Frequently Asked Questions

I’m traveling from out of town. Where is the FFA Enrichment Center located?

The FFA Enrichment Center is located on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny campus.

Driving Directions from Interstate 35 (I-35)

  • Take I-35 either North or South to Ankeny.
  • Take the Oralabor Road exit (same as airport) & Go West
  • If you are coming from the north, this is a right turn
  • If you are coming from the south, this is a left turn.
  • After driving about 2 miles, you will run into South Ankeny Blvd.
  • Turn right onto South Ankeny Blvd.
  • Turn left on DMACC Blvd.
  • Turn right on SW Campus Court

Driving Directions from Interstate 80 (I-80) in Des Moines

  • Take the 2nd Avenue exit north (Highway 415).
  • Drive to Oralabor Road in Ankeny.
  • Turn right on Oralabor Road.
  • Turn left at the first stoplight—DMACC Blvd.
  • Turn left on SW Campus Court.

What are some lodging options?

There are a block of rooms reserved at the Courtyard Marriott located off of I-35.

Are meals included during the conference?
Breakfast and Lunch will be included on Thursday 9/15, and Friday 9/16.  Beverages and light snacks will also be provided during the conference.

Will there be field trips at the conference?
Yes, we have several exciting field trips planned! There will not be any presentations during the field trips so you will not miss anything!  Please note that all field trips will require a moderate amount of physical exertion (walking or biking). 

I am presenting along with someone else, do all of us need to register?
Yes, all presenters need to register to reserve their spot. We are unable to make any exceptions.

What is the benefit of joining as a member of the ISWEP before I register for the conference?
There are many benefits to membership, such as a generously discounted registration rate to the annual IStorm conferences; access to webcasts, training events, PDHs, our online resource library, and more! Please contact Noah at to learn more.

 I have food allergies/dietary restrictions, will there be accommodations made for me?
Yes of course! Please email Tiffany at with any dietary requests.  We will have vegetarian/vegan options available.

What are you doing to keep me safe from COVID?
We are taking several steps to keep everyone safe including providing a color-coded lanyard indicating your comfort level; offering as many outdoor activities and meals as possible; providing masks, and ensuring there is hand sanitizer readily available for all attendees.

I would like to receive PDHs for my attendance, how do I receive them?
We are happy to provide you with PDHs for attending the conference. Please email Noah at

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