The Iowa State Fair attracts attendees from across the state and beyond. Many of the attendees are not connected to agriculture and are several generations removed from a family farm. The fair provides the perfect platform to tell agriculture’s story and hopefully answer questions about the industry which drives Iowa’s economy. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is ready to help spread this message.
Audio: Full interview with Duane Aistrope of the Iowa Corn Growers Association
The Iowa State Fair provides many opportunities for the ICGA to connect with fairgoers. ICGA’s Duane Aistrope tells us about how ICGA will make their presence known at the fair. This includes partnering with the Iowa Pork Producers to serve pork chops on a stick, helping with the Governor’s Charity Steer Show, State Fair After Dark, and even helping hands on the farm.
This leads up to their main event the Iowa Corn Growers Day at the Fair on Friday, August 16th. Aistrope highlights the day’s activities.
The fair is a time when we can connect with consumers from all over the world at every age group, to tell Ag’s story. Like many Ag groups, the Iowa Corn Growers are active in promoting what agriculture means to the economy of this state and its quality of life. Not just a quality of life for farmers, but also for the consumers of our everyday goods. Aistrope says consumers are very receptive to hearing about agriculture and ask some very good questions.
The Iowa State Fair runs August 8th – 18th in Des Moines.