North Fayette Valley FFA Took Top Honors in Iowa State Fair Performance Beef

DES MOINES, IA (09/12/2018) (readMedia)-- FFA exhibitors competed in the Performance Beef Show judged Wednesday prior to the start of the 2018 Iowa State Fair. Entries were open to purebred, grade or crossbred market steers.

Additional results below:

Choice Retail Beef – Window A

Co-Champion: Chelsea Johnson, Monticello

Co-Champion: Ray Kurt, Cascade

Reserve Champion Produce: Ashley Kurt, Cascade

Reserve Champion Produce: Leslie Bell, North Scott FFA

Lean-Lite Beef – Window B

Champion: Jacob Looney, Calamus Wheatland FFA

Reserve Champion: Tatun Kahler, North Fayette Valley

Champion Produce: Tess Hilgerson, Central Community

Hotel-Restaurant Beef – Window C

Champion: Ashley Kurt, Cascade

Reserve Champion: Andrey Shirbroun, Central Community

Champion Produce: Lacy Orr, Central Community

Reserve Champion Produce: Jacob Smith, Newton

Chapter Awards

1) North Fayette Valley FFA

2) Calamus- Wheatland FFA

3) Bellevue FFA

4) Central Community FFA

5) DeWitt Central FFA

6) Crestwood FFA

7) Hudson FFA

8) Cascade FFA

9) North Scott FFA

10) Iowa River FFA


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