The Visit Iowa Farms program is administered by the Value Added Agriculture Program of Iowa State University Extension. The Value Added Ag Program provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa. Whether it's a new start-up, or an established business wanting to expand, the VAAP works directly with the owners of the business.
The Value Added Ag Program established the Iowa Agritourism Working Group for state agencies to work cooperatively in educating Iowans on agritourism and providing resources to agritourism producers. Group members include the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, the Iowa Department of Agriculture, Iowa Department of Economic Development, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Silos and Smokestacks, Iowa Winegrowers Association, Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, Des Moines Chapter of Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association.
For more information, contact the Value Added Agriculture Program of Iowa State University Extension at 515-294-4430.