Each year, a special group of young women are selected to represent the state’s more than 1,300 dairy farm families who contribute to making California number one for milk production in the U.S. The 2018 contests will be held April through June. Districts select a winner and alternates based on judging criteria, such as knowledge of and enthusiasm for the industry. See below for application details and contest dates.
California Dairy Princesses serve as industry advocates in their home district and the state of California, building a favorable public image for milk and dairy products through appearances at industry and agricultural functions, school groups and in media interviews. Dairy Princesses and alternates participate in a mandatory orientation/training, July 9-12, 2018, in which they receive professional development coaching.
The California Dairy Princess Program has been in effect for many years and is sponsored by California dairy producers through the California Milk Advisory Board. Application forms can be obtained online at www.californiadairypressroom.com/ca-dairy-princesses. Questions can be directed to the CMAB office at [email protected] or 209.690.8240. For more information on becoming a California Dairy Princess, click here.