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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 2022 Farm Progress Show. Below are some resources designed to make your visit more convenient.

International Visitor Registration

Please click the appropriate link 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 the Farm Progress Show.

If you require a Letter of Invitation, please follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Please obtain a formal letter issued by your company. This formal letter must include the following:

Full Name (first, middle, last):

Date of Birth:


Passport Number:

Passport Expiration Date:

Passport Issuance Date:

Company Name:


Step 2:

Please email in a PDF file format a copy of this letter to Discover Ames, Kim Abels,

Step 3:
Once the formal letter is received, the letter of invitation will be emailed (from within 5 business days in a PDF format.

Questions may be directed to Kim Abels,, or 1-515-817-6312

For more information on the Farm Progress Show, click here

International Trade Center at the Farm Progress Show

The Iowa Economic Development Authority along with Discover Ames,  Boone County Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Catch Des Moines, will sponsor an International Trade Center at the 2022 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 Discover Ames at 515.817-6314 or via email at

Hotel Accommodations during the 2022 Farm Progress Show

Please click the link below for lodging information.


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