Lilly Bru to advocate for American ag as 2024 Tama Co. Miss U.S. Agriculture


GLADBROOK – Rural Gladbrook resident and rising GMG High School senior Lilly Bru – daughter of Laura and Ryan Bru – has been selected to serve as the 2024 Tama County Miss United States Agriculture representative.

According to the program’s website, the Miss United States Agriculture program was started in 2014 to encourage women in agriculture to teach and enhance the story of American agriculture.

“I completed an application and became eligible from the accepted application,” Bru, who has grown up on her family’s farm northeast of Gladbrook, told Tama-Grundy Publishing when asked how she became involved in the advocacy program. “Now that I have the role, I will do my best to advocate for our county’s agriculture.”

Bru is currently the 2023 Tama County Pork Producers Queen. She is also involved in high school cross country, track, cheerleading, FFA, National Honor Society, and student council. She also finds time to volunteer in her community including as this year’s director of the local Vacation Bible School program.

Later this year in November, Bru will compete at the Midwest Miss United States Agriculture pageant held in Des Moines for which she is currently seeking sponsorships. Individuals and businesses interested in sponsoring her run can contact Lilly at 641-485-3781.