Jenna Kool ~ Miss Rodeo Iowa 2018
Adel, Iowa native and recent Oklahoma State University graduate, Jenna Kool, has been chosen to serve as Miss Rodeo Iowa 2018. Her family has been involved in the agricultural industry for more than 200 years through beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine production and row-crops such as corn and soybeans. Jenna began riding horses at 3 months old and says she never grew out of the horse stage. Growing up in the equine industry allowed her to receive a full-ride scholarship to Redlands Community College where she rode on the equestrian team, was a member of the horse judging team, selected as a top 10 student in the agricultural program and earned an Associate of Science degree in agriculture, with an animal science option. She then transferred to OSU where she was a member of several organizations and a part of the first and only horse judging team to finish their season as undefeated world champions. During her time, she was also selected to serve on an elite leadership team through the Animal Science Leadership Alliance and was one of 10 students to receive an Animal Science Senior Leadership Award for her involvement and leadership skills. Jenna graduated with Cum Laude honors and earned a Bachelor of Science in both Animal Science and Agricultural Communications. Throughout her college career, Jenna was also very active in the community, volunteering her time to church and therapeutic riding programs.
“My experiences in college have prepared me very well to represent Iowa and agriculture this upcoming year as Miss Rodeo Iowa 2018,” she said. “I feel so blessed that God has chosen me to serve in this role and I can’t thank you enough for your time and support. I believe it takes a village to accomplish goals and I truly wouldn’t be able to do it without you.”
Upon finishing her reign as Miss Rodeo Iowa, Jenna plans to pursue a sales, marketing or communications position within the agricultural industry. She hopes to continue to be a voice that is educating the public and bridging the gap between producers and consumers in the agricultural field.
As Miss Rodeo Iowa, Jenna will travel approximately 30,000 miles both in and out of the state. Through her travels she will focus on promoting Iowa agricultural, rodeo & educational opportunities for young women. During her reign she will attend rodeos, fairs and parades, as well as visit schools, hospitals and the elderly. Jenna will conduct radio, television and newspaper interviews across the nation. In December of 2018, she will represent Iowa at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas, NV. During this pageant, Logan will have the opportunity to vie for the coveted Miss Rodeo America title along with over $100,000 in educational scholarships and other awards.