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STATEMENT FROM ICPB PRESIDENT ROGER ZYLSTRA ON THE CANCELLATION OF IOWA CORN CY-HAWK SERIES™ FALL MATCHUPS

July 10, 2020

The Iowa State Cyclones and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes will not be competing in the fall matchups of Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series™. The Big Ten confirmed yesterday they are limiting their fall sports to conference-only due to the fluidity of the pandemic. The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® and the Iowa Corn Growers Association® proudly partner with Learfield IMG College on behalf of both Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Athletic Departments for the title sponsorship of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series™. The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series highlights the importance of Iowa corn on an elevated platform that a significant percentage of Iowans engage with every year.

 The following is a statement from ICPB President Roger Zylstra.

“The decision to cancel the fall matchups of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series was disappointing to hear but understandable due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. The health and safety of all Iowans, the student-athletes and the fans are of the utmost importance.”

“The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series is a great way to promote Iowa corn and the farmers who grow it because roughly sixty-five percent of Iowans tune-in and engage making it an outstanding platform to share the farmers' story and messages about corn. Corn is Iowa’s number one crop and farmers are proud of its many uses that benefit our entire state. It feeds our livestock, nourishes our families, and provides clean-burning fuel for vehicles. We are a proud sponsor of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, and we hope it can resume with winter sports.”

For More Information:

Brandi Snyder, Public Relations Manager, bsnyder@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242

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