The Iowa Dairy Princess is crowned each year in August coinciding with activities at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. The Iowa Dairy Princess and Alternate are selected based on an application, answers to essay questions, interview skills, and ability to advocate for dairy farmers. Once chosen, winners will spend their year serving as the official ambassador for Iowa’s dairy farmers advocating and educating on their behalf. They will be making public appearances that include media interviews, classroom appearances, dairy events and fairs and help educate the public about the dedication dairy farm families have to producing wholesome products for consumers.
The 2021-2022 state contest was held August 10-11, 2021 in Ankeny with the coronation on August 11.
Iowa Dairy Princess
Hillary Burken was crowned the 68th Iowa Dairy Princess during an afternoon ceremony during an evening ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Wednesday, Aug. 11. There, she represented Clinton/Jackson County. Hillary is the daughter of daughter of Marty Burken, Susan O’Neill and Lisa Lofquist of Clinton, Iowa and is a senior at Clinton High School. She was also recognized for her performance in the public speaking portion of the contest.
Hillary 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 will continue through the 2022 Iowa State Fair.
Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate
Raegan Kime was named Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate and will share duties with the Princess. She is the daughter of Dann and Annette Kime of Waucoma, Iowa. Raegan is a student at Iowa State University where she is studying agriculture & society and international agriculture.
Raegan represented the Iowa Guernsey Breeders Association and was also named Miss Congeniality in the contest. She is serving as a goodwill ambassador for Iowa’s dairy farm families, sharing information about dairy farming with audiences across the state.
County/Breed Princess Program Materials
2021 County/Breed Princess Program Registration
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The Iowa Princess is an ambassador for dairy farmers in her state. She loves sharing information about the role of dairy in healthy eating habits and how dairy farmers care for their cows, community and land.
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