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 will be held August 24 and 25. Participants will have a chance to tour northeast Iowa farms, enjoy local eateries and engage in conversations on agriculture. Beyond the farm, we'll explore the locks and dams system, visit historic sites in Dubuque and even throw out a pitch at the iconic "Field of Dreams" baseball diamond. 

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. Click here for a summary of the event.

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

Highlight Video

Enjoy a tour of farms through Southeast Iowa during Expedition Farm Country 2017.

Kelly Visser