CARVER COUNTY, MN – The Midwest American Dairy Association of Carver County is seeking candidates for its 2015 Carver County Dairy Princess competition, which will take place at the Carver County Extension Office in Cologne. Coronation will be Saturday, April 11 at the 63rd annual Carver County Dairy Day Dinner at the Cologne Community Center, 1211 Village Parkway.
A dairy princess informational/ registration meeting for all who are interested will take place Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m. at the Carver County Extension Office, 11360 Hwy. 212 W. in Cologne. The meeting will include information about the duties of a dairy princess, rules, and procedures of the county and state princess competitions. Potential candidates and/or parents will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Candidate entry deadline is Friday, Feb. 13. For more information or questions, contact Barb Grimm at (952) 657-2476 or email@example.com .
Candidates are also being sought to serve as dairy ambassadors to assist the princesses. Contact Juliene at (952) 442-0422 for more information.
What is a dairy princess?
Dairy Princesses serve as goodwill ambassadors for the dairy industry. Throughout their reign they take part in dairy promotions, media interviews, classroom presentations, parades, and other public appearances to promote the dairy industry and its products.
Who is eligible?
A candidate must be a high school senior about to graduate or already be a graduate, unmarried, childless, and not yet 24 years old as of July 1, 2015. Her Carver County farm must be actively engaged in the production of milk for sale to a licensed plant contributing to the dairy promotion check-off. A candidate also qualifies if she, or either of her parents, are employed on a dairy farm in a dairy-related capacity. That farm must also contribute to the dairy promotion check-off program.
Princess Kay of the Milky Way
County dairy princesses are eligible to attend a statewide training seminar at St. Cloud State University May 15-17, and may apply to be a finalist for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title.
Twelve finalists will be selected to compete for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way in August.
At all levels of competition, contestants are judged on their communication skills, personality, enthusiasm for dairy promotion, and general knowledge of the dairy industry.