AMES - Iowa's cattle producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help them find Iowa's Best Burger in 2014.
In this year's quest, the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association are encouraging you to nominate your favorite burger, whether it's a gourmet or down-home style.
This is the fifth year the two groups are holding the annual Iowa's Best Burger contest, which officially kicks off Feb. 12. All nominations must be in the IBIC office by 5 p.m. on March 17.
"We're looking for the best burger served in an Iowa restaurant," said Bedford cattle producer Roger Brummett, who is also chairman of the Iowa Beef Industry Council. Brummett says the entries need to be 100 percent beef burgers. "Although burgers are often standard fare, we know from experience that the winners of this contest serve outstanding burgers."
In order to recognize these great burgers, IBIC and ICA are asking Iowa consumers to nominate their favorite burgers for the award, and those nominations can be made in the mail, online or by texting.
Details about the contest rules and nomination forms and options are on the Iowa Beef Industry Council's website, www.iabeef.org/. Burger lovers can also find a link to the online nomination form at the Iowa Beef Council Facebook page; or text BEEF to 313131 and receive information about submitting a nomination via text.