Dairy producers begin search for royalty

District 9 Dairy Princess Committee and California Milk Advisory Board announce their search for a 2020-2021 Dairy princess

The Sun-Gazette

TRACY, CALIF. – The dairy world is looking beyond the current coronavirus calamity and preparing to find their next dairy princess this summer.

Earlier this month the local dairy industry announced they are now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 9 Dairy Princess crown.

Contestants must meet the following requirements: 1) Be at least 16 years old by the date of the contest and not over 21 years of age by contest date; 2) Be unmarried; and 3) Family must own a dairy farm, work for the dairy industry or show dairy cattle for a 4-H/FFA organization. Applicants are urged to submit their applications as soon as possible. The deadline is Thursday, April 23, 2020.

The winner will represent the dairy industry in District 9 as a spokesperson and will also represent the California dairy industry with a variety of audiences.  The newly selected Dairy Princess and alternate will participate in a mandatory training in July where they receive professional development coaching.

More detailed information about qualifications can be found on the application, which is available at www.californiadairypressroom.com/ca-dairy-princesses

The contest is sponsored by the District 9 Dairy Princess Committee and the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB). The contest will be held Friday, June 19 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour and is followed by the contest and dinner at 7 p.m.

During the event, current Dairy Princess Reagan Bosman of Tipton will relinquish her crown to the winner who will represent the dairy industry in Inyo, Mono and Tulare counties during the 2020-2021 program year. Scholarships will also be awarded.

Application forms are available online www.californiadairypressroom.com/ca-dairy-princesses. Questions regarding the application can be directed to District 9 Dairy Princess committee Chairperson Melissa Gomes (559) 967-3923 or CMAB Dairy Princess Coordinator, Tiffany Nielsen, at [email protected] or (559) 280-9859.

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. Real California dairy products  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.

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s 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 is celebrating 50 years of promoting 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.

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