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.
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.