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Candidates Sought for 71st Iowa Dairy Princess

June 3, 2024


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ANKENY, Iowa – Midwest Dairy’s Iowa Division is seeking candidates to serve as the 71st Iowa Dairy Princess and Alternate. The entry deadline is July 1.

The Iowa Dairy Princess serves as the official goodwill ambassador for the state’s dairy industry, helping communicate with consumers about dairy farmers’ stewardship for animals and natural resources, the safety and wholesomeness of dairy products, and the economic importance of dairy to Iowa. 

Eligible candidates include young women from 17 to 24 years old who have an active interest in Iowa’s dairy cattle industry. Young women who live in counties with a dairy promotion board princess contest must be nominated through their county program. However, candidates who live in counties without an active princess contest can apply to represent their own county. Candidates must also have completed their junior year of high school. A full list of eligibility requirements can be found at

The contest features judging, networking and professional development opportunities. Judging will be held on August 6-7, 2024, in Ankeny, Iowa. Selection is based on communications skills, general knowledge of the dairy industry and enthusiasm for dairy promotion. The 71st Iowa Dairy Princess and Alternate will be crowned Wednesday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Multi-Media Center of the Cattle Barn at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

All candidates who participate in the contest will receive a $500 scholarship. Additionally, the 2024-25 Iowa Dairy Princess and Alternate will both receive $1,000 scholarships from Midwest Dairy upon successful completion of their reign.

For complete rules and application materials, visit or contact Heidi Lantzky, Iowa Dairy Princess Program Coordinator, at 563-380-8372 or

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