The Midwest Dairy Association - North Dakota Division is seeking candidates to participate in this year's Dairy Princess contest scheduled for July 23in Minot during the North Dakota State Fair.
The North Dakota State Dairy Princess serves as an ambassador for the state's dairy industry, helping the dairy checkoff program to communicate with consumers about wholesome and nutritious dairy products and the responsible stewardship employed by dairy farmers with their land and animals.
Candidates must be 17 to 23 years old, a high school graduate, unmarried and have parents or guardians who are actively engaged in the production of milk for sale to a licensed plant. A candidate also qualifies if she, her parent or guardian is employed on a dairy farm. Candidates are judged on their communication skills, personality, general knowledge of the dairy industry and enthusiasm for dairy promotion.
The 2008 North Dakota Dairy Princess receives a $400 scholarship and the first runner-up receives a $200 scholarship. One contestant, regardless of the contest results, will also be awarded a $500 scholarship from the Midwest Dairy Association North Dakota Division. The entry deadline is June 27, 2008.
For complete rules and an application form, contact Char Hovland, Midwest Dairy Association North Dakota dairy princess coordinator, 5313 E. Pop Fly Place, Sioux Falls, S.D. 57110, or contact her by phone at call 1-800-338-5160 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Midwest Dairy Association