Midwest Dairy Association

Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair’s agricultural history is evident each August, and Midwest Dairy Association’s role is key to the fair’s success. As a sponsor of the famous Butter Cow sculpture, we capitalize on the interest in all things dairy by serving products at two Dairy Bar locations. Hand dipped ice cream cones and shakes top the menu. Sponsorships of the milking parlor, Little Hands on the Farm and the Ag Magic Show help to tell dairy producer’s stories. 

Iowa State Fair Web Site


60th Iowa Dairy Princess Crowned

Mariah Schmitt, an 18-year-old from Fort Atkinson, was crowned the 60thIowa Dairy Princess during an evening ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines tonight (Wednesday, August 7).

Iowa Dairy Princess Coronation is Wednesday

The coronation of the 60th Iowa Dairy Princess will take place this Wednesday night, Aug. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Multi-Media Center of the Cattle Barn at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.  Eleven young women involved with the dairy community across the state are competing for the title. 

Iowa Dairy Princess

The contest happens every August in Des Moines - on the night before the Iowa State Fair begins. Once chosen, winners help tell the public about the dedication dairy farm families have to producing wholesome products for consumers, and how committed those families are to responsible animal care and environmental stewardship.

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