The Iowa State Fair…you may have heard of it. But you may not have heard of the “Way We Live Award.” I hadn’t, until I got a call in June saying that we had WON!
The Iowa Turkey Federation nominated our family for the award, which “recognizes industrious Iowa families who demonstrate a daily dedication to animal agriculture and exemplify farm values derived from hard work and a love for the occupation of farming.”
We are so honored to receive this award. I’ve only been a part of animal agriculture for about 3 years now, but I’ve learned so much in that time. I know that there are other families who do what we do, and have been doing so for much, much longer, so to be chosen as an award winner is pretty cool. I hope that we represent Iowa’s farm families well!
We will be at the fair Friday for our recognition ceremony. If you’re going to be at the fair, check out our video in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center, and make sure you look for the cutout of the turkey farmer…it’s Bart. :)