SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kimberly Kolibas of Belvidere, Warren County, was named the 2023-2024 New Jersey State Dairy Princess, and Annabelle Marjorossy of Flemington, Hunterdon County was chosen as Alternate New Jersey Dairy Princess in a ceremony held on Saturday, November 18, in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Kolibas succeeds Jacquilin Kirby of Hillsborough, Somerset County, who held the title from 2022-2023.
The 20-year-old daughter of Jeff and Catherine Kolibas works at Baldwin Dairy, and is studying animal science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with plans to become a veterinarian. She is also a member of Warren County 4-H, the Warren County Equine Science Team, and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.
“We have the goal to get the dairy princess program more active in New Jersey to help improve awareness of the dairy industry, and even though there are only a few dairy farms in the state, they all contribute to the industry,” said Kolibas.
Majorossy is the 17-year-old daughter of Ed and Jackie Majorossy. A Hunterdon County dairy ambassador for seven years, she works at Hun-Val Dairy. She is also the vice-president of the Mount Airy Dairy 4-H Club and has participated in Holstein Association dairy bowl competitions. Majorossy is studying graphic design at Hunterdon County Polytech.
The New Jersey Dairy Princess program is managed by ADA North East, who also manages the New York Dairy Ambassador program, and supports the programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia by providing funding, training and promotional resources.
For more information, contact American Dairy Association North East at 315.472.9143.
–Jean Kummer, ADA Northeast