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The King-Pierce County Dairy Women seeking dairy ambassador

Center: 2013-2014 Washington State Dairy Ambassador, Erin Peek Left: 2013-2014 Washington State Alternate Dairy Ambassador, Annie Birklid Right: 2013-2014 Washington State Alternate Dairy Ambassador, Olivia Zurcher - Courtesy Washington State Dairy Women
Center: 2013-2014 Washington State Dairy Ambassador, Erin Peek Left: 2013-2014 Washington State Alternate Dairy Ambassador, Annie Birklid Right: 2013-2014 Washington State Alternate Dairy Ambassador, Olivia Zurcher
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The King-Pierce County Dairy Women are seeking young girls and young women interesting in running for dairy ambassador.

A candidate or her parents must be a resident of King or Pierce counties and she must fit the following qualifications: be a junior or senior in high school or graduated from school already; be between the ages of 17 and 24 as of Oct. 1; she must be single, may not cohabitate and never have been married or had a child.

Additionally, a contestant must have dairy industry knowledge and must demonstrate involvement in the dairy cattle industry. She must qualify in one of the following ways:

• 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.

• had a 4-H or FFA dairy heifer or dairy cow project for two years.

• her parents or legal guardians are dairy cattle farmers.

• or, she and/or her parents or legal guardians must be a dairy cattle farm employee who engage in dairy cattle operation, or be employed full-time in any support phase of the dairy cattle industry.

Candidates must currently be a legal resident of the state of Washington, must have been a legal resident during the 12 months immediately preceding the county contest and she must agree to live in the state for one year from the state contest if selected as dairy ambassador or an alternate.

The deadline for applying is March 15. Questions can be directed to Yolanda Lanting at 360-825-7613 or Darlene De Groot at 360-825-1042.

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