It is one of Iowa’s favorite signs of spring. Student athletes from across the state will gather in Des Moines to compete in the state girls’ basketball tournament March 3-8 and state boys’ basketball tournament March 10-15.

Iowa Farm Bureau is proud to support this next generation of Iowans as the sole title sponsor of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) and the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA).

In addition to sponsoring the state tournaments, Farm Bureau supports the “On a Roll” academic recognition award for middle school and high school girls (grades 7-12) who participate in an Iowa Girls’ Athletic Union-sanctioned sport or cheerleading/drill team and who have increased their grade point average (GPA) from the previous semester.

Farm Bureau also helps distribute more than 1,400 commemorative basketballs to athletes, coaches and schools who qualify for the 2014 state basketball tournaments.

Off the court, Farm Bureau funds scholarships and grants to outstanding young citizens engaged in academic leadership and stu­­­dent government. Farm Bureau also sponsors the annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Program, which recognizes more than 400 of Iowa’s best students at a ceremony held in April in Des Moines. For additional information about Iowa Farm Bureau’s scholarship programs and more, visit