Katie Stam-Irk, Miss America 2009, now serves as the spokeswoman for Midwest Ag Finance. During the recent Indiana-Illinois Farm and Outdoor Power Equipment Show, Stam-Irk greeted Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann when she stopped by the company’s booth.
Katie Stam-Irk, Miss America 2009, now serves as the spokeswoman for Midwest Ag Finance. During the recent Indiana-Illinois Farm and Outdoor Power Equipment Show, Stam-Irk greeted Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann when she stopped by the company’s booth.

INDIANAPOLIS — Five years after being crowned Miss America 2009, Katie Stam-Irk continues her journey of representing agriculture as the new spokeswoman for Midwest Ag Finance.

Midwest Ag Finance is a financial services company that takes creative approaches to helping meet the needs of the agricultural community.

“I’m so thankful to come back to my home state and be working with a fabulous company,” Stam-Irk said, adding that she can’t believe it’s been five years since she was crowned Miss America.

As the new spokeswoman for Midwest Ag Finance, Stam-Irk said that she will be involved with speaking engagements on behalf of the company, attend trade shows and talk to customers, along with handing out education materials.

She added that her transition from Miss America to spokeswoman for Midwest Ag Finance has been great.

“I said from the beginning that I would never forget where I came from,” she said.

The new mom, who now resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Brian, and daughter, Charlotte Bell, noted that Miss America is something she did, but agriculture is what made her who she is.