As the Iowa State Fair was getting its last-minute preparations done before opening its doors on Thursday, women from all over the state were in Des Moines vying for the title of the 69th Iowa Dairy Princess.

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Among the contestants was 19-year-old Naomi Scott of Westgate.

Naomi grew up in 4-H and is an active member of the Iowa Holstein Association, and will spend the next year advocating for the dairy industry with her new title- Iowa Dairy Princess.

Winning this title is something Naomi has dreamed about since she was little.

I think I've probably watched every single Iowa Dairy Princess contest since I was nine when I started showing at the Iowa State Fair.

In order to run for the state title, contestants need to be a breed princess or a county ambassador. Naomi ran under the title of Iowa Holstein Princess. She says her favorite part about competing in the Iowa Dairy Princess Program was meeting the other contestants.

The best part of the competition was spending time around the other candidates running and getting to know them and getting to know their dairy story, and just seeing how they interact and share dairy and are enthusiastic about the dairy industry

Naomi Scott
Naomi Scott

Naomi’s love for diary has given her many opportunities such as the ability to compete in Quizbowl contests on a national level.

She is a sophomore at Kaskaskia College, furthering her love for the industry by studying Animal Sciences.

I'm actually at a college on dairy judging scholarships. I’m using the knowledge I've gained growing up to further my education, and I hope to one day go back to a farm and start a creamery.

Her duties as Dairy Princess will begin on September 1st.

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