East Otter Tail Dairy Princesses crowned
The American Dairy Association of East Otter Tail County is proud to announce the 2008 Dairy Princess Royalty.
2008 Dairy Princess Katelyn Sue Haugdahl
She is the daughter of Alan and Tonya Haugdahl from the Henning area. Katelyn will be graduating this year from Henning High School and plans to study at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has been involved in Volleyball, Basketball Cheerleading, Knowledge Bowl, Speech, Teen CHAT, BPA, Yearbook and Choir.
"Growing up on a farm has taught me patience and the rewards of hard work and dedication. My favorite dairy product, Yogurt, I eat yogurt at least once a day! Vanilla is the Best! My favorite chore at the farm would have to be feeding calves."
2008 Dairy Ambassador Stephanie Joy Hendrickx
She is the daughter of Steve and Bonnie Hendrickx from the New York Mills Area. Stephanie is a junior at New York Mills High School and after graduating she hopes to go to college and become a Registered Nurse. She has been involved in 4-H, FFA, NHS, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Active Christian Teens (ACT), Tennis, Cheerleading and Softball.
"I've been helping on the farm since I was a little girl with more responsibilities every year. My favorite dairy product is milk and my favorite chore is feeding calves."
2008 Dairy Ambassador Ashley Fritz
She is the daughter of Dennis and Mary Fritz from the Perham area. Ashley is a junior at Perham High School and after graduating she plans to attend Technical School and join her family in farming. She has been involved with FFA, Small Engines and farming.
"My grandparents started up our family farm in the early 1940's, and then my dad took over in the early 1990's, so we have been doing this for about 67 years. My favorite chore on the farm would have to be feeding calves; I always try to get out of cleaning pens or feeding hay."
2008 Dairy Ambassador Melissa Hendrickx
She is the daughter of Steve and Bonnie Hendrickx from the New York Mills area. Melissa is currently 15 years old and attends New York Mills High School. Other activities she is involved with include FFA, 4H, Tennis, Cheerleading, Softball, ACT and Choir.
"One thing I like best about living on a farm is having many pets and getting to show them. I am getting to do something most kids do not get to do. My favorite chore on the farm would be taking care of the baby calves and driving tractor."
Dairy princesses serve as goodwill ambassadors for the dairy industry by appearing at various promotional events, speaking to consumers and/or the media and participating in the local town parades and festivals.
The dairy princess contest is a program of the dairy promotion checkoff, which helps to build demand for dairy products.
If you are interested in learning more about dairy princess program or if you have an event that you would like the current dairy princesses to attend, please contact Alisyn Keil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-346-5648 - daytime.