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Iowa girl makes it big in ag world


Photo Courtesy of Agri-News from Lexi Marek

A Washington County woman gets featured on RFD-TV’s FarmHer show. Twenty-two year old Lexi Marek is from Washington County, Iowa.

“What drew us to Lexi was her deep love for agriculture,” said Raquel Gottsch, FarmHer’s executive producer. “At such a young age, she is already making a name for herself as a leader in the agriculture industry.”

Marek will graduate in May from Iowa State University and plans to have a career with FarmHer, where she started as an intern and later became Grow Coordinator and Communications Manager.

The popular TV show trailed Marek during the Iowa State Fair in August where she was showing Phillip, her final show pig of her 16-year show pig career.

Marek broke the all-time species record at the fair when she won Grand Champion with her calico-colored Phillip, who sold for $53,000 during the Sale of Champions.

“I can relate almost everything from being on the farm,” Marek said. “You know the meaning of a dollar and the backbone of our country, which is agriculture. You can learn lessons in multiple ways. I chose to learn them through agriculture.”

Marek is also competing for Miss Iowa this summer after serving as Miss Greater Des Moines.

FarmHer was started in 2013 with the goal of showcasing women in agriculture through photography. It grew to sell merchandise, and also started airing its TV show.