The Iowa Agricultural Extension Association (IAEA) is excited to invite you to Des Moines, Iowa, August 13-17, for the 2023 NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference (AM/PIC).

Watch this video to get a taste of what the Iowa Agents have planned for this event.

We are thrilled to host the first-ever AM/PIC in Iowa! We’ve been working with our friends at Catch Des Moines and the Iowa Events Center, along with downtown hotels to make the 2023 NACAA AM/PIC a great event.

If you drive to Des Moines, you’ll see miles and miles of corn and soybean fields. Traffic might be a little heavier as you get closer to Des Moines. It’s our biggest city, our capital, and you’ll arrive just in time for the state fair. So come early or stay late to take in the Great Iowa State Fair!

You might want to build in extra time to see some of our great state highlights. Whether you’re traveling from the north, south, east or west, reach out to our staff for local stops along your travels. If you’re driving in from the north, stop and visit our Iowa Great Lakes at Okoboji. The eastern border of Iowa is home to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque. The famous “Field of Dreams” near Dyersville is another stop you’ll want to make in eastern Iowa. Visit our Nebraska neighbors to the west at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium just across the Nebraska border. Just south of Des Moines, take a short detour near Winterset to see the famous “Bridges of Madison County.”

If you’re traveling by air, the Des Moines International Airport is just minutes from downtown. Nearly three million passengers visit our airport each year. With one main terminal and two concourses, it’s easy to find your way around!

Be sure to visit our AM/PIC 2023 website in the months ahead as we plan for the 2023 NACAA AM/PIC. We will be updating our site with the latest information on the 2023 agenda, Sons and Daughters events, Spouse Tours and Activities, Pre-Conference Tours, and the Thursday Professional Improvement Tours. If you missed us at the trade show in Florida, be sure to download our NEW app from Webex/Socio. Through the app, you can take a virtual tour of four Professional Improvement Tours scheduled for next year.

The year is going to fly by as Iowa Extension Agents make numerous preparations for hosting NACAA members and their families! We look forward to seeing everyone in Des Moines, Iowa, August 13-17, 2023!


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