Press Release

Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Continues Commitment to Youth

For Release July 2, 2020

Greenfield, IA – Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) will continue its commitment to Iowa 4-H and FFA youth. This year, the Foundation will present Winner’s Circle awards to support the champion and reserve champion animals in the Special Edition Shows.

“With the cancellation of the Iowa State Fair and our Sale of Champions, normally held at the end of the Fair, we wanted a way to support these youth who worked so hard on their livestock and poultry projects,” stated Mike Doran, IFAA Sale Manager and Director. “The generosity of our corporate donors made this awards program possible.”

IFAA will also continue their generous scholarship program with a recognition event later this fall. Over $100,000 is being awarded to nearly 100 youth attending a two or four year college this fall.

Here are the Winner’s Circle guaranteed minimum awards IFAA will present to all grand and reserve champion winners:

  • Grand Champion 4-H Market Steer $7,000; Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Market Steer $4,000
  • Grand Champion 4-H Market Heifer $7,000; Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Market Heifer $4,000
  • Grand Champion 4-H Market Hog $7,000; Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Market Hog $4,000
  • Grand Champion FFA Market Hog $7,000; Reserve Grand Champion FFA Market Hog
  • Grand Champion 4-H Market Lamb $3,000; Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Market Lamb $1,000
  • Grand Champion FFA Market Lamb $3,000; Reserve Grand Champion FFA Market Lamb $1,000
  • Grand Champion 4-H Meat Goat $1,000; Grand Champion FFA Meat Goat $1,000
  • Grand Champion 4-H Market Broilers $1,500; Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Market Broilers $500

IFAA is continuing its tradition of collecting additional funds for these winning exhibitors through our Local Support effort. Individuals may make contributions to their local winners through the Foundation’s link https://ifaa.org/donate.php In addition, the sale committee is striving to gather additional funds from more sponsors.

The Foundation is pleased to be able to continue to fulfill its mission of providing scholarships, financial awards and incentives for Iowa’s youth involved in livestock projects. These youth work hard to present outstanding livestock and poultry and the opportunity to present these Winner’s Circle awards is important to IFAA.

For more information or interviews, please contact: Mike Doran, Sale Manager at 515-230-8586 or mdoran@swinegenetics.com or Kayla Mensing, Administrative Secretary at 641-891-3536 or admin@ifaa.org

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