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.

They also help tell audiences, especially children, how important 3 Every Day of Dairy is to good health.

To schedule an appearance with the Iowa Dairy Princess or Alternate Dairy Princess, complete the form below or contact LeAnne Phillips at

Request an Appearance by the Iowa Dairy Princess

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Requests will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The State Dairy Princess and Alternate Dairy Princess will be reimbursed by Midwest Dairy Association for appropriate mileage and travel-related expenses. It is expected that the requesting organization will cover or waive any meal, registration, or other event-related fees for the princess, alternate princess, and her chaperone.

Jessica Schmitt, 2018-19 Iowa Dairy Princess

Jessica Schmitt, 2018-19 Iowa Dairy Princess

Grace Howe, 2018-19 Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate

Grace Howe, 2018-19 Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate

Iowa Dairy Princess in the News

Twelve Candidates Pursue Title of 65th Iowa Dairy Princess

Twelve young women involved with the Iowa dairy community will compete to win the title of 65th Iowa State Dairy Princess Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Multi-Media Center of the Cattle Barn at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines. The princess and her alternate are charged with helping consumers learn more about dairy products and the farm families who tend the farms and cows that provide them.

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Delaware County Woman Crowned 63rd Iowa Dairy Princess

Katelyn Goldsmith, an 18-year-old from Earlville, was crowned the 63rd Iowa Dairy Princess during an evening ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines Wednesday (Aug. 10). Goldsmith, daughter of Jim and Kristi Goldsmith, will spend the year serving as a goodwill ambassador for Iowa’s dairy farmers.

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