Midwest Dairy Association’s Iowa Division is seeking candidates to serve as Iowa’s 64th Dairy Princess. The entry deadline is Saturday, July 1.
The Iowa Dairy Princess serves as the official goodwill ambassador for the state’s dairy industry, helping communicate with people about dairy farmers’ stewardship for animals and natural resources, the safety and wholesomeness of dairy products, and the economic importance of dairy to Iowa’s economy.
Eligible candidates include young women from 16 to 22 years old from active Iowa dairy farms, who work on a dairy farm or whose parents are employees of an Iowa dairy farm. Young women who live in counties with a local princess contest managed by a dairy promotion board must be nominated through their county program. However, candidates who live in counties without an active princess contest can apply to represent their own county. A full list of eligibility requirements can be found at MidwestDairy.com/ForFarmers/DairyPrincessContests.
Potential candidates can learn more about the contest and dairy princess program at the Dairy Iowa Youth Communications Workshop Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, Iowa. The session will include an interactive workshop for high school and college students and an overview of the state princess contest. Learn more or register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 712-551-7918.
Judging will be held August 8-9, 2017, in Ankeny, Iowa. Selection is based on communications skills, general knowledge of the dairy industry and enthusiasm for dairy promotion. The 64th Iowa State Dairy Princess will be crowned Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. at the Multi-Media Center of the Cattle Barn at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.
The 2017-18 Iowa Dairy Princess and Alternate will both receive $1,000 scholarships from Midwest Dairy Association’s Iowa Division.MidwestDairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.