a catalyst to revolutionize the industry of agriculture. By doing just what they did, they changed the way we feed the world.

 

Through a network of sites, programs and events, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area tells the story of farm life and agribusiness—past and present. Visitors can learn about and experience agriculture at a variety of museums, historic sites, and farms. One of 55 federally designated heritage areas in the nation, Silos & Smokestacks is a partner of the National Park Service. The heritage area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. To plan your visit, go to www.silosandsmokestacks.org.

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Photos:

  • Cara Miller, SSNHA Executive Director; Jim Hoyt; and Glenn Keppy, SSNHA Board of Trustees Chair: CLICK HERE

 

  • Cara Miller, SSNHA Executive Director; Emily Rose Haga of Seed Savers Exchange; and Glenn Keppy, SSNHA Board of Trustees Chair: CLICK HERE

 

  • Cara Miller, SSNHA Executive Director; Dave Nelson of Jenison Meacham Memorial Art Museum & Farm; and Glenn Keppy, SSNHA Board of Trustees Chair: CLICK HERE

 

  • Cara Miller, SSNHA Executive Director; Rick Woten; and Glenn Keppy, SSNHA Board of Trustees Chair: CLICK HERE

 

  • Cara Miller, SSNHA Executive Director; Marji Guyler-Alaniz; and Glenn Keppy, Board of Trustees Chair: CLICK HERE

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