Children spinning wheel for ag trivia

(Photo: Iowa Soybean Association/Joclyn Bushman)

Iowa Food and Family Project returns to the state fair

June 16, 2023 | Lydia Zerby

The Iowa Food & Family Project (Iowa FFP) will return to the South Atrium of the Varied Industries building for the 2023 Iowa State Fair to be held Aug. 10-20.

Back by popular demand this year, Iowa FFP is celebrating “Agriculture is Iowa’s Masterpiece”. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to watch local artists create murals depicting food, farming, families and agriculture. Visitors are invited to test their ag knowledge with the spin wheel, pick up a popular (with an updated design) Iowa FFP tote bag and picture themselves on the farm with a fun photo booth.  

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 365 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, click here to sign up for your volunteer slot.

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 percent of Iowans who don’t farm grow relationships with those who do!