State Fair Fixture

Dr. Gene Hoy (’69)
When the calendar turns to August, family, friends and neighbors know where to find Gene Hoy. For the past 11 Augusts, Hoy has directed the activities at the Animal Learning Center at the Iowa State Fair. The popular exhibits in the building feature live births of pigs, cows, sheep, goats – you name a farm animal outside of a horse and chances are you can see a baby during your visit to the fair. “As long as we have babies to look at people are happy,” Hoy says, “although sometimes we have 250 people watching a live birth.”