Expedition Farm Country

Where forks and farming meet.

Expedition Farm Country gives Iowans a firsthand look at how food is grown and raised! The annual two-day event invites 40 participants to tour farms, meet farm families and have honest conversations about modern agriculture.

Expedition Farm Country 2018

Participants from across Iowa enjoyed a two-day tour of northeast Iowa farms, local eateries and ag transportation systems. The event gave consumers the opportunity to dive into modern agriculture, interact directly wiht farm families and foster a greater appreciation for farming in Iowa. 

Highlights from Expedition Farm Country 2017

During Expedition Farm Country 2017, participants enjoyed a two-day excursion to southeast Iowa, highlighting historic sights, eateries and farms. Participants explored family-owned soybean, corn, turkey, dairy and pork operations, and had lively discussions on animal welfare and environmentally friendly agriculture practices.

Participant Reviews

"Anyone, no matter what profession or field they’re in, could all benefit from participating in the expedition tours. I really enjoyed it and it was eye-opening for me as a ‘city girl’ to learn about the technology, hard work and care involved in raising our food." - Bobbi Roberts, Expedition Farm Country 2017 participant

"There’s so much we take for granted with our food. The next time I’m at a grocery store picking up a package of turkey, I’m going to have a very different perspective. As director of Live Healthy Iowa, I want to provide a level of awareness and understanding to what really goes on with our food. I can bring it to the public to encourage them to learn, get involved and take advantage of opportunities like this." - Dr. Amy Michelle Willcockson, director of Live Healthy Iowa and Expedition Farm Country 2017 participant

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