Welcome to the Iowa Barn Foundation - 16 years of service
June 2013 Spring Barn Tour, June 22 & 23, 2013
The annual June "area tour" sponsored by the Iowa Barn Foundation will be held Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, 2013, and will feature historic barns in Madison, Clarke, and Decatur Counties. Tour coordinators are Ron McBroom, Ginnie Hargis, and Jack Van Laar.
September 2013 All State Iowa Barn Tour, Sept 28 & 29, 2013
Historic restored barns, throughout Iowa, will be opened to the public during the Iowa Barn Foundation's free, two-day, self-guided, all-state barn tour Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
The Iowa Barn Foundation has initiated a new program to highlight and preserve small barns in Iowa with the Small Barn Painting Project.
Barns, America's symbols of honesty, integrity, and the American dream, are disappearing from Iowa's countryside at a rapid rate. With mechanized agriculture of today, barns are no longer the center of the farm.
But, they remain poignant reminders of our agricultural heritage.
Founded in 1997, the Iowa Barn Foundation, an all-volunteer, all-state organization, is dedicated to preserving Iowa's rural agricultural buildings. The Iowa Barn Foundation is an Iowa non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status under paragraph 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
The primary mission of the Iowa Barn Foundation is to educate the public about the significance and importance of Iowa's barns through the Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine and barn tours. It raises money to provide barn rehabilitation or restoration matching grants to help property owners restore their barns.
In addition, property owners who use their own funds to restore or rehabilitate barns that would otherwise qualify for a matching grant are eligible to receive an Iowa Barn Foundation Award of Distinction. Take a look at some of the restored barns that have been featured on the 2001-2012 All-State Barn Tours.
The Iowa Barn Foundation, in keeping with its mission to preserve Iowa's agricultural heritage, accepts economically and financially self-sustaining farms and farmland. Through the foundation's farm conservancy, these farms and farmland are saved in perpetuity for agricultural purposes according to the owner's wishes.
We need your help to preserve Iowa's barns! All of the funds to rehabilitate and restore Iowa's barns come solely from private donations. Make a donation or become a member of the Iowa Barn Foundation today!
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Watch this space for news about historic barns and other important agricultural buildings in Iowa that desperately need your help.