Cattle industry gearing up for the Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show

| May 17, 2022

Contact: Anna Hastert, Director of Communications, Iowa Cattlemen's Association, 515-296-2266

The Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, and Office of the Governor of Iowa are gearing up for the 40th anniversary of the Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show (GCSS). This year, we strive to raise $400,000 for the 40th anniversary. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Iowa, with houses in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Sioux City. 

“During the 39th annual Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show, we raised more than $375,000,” Tanner Lawton, Iowa GCSS Co-chair said. “To date, we have raised $4.5 million for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. This year, we hope to reach new heights and raise $400,000 for the 40th anniversary. Chances are, you know a family who has utilized the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. The Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show helps support Iowa families during their time of need, and we hope you will join us in supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa by attending this year’s show, slated for 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 13.” 

The Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, and Office of the Governor of Iowa cordially invite you to join us for this year’s kickoff event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27. The event will be held at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa, located at 1441 Pleasant St., Des Moines, Iowa 50314. Gov. Kim Reynolds will provide remarks, as well as executive directors from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. Other guests include: Iowa Agriculture Sec. Mike Naig, Deputy Sec. Julie Kenney, and families benefiting from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. Please let us know if you plan on attending by emailing Anna Hastert at [email protected]

About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff.  Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand.  For more information, visit www.iabeef.org.

About the Iowa Cattlemen's Association: The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association represents nearly 8,000 beef-producing families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa’s beef industry. ICA’s mission is “Grow Iowa’s beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.” www.iacattlemen.org.