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Iowa Dairy Princesses meet at Heartland Acres

June is Dairy Month and Heartland Acres was graced with county Dairy Princesses from across the state of Iowa.  The princesses were participating in communication workshops along with representatives from a variety dairy and breeder associations. Many of the young ladies will participate in the annual Iowa State competition in Ankeny in hopes of becoming […]

Family Fishing Days return to Swan Lake: May 24, June 14, July 12, & August 9

Family Fishing Day will be Sunday, May 24 at Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, Iowa. The campus will allow fishing on Swan Lake to guests as part of their regular paid museum admission. Annual or lifetime members of Heartland Acres will be allowed to fish at no extra charge. The popularity of the Family […]

Iowa State University Solar Car to Visit Heartland Acres Agribition Center, May 20

Come see the state-of-the-art Iowa State University solar car at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, IA on Wednesday, May 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The car will be located in the parking lot for the public to view.  No admission is required to see the car.  Visit with Team PrISUm members […]

Animals Return to the Barn Yard at Heartland Acres

A farm is not complete without animals and this year will be no exception for the barn yard at Heartland Acres. Beginning in May, the farm animals return to delight and enlighten guests.  The animals represent a sampling of the creatures often found on farms throughout the United States. Craig Johnson, Executive Director stated, “We […]

Plant Genomics Exhibit Opens April 21

Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, IA will be hosting the Plant Genomics exhibit from April 21, 2015 through June 18, 2015. Plant Genomics examines Earth’s most Crucial living Creatures – plants – and investigates the important contributions genomics researchers are making to agriculture, human health, and the environment.  Visitors discover interactive games, groundbreaking research, […]