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Static Ag & Natural Resources Competition bring home Wins from the State Fair

Grant Severtsgaard of the Bruce Boosters in Benton County, brought in a first place ribbon with his State Fair Entry.  He preserved and mounted a wild turkey fan. Severtsgaard entered this into the Iowa State Fair Exhibits & Communications competition in the Static department of the Ag & Natural Resources, under the Fish & Wildlife class.

Family & Consumer Sciences State Fair Wins for Benton County Competitors

Food & Nutrition Prepared ProductsNorth Eden Willing WorkersIzzie Birker, Blue Ribbon, A homemade Angel Food Supreme Cake plated on a silver platter. Kate Hyland, Blue Ribbon, Apple Pie in Tin PanFlorence Go GettersBreck Coffland, Blue Ribbon, A buttery dessert bread (brioche) that is rich in color and soft flaky texture that melts in your mouth and appeals not only taste-wise but is also very visually appealing.
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State Fair 4-H Personal Development

Personal DevelopmentCitizenship and Civic EngagementNorth Eden Willing WorkersNora Grovert, Blue Ribbon, Birthday Bags for the Vinton Food Pantry. The bag contains a cake mix, frosting, paper plates, napkins and candles packed in a gift bag. These bags were donated to the Food Pantry to be given to help families in need celebrate birthdays. LeadershipHarrison Willing WorkersEmily Wiley, Blue Ribbon, Seven page write up about a floral workshop I provided with another club.

State Fair Benton County Winners in Science, Engineering & Technology

TractorNorth Eden Willing WorkersLeif Allen, Blue Ribbon, Restored Oliver Plowmaster 100 2btm Plow painted Red with Gold Lettering & Black rims.Florence HawkeyesOscar Shadt, Blue Ribbon, I restored the cab interior of my uncle's John Deere 4755 tractor after it sustained substantial water damage during the Derecho. Florence Go GettersBodee Volesky. Blue Ribbon, Restored green John Deere Pedal Tractor project.

Iowa State Fair Local Award Winners Dairy Cattle: Brown Swiss

Top dairy farms competed for honors in the Brown Swiss Dairy Cattle show judged August 13 at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.Knapp Genetics of Epworth received Grand Champion Female honors, and Uluru Swiss Acres of Clermont showed the Reserve Grand Champion Female.Lee-Anns Swiss L.L.C. of De Witt claimed the Champion Premier Exhibitor and Champion Premier Breeder titles.

Iowa State Fair Local Award Winners Dairy Cattle: Jersey

Dairies competed for top honors in the Jersey Dairy Cattle show judged August 13 at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.The Grand Champion Female was shown by Rachel Hefel/Gene Henderson/Joe Gibbs, Epworth. Schulte Bros, Blairstown exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Female. KCCI Genetics, Dyersville, received Honorable Mention.Schulte Bros. of Blairstown earned Champion Premier Exhibitor and Reserve Premier Breeder.

Iowa State Fair Local Award Winners Dairy Cattle: Holstein

Top dairies competed for honors in the Holstein Dairy Cattle show judged August 12 at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.Farnear Holsteins, Farley, exhibited the Grand Champion Female and the Senior Champion Female.Rick Demmer, Peosta, was awarded Premier Breeder at the Iowa State Fair this year. Hawkeye-JK Holsteins, Ashton, was awarded Premier Exhibitor.The Premier Breeder Award is given to the competitor who earns the most points for animals bred and exhibited by the entrant or others during the day's show.

78th Selken Reunion

The 78th Selken Reunion was held on Saturday, August 14, 2021. It was held at the Pizza Ranch at VintonIowa Gerald Selken of Dysart Ia was the oldest present and Lucy Schulte Daughter of Mark and Laura Schulte of Delhi was the youngest. We all enjoyed no cooking or washing dishes instead we had time to visit.Those Present:Brian, Ashley, Brittany, BJ and Cassie Selken Raytown Mo.

State Fair Local winners in 2021 Photography

View the 81st Annual Photography Salon Book!Plants, Flowers & Trees 1) Hayden Hemsath, La Porte City2) Kristin He, West Des Moines3) Nathanael Mudlaff, Clive

Iowa State Fair Local Award Winners in Fabric and Threads: Hand Knitting

Marlene Egleston of Marshalltown claimed the Best of Show title in the Hand Knitting division of the Fabric and Threads contest judged prior to the start of the 2021 Iowa State Fair.Lisa Wilcox Case of Iowa City took home the Sweepstakes award this year.The Fabric and Threads exhibits are on display every day of the Fair from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the William C.
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