15th Annual Golden Silo Barn Party

GOLDEN SILO BARN PARTY

The Golden Silo Barn Party is going virtual! Celebrate Iowa agriculture and heritage with Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. Join us for the online awards ceremony and live concert by Flash in a Pan! Virtual tickets are $50/person and include a link to the exclusive online event, cookies by Sweet Dreams Specialty Treats, and special Barn Party Swag Bag. Attendees can also bid on unique items during the week-long online silent auction.

Click HERE to purchase tickets today!

Deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 30.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS 2019 GOLDEN SILO AWARD WINNERS

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

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 eighth year for this award, named for Alan Hutchings of the National Park Service whose vision was so critical to our very creation as National Heritage Area.

 

Outstanding Partner Site, Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah, Iowa

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 and Belmond Historical Society Museum, Belmond, Iowa

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

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, Marji Guyler-Alaniz

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.