July 24 2018 08:04 AM

    Young Dairy Leaders to Serve as Advocates on Behalf of Dairy Industry

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    The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) recently welcomed the 2018-2019 class of Dairy Princess representatives for a three-day session to launch their year of service as California dairy industry advocates. Nineteen Dairy Princesses and Alternates from Districts 1 to 9 attended the Dairy Princess Training in July where they learned presentation and public speaking skills, etiquette and social media tips and an overview of industry programs and issues.

    The 2018-2019 California Dairy Princess Class includes:

    District Contest Results

    District 1

    • Dairy Princess Madeline Holmes, Ferndale
    • First Alternate Austynn Gallagher, Eureka
    • Second Alternate Dairy Princess Annabelle Raven, Fortuna

    District 3

    • Dairy Princess Jeanette Furlong, Petaluma
    • First Alternate Dairy Princess Megan Binford, Novato
    • Second Alternate Dairy Princess Sarah Kiser, Sonoma

    District 4

    • Dairy Princess Grazia Machado, Orland
    • First Alternate Dairy Princess Hannah Gonzalez, Hamilton City
    • Second Alternate Dairy Princess Tessa Flournoy, Orland

    District 5

    • Dairy Princess Emily Bavaro, Escalon

    District 6

    • Dairy Princess Sophia Vander Dussen, El Nido
    • First Alternate Dairy Princess Caroline Lee, Modesto

    District 7

    • Dairy Princess Jolene Simas, Hanford
    • First Alternate Dairy Princess Kiera Searcy, Hanford

    District 8

    • Dairy Princess Monserrat Vazquez, Riverdale
    • First Alternate Dairy Princess Elizabeth Martin, Fresno

    District 9

    • Dairy Princess Kaylee Faria, Visalia
    • First Alternate Dairy Princess Lindsay Mendonca, Tulare
    • Second Alternate Dairy Princess Jenna Koetsier, Tulare

    2017-2018 Dairy Princess Representatives

    California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter, ice cream, and nonfat dry milk than any other state. The state is the second-largest producer of cheese and yogurt. Dairy products made with Real California Milk can be identified by the Real California Milk seal, which certifies that the products are made exclusively with milk produced on California dairy farms by California dairy farm families.

    About the California Milk Advisory Board

    The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s more than 1300 dairy families and is one of the largest agricultural marketing boards in the United States. With a mission to increase demand for products made with Real California Milk, the CMAB promotes California’s sustainable dairy products in the state, across the U.S. and around the world through advertising, public relations, research, and retail and foodservice promotional programs. For more information and to connect with the CMAB, visit RealCaliforniaMilk.com, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.