Jason Henderson, the new vice president of Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University, will serve as the celebrity showman for Farm Bureau’s entry in the Governor’s Charity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 12. 

The Farm Bureau steer, named Hefty, was raised by Michael Illg of Clare. The entry is sponsored by Central Iowa county Farm Bureaus — Boone, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Story and Webster. 

To donate on behalf of the Farm Bureau entry, go to https://donorbox.org/gcss2023, and mention steer No. 5 or Illg in the notes. 

Donations benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa, which provide a home away from home for families of sick or injured children.