Lt. Kernel Travels to the Governor’s Charity Steer Show

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is proud to sponsor Lt. Kernel, the corn-fed steer, at this year’s 40th Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. This year’s steer will be accompanied by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) President Kelly Nieuwenhuis, a corn and pork producer from O’Brien County, and Kourtney Dekker, daughter of Kirk and Tina Dekker and Senior at Sheldon Community High School.

“I am most excited to see people from across Iowa come together to raise money for the families in need at the Ronald McDonald House. I know this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I am so grateful for this opportunity!” said Dekker. As an eight-year member of the Western Workers 4-H Club and an active member of the Sheldon FFA Chapter, she has seen the value raising livestock can have.

“Iowa Corn is excited to provide this opportunity for Kourtney while promoting and supporting our livestock customers,” shared Nieuwenhuis. 

LT. Kernel will be sold at auction concluding the show. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has a goal of raising $400,000 for the 40th anniversary of the show and beating last year’s record of over $375,000. All proceeds of the show go directly to the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa and the families in need at the facility. To donate on behalf of Kourtney and Iowa Corn visit and mention Kourtney in the notes. 

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Rachel Zumbach, Public Relations Manager,, 515-225-9242

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