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Heartland Acres Tractor Ride

The picture above is of Jim Arnold on his John Deere 4020.  Jim recently passed away and was a great help in the Heartland Acres Tractor Ride.   The 2016 tractor ride is set for Saturday, June 11 and will travel to the FFA Museum in La Porte City.   Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, […]

“It Takes an Iowan” interactive traveling exhibit will be featured at Heartland Acres

Independence, Iowa – Heartland Acres Agribition Center will open a new interactive exhibit April 27, 2016.  It will be open through May 25, 2016. “It Takes An Iowan,” focuses on Iowans as leaders in the ongoing endeavor of providing food for the nation and the world. “I am excited this exhibit, educating all Iowans on […]

Skype Tour 2016

From Mrs. Donna Schmitt, Second Grade Teacher at Carver Elementary in Dubuque, Iowa – March 2, 2016 Carver second graders took a field trip to Independence, Iowa to the Heartland Acres Agribition Center on Wednesday, March 2nd. What was special about this field trip was that the students in Mrs. Valentine and Mrs. Maneman’s classes […]

Heartland Acres Ice Fishing Derby and Lions Club Valentines Brunch, Sunday February 14

Sunday, February 14, 2016 is the date for the Heartland Acres Ice Fishing Derby and Lions Club Valentine’s Day Brunch at Heartland Acres in Independence, IA. “The ice fishing derby is a great way to get out and enjoy the Iowa winter and catch some fish.”, commented Kale Hersom,  Event Coordinator for the campus.  The […]

The Big Red Barn Heartland Acres – museum of Agriculture, receives new paint job

Painting a barn of any size takes time, skill and some serious funding. Recently the Barn at Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, Iowa received a new paint job with a bright red paint appropriately named Red Barn. As barns go, the Heartland Acres Barn is a two story, 40 foot high structure with 18,500 […]