ANNAPOLIS, Md. — After a pause in 2020, the Maryland Dairy Princess Association is building a dairy promotion team for 2021. Virtual training and a streamlined, one-day state pageant will offer candidates the opportunity to represent the Maryland dairy industry, promoting milk and dairy products.
Regional princesses will be selected to represent their county/region and will vie for the Maryland Dairy Princess title on Wednesday, July 14.
- Maintain residency in Maryland (they may attend an out-of-state college);
- Own at least one dairy animal in a 4-H or FFA project and/or be enrolled for at least two years in a dairy-related project, including dairy foods, dairy judging, dairy bowl and/or dairy leasing programs (not dairy goats and dairy steers)
OR be a daughter of a dairy farmer, dairy farm manager or herdsman or an employee in a dairy-related industry, including a farm store, cooperative, DHIA, feed supplier, veterinarian, milk inspector
OR be employed herself as one of the above;
- Be 16 years old or turn 16 during 2021 and must not reach her 22nd birthday by Dec. 31; and
- Submit a resume upon applying for a county or regional position.
Applicants may not hold a county Farm Bureau or dairy breed queen/princess title that would cross over for more than three months.
The association is also looking for Dairy Maids, a program preparing future princesses and providing promotional opportunities for younger dairy enthusiasts. Young ladies with similar eligibility between the ages of 13 and 16 may become a Dairy Maid.
For more information, contact Laurie Savage at LaurieZSavage@aol.com.
–Maryland Dairy Princess Association