JOHNSTON, Iowa – Governor Branstad signed a proclamation declaring June 9, 2014 as Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Day. Throughout the Iowa and Iowa State sports seasons, Iowa Corn is proud to sponsor the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series as a way to talk to Iowans about the importance of corn in their everyday lives.

“Today marks a special day, because we aren’t just celebrating the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, but we are celebrating both Universities, the coaches, athletes and the farmers who make the partnership work,” said Chris Edgington, a farmer from St. Ansgar and the current Vice President of Iowa Corn Promotion Board. “Not unlike building on the traditions that this interstate rivalry represents, we hope that whether or not you are a cyclone or a hawkeye, whether you like football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, track or swimming, men’s or women’s athletics, it is about being Iowan.”

Directors with Governor The official proclamation states, “Whereas, the series salutes the tradition and significant role that agriculture has in the history and the future of our great state; and the series is about celebrating the games, academics, the people of Iowa, and awarding points to the winner in various head to head match ups.”

The Iowa–Iowa State football game on September 13th will launch the 4th year for the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Learfield Sports is the multimedia rights holder for University of Iowa Athletics and Iowa State University Athletics through its Hawkeye Sports Properties and Cyclone Sports Properties entities, respectively. For more information about the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, visit