As an independent, family-owned Iowa-based company since 1927, with 20 Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto stores throughout Iowa, we have grown with the Iowa Hawkeyes and its fans, and have been proud supporters of them! Herky on Parade gives us another opportunity to contribute to our corporate goal to give back to the communities we serve, support a worthy cause, and showcase our team spirit. Go Hawks!
about the artist
Born in 1975 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Matthew Kargol has a BA, 1997, and a MA, 2005, from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and a MFA, 2005, from Clemson University. In 1998 he competed for and completed his first large scale public art project. Since then Matthew has gone on to become renowned for his large-scale sculptural public artworks.
BEHIND THE DESIGN
Farmers are the lifeblood of Iowa and the pride of the Midwest. Farmer Herky is equipped with work gloves and his worn denim jeans are a testiment to his ‘rest once the work is done’ attitude. His cap has the ANF logo, initiated by Hayden Fry, to honor the work farmers do in providing for our nation. Learn more about America Needs Farmers.