Falls City Woman Crowned Nebraska Dairy Princess

NE State Dairy PrincessJessica Yoesel (pronounced YO zul), 19, of Falls City, was crowned Nebraska State Dairy Princess at the close of activities at the Nebraska State Dairy Convention last night (Tuesday, March 12). Yoesel will represent the state's dairy farmers in public appearances during the coming year. Yoesel is the daughter of Richard andDiana Yoesel of Yoesel Brothers Dairy, and is a freshman in elementary education at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her title includes a $750 scholarship award. Lisa Temme, 21, daughter of Doug and Mary Temme (pronounced TEM ee) of Temme Agribusiness near Wayne, was named runner-up. She received a $250 scholarship.Selection of the princess is based on an interview and presentation.

The Nebraska Dairy Princess reaches out to consumers to help them understand the important role dairy products play in a healthful diet, and provides information about how dairy farmers care for their cows and the resources used to produce milk. Her appearances include meetings, demonstrations, promotions, presentations, radio and television interviews, passing out trophies and ribbons, school visits and parades. Midwest Dairy Association's Nebraska Division sponsors the program.

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