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Evolution of the Heartland
August 3 - August 4
AN IMMERSIVE RURAL IOWA EXPERIENCE
The seeds have been planted. Businesses are taking root. The prairie is evolving. Are you ready for what’s next? The American dream has never been more alive than it is right now in rural Iowa. Investments and advancements are happening in schools, hospitals, tourist attractions, businesses, and even on Main Streets.
The Evolution of the Heartland Tour is designed to showcase what’s happening in rural Iowa today and highlight how agriculture has been a catalyst for entrepreneurial mindsets who believe in growing their dreams and contributing to the greater common good.
This event draws people to the Manning/Audubon area to learn about agriculture, small business, and how rural communities are thriving. The event intends to leave you with a changed impression of what rural Iowa and agriculture are all about.
Destination: Manning & Audubon, Iowa
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Charter buses depart metros
Local (non charter-bus attendee) Check-in and Charter buses arrive at Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park (MHHP)
Welcome and Introductions
Farm to Table Luncheon featuring Ag Ambassadors
Closing Remarks and Private Reception
Iowa Vendor Showcase, Community Tailgate, & Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park Tours (open to the public)
Live Music by Iowa singer, Scott Kirkhart
Load buses and return home
*Optional Evening socials in Manning & Audubon
Buses return overnight guests to hotel and others to metros
OPTIONAL HOTEL STAY AND DAY 2 TOURS
Friday, August 4, 2023
Continental breakfast from lodging partners
Load buses at lodging locations
Homegrown Immersive Tour
Tours complete and buses return to metros
Buses arrive in metros
Register by June 15th for a $25 discount!