Contact: Kayla Mensing – 641.891.3536
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DES MOINES, IOWA — The IFAA (Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement) would like to announce the availability of our 2021 Scholarships. 2021 Winner’s Circle Scholarships are available to Incoming Freshman and Upperclassmen who have graduated from an Iowa high school and are attending a 2 or 4 year college or university majoring in an agricultural course of study. Selections will be made by a committee of IFAA members and Faculty and Staff of Colleges with Agricultural Programs. Final approval will be made by the IFAA Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified of results in July and scholarships will be presented at the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Luncheon at the Iowa State Fair on August 21st. The application for incoming freshman can be found at: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ZG53wTbi6CRnr7 and upperclassmen can apply at: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eesMMTBrqhDEcDP. Applications are due by April 1, 2021.
In 2020, over $181,600 in Scholarships were presented [ … ]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DES MOINES, IOWA — Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) continued its commitment to Iowa 4-H and FFA youth. This year, the Foundation presented Winner’s Circle awards to support the champion and reserve champion animals in the Special Edition Shows. A total of sixteen (16) livestock champions were given monetary awards at the 2020 Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show. The results are as follows:
The Grand Champion 4-H Market Steer was exhibited by Dalton Shanks of Colfax, IA. Dalton was awarded $27,000 by Corteva Agriscience/Pioneer and ISF Beef Champion Supporters with support from Rodgers Cattle Company, Kevin Kent Construction and Lettow Show Pigs.
The Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Market Steer was exhibited by Clair Lauterbach of Van Meter, IA. Clair was awarded $21,500 from Fareway Meat & Grocery and ISF Champion Beef Supporters with support from [ … ]
FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
GREENFIELD, IOWA — The IFAA (Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement) would like to announce winners of their 2020 IFAA Raffle. The winners were:
1st Prize $3,000 Tim Mohrfeld – Clive, IA
2nd Prize $2,000 Jim Rothermich – Des Moines, IA
3rd Prize $1,000 Scott Mineart – Earlham, IA
4th Prize $1,000 Craig Boelling – Cumming, IA
5th Prize $500 James Brock – West Des Moines, IA
6th Prize $500 Merlyn Hall – Alden, IA
7th Prize $500 Steve Tomlinson – Cambridge, IA
8th Prize $500 Steph Lilienthal – New Liberty, IA
9th Prize $250 C.W. Thomas – Guthrie Center, IA
10th Prize $250 Jason McVicker – Cambridge, IL
11th Prize $250 Rob Ries – Eden Prairie, MN
12th Prize $250 Aaron Wagner – Eagle Grove, IA
Three hundred tickets were sold by IFAA Board members and associates. Proceeds benefit the Winner’s Circle Scholarship program sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.
For more information, please contact Kayla Mensing, IFAA [ … ]
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 [ … ]
TWO RECORDS SET AT 2018 IOWA STATE FAIR SALE OF CHAMPIONS
With a final swing of the gavel, the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) raised $382,500 for the 16 exhibitors of 4-H and FFA Grand and Reserve Champion livestock in the Sale of Champions Saturday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Two champion records were broken during the 2018 Sale.
The Grand Champion 4-H Market Hog stole the show breaking an all-time record for all species at $61,000. The Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Market Steer also broke a record for the specific species at $60,000.
Participants in the Sale of Champions were asked to find hometown support. The purchaser in the auction paid the difference between local support and the final sale price. Each participant in the sale takes home a check for 75 percent of the animal’s sale price. The IFAA keeps 25 percent to fund the scholarship program and cover Sale [ … ]