Little North American Show dedicates show to Alec Gotto

October 10, 2017

Sunday is the Little North American show. Students within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences can sign up to show an animal from five different species, including dairy, equine, swine, sheep and beef. Students then work with their animals for four weeks to prepare the animals to be shown.

Each year, LNA dedicates the show to someone that has made a positive contribution to the Block and Bridle Club, which usually ends up being a faculty member. This year, they are dedicating the show to Alec Gotto, the young man that recently made headlines for showing his steer from his wheelchair at the Iowa State Fair. Alec and his family have agreed to attend the Little North American Show on October 15th at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, and Alec will even be showing his steer one last time during the competition!

“Tracks for Alec” is a GoFundMe that has been started with the intent of raising money to provide Alec with a more show ring accessible wheelchair. We will have a donation booth set up on the day of the show, and if you would like to donate but can’t attend the show, please get into contact with one of the show’s chairpeople listed below:

Gavin Meyer -

McKenna Brinning -

Jessica Menke -

If you are interested in learning more, please click on the link and watch this video made by Angus TV!