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Princess Kay of the Milky Way

The young woman who serves as Minnesota's dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest almost sixty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair's 12-day run, but all year long.



Princess Kay Highlights

12 Become Princess Kay Finalists

The selection of 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds on Sunday, May 17, in St. Cloud has paved the way for crowning Minnesota’s 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the dairy industry’s official goodwill ambassador.

2015 Princess Kay Finalists to be Named May 17

An annual gathering of Minnesota’s county dairy princesses will conclude with the announcement of the 12 finalists for the next Princess Kay of the Milky Way at a luncheon beginning at 12 noon on Sunday, May 17, at St. Cloud State’s Atwood Center. More than 60 dairy princesses are expected to attend the weekend of workshops preceding the announcement, with most of the group competing for the finalist positions.

Minnesota Dairy Industry Crowns 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Jeni Haler, a 19-year-old college student from Norwood Young America, Minn., representing Carver County, was crowned the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, August 20.

All Things Dairy at the Minnesota State Fair

The All-You-Can-Drink Milk Stand, owned by Minnesota's dairy farm families, celebrates its 60th year at the Minnesota State Fair, as the industry crowns a new Princess Kay of the Milky Way and encourages fair-goers to participate in the Great American Milk Drive to help provide fresh milk to local food shelves.

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Jeni Haler, 2014-2015 Princess Kay of the Milky Way

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