Aug. 18--DES MOINES -- Celina Young of Waverly won five awards in a field of 61 competitors and 364 exhibits in the Farm Crops contest judged Thursday at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.
The fair ends today.
Young was named Champion in the Sweepstakes Trophy, Premier Exhibit Award, Soybean and Sheaf Grains categories. Yung also was Reserve Champion in Field Crops.
Cheyenne Swinton of Shell Rock was named Reserve Chamption in the Forages, Grasses and Legumes competition.
Charity steer show raises $225,850
DES MOINES -- Records were broken for the third straight year as the 32nd annual Governor's Charity Steer Show Aug. 9 raised $225,850, the highest selling auction to date, for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa.
The money raised through the auction will benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses of Des Moines, Iowa City, and Sioux City. All of the houses are located near hospitals and provide a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children.
Since its inception in 1983, the Governor's Charity Steer Show has raised over $2.5 million for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa. The auction, which began when 25 steers paraded into the livestock pavilion, was led by Governor Branstad and other celebrity showpersons competing for the title of "Judge's Choice."
Scott and Cora Lahr along with their son, Emmet, earned the Showmanship Award. The Lahr family was selected by Mark Dorenkamp, who served as the event's Showmanship Judge. The Lahr family's steer, "Thanks A Million," was raised by Taylor Lekin of Toledo and purchased by Tama Livestock Auction for $7,500.
Libby Janssen of Wellsburg's steer, Oreo McFlurry, was shown by Bill Ruud, president of the University of Northern Iowa and was purchased by
Aplington residents Kaitlyn and Kasidy Mohwinkle's steer, Morris, was shown by Joni Ernst, candidate for U.S. Senate and was purchased by Sioux County Businesses for $5,500.
Humpfri, raised by Carlee Ewoldt of Dysart, was shown by TV personality Chris Soules, from "The Bachelorette" and purchased by Benton County Cattlemen and Supporters for $400.