Naig to recognize calendar contest winners at the Iowa State Fair

12 students to be recognized on Tuesday, Aug. 13

DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will recognize 12 student artists during a ceremony at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Students submitted artwork for the 2019-2020 Choose Iowa calendar contest and 12 were selected for this year’s calendar.   

Naig will present the students with a certificate on Tuesday, Aug. 13 during the Iowa State Fair. The calendar will be 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.
Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: Iowa State Fair Agriculture Building, stage

2019 Award Recipients: (Listed alphabetically by last name)

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


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

Contact: Lexi Marek                           
515-725-0424or 515-664-6311(cell)