2020 Crow Wing County Dairy Princess and ambassador contest planned
PIERZ — The 2020 Crow Wing County Dairy Princess and ambassador contest will be March 14 at the Pierz Ballroom.
Dinner will be served from 7-8 p.m. with a program, coronation and dance to follow. Dinner tickets are $12 for ages 13 and older and $8 for ages 12 and under if purchased by March 8 or $15 at the door. They may be purchased from the candidates or by calling Rosanne Caughey at 218-831-3376.
The Senior Dairy Princess candidate is Arica Caughey, 18, daughter of Aric and Jennifer Caughey, Brainerd, is part owner of JenAric Dairy, south of Brainerd. Arica is a senior at Brainerd Senior High and enjoys band. She is a member of the Daggett Brook 4-H Club and a Regional FFA officer. She enjoys reading, writing and art. Arica plans on a future in Agriculture Education and Agriculture Communication. Her favorite dairy product is shredded cheese, which she likes to eat with a spoon. Arica's sponsors are Al Olson Express, Crow Wing Power, Associated Milk Producers Incorporated and Centra Sota Cooperative.
Junior Dairy Princess candidates include:
Jenna Caughey, 17, daughter of Aric and Jennifer Caughey, Brainerd, owns and manages JenAric Dairy. She is a junior at Brainerd Senior High where her favorite subjects are math and agriculture classes. Jenna is involved in 4-H and FFA and enjoys showing cattle at the county and state fairs. Her future plans include being a dairy farmer. Jenna's favorite dairy product is chocolate milk. Her sponsors are Farmers and Merchants Bank, Litke Vet and Wings Café.
Kaylee Woitalla, 13, is the daughter of Russell and Amber Woitalla, who have a dairy farm south of Brainerd. She is in the 7th grade at Pierz Healy High and loves all subjects except math. Kaylee is involved in FFA and a member of the 4-H Horse Drill Team. She hopes to explore a career in large animal vet or equine science. Her favorite dairy product is yogurt. Kaylee's sponsors are Dano Masonry, Athman Dairy and Sunrise Ag.
Dairy Ambassador Contestants include:
Allison Struffert, 16-year-old daughter of Jess and Kelly Struffert, Brainerd, is a sophomore at Brainerd Senior High. Her favorite subject is criminal justice. Allison enjoys 4-H and improving her leadership skills. She enjoys singing and caring for her animals. Allison is interested in pursuing a career in forensic science. Her favorite dairy product is cheese. Allison's sponsors are Crow Wing County Farm Bureau, McDonald’s and Pierz Coop.
Erica Rudolph, 13, daughter of Randy and Mindy Rudolph, Pierz, is in the 7th grade at Pierz Healy High. She helps on her grandparents, Allen and Debbie Woitalla's dairy farm south of Brainerd. Erica's favorite subject is science. She is involved with FFA and enjoys being outside caring for beef calves, hunting and fishing. Erica's future plans are to be a nurse or a veterinarian. Her favorite dairy product is vanilla ice cream. Erica's sponsors are Long Prairie Packing, Pioneer Lake Mutual Insurance Company and Compeer Financial.
Alexis "Ali" Schroer, 16, is the daughter of Rick and Susan Schroer, Brainerd. She is a sophomore at Brainerd High School where she enjoys all the agriculture classes. Ali is involved with FFA, 4-H, Girls Scouts, choir, Brainerd Area Youth for Christ and the Crow Wing County Horse Drill Team. She enjoys drawing, painting and riding horses. Ali is interested in pursuing a career in chiropractic and massage therapy for large animals. Her favorite dairy product is ice cream. Ali's sponsors are Midwest Machinery, Segler Tires and Tri-County Livestock.
Allison Woitalla, 13-year-old daughter of LeRoy and Melissa Woitalla, Brainerd, helps on her uncle Russell's dairy farm in the summer when she is there. She is in 8th grade at Forestview Middle School. Allison's favorite subject is English and she enjoys reading, sewing and doing crafts. She is in 4-H and is interested in becoming a special education teacher. Her favorite dairy product is cottage cheese. Allison Woitalla's sponsors are Coon Creek Builders, Jerry Marshik and Wally Thesing Tours.
Dairy princess candidates must live and work on a dairy farm or dairy heifer facility or lease animals from a dairy farm. Dairy ambassadors do not have to live on a dairy farm but like the princesses, must have a passion for promoting the dairy industry.