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.

Rachel Grober, 2017-18 Iowa Dairy Princess

Rachel Grober, 2017-18 Iowa Dairy Princess

Josie Buddenberg, 2017-18 Alternate Iowa Dairy Princess

Josie Buddenberg, 2017-18 Alternate Iowa Dairy Princess

Iowa Dairy Princess in the News

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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