Ag Industry Tours

 Market to Market Studio

1. Market to Market Studio

As a live studio audience, join in the recording of an episode of Market to Market. See firsthand what it takes to film a show that covers the over 1 trillion-dollar business of food, and those issues affecting the 56 million citizens of rural America. Have the chance to engage in a Q&A session following the recording.

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Iowa State Capitol and Historical Building

2. Iowa State Capitol and Historical Building

The Iowa Capitol Building is recognizable for its golden dome in the Des Moines skyline. Interested in learning more about the history of this building and grassroots movements? Join us for a tour of the Capitol and its dome. After the tour, discover Iowa’s rich history at the State Historical Museum.

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Iowa State University Meat Lab

3. Iowa State University MeatS Lab

The Iowa State University Meats Laboratory is a federally inspected facility with the capability for slaughtering and complete processing of meat animals and poultry. It has a full complement of sausage-making equipment, mostly of small commercial production size. The lab is available to private companies for product and process development. Join us to learn more about what happens in the lab. Departs at 2:00 PM

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4. Kemin

A global manufacturer providing local solutions, Kemin’s scientific breakthroughs address issues of human health, food safety, and protection of the global food supply chain. Kemin produces ingredients reaching animal health, pet food, food technologies, crop technologies, aquaculture, and animal vaccines. Join us for a tour of the Worldwide Headquarters, Molecular Advancement Center, a production building and a greenhouse.

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Nichols Cryo Genetics

5. Nichols Cryo Genetics

Known for proven quality throughout the country, NCG utilizes natural, on-site semen collection. The company provides outstanding customer service, along with state of the art facilities for the comfort of each bull. Join us on a tour of the facilities and gain insight into the services provided by NCG.

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