Dairy Producers are Seeking Nominations for Royalty & Dairy Accomplishments

The 57th Annual Winneshiek County Dairy Banquet will be held Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at the Festina Community Center in Festina, IA.
The board is seeking help in nominating county dairymen, dairy women and youth for their hard work and accomplishments.
Nominations are needed for the following awards: Deadline is March 6th, 2020.
Outstanding Young Dairy Producer – The award honors young dairy farmers, age 40 and younger, who have excelled in management, production and respect within the dairy community.
Distinguished Service – This award can be anyone who has made a huge impact or contributions to the dairy industry in Winneshiek County.
Distinguished Dairy Family – A family award in which the entire family must be involved in the dairy farm, local youth programs and a strong supporter of the dairy industry.
Pioneer Dairy Producer – The producer has made a significant contribution to the dairy industry. This person(s) must be no longer involved in the production of milk.
Dairy Promoter of the Year – This award is given to businesses or individuals, who are strong supporters of REAL dairy products in the community or their business.
Outstanding Dairy Employee – This award is designed for an employee on a dairy farm who has gone above and beyond to achieve success for his or her employer.
Scholarships – College scholarships will be awarded to eligible students pursuing an agriculture related career. Must be a resident of Winneshiek County.
Royalty Sought -
In addition, the Winneshiek County Dairy Promotion board is seeking candidates for Little Miss Squirt, Little Mister Herdsman, and Winneshiek County Dairy Princess/Ambassador. The deadline for candidates is March 9, 2020.
The Little Miss Squirt and Little Mr. Herdsman contestants must live in Winneshiek County or the family may be employed in Winneshiek County in the dairy industry. The child must be between ages of 9 – 11 years old on or before March 31st, 2020.
Dairy Princess Candidates/Ambassadors must live in Winneshiek County or the family may be employed in Winneshiek County in the dairy industry. The candidate must be between the age of 16 – 21 years old on or before March 31st, 2020 and active in the dairy industry.
For scholarship applications, award nomination forms, royalty candidacy applications or questions, please call Pete Schnitzler 563-419-6129 or email: winndairypromoters@gmail.com or the Winneshiek County ISU Extension Office at 563-382-2949.
All nomination forms must be returned to the Extension Office or a member of the Winneshiek County Dairy Promotion board by March 6th, 2020.

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