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


Iowa Quality Dairy Products Showcase Winners Announced

The winners of the first annual Iowa Quality Dairy Products Showcase were announced during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The competition is meant to showcase Iowa dairy farmers and their outstanding products.

Oelwein Woman Crowned 62nd Iowa Dairy Princess

Kate Stewart, an 18-year-old from Oelwein, was crowned the 62nd Iowa Dairy Princess during an evening ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines tonight (Wednesday, August 12). Stewart, daughter of Matt and Diana Stewart, will spend the year serving as a goodwill ambassador for Iowa's dairy farmers.

Eleven Candidates to Compete for 62nd Iowa State Dairy Princess

Eleven young women involved with the Iowa dairy community will compete in the contest to win the title of 62nd Iowa State Dairy Princess. The contest will begin on August 11 in Ankeny, with the coronation on Wednesday, August 12, at 8 p.m. at the Multi-Media Center of the Cattle Barn at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.

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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