Governor’s Steer Show more than just cattle for Dight family

Rockford, Iowa – The countdown is on for a Floyd County family who will be showing on the state’s grandest and most selective stages this weekend.

Dillan Dight and his family who live near Rockford are headed to the Iowa State Fair Thursday to participate in the Governor’s Steer Show.

His dad, Trent, says after filling out an application and participating at the county fair, it’s been a humbling experience.


The 13-year-old is taking his 1,300 pound Main Anojou steer named Rocky to an event which is lasted longer than three decades.  Former Governor Terry Branstad started the event to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

Trent says his son’s maturity has played a role in this experience. 


Dillan’s days begin early in order to take care of one of his closes friends. 


While some exhibitors would attend Saturday’s show for the pageantry, Dillan says it’s about serving others.  They’ve raised $14,000 since the county fair for the Ronald McDonald house.

When asked about what he looks forward to the most, he said it’s about the bigger picture.


The family leaves Wednesday night and the show begins Saturday.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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