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June 9 Declared as Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Day by Governor Branstad

JOHNSTON, Iowa - June 9, 2014 - Today, Governor Branstad signed a proclamation, declaring June 9, 2014 as Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Day. Throughout the Iowa and Iowa State sports seasons, Iowa Corn is proud to sponsor the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series as a way to talk to Iowans about the importance of corn in their everyday lives.

"Today marks a special day, because we aren't just celebrating the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, but we are celebrating both Universities, the coaches, athletes and the farmers who make the partnership work," said Chris Edgington, a farmer from St. Ansgar and the current Vice President of Iowa Corn Promotion Board. "Not unlike building on the traditions that this interstate rivalry represents, we hope that whether or not you are a cyclone or a hawkeye, whether you like football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, track or swimming, men's or women's athletics, it is about being Iowan."

The official proclamation states, "Whereas, the series salutes the tradition and significant role that agriculture has in the history and the future of our great state; and the series is about celebrating the games, academics, the people of Iowa, and awarding points to the winner in various head to head match ups."

The Iowa -Iowa State football game on September 13th will launch the 4th year for the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. For more information about the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, visit

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The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 7,800 farmer members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.

Mindy Williamson
Communications & PR Director


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Gov. Branstad, Lt. Governor with Iowa Corn staff & directors



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