The Iowa State Fair is Iowa's largest event, attracting hundreds of thousands of people across the state and nation. Every year Iowa State University develops a theme to showcase, and this year's exhibit demonstrates how ISU serves Iowans.
Iowa State University has tremendous impact throughout Iowa, especially in the agricultural economy. Virtually every farmer and producer in the state rely on discoveries found by ISU. Research provided through ISU's Agriculture Experiment Station is leading the charge in Iowa for identifying new innovations, technologies, and solutions to real-world needs in food security, human health, economic development, and environmental sustainability.
Many of the animals at the fair are brought by thousands of 4-H'ers from all of Iowa's counties. 4-H is ISU Extension and Outreach's flagship youth program and can be seen in the 4-H Exhibits Building featuring more than 4,000 exhibits including beef, dairy, dog, horse, horticulture, poultry, rabbit, sheep and swine.
The ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab - Iowa's only public veterinary diagnostic laboratory - is serving on the front lines of a potential livestock disease outbreak in Iowa. The VDL processes more than 40,000 cases and conducts more than one million tests each year.
Did you know? State Fair Veterinarian, Dr. Bruce Leuschen, is one of Iowa State's very own - a clinician in the department of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine. He and his assistants will be at the fairgrounds 24/7 and are responsible for the health, biosecurity and pharmaceuticals for the thousands of animals at the fair.
Visit ISU at the Fair! The ISU booth will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the northeast corner of the Varied Industries Building. Come see how Iowa State University serves the people of Iowa!
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