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. 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 2019
contests kick off 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
The California Dairy Princess Program has been in effect since 1958. Currently eight districts
hold local contests, covering 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 the CMAB office at email@example.com or 209.690.8240.
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Dairy Princess Program – 2019 Application Deadlines and Contest Dates
District Application Deadline Contest Date Location
District 1 Thursday, March 21 Friday, May 10 Fortuna
District 3 Tuesday, February 26 Saturday, April 6 Petaluma
District 4 No contest will be held in 2019. Coronation date TBD.
District 5 Thursday, April 19 Wednesday, June 5 Manteca
District 6 Friday, May 10 Thursday, June 13 Turlock
District 7 Friday, April 19 Friday, June 28 Hanford
District 8 Thursday, March 7 Thursday, May 2 Fresno
District 9 Thursday, April 18 Friday, June 14 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 dairy
farms by California dairy farm families.
About Real California Milk/the California Milk Advisory Board
The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Department
of Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s more than 1,300 dairy families and is one of the
largest agricultural marketing boards in the United States. With a mission to increase demand for
products made with Real California Milk, the CMAB is celebrating 50 years in 2019 promoting
California’s sustainable dairy products in the state, across the U.S. and around the world through
advertising, public relations, research, and retail and foodservice promotional programs. For
more information and to connect with the CMAB, visit RealCaliforniaMilk.com, Facebook,
YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.