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King-Pierce County Dairy Women launch annual hunt for ambassadors

The King-Pierce County Dairy Women are seeking young girls interesting in running for dairy ambassador. The girl or her parents must be a resident of King or Pierce County. The girls should be a junior or senior in high school or graduated from school already. Her age on Oct. 1, 2013 shall not be less than 17 or more than 24. She must be single, may not cohabitate and never have been married or had a child. She must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

A contestant must have dairy industry knowledge and must demonstrate involvement in the dairy cattle industry which will be ascertained on the entry form and in the interview process.

She must qualify in one of the following ways:

1. Lived or worked for wages on a regular basis on a dairy cattle farm at least one year in the past five years, or lived or worked on a dairy cattle farm not less than three cumulative years during her life.

2. She must have had a 4-H or FFA dairy heifer or dairy cow project for two years.

3. Her parents or legal guardians are dairy cattle farmers.

4. She and/or her parents or legal guardians must be a dairy cattle farm employee who actually engage in dairy cattle operation, or be employed full-time in any support phase of the dairy cattle industry – dairy processor, DHIA supervisor, milk truck driver, cheese factory worker, artificial inseminator, veterinarian, equipment or feed supplier.

She must currently be a legal resident of the state of Washington, must have been a legal resident during the twelve months immediately preceding our county contest and agrees to reside, meaning actually live in, the state of Washington for one year from the state contest if selected as Washington State Dairy ambassador or state alternates. There are other requirements but we will talk with the girls about them.

Deadline for applying is March 10, 2012. Any questions please call Darlene De Groot at 360-825-1042 or Heidi Zurcher 360-825-3666.

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