Silos and Smokestacks Awards Grants to Tell the Story of American Agriculture
Northeast Iowa- Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) has awarded $58,500 in grants to help sites, communities and organizations tell the story of American agriculture in northeastern Iowa.
The National Farm Toy Museum was awarded $4,000 to develop an exhibit that displays the extensive history of the AGCO Corporation through farm toys. For a complete listing of grant recipients, click here.
"We're really pleased with the number and quality of applications this year. Twelve projects telling the stories of our agricultural heritage were awarded funding, and all had important stories to tell," reported Don Short, SSNHA President.
Projects funded through the SSNHA General Grant Program must provide a 1-1 non-federal match to the grant award. Since the program began in 2001, Silos and Smokestacks has funded over 1.4 million to non-profit organizations, local governments and communities in Northeast Iowa to preserve America's agricultural heritage.
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The heritage Area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness and rural communities - past and present. To learn more about Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Please visit www.silosandsmokestacks.org