Youth Earn $243,400 in Scholarships/Awards at Iowa State Fair
Saturday, August 20, 2016 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) presented $243,400 in scholarships and awards to youth who participated in 4-H and FFA beef, swine, sheep, and goat projects Saturday prior to the Sale of Champions at the 2016 Iowa State Fair.
The ceremony included the presentation of 130 scholarships with a value of $212,250, as well as performance and carcass awards valued at $31,150. When tallied with the Sale of Champions receipts, the IFAA provided a record $617,100 to young livestock to sustain their interest in agriculture and encourage related careers.
Established in 1988, the IFAA’s goal is to recognize the thousands of 4-H and FFA members who complete agriculture-related projects and pursue agriculture-related careers. The organization added the scholarship program in 1990. Since the inception of the Sale, more than $7.4 million in sale proceeds and scholarship money have been distributed to deserving youth.
About 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. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.