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IFAA Scholarship Winner Isaac Whiley Announced

Isaac Wiley of Walker, IA was awarded the $5,000 Sinclair Tractor Ag Business Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday August 21, 2021. Isaac’s parents are Todd and Denise Wiley.The IFAA established the Winner's Circle Scholarship Program in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youth seeking post-secondary education in an area of agriculture.

State Fair Competition Wins in Creative Arts: Photography

Nine entries from Benton County brought home ribbons in this category with 7 blue ribbon entries by Jenna Grovert, Courtney Chambers, Emily Ingalls, William Kroneman, Caleigh Lewis, Braden Martin and Alivia Sweeney. Nora Grovert and Caleigh Lewis brought home the red.North Eden Willing WorkersJenna Grovert, 8×10 photograph of red cracked barn paint, matted in black.
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Benton County State Fair Creative Arts: Various Categories

Visual Arts/Original ArtLeroy LuckiesCaitlin Atwood, Red Ribbon - Still life charcoal drawing of a bass clarinet, metronome, and a pair of glasses.Emily Ingalls, Red Ribbon - A painting of a sun and a moon with faces on them.Bruce BoostersAdrianna Hinebaugh - Blue Ribbon - Green and Blue Pour Acrylic Painting on 16” x 20” canvasFlorence HawkeyesQuintin Volesky - Blue Ribbon -  A shop stool created out of tractor parts painted red, silver and black.

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.
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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.
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