Grober represents the Iowa Guernsey Breeders Association and will be a senior at New Hampton High School.
Ally Bierschenk, 17, was named Miss Congeniality. She is the daughter of Cary and Jennifer Bierschenk of Van Horne and represents Benton County.
Cynthia Hamlett, 18, daughter of Mark and Jennifer Hamlett of Aurora, was recognized for her performance in the public speaking portion of the contest. She represents Fayette County.
Thirteen young women who are from dairy farms or closely linked to the dairy community competed for the Iowa Dairy Princess title, with the judging held August 8 and 9 in Ankeny. Winners were chosen on the basis of their knowledge of dairy farming and the dairy industry, public speaking skills and enthusiasm for representing Iowa’s dairy farm families.The outgoing 2016-17 Iowa Dairy Princess is Katelyn Goldsmith, daughter of Jim and Kristi Goldsmith of Earlville, and the Alternate Princess is Shana Hilgerson, daughter of Scott and Suzy Hilgerson of Elkader. Their reigns will be completed at the end of the Iowa State Fair, and the new Princess and Alternate will begin their duties Sept. 1.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 MidwestDairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.