The Iowa Gallivant

Gallivanting with Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

JayJay Goodvin, better known as The Iowa Gallivant, is teaming up with Silos & Smokestacks for an incredible Agriculture Adventure through the heritage area.

Growing up Jay’s family lived in Grundy Center, IA, he was born in Marshalltown back in 1978. Later, Jay and his family moved to Marion, IA, and then to Iowa City. In 1999, Jay took off on an 11 year culinary crusade that led him to Arizona, Montana, Cape Cod, The Florida Keys, The Black Hills of South Dakota, Austin, Central Illinois and back to Iowa City in 2010. His love of traveling, food, and family drives his blog,

For the second year, Jayjay is making his way through Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage learning the rich history of agriculture in Iowa and experiencing hands-on the many different ways that story is told. From endless prairies to fields of corn. History-making discoveries to the industry’s latest innovations. Travel along with JayJay has he shares his adventures on Facebook, Instagram and his blog.


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