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Adel is a growing town just 25 miles west of West Des Moines and 30 miles west of Des Moines. Serving as the county seat of Dallas County, Adel is known for its picturesque town square and tight knit community.  

Population:  6,453 (2022 estimation), nearly double the amount from 2010 (3,727).

Stine Seed, the worlds largest private seed company, was founded and still based in Adel. The company’s founder, Harry Stine, is one of wealthiest people in America with an estimated net worth of 5.7 billion (2022, Forbes). Despite his riches, it is said Harry still lives in a small, modest home just down the road from company HQ and drives an old pickup truck to the office everyday. 

Fun fact – The only Heisman Trophy winner in the state of Iowa’s history, Nile Kinnick was born and raised in Adel. Nile played Halfback for the University of Iowa from 1937 – 1939. 


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Adel, along with the smaller neighboring towns of De Soto and Minburn, form the ADM Community School District. The district serves over 2,200 students and is growing every single year. The school districts mascot is the Tiger and their colors are red, black, and white. 

    • ADM High School: 9th – 12th grade
    • ADM Middle School: 7th – 8th grade
    • De Soto Intermediate School: 5th – 6th grade 
    • Meadow View Elementary: 2nd – 4th grade
    • Adel Elementary: PK -1st grade

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    • Raccoon River Valley Trail 
    • Dallas County Fair: held from July 9th – July 13th in 2024 
    • Adel Sweet Corn Festival: a celebration of a true Iowans favorite food… sweet corn. The festival is being held on August 10th in 2024
    • Adel Farmer’s Market: Every Tuesday evening from 4-7p in the late spring and summer months