State Auditor Julie Blaha is a ribbon-winning Crop Art enthusiast. She noticed this year at the State Fair after a year off…

“There didn’t seem to be more pieces, but the quality is amazing.”

Blaha says not only is the quality amazing this year, but some of the best crop artists switched over to her category–so the competition was pretty tight. Blaha managed to win a third-place ribbon and a merit ribbon for her Office of the State Auditor art with the slogan: Counting Minnesota’s Beans Since 1849.