The Iowa Bankers Association has stepped up to support a longtime Fair display - the Avenue of Breeds - and will be joined by WHO Radio Big Show as the media sponsor. Since 1975, the Avenue of Breeds has drawn urban and rural visitors alike to view various breeds of animals found on farms in Iowa.

In 2021, the Avenue of Breeds is moving from the previous location in the Swine Barn to a stand-alone display area west of the 4-H Building. The Avenue of Breeds is supervised and organized by current and alumni members of North Polk FFA.

"The Iowa Bankers Association is proud to be able to sponsor this year's Iowa State Fair Avenue of Breeds," said John Sorensen, president and CEO of the Iowa Bankers Association. "We wanted to be a part of preserving this beloved Fair tradition. It's an attraction that helps Iowans better appreciate the importance of livestock producers to our economy and way of life."

The Iowa Bankers Association joins over 85 different sponsors that support popular events, locations and entertainment at the Fair. Sponsorships are a critical part of the Fair and provide vital financial backing to many Fair time favorites. For more information on the 2021 Avenue of Breeds presented by the Iowa Bankers Association with media sponsor WHO Big Show, visit

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About the Iowa State Fair

Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. How Do You Fair? August 12-22, 2021. For more information, visit

About the Iowa Bankers Association

The Iowa Bankers Association represents Iowa banks and savings institutions. Iowa bankers are committed to the values of honesty, hard work and community service, and have been a trusted resource for Iowans for more than 100 years. Iowa banks offer FDIC insurance and lend $68.1 billion to help individuals, business owners and agriculture. Nearly 40,000 Iowans work at an Iowa bank, and bank employees volunteer more than 300,000 hours to support local communities each year. To learn more, visit