Max Travels to the Governor’s Charity Steer Show

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is proud to sponsor Max, the corn-fed steer that maximizes opportunities, at this year’s 41st Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. This year’s steer will be accompanied by the Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) President Denny Friest, a corn farmer from Radcliffe, Iowa, and Logan Faris, son of Austin and Amy Faris and Senior at South Hardin High School.

“Being a part of such a prestigious event is an honor, and I am proud to be able to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. My family utilized its services when my uncle was in high school and truly appreciated their kindness!” said Faris. As a nine-year member of the Tipton Grant Toppers 4-H Club and an active member of the South Hardin FFA Chapter, he has seen the value raising livestock can have and the benefits of supporting non-profit organizations.

“Iowa Corn is excited to provide this opportunity for Logan while promoting and supporting our livestock customers,” shared Friest. “The Governor’s Charity Steer Show has been a longstanding tradition and we value our involvement to support such a remarkable organization like Ronald McDonald House Charities.”

Max will be sold at auction concluding the show. 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 Logan and Iowa Corn visit and mention Logan in the notes. 

For More Information:

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

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