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Iowa Dairy Princess

About the Program

The Iowa Dairy Princess represents Iowa dairy farmers at events across the state. As a goodwill ambassador, the Iowa Dairy Princess connects with consumers to share information about the care and dedication dairy farmers take in producing wholesome, nutritious dairy foods for all to enjoy.

Princess Contest

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 2023-24 state contest will be held August 8-9 in Ankeny with the coronation August 9 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

2022-2023 Iowa Dairy Princess Naomi Scott

Iowa Dairy Princess

Naomi Scott, a 19-year-old from Westgate, was crowned the 69th Iowa Dairy Princess. Naomi, daughter of Mike and Kathleen Scott, 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.

Naomi represented the Iowa Holstein Association in the contest and was also named Miss Congeniality in the contest.

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2022-2023 Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate Emil Manweiler

Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate

Emily Manweiler, 18, of Sumner, was named Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate. Emily, the daughter of William and Karen Manweilier, will share duties with the princess. She represented the Iowa Jersey Cattle Club and will be a senior at New Hampton High School.

Emily 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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2023 Contest Overview

2023 Contest Application Form

2023 Personal Reference Form

Guidelines for Prepared Public Speaking


2023 County/Breed Princess Program Registration

2023 Iowa Dairy Princess Handbook

2023 Princess Incentive Program Information

Request a Visit with a Dairy Princess

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.

To request the Iowa Dairy Princess visit your event or classroom, please submit the request form and we will help you connect with the Iowa Dairy Princess.

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