Dairy Women seeking ambassador candidates

  • Tue Mar 10th, 2009 12:48am
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The King-Pierce County Dairy Women are seeking young women between the ages of 17 and 24 who are interested in running for Dairy Ambassador.

The deadline for application is March 20. For information call Darlene DeGroot at 260-825-1042 or Heidi Zurcher 360-825-3666.

The girl or her parents must be a resident of King or Pierce counties. The girls should be a junior or senior in high school or a high school graduate. She must be single, may not be co-habitating and never have been married or had a child.

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 the following ways:

• A dairy ambassador must have lived or worked for wages on a regular basis on a dairy farm at least one year in the past five years, or lived or worked on a dairy farm not less than three cumulative years during her life.

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

• Her parents or legal guardians are dairy cattle farmers.

• 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, for example 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 Washington state, must have been a legal resident during the 12 months immediately proceeding May 1. There are other requirements to be discussed upon entry.