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At Iowa Farm Sanctuary, we will provide a safe haven to rescued farm animals in need of love and compassion while providing humans the opportunity to experience the unique sentience and intelligence found within these animals.

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Upcoming Events


Open Barn day
Every Sunday

(unless otherwise noted)

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

We invite you to bring any treats (or snag some from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents as well as vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!
Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

Veg Speed Dating @ Iowa Farm Sanctuary
May 20, 2018

We’re pleased to announce a very special edition of Veg Speed Date!

IFS is the perfect place to meet a compassionate, like-minded veg*n partner.

Your Veg Speed Date ticket includes a $5 donation to support Iowa Farm Sanctuary’s important work, as well as a 30 minute tour, where you’ll get to meet these amazing animals before the speed dating starts.

Learn more and get your tickets at

Yoga @ Iowa Farm Sanctuary
May 26, 2018

Join us for YOGA ON THE FARM!!!! We're sure you've seen the viral videos and photos of goat yoga, come experience it for yourself! All levels of experience are welcome.

Saturday, May 26 at 2pm
$20 at

All proceeds go directly to the care of our rescued residents

Please bring your own mat.

Get your tickets now and we'll see you there! Be sure to SHARE this event and invite your friends!


Why  is  a Sanctuary Important?

Saving a handful of animal's lives may not make a big impact on the agricultural industry here in Iowa, but it will be the biggest impact possible for every single animal that is saved. 


Giving farm animals a home where they can live a life free of confinement is the least we could do for these sentient beings. We recognize farm animals have been regarded as food or a product for far too long and we want to provide an opportunity for people who have not interacted with farm animals an opportunity to see for themselves how complex and intelligent the animals are.

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The Residents

Meet our rescued residents. Learn about how each one has come to live at Iowa Farm Sanctuary.