Candidates sought for North Dakota Dairy Princess

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The Midwest Dairy Association North Dakota Division is seeking candidates to participate in this year’s North Dakota Dairy Princess contest on June 22 and 23, 2011, in Bismarck.  The coronation will take place during the organization’s board meeting at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel. The entry deadline is June 1, 2011.

The North Dakota Dairy Princess serves as the official goodwill ambassador for the state’s dairy industry, helping the dairy checkoff program communicate with consumers regarding dairy farmers’ stewardship for animals and natural resources, the safety and wholesomeness of dairy products, and the economic importance of dairy to North Dakota’s economy.

Heidi Hintz, Flasher, the 64th North Dakota Dairy Princess, will end her reign at that time.

“I have truly enjoyed my reign as an ambassador promoting the North Dakota dairy industry, and have made many great connections!” said Hintz.

She also feels her reign has helped her to be more enthusiastic about the future of the dairy industry.

Eligibility includes young women from 17-23 years old with a strong interest in and affiliation with the dairy industry.  Candidates must be a high school graduate and unmarried.  They will be judged on their communication skills, personality, general knowledge of the dairy industry and enthusiasm for dairy promotion.

The North Dakota Dairy Princess receives $900 in scholarships and the first runner-up receives $500 in scholarships.  An additional $500 scholarship is available to one candidate regardless of who wins the crown.

For complete rules and an application form, contact Seena Glessing, coordinator, at (320) 282-6337 or email seena.glessing@gmail.com. Potential candidates may also visit www.midwestdairycheckoff.com for more information on the program.

Source: Midwest Dairy Association

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