The Iowa Meat Goat Association has named Allison Vincent of Polk City, a junior at North Polk High School, as the 2013 Iowa Meat Goat Queen. The selection was made in September at the Iowa Meat Goat Association annual show in Indianola. Vincent is the daughter of Robert and Molly Vincent from Polk City.

Queen candidates were judged on their interviewing and communications skills, poise and overall knowledge of the meat goat industry. Allison will serve as a representative of the Iowa Meat Goat Association and assist with various meat goat promotional and educational activities throughout the year.

"I am very active in all aspects of meat goat production and I also enjoy showing goats," Allison said. "The meat goat industry is evolving in Iowa and I want to be part of helping it continue to grow.

"What I love best is sharing my enthusiasm and passion for meat goats with others to build awareness for the industry," Allison continued. "I love encouraging people to try eating goat meat and to get people in the state of Iowa who raise and show livestock interested in raising and showing meat goats!"

The Iowa Meat Goat Association is an organization comprised of farms, individuals and families from across Iowa and neighboring states who are involved with meat goat production. The IMGA provides publicity, educational programs and other activities to support meat goat producers. For additional information, go to