Ag Programming (IFM #130)

Ag Programming

(IFM #130)


Date and Time

February 8, 2023 – 2:00pm CST

90 minutes



$59 per site


Presented by:

Jen Cannon, Competitive Exhibits Director- Iowa State Fair

About the CyberSeminar: Ag Programming (IFM #130)

Have you taken a look at what your Agriculture Competitive Programming Portfolio looks like on your fairgrounds? Explore the basic components of Competitive Agricultural Programming.  The instructor-led course, provided by the IAFE Education Foundation, identifies the value of successful competitive events, logistics, procedures, and effective exhibitor communication.  Gain tools to improve your fairs Competitive Agricultural Programming. This is an IAFE IFM for credit course. All IAFE members welcome.

About the Presenter

Jen Cannon is the Competitive Events Director for the Iowa State Fair where she is responsible for over 65,000 entries in everything from livestock to fine art and also oversees the Fairs Agriculture Education programming.  Jen had been with the Iowa State Fair for 17 years; 13 years in her current position.  Before that she was the Sponsorship Director and began her Fair career in Public Relations with the Blue Ribbon Foundation.  Jen received her bachelor of arts degree from Central College in Iowa majoring in Business Administration, Marketing and Communications.  Jen graduated from the International Association of Fairs and Expos (IAFE) Institute of Fair Management in 2010.  She is active in IAFE Agriculture Committee and the North American Livestock and Rodeo Managers Association where she currently serves on the board as Vice President.

Jen and her husband, Tom, have two sons, Lane and Trey.   They all work together to operate a purebred Charolais cattle herd in central Iowa and participate in cattle shows throughout the country.