Ag Industry Tours
1. Market to Market Studio
Get a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to record a segment 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.
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.
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
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.
5. Hawkeye Breeders
Hawkeye Breeders was established in 1969 by Lloyd and Doris Jungmann to give cattlemen quality service for all of their custom semen collection and bull fertility testing needs. Forty-five years later, Hawkeye Breeders has continued to grow by incorporating the latest technology and techniques to make sure breeders can feel confident that when they use a straw of Hawkeye semen, they will have the best possible chance of conception and getting the calves they need on the ground to keep their cattle program on track. Tour the facilities and learn more about the daily operations.