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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 2024 Farm Progress Show. Below are some resources designed to make your visit more convenient.

International Visitor Letter of Invitation

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, Katie Kramer,

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

Questions may be directed to Katie Kramer,

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,  Visit Boone County, and Catch Des Moines, will sponsor an International Trade Center at the 2024 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 Katie Kramer at

Hotel Accommodations during the 2024 Farm Progress Show

Please click the link below for lodging information.


Iowa Facts

Iowa Facts – Spanish

Iowa Facts – Portuguese

Iowa Facts – German

Iowa Facts – English

Iowa Facts – Chinese