Volunteers at the Iowa State Fair in August

Volunteer with the Iowa Food and Family Project at the State Fair

June 23, 2022 | Lydia Zerby

Des Moines - The Iowa Food & Family Project (Iowa FFP) will return to the South Atrium of the Varied Industries building for the 2022 Iowa State Fair to be held Aug. 11-21.

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, and kids can pick up a mini canvas to take home and create their own masterpiece. Visitors are invited to test their ag knowledge with the spin wheel, pick up a popular 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 350 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): https://www.signupgenius.com. Don’t see a time slot that works for you? Contact Lydia Zerby at lzerby@iasoybeans.com.

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!