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2021 Jones County Farm Bureau Cookout Contest

The Farm Bureau Cookout Contest is designed to promote quality Iowa meat. You do not have to be an expert griller to compete - just enjoy cooking outdoors!

Sunday July 25 (All Day Long)
Check-in starting at 6:30am
Judging starts at 1pm

Cash Prizes for 1st place in each Meat Category
West of Berndes Center (Location same as last year)

All entries must be submitted by an individual

1:00 - Lamb
1:30 - Poultry
2:00 - Turkey
2:30 - Youth Pork Chops
3:00 - Pork
3:30 - Beef (no brisket)
4:00 - Combo* / Specialty**

  * Combo - combinations of any of hte 5 meat categories.
** Specialty - Domestically raised meats, excluding wild game

Categories are judged on the meat preparation only - based on taste, appearance and orginality

Please pre-register by contacting Jones County Farm Bureau at 319-462-4805 or

1st place category winners have the opportunity to compete again with their winning entry at the Iowa Farm Bureau Cookout Contest at the Iowa State Fair.

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