Year in Review Continued Story 12: Grant Garman in the Governor’s Steer Show

Grant with his neighbor, Dustin Ford, who was responsible for getting the Garman's into the show.

            15-year-old Grant Garman from Keota had a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience this summer he will reflect on as one of his most memorable events in life. On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Garman and his steer, ‘Quarter Pounder’ joined 24 other participants in the ring of the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines for the 36th Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show.

            The show, which began in 1983, was started when the Iowa Beef Council and the Iowa Cattleman’s Association joined forces with Governor Terry Branstad to organize the charity event in order to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. In the past 35 years more than $3.2 million has been raised for the locations in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Sioux City.

            Grant said he felt like the opportunity was a “once in a lifetime experience,” and is very grateful for his neighbor who made it happen. “My neighbor, Dustin Ford, contacted his college roommate who is the President of the Iowa Cattleman’s Association, and he gave us this opportunity to show at the Governor’s Steer Show.”


For the rest of this story, check out the January 9th issue of the Keota Eagle.