DES MOINES, IOWA (August 15, 2023) — Jarrett Stod of New Sharon was awarded the Best Legs title in the Mr Legs contest held Saturday, August 12, on the MidAmerican Energy Stage at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Ben Hogan of Readlyn was awarded Runner-Up Best Legs.

Beyond overall leg appearance, several leg divisions were judged during the contest, including thinnest, hairiest, palest, tannest, and special winners.

Additional results below:

Thinnest Legs

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 15, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird and Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Randy White will be grilling at the Iowa Pork Tent as celebrity chefs at the Iowa State Fair on Wednesday, August 16. White is joining AG Bird with the National Child ID program to provide families free identification kits for police to use in case of emergency to help locate a missing child. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 15, 2023) — Two hundred and eighty-nine sheep were shown by FFA exhibitors to take home champion registered sheep titles during the FFA Breeding Sheep show on Friday, August 11, at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Riley Walker of Webster City FFA, Webster City, was awarded the Champion Commercial Ewe Lamb. Waylen Gemberling of South Central Calhoun FFA, Lake City, was awarded the Reserve Champion Commercial Ewe Lamb.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 15, 2023) — The FFA Carcass Value Swine show was held on Thursday, August 10, at the 2023 Iowa State Fair. Thirty pigs were shown by nineteen FFA exhibitors in the show.

Isaac Striegel of Keota FFA, Keota, was awarded the Grand Champion of Carcass (Live) show and Grand Champion of the Carcass show.

Kelsie Bohrn of Pekin FFA, Packwood, won Reserve Champion of Carcass (Live) show.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 14, 2023) — Nine-hundred and thirty-seven exhibitors entered 355 photos of their best work into the FFA Photography contest at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Samantha Wilbur of South O'Brien FFA, Paullina, won Best of Show and Reserve Champion Best of Show

Dalani Beuthien of DeWitt Central FFA, DeWitt, received the State Advisor's Selection.

Riggs Martin, Alburnett FFA, Alburnett, achieved the State Executive Director Selection.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 14, 2023) — Sixty-nine FFA members submitted 373 exhibits in the Farm Crops contest judged Thursday, August 10, at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Olivia McDermott of Maquoketa FFA, Maquoketa, was awarded the Champion Premier Exhibit Award. Dakota Rohwedder of Calamus Wheatland FFA, Wheatland, won the Reserve Champion Premier Exhibit Award.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 14, 2023) Doll houses, miniature rooms, and scenes were awarded honors prior to the start of the 2023 Iowa State Fair. The mini structures are on display in the Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center, 9AM-8PM, every day of the Fair.

Paul Block of Stanhope won Best of Show in the Doll House competition.

Beth Grabau of Adel won Best of Show in the Miniature Room competition.

Additional results follow:

Junior Class

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 14, 2023) — Five talented Sprout division acts (ages two to twelve) and five Senior division acts (ages thirteen to 21) have advanced to the semi-final round in Bill Riley's 63rd annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform again on Thursday, August 17; Friday, August 18; or Saturday, August 19.

The names, ages, hometowns and routines of the sprouts acts are:

Abbie Atkinson, 12, Bloomfield, Contemporary Dance Solo

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 14, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird has announced her appointment of Leif Olson as Chief Deputy Attorney General. Olson is a graduate of Trinity University and the University of Chicago School of Law. He recently served as Chief of the Special Litigation Division of the Texas Attorney General’s office and currently serves as Deputy Attorney General for Special Litigation, leading the Farm and Freedom Division, in the Iowa Attorney General’s office.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 11, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced $38 million in workforce housing tax credits to develop new housing opportunities in communities across the state.