Partner Site Designation

Utilizing Partnerships to Tell America’s Agricultural Story

From dairy farms and museums to vineyards and tractor assembly tours, more than 100 designated Partner Sites are preserving and sharing their own unique part of America’s agricultural story in a federally designated 37-county region of Northeast Iowa. Do you have a site located within the Heritage Area with a story to tell related to agriculture? We would love to hear from you and discuss how we can work together to share your story.

Partner Site Designation

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Silos & Smokestacks Partner Site.

At this time, we have temporarily suspended our designation process of new partner sites for the next year while we prepare for our federal reauthorization as a national heritage area. As part of that process, we will be meeting with each of our current partner sites and conducting extensive evaluations.

In the interim, those interested in joining the network of nearly 120 sites telling our agricultural stories, may look at the partner site criteria and fill out this form to be contacted when our designation process for new sites resumes.

Application and Process

Benefits of Designation

Benefits of becoming a Heritage Area Partner Site include networking within a regional and national program; access to technical and financial resources; opportunities for interpretive and educational projects; and participation in marketing programs, including the SSNHA visitor guide and website. New Partner Sites would join 113 currently recognized cultural and heritage sites preserving the story of American agriculture within a federally designated 37-county region of Northeast Iowa. There is currently no fee to participate in this regional effort.