Monday, February 15, 2016

New State Dairy Princess to be Selected Tuesday Night

A new dairy princess for New York state will be chosen Tuesday.

The 53rd New York State Dairy Princess Pageant will be going on all day Monday and Tuesday at the Holiday Inn on Electronics Parkway in Salina. County dairy princesses from throughout New York state are vying for the top award.

Beth Meyer, speaking for the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, said all contestants have promoted milk and dairy products as county dairy princesses at the local level since they were crowned last summer and fall.
They are judged in a variety of categories, including performance on a written communications test, product knowledge test, prepared adult speech, impromptu questions, and informal interaction with others.
One state princess and two alternates will be selected. They will represent New York’s dairy farmers throughout the next year at promotions, interviews and other events such as the New York State Fair.
The new princess should be crowned about 10 p.m. Check back here later on for the latest news.

The outgoing state dairy princess is Stephanie McBath of Saratoga County.

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