R-S FFA member places 2nd in IFAA Premier Exhibitor competition

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
R-S FFA member places 2nd in IFAA Premier Exhibitor competition

-by Brad Taylor

Paige Petzenhauser, of Roland, was awarded the $500 FFA Sheep Premier Exhibitor 2nd Place Award by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the 2014 Iowa State Fair Show. Paige’s parents are Mike and Carole Petzenhauser.

“IFAA established the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youth seeking post-secondary education in the area of agriculture,” said Harold Hodson of Ankeny, who chairs the IFAA Scholarship Committee. Over $189,250 in scholarships were awarded to 129 youth this year by IFAA.

IFAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. It is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging FFA livestock, poultry and agriculture project members to pursue Ag-related careers.

IFAA’s primary programs are the Sale of Champions, which is done in conjunction with the annual State Fair, and the Winner’s Circle Scholarship and Awards program. Over $6.5 million has been generated since 1988.

For more information about the IFFA and its role in supporting the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions and Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program, contact Harold Hodson at 515-290-8875.