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Heidi Jacob, 18, daughter of Gerard and Lori Jacob of Linton, was crowned North Dakota’s 70th State Dairy Princess in Bismarck at the Midwest Dairy North Dakota Division board meeting June 19. She was selected based on an application, answers to essay questions, her interview skills and ability to advocate for dairy farmers.

Heidi Jacob,
2017-18 North Dakota Dairy Princess
Jacob will spend her year serving as the official ambassador for the state’s dairy farmers, advocating and educating on their behalf. She will make public appearances including media interviews, classroom appearances, dairy events and fairs.

Jacob graduated from Linton High School in May and currently works on her family’s dairy farm near Linton. She plans to attend Bismarck State College in the fall, studying secondary education.

At Linton High School, Jacob was active in Future Business Leaders of America, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, basketball, volleyball, choir and National Honor Society. She earned multiple honors in those activities. She was also selected to serve on the State Youth Advisory Council for North Dakota Farmers Union.

In addition to the crown, Jacob received a $500 scholarship from Midwest Dairy Association.

Midwest Dairy Association® represents 7,400 dairy farm families and works on their behalf to increase dairy sales, foster innovation and inspire consumer confidence in dairy products and practices. Midwest Dairy is funded by checkoff dollars from dairy farmers in a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.