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The Midwest Dairy Association Nebraska Division is seeking candidates to participate in the State Dairy Princess contest scheduled for Feb. 24, 2018, location to be announced.

The 2018 Nebraska Dairy Princess will be crowned during the Nebraska Dairy Convention on Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, during the evening banquet and coronation held at the Ramada Inn in Columbus.

The Nebraska Dairy Princess reigns for one year as the official goodwill ambassador for the state’s dairy industry, making a variety of public appearances to help consumers understand dairy products and the responsible practices used by dairy producers.

Applications need to be received by Mon., Feb. 19, 2018.

Candidates must be at least a high school junior during the current school year, be under 26 years of age, never been married and have parents, a legal guardian or a grandparent who are active within the Nebraska Dairy Industry. Candidates are judged on their communication skills, personality, general knowledge of the dairy industry and enthusiasm for dairy promotion.

The 2018 Nebraska Dairy Princess will receive a $750 scholarship from Midwest Dairy. A $250 scholarship will be awarded to the first runner-up.

For complete rules and an application form, visit the or contact Julie A Meier, Dairy Princess coordinator, 4005 Sandalwood Drive, Grand Island, NE 68803 or 308-390-9338, or email