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Celebrate Agritourism During National Travel and Tourism Week

May 9, 2017

Agritourism is a growing contributor to the travel and tourism sectors of the Iowa economy, with 275 farms reporting more than $4.3 million in total agritourism and recreational services income, according to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture. May 7 – 13, 2017 is National Travel and Tourism Week and there are a myriad of ways to take part in agribusinesses across the state.

U-Pick Strawberry Guide

May 17, 2016

Strawberry season is quickly approaching! Make your u-pick experience great by following this guide for everything you need to know before, during, and after strawberry picking.

Farming Practices to Minimize Ill Effects on Bees

May 15, 2013

Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists.

Iowa Tourism Office Updating Farm Tour Information

February 8, 2012

Iowa is known for agri-tourism, and the Tourism Office would like to update its resources for farm and ag tours. Colleen Murphy is collecting information on Iowa farms and agricultural operations that offer tours for groups or individuals.  Complete a questionnaire with the details of your facility and tours, and we'll keep your information on file for tour requests.

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