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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, […]

Heartland Acres Agribition Center Plans Saturday, June 13, 2015 Tractor Ride

The Heartland Acres Tractor Ride is on again for 2015.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 13, 2015.  The ride will start at 8:30 am from the Heartland Acres parking lot at 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., in Independence, Iowa. Entry fee per tractor is $25.00. Entry forms are due by May 31, 2015: 2015 Tractor […]