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Candidates sought for Kandiyohi County dairy princess

WILLMAR — The American Dairy Association of Kandiyohi County seeks candidates to participate in the 2014 Dairy Princess Program.

Dairy princesses serve as goodwill ambassadors for the dairy industry by appearing at various promotional events, speaking to consumers and news media, and participate in parades throughout the county.

The annual Kandiyohi County Princess Banquet and Coronation will be at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at The Oaks at Eagle Creek in Willmar.

A candidate must be a high school graduate by July 1, 2014, and not yet 24 years old by July 1, 2014. She or her parents (or legal guardians) must be actively engaged in the production of milk for sale to a licensed plant during the current year. A candidate also qualifies if she or her parents (or legal guardians) are employed on a dairy farm in a dairy-related capacity.

Applications are due by Jan. 25.

County princesses are eligible to attend a statewide training seminar in May and may apply to be considered as a finalist for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title.

At all levels of competition, contestants are judged on their communication skills, personality, enthusiasm for dairy promotion and general knowledge of the dairy industry.

For a complete rule brochure and application form, or more information, contact April Damhof at 320-995-6483 or