12 Choose Iowa Coloring Calendar Contest Winners Honored at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 21, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented awards to the winners of the Choose Iowa Coloring Calendar contest during a ceremony at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship received more than 100 submissions from K-12 students all over the state, and 12 were selected for the August 2019-July 2020 calendar.

This year’s winners, listed alphabetically by last name, include:

  • Isaiah Boonstra, New Sharon
  • Josie Eldal, Moorland
  • Kaden Farmer, Manchester
  • Hannah Heartsill, Chariton
  • Tyler Hoeger, Delhi
  • Abigail Hughes, Ottumwa
  • Dawson Marine, Somers
  • Olivia Marti, Waukon
  • Cheyanne McFarland, Manson
  • Kenzie Moellers, Cresco
  • Thatcher Oswald, Manson
  • Breckin Stolfus, Sumner

Photos of the winners receiving their awards are available online.

The calendar was distributed to fairgoers at the Choose Iowa booth in the Agriculture Building and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship booth in the Varied Industries Building.

Students who are 18-years-old or younger are invited to submit a drawing for the August 2020-July 2021 Choose Iowa Coloring Calendar. Pictures should be drawn in a horizontal orientation using only black lines on plain white, 8 ½ by 11-inch paper. The pictures should not be colored in.

Artwork may be submitted electronically to communications@iowaagriculture.gov or mailed to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Coloring Calendar, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319. Each submission should include the artist’s name, age, school, hometown and contact information.

About Choose Iowa

Led by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, the Choose Iowa program creates support for farmers, drives demand for the products they produce, and generates excitement about agricultural innovation happening around the state. Agriculture is a part of our state’s history and Iowans are developing new technologies that will guide us into the future.

Iowa leads the nation in corn, pork, egg and renewable fuel production. You can support local producers and growers by choosing Iowa meat, dairy and produce at farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants around the state. Learn more at ChooseIowa.com.

About the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Led by Secretary Mike Naig, the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship serves the rural and urban residents that call Iowa home. Through its 12 diverse bureaus, the Department ensures animal health, food safety and consumer protection. It also promotes conservation efforts to preserve our land for the next generation. Learn more at iowaagriculture.gov.