Young women interested in advocating for Nebraska's dairy industry are encouraged to run for the next Nebraska Dairy Princess title. The contest, sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association's Nebraska Division, is planned for March 1, in conjunction with the Nebraska Dairy Convention in Norfolk. The coronation takes place during a 6:30 p.m. Banquet at Divots Conference Center.
The Nebraska Dairy Princess is charged with helping consumers understand the important role dairy products play in a healthful diet, and shares how dairy farmers care for their cows and the resources used to produce milk. Her appearances include promotions, presentations, media interviews, school visits and parades.
Candidates must be at least a high school junior and not yet 26 years old, be personally active or have a parent, guardian or grandparent active within the Nebraska dairy cattle industry, and have never been married.
A $750 scholarship is provided to the winner and a $250 scholarship is awarded to the runner-up.
Judging for the title is based on personal interviews, presentations and application materials. Complete information and the application, which is due by March 1, are available at midwestdairycheckoff.com.
Additional information may be obtained from Julie Meier, contest director, at 308-390-9338.
Midwest Dairy Association is a non-profit organization funded by dairy producers to help build sales and demand for dairy products through integrated marketing, nutrition education and research. Midwest Dairy is funded by checkoff dollars from dairy producers in a 10-state region, including Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
For more information, visit www.midwestdairycheckoff.com.