Iowa Food & Family Project volunteers hold bags at the

(Photo credit: Iowa Soybean Association)

Iowa Food & Family Project invites volunteers for Iowa State Fair

June 17, 2021

By Lydia Zerby, Consumer Insight & Engagement Manager

The Iowa Food & Family Project (Iowa FFP) will return to the Southeast Atrium of the Varied Industries building for the 2021 Iowa State Fair to be held Aug. 12-22.

This year marks Iowa’s FFP’s 10-year anniversary, and we’re taking fairgoers back to the roots of our organization. Visitors will have opportunities to view and take pictures with a large agriculture-inspired can-struction display as a nod to Iowa FFP’s inaugural fair exhibit, pick up a popular Iowa FFP tote bag and picture themselves on the farm with a fun photo booth. Each creative interaction is designed to bring curious consumers into the Iowa FFP network and open up conversations about modern agriculture.

To make our colorful, creative and collaborative display a highlight at the world’s greatest fair, we’ll need a helping hand from more than 400 exceptional volunteers! Volunteers will help welcome fairgoers to the display, distribute materials and spread the word about Iowa FFP.

To join in on the fun, follow this link to sign up for your volunteer slot(s): Don’t see a time slot that works for you? Contact Lydia Zerby at

Thanks in advance for making this our most successful state fair to date and helping the 98% of Iowans who don’t farm grow relationships with those who do!