The Iowa Farm Bureau has always believed that one of the most important things we raise in Iowa isn’t planted in the ground, it’s Iowa’s young people. They are the lifeblood of our communities and a promise for our state’s bright future. Over the years, Farm Bureau has strongly supported student achievement in academics, the arts and athletics while encouraging the leaders of tomorrow through our title sponsorship of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa Hall of Pride.

One of the best places to see the leaders of tomorrow is at the state’s high school basketball tournaments, held each March in Des Moines. Check out these shots from the 2016 girl’s state tournaments from Iowa Farm Bureau’s award-winning photographer, Gary Fandel.

For more information on how the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation supports our state's youth, click here.