The Iowa Dairy Princess is crowned each year in August at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines the night before the State Fair begins. Once chosen, winners help educate 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, as well as the nutritional benefits of dairy.
The 2020-2021 state contest will be held August 11–12, 2020, in Ankeny with the coronation on August 12. Applications will be due July 1, 2020.
Julie Hammerand was crowned the 66th Iowa Dairy Princess during an evening ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. There, she represented Dubuque County. Julie is the daughter of Jerry and Lois Hammerand of Sherrill, Iowa. She is a student at the University of Northern Iowa majoring in art education.
Julie will spend the year serving as a goodwill ambassador for Iowa’s dairy farmers. Throughout her year-long reign she will make public appearances to connect with consumers and help them understand the dedication of dairy farm families to their cows, their land and the milk they produce. Her reign began after the Iowa State Fair in August and will continue through September 1, 2020.
Faith Palmer is the daughter of John and Meghan Palmer of Waukon, Iowa. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm, where they milk 120 cows. Faith has recently started her own herd of registered Holsteins, which has helped her develop farm management skills and allows her to work closely with her parents. Faith is a senior at Waukon High School and plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall to major in dairy science and agricultural business.
Faith represented Allamakee County in the Iowa Dairy Princess contest, where she was named the Iowa State Dairy Princess Alternate. She is serving as a goodwill ambassador for Iowa’s dairy farm families, sharing information about dairy farming with audiences across the state.
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