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Secretary Naig to Recognize 16 Students as Choose Iowa Coloring Calendar Contest Winners at the Iowa State Fair
Student artists featured in the 2023-2024 Choose Iowa Coloring Calendar will be honored at a ceremony in the Ag Building
DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 10, 2023) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will recognize 16 Iowa student artists whose artwork was selected for inclusion in the 2023-2024 Choose Iowa Coloring Calendar. The ceremony will take place in the Agriculture Building at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m.
The free 2023-2024 Choose Iowa Coloring Calendar will be distributed to fairgoers at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s booths in the Agriculture Building and the Varied Industries Building.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 15
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Northside Stage, Agriculture Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds
A full listing of the featured artists, including photos and a digital version of the calendar, will be available after the event.
About Choose Iowa
Choose Iowa is an agricultural marketing initiative to increase the visibility of Iowa grown and raised foods. By building on the growing demand for local foods, investing in value-added projects and helping consumers find and purchase Iowa-grown products, Choose Iowa gives farmers access to new markets and shortens the distance between farms and plates. 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 14 diverse bureaus, the Department ensures animal health, food safety and consumer protection. It also promotes conservation efforts to preserve our land and enhance water quality for the next generation. Learn more at iowaagriculture.gov.