The Midwest Dairy Association North Dakota Division is seeking candidates for this year’s North Dakota Dairy Princess contest on June 20 and 21 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, 2012.
The North Dakota Dairy Princess serves as the official goodwill ambassador for the state’s dairy producers, 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. Rachael Rott, Anamoose, the 65th North Dakota Dairy Princess, will complete her reign at this year’s event.
Young women from 17-23 years old with a strong interest in and affiliation with the dairy industry are eligible. Candidates must be a high school graduate and unmarried. Judging is based on communication skills, personality, general knowledge of the dairy industry and enthusiasm for dairy promotion.
The North Dakota Dairy Princess receives $1,000 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, princess consultant, at (320) 282-6337 or email email@example.com. Potential candidates may also visit the Midwest Dairy website for more information on the program.
Source: Midwest Dairy press release