|Christine Reitsma, 59th Princess Kay of the Milky Way 2012-2013|
This year the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title marks its 60th anniversary. Dozens of dairy princesses from across Minnesota are gathered at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, May 17-19 to participate in workshops and judging. At the weekend’s conclusion, the Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalists will be announced.
Dairy princesses are young women who are from dairy farm families or are involved in the dairy industry through their employment or that of their parents. They make appearances in classrooms, at parades and community events, and county fairs. Princess Kay finalists have their likeness carved in butter during the Minnesota State Fair and make public appearances during the Fair’s 12-day run.
Princess Kay candidates are judged on a written application, a short speech, a professional interview and a simulated media interview. The 12 finalists are named May 19. Live updates of the finalist announcements will be posted to Princess Kay’s Facebook page during the luncheon. On Twitter, updates can be obtained by following the hashtag #MNPrincessKay.
Princess Kay is then crowned the night before the Minnesota State Fair opens and serves as the dairy industry’s goodwill ambassador for a year, helping people understand the dedication of dairy farmers to wholesome and nutritious food, and the way milk is produced. Dairy farmers sponsor the dairy princess program through Midwest Dairy Association.
We at Bremer Farms are proud to support this program and anxiously look forward to the announcement of the finalists, and the crowning of our 60th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.