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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 […]

Halloween Fun returns to Heartland Acres

Mark your calendar for Sunday October 25, 2015, noon-4:00pm.  This fun-filled afternoon is for the young and for the young-at-heart.  Children admitted free with adult admission which is half price ($5.00) for this event only.  This admission not only allows you to tour the Agribition Center, but includes Halloween games and refreshments.   Mark your calendar […]

Independence McDonalds Restaurant Donates Rush Park Horse Racing Mural to Heartland Acres

Horse racing was big business in Independence, Iowa in the late 1800’s.  The Rush Park Horse Racing Track hosted many races and saw visitors from all over the world.  The horses known as Allerton and Axtell held world acclaim for their speed and strength on the track and were known throughout the world. Independence was […]

Annual Heartland Acres Golf Outing Recap

The annual Heartland Acres Golf held at River Ridge Golf Club in Independence, Iowa was a success and the weather was perfect for a day of golfing and fundraising for.  Participants this year competed for   for longest drive, longest putt and closest in 2 challenged participants along with several Hole- in-One opportunities.  The major Hole-in-one […]