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). More information and application forms can be accessed HERE. Additional questions can be directed to Tiffany Nielsen, California Dairy Princess Director at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Monday, 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’smore than 1200 family dairy farms.
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 dairyfarm 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 of 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, Instagramand Pinterest.