California Milk Advisory Board Seeks Ambassadors to Serve as 2020 Dairy Princesses


Each year, a special group of young women are selected to represent the state’s dairy farm families who contribute to making California number one for milk production in the U.S. These Dairy Princess ambassadors and alternates are selected during events at Districts throughout the state, where they showcase speaking skills, knowledge of dairy and plans to represent the industry during the one-year term. The 2020 contests kick off in April and will run through June.

California Dairy Princesses serve as industry advocates in their home district and throughout California, supporting the reputation of milk and dairy products through appearances at industry and agricultural functions, with school groups and in media interviews. Dairy Princesses and alternates participate in a mandatory orientation/training where they receive professional development coaching.

The California Dairy Princess Program has been in effect since 1958. Currently eight districts hold local contests, which cover 48 counties in the state of California. The California Dairy Princess contest is supported by California dairy producers through the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB). Information and application forms can be accessed here.  Additional questions can be directed to Tiffany Nielsen, California Dairy Princess Director at or (559) 280.9859.


Dairy Princess Program - 2020 Application Deadlines and Contest Dates

District          Application Deadline          Contest Date                Location
District 1                  Friday, March 20                 Friday, May 8                     Fortuna
District 3                  Tuesday, February 24         Saturday, April 11              Petaluma
District 4                  Friday, May 1                             TBD                                     TBD
District 5                  Thursday, April 16               Wednesday, June 3           Manteca
District 6                  Friday, May 8                       Thursday, June 18             Turlock
District 7                   Monday, April 20                Saturday, June 6                Hanford
District 8                  Thursday, March 5              Thursday, April 16             Fresno
District 9                  Thursday, April 23               Friday, June 19                  Tulare

California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter, ice cream and nonfat dry milk than any other state. The state is the second-largest producer of cheese and yogurt. Dairy products made with Real California Milk can be identified by the Real California Milk seal, which certifies that the products are made with milk produced on California’s more than 1200 family dairy farms.

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