Iowa Youth Show the Best of the Best in FFA Showmanship Competition

DES MOINES, IA (09/18/2019) (readMedia)-- Showmanship awards were given to the top FFA exhibitors of beef, sheep, swine, rabbits, horses and dairy cattle at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Youth demonstrated their ability to present their livestock in the show ring and answered questions from the judges about their animals.

Complete results below:

Top Showman Breeding Beef) Ryan Dolieslager, Rock Valley

Top Showman Performance Beef) Leslie Bell, North Scott

Top Showman Breeding Sheep) Ella Jahner, Pella

Top Showman Market Sheep) Savannah Keitzer, Mediapolis

Champion Senior Swine Showman) Ashley Kahler, Huxley

Reserve Champion Senior Swine Showman) Madison Hofman, Hull

Champion Junior Swine Showman) Garrett Arnold, Webster City

Reserve Champion Junior Swine Showman) Justin Engelking, Van Horne

Top Showman Rabbit) Carter Konche, Mediapolis

Top Showman Horse Halter) Kirsten Schaefer, Midland

Top Showman Draft Horse) Skie Campbell, Brokaw FFA, Clarinda

Top Showman Dairy Cattle) Cole Kruse, Delhi

Top Showman Floriculture: Ethan Fetzer, West Branch


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. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit