The Iowa Farm Bureau welcomed back contestants to its 57th annual Cookout Contest at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Rashawn Parker of Boone is the 2021 Iowa Farm Bureau Cookout Champion, winning both the beef and showmanship categories on his way to the crown.

“This means all the long hours in the garage, when my wife was putting the kids down and I’m still out there trying this recipe or that recipe, was worth it,” Parker said after the competition on Aug. 17.

For his winning dish, Parker offered judges a picanha steak, a cut popular in Brazil and...