Des Moines - Cole Lauterbach of Van Meter was awarded $2,500 Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Cole’s parents are Lance and Sherry Lauterbach.


“IFAA established the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youth seeking post-secondary education in an area of agriculture,” said Harold Hodson of Ankeny, who chairs the IFAA Scholarship Committee. Over $182,500 were awarded in scholarships to 111 youth this year by IFAA.


IFAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. It is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA livestock, poultry and agriculture project members to pursue Ag-related careers. IFAA founders recognized that Iowa’s young people are the future of agriculture in Iowa and that an important way to support and retain Iowa’s future Ag-leaders is to provide financial support to those young people interested in Ag-careers.


IFAA’s primary programs are the Sale of Champions, which is done in conjunction with the annual Iowa State Fair, and the Winner’s Circle Scholarship and Awards program. Over $8,2351,910 has been generated since 1988 for 2,253 Winner’s Circle Scholarships, 1,551 Performance and Carcass Awards, and 408 Sale of Champions livestock exhibitors.


For more information about IFAA and its role in supporting the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions and the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program, contact Steph Doran at admin@ifaa.org.


For additional information, visit iowastatefair.org/competition/sale-of-champions.