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 Heritage Area 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.

Heritage Area Site Designation

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Site.

Application and Process

Benefits of Site Designation

Benefits of becoming a Heritage Area 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 Heritage Area Sites would join over 100 currently recognized cultural and heritage sites preserving the story of American agriculture within a federally designated 37-county region of Northeast Iowa.