Hampton man named president of Iowa State Fair Board

Fairs have always been more than just food, rides, and attractions for Alan Brown.

     "It all started with my involvement with the county fair – that’s when my love for fairs really began," said the Hampton man. "I was a 4-H'er ever since I was old enough to be one. Then as I got older I was involved with showing animals and the FFA."

     That childhood passion kept burning within Brown right into his adulthood. He gradually took on more administrative roles and joined the Franklin County Fair Board in the late-1980s, which eventually led to his election to the Iowa State Fair Board in 2010. His dedication paid off recently when he was elected as president of the state fair board by his fellow directors in Des Moines.

Read the full article in the January 15 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.