AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FROM

SILOS AND SMOKE STACKS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

FEEDING THE WORLD
IS NO SMALL TASK

WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

With the global population predicted to hit nine billion by 2050, feeding the world is an endeavor for people driven by ingenuity, determination and humanitarianism — people who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get to work. As leaders in agriculture and education, the world looks to Iowans to get the job done. We must become educated consumers, mindful stewards of the land and innovative producers, so we can make a difference and demonstrate our proactive approach to providing an element essential to human life: FOOD.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Why it takes an Iowan?

  • It is Iowa farm families who’ve had the most profound impact helping to feed, clothe, and fuel the world over generations.

    – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
  • It is what makes this national agricultural heritage area the inspirational epicenter of the global struggle against hunger- that’s Iowa’s legacy.

    - Amb. Kenneth Quinn
  • Now our farm families are paving the way for the development of a brand new opportunity, the growing of the feed stock for bio-based chemicals and materials.

    – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

IT TAKES AN IOWAN

A traveling exhibit exploring the evolving roles Iowans have played and continue to play in feeding a nation and world. This exhibit includes interviews and commentaries from Iowa farmers, educators, inventors and agriculture leaders.

SILOS & SMOKESTACKS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

Recognized for significant contributions to agriculture at national and international levels, Congress designated 37 counties in Northeast Iowa as a National Heritage Area. With National Park Service support, it is here that the story of agriculture comes to life, grounded in a rich heritage where humble people emerged as leaders, innovators, and producers striving to feed a hungry world.

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THANK YOU SPONSORS

This exhibit was created and funded by Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area and these financial contributors:

SPECIAL THANKS TO THESE CREATIVE PARTNERS:

Grout Museum District
University of Northern Iowa Public History Program
Iowa State University Special Collections

Questions?

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