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International Visitors

Enjoy Your Stay!

A hearty Midwestern welcome to all our international visitors as you come to Central Iowa for the 2020 Farm Progress Show. Below are some resources designed to make your visit more convenient.

International Visitor Registration

Please click the appropriate links below to register yourself or your group so that we can better prepare to welcome you to the show. It will help us provide services for our international visitors by knowing your areas of interest and your language preferences. Plan to stop by our International Trade Center during your visit to to the Farm Progress Show.

Letter of Invitation will be available March 1, 2020.

International Trade Center at the Farm Progress Show

The Iowa Economic Development Authority along with the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau,  Boone County Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau and Catch Des Moines, will sponsor an International Trade Center at the 2020 Farm Progress Show located in Boone, Iowa. The International Trade Center will be conveniently located in the Wallaces Farmer Hospitality tent.

The International Trade Center will offer international guests a comfortable location to relax, network, hold meetings, access the Internet and make phone calls. Services include:

  • Information regarding the state of Iowa’s agriculture, manufacturing and tourism industries.
  • Export counseling from state resources
  • International Trade Office of the Iowa Economic Development Authority
  • IEDA Foreign Office Staff
  • Space for meeting with exhibiting companies
  • Interpretation assistance (Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and possibly other languages)
  • Free Wi-Fi access

For more information on the International Trade Center, or if you have any questions, please contact the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau at 515.232.4032 or via email at

Hotel Accommodations during the 2020 Farm Progress Show

Please click the link below for lodging information.

Letter of Invitation

Requests for letters of invitation will be accepted starting March 1, 2020.

Iowa Facts

Iowa Facts – Spanish

Iowa Facts – Portuguese

Iowa Facts – German

Iowa Facts – English

Iowa Facts – Chinese