FFA Exhibitors Produce Varieties of Vegetables for Honors

DES MOINES, IA (09/08/2022) (readMedia)-- Eighty exhibitors entered 710 vegetables in the FFA Horticulture competition judged Thursday, August 11, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Keegan Jones of Nevada won the High Point Exhibitor Award.

Skyler Hanford of State Center won the Reserve High Point Exhibitor Award.

Table Vegetable

Champion: Evan Lopata, Vinton

Reserve Champion: Evan Lopata, Vinton

Vegetable Container Display

Champion: Keegan Jones, Nevada

Reserve Champion: Skyler Hanford, State Center

School Grown

Champion: North Scott FFA, Eldridge

Reserve Champion: Nevada FFA, Nevada

Jumbo Vegetables

Champion: Nathan Kroeger, Carroll

Reserve Champion: Nathan Kroeger, Carroll

Chapter Awards out of 25 chapters

1) Nevada FFA, Nevada

2) West Marshall FFA, State Center

3) Vinton-Shellsburg FFA, Vinton

4) Agri-Power FFA, Eddyville

5) Mid-Prairie FFA, Wellman

6) New Hampton FFA, New Hampton

7) Calamus-Wheatland FFA, Wheatland

8) Carroll Area FFA, Carroll

9) Montezuma FFA, Montezuma

10) Alburnett FFA, Alburnett


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Find Your Fun at the Iowa State Fair, August 11-21, 2022. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.