Dairy Ambassador Program

Midwest Dairy’s Ambassador Program is designed to build future dairy champions to promote the dairy community and give consumers an excellent dairy experience. Please click on the applicable state/division below for more information.

Midwest Dairy Association

Vision

The Illinois Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

How it Works

  • Up to four Dairy Ambassadors will be selected.
  • Dairy Ambassadors will be representing Illinois dairy farmers.
  • This is a one-year program running from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Ambassadors will receive a $75 per diem for each day they are out participating in events.
  • Ambassadors will be rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship at the end of their term.

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2018 through the online form below.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 1, 2019.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an Illinois post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
  • Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
  • Applicant must have a passion for dairy.

Program Events

The following are some but not all of the events that selected Dairy Ambassadors will be participating in.

Industry Events
Event Date
Dairy Experience Forum July 16-19, 2019
Midwest Dairy Division Board Meeting Fall 2019
IMPA meeting Summer 2019
Illinois Farm Families meeting Summer 2019

 

Consumer Events
Event Date
Boone, Stephenson & Livingston, Farm Bureau Breakfasts June 2019
Wagner dairy Breakfast June 2019
Effingham Chamber July 2019

 

Other Opportunities
Event Date
National Dairy Month June 2019
Illinois State Fair August 8-18, 2019
National Ice Cream Month July 2019

 

Contact Us

Please contact Gene McCoy for more information or comments.

Contact Gene McCoy

Gene McCoy

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217-840-0157

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Illinois Dairy Ambassador Application


Illinois Dairy Ambassador Application

Please send the application by December 1, 2018. All fields are required.

Your Information

First Name

Last Name

Home Address

Home City

Home State

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Cell Phone

Email

Preferred Communication
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School Information

College/University

School Address

School City

School State

School Zip

Major

Expected Graduation Year

Please answer the following questions:

Describe your dairy and/or agriculture background.

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What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the dairy community?

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Why do you want to be a dairy ambassador?

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What do you want to learn from your ambassador experience and how will it help you in your future?

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Midwest Dairy Association

Vision

The Iowa Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

How it Works

  • Up to five Dairy Ambassadors will be selected.
  • Dairy Ambassadors will be representing Iowa dairy farmers.
  • This is a one-year program running from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Ambassadors will receive a $75 per diem for each day they are out participating in events.
  • Ambassadors will be rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship at the end of their term.

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2018 through the online form below.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 1, 2019.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an Iowa post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
  • Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
  • Applicant must have a passion for dairy.

Program Events

The following are some but not all of the events that selected Dairy Ambassadors will be participating in.

Industry Events
Event Date
Dairy Experience Forum July 16-19, 2019
Midwest Dairy Division Board Meeting Fall 2019
Good Farm Neighbor Award ceremony TBD
Princess Orientation June 2019
June Dairy Month Proclamation signing June 2019
Dairy IA Annual Meeting Summer 2019
IA Dairy Experience Advisory Committee events Throughout 2019
National Cattle Congress TBD
Iowa Ag leaders Dinner TBD
ISDA Annual Meeting Winter 2019

 

Consumer Events
Event Date
Suhr Dairy & Friends Annual Farm Tour Days Spring 2019
Family Day on the Farm – ISU Dairy June 2019
Breakfast on the Farm – NICC June 2019
Lunch on the Farm – Clinton/Jackson June 2019
WIDA Open House June 2019
Dairy Day at the Sioux City Children’s Museum June 2019
Iowa State Fair activities August 8-18, 2019
Dairy Day at the Clay County Fair September 2019
Fuel Up to Play 60 Summit TBD
Iowa Games TBD

 

Other Opportunities
Event Date
Write an article about your experiences that could be shared in Midwest Dairy News TBD

 

Contact Us

Please contact Mariah Schmitt for more information or comments

Contact Mariah Schmitt

Phone:

563-534-9957, ext. 107

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Iowa Dairy Ambassador Application


Iowa Dairy Ambassador Application

Please send the application by December 1, 2018. All fields are required.

Your Information

First Name

Last Name

Home Address

Home City

Home State

Home Zip

Cell Phone

Email

Preferred Communication
PhoneEmail

School Information

College/University

School Address

School City

School State

School Zip

Major

Expected Graduation Year

Please answer the following questions:

Describe your dairy and/or agriculture background.

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What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the dairy community?

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Why do you want to be a dairy ambassador?

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What do you want to learn from your ambassador experience and how will it help you in your future?

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Midwest Dairy Association

Vision

The Kansas Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

How it Works

  • Up to three Dairy Ambassadors will be selected.
  • Dairy Ambassadors will be representing Kansas dairy farmers.
  • This is a one-year program running from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Ambassadors will receive a $75 per diem for each day they are out participating in events.
  • Ambassadors will be rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship at the end of their term.

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2018 through the online form below.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 1, 2019.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an Kansas post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
  • Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
  • Applicant must have a passion for dairy.

Program Events

The following are some but not all of the events that selected Dairy Ambassadors will be participating in.

Industry Events
Event Date
Dairy Experience Forum July 16-19, 2019
Midwest Dairy Division Board Meeting Fall 2019
Kansas Dairy Association Meeting TBD
Kansas Farm Food Connection meetings Throughout 2019
June Dairy Month Proclamation June 2019
Kansas Ag Summit August 2019
Junior All Breeds Dairy Show August 2019

 

Consumer Events
Event Date
Kansas State Fair September 2019
Farm Tours / Open Houses Throughout 2019
Deanna Rose Farmstead event June 2019
University Campus Ag Day events Throughout 2019
Local community / county fairs Summer 2019
Basehor Dairy Days June 2019
HyVee Cheese fest May / June 2019

 

Other Opportunities
Event Date
Social media Throughout 2019
Radio interviews Throughout 2019
Job Shadowing Throughout 2019

 

Contact Us

Please contact Ambassador Coordinator Jake Renner for more information or comments.

Contact Jake Renner

Jake Renner

Phone:

620-388-3910

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Kansas Dairy Ambassador Application


Kansas Dairy Ambassador Application

Please send the application by December 1, 2018. All fields are required.

Your Information

First Name

Last Name

Home Address

Home City

Home State

Home Zip

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Email

Preferred Communication
PhoneEmail

School Information

College/University

School Address

School City

School State

School Zip

Major

Expected Graduation Year

Please answer the following questions:

Describe your dairy and/or agriculture background.

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What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the dairy community?

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Why do you want to be a dairy ambassador?

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What do you want to learn from your ambassador experience and how will it help you in your future?

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Midwest Dairy Association

Vision

The Minnesota Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

How it Works

  • Up to ten Dairy Ambassadors will be selected.
  • Dairy Ambassadors will be representing Minnesota dairy farmers.
  • This is a one-year program running from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Ambassadors will receive a $75 per diem for each day they are out participating in events.
  • Ambassadors will be rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship at the end of their term.

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2018 through the online form below.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 1, 2019.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a Minnesota post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
  • Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
  • Applicant must have a passion for dairy.

Program Events

The following are some but not all of the events that selected Dairy Ambassadors will be participating in.

Industry Events
Event Date
Dairy Experience Forum July 16-19, 2019
Midwest Dairy Division Board Meeting Fall 2019
Midwest Dairy District meetings January-March 2019
Dairy Management Workshops  TBD
Minnesota Milk Dairy Day at the Capitol March 13, 2019
Minnesota Milk Summer Escape June 2019
Minnesota AgriGrowth Council Annual Conference November 2019
Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference and Expo Nov/Dec 2019
I-29 Moo University Summer Tour Summer 2019

 

Consumer Events
Event Date
Ag Awareness Day April 2019
Local Breakfast on the Farm events June 2019
Minnesota State Fair Aug-Sept 2019
U of MN Ag Day September 2019
U of MN Food Industry Center TBD
Minnesota Ag in the Classroom TBD
Twin Cities in Motion (TC Marathon): Family Activities Tent Late September/Early October 2019

 

Other Opportunities
Event Date
Social Media posts TBD
Facebook Live Video Tours TBD
Interviews with local newspaper/radio TBD
Letter to the editor TBD
1-day Job Shadow TBD
Blog posts TBD
Vlog posts TBD
Young Leaders in Agriculture Conference (MN Pork) TBD
Lunch and Learns with MN Milk TBD
Local Classroom Visits TBD

 

Contact Us

Please contact Brenda Miller for more information or comments.

Contact Brenda Miller

Brenda Miller

Phone:

320-583-2953

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Minnesota Dairy Ambassador Application


Minnesota Dairy Ambassador Application

Please send the application by December 1, 2018. All fields are required.

Your Information

First Name

Last Name

Home Address

Home City

Home State

Home Zip

Cell Phone

Email

Preferred Communication
PhoneEmail

School Information

College/University

School Address

School City

School State

School Zip

Major

Expected Graduation Year

Please answer the following questions:

Describe your dairy and/or agriculture background.

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What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the dairy community?

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Why do you want to be a dairy ambassador?

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What do you want to learn from your ambassador experience and how will it help you in your future?

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Vision

The Missouri Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

How it Works

  • Up to three Dairy Ambassadors will be selected.
  • Dairy Ambassadors will be representing Missouri dairy farmers.
  • This is a one-year program running from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Ambassadors will receive a $75 per diem for each day they are out participating in events.
  • Ambassadors will be rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship at the end of their term.

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2018 through the online form below.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 1, 2019.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a Missouri post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
  • Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
  • Applicant must have a passion for dairy.

Program Events

The following are some but not all of the events that selected Dairy Ambassadors will be participating in.

Industry Events
Event Date
Dairy Experience Forum July 16-19, 2019
Midwest Dairy Division Board Meeting Fall 2019
MDIA Field Day/Meeting TBD
MO Farmers Care meeting Throughout 2019
June Dairy Month Proclamation June 2019
MO Dairy Expo January 2019

 

Consumer Events
Event Date
Missouri State Fair August 2019
Missouri Farmers Care events Throughout 2019
Farm Tours Throughout 2019
Women in Dairy events Throughout 2019
Deanna Rose Farmstead event June 2019
University Campus Ag Day events Throughout 2019
Local county fairs Summer 2019

 

Other Opportunities
Event Date
Social Media posts Throughout 2019
Ozark Fall Farm Fest October 2019
Radio interviews Throughout 2019
Job Shadowing Throughout 2019

 

Contact Us

Please contact Reagan Bluel for more information or comments.

Contact Reagan Bluel

Reagan Bluel

Phone:

417-847-3161

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Missouri Dairy Ambassador Application


Missouri Dairy Ambassador Application

Please send the application by December 1, 2018. All fields are required.

Your Information

First Name

Last Name

Home Address

Home City

Home State

Home Zip

Cell Phone

Email

Preferred Communication
PhoneEmail

School Information

College/University

School Address

School City

School State

School Zip

Major

Expected Graduation Year

Please answer the following questions:

Describe your dairy and/or agriculture background.

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What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the dairy community?

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Why do you want to be a dairy ambassador?

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What do you want to learn from your ambassador experience and how will it help you in your future?

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Vision

The Nebraska Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

How it Works

  • Up to five Dairy Ambassadors will be selected.
  • Dairy Ambassadors will be representing Nebraska dairy farmers.
  • This is a one-year program running from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Ambassadors will receive a $75 per diem for each day they are out participating in events.
  • Ambassadors will be rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship at the end of their term.

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2018 through the online form below.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 1, 2019.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a Nebraska post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
  • Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
  • Applicant must have a passion for dairy.

Program Events

The following are some but not all of the events that selected Dairy Ambassadors will be participating in.

Event Date
NSDA Annual Convention February 26
Dairy Farms tour Mid-March
Madison County Ag Literacy Festival March 20
Ag Day March
Husker Food Connection April
UNL rodeo Kid’s Day April
Lancaster Co. Ag Literacy Festival Late April
Ag Literacy Festival-Washington Co Late April
Seward County Ag Literacy Festival May
Animal Science Field Day May
Moo at the Zoo June
NAYI July
Midwest Dairy Experience Forum July
Nebraska State Fair End of Aug/Beginning September
Fillmore County Fairgrounds September
Husker Tailgate October
Midwest Dairy Meeting November
TV interviews As needed
Radio interviews As needed

 

Contact Us

Please contact Kim Clark for more information or comments.

Contact Kim Clark

Kim Clark, Nebraska Dairy Extension

Phone:

402-472-6065

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Nebraska Dairy Ambassador Application


Nebraska Dairy Ambassador Application

Please send the application by December 1, 2018. All fields are required.

Your Information

First Name

Last Name

Home Address

Home City

Home State

Home Zip

Cell Phone

Email

Preferred Communication
PhoneEmail

School Information

College/University

School Address

School City

School State

School Zip

Major

Expected Graduation Year

Please answer the following questions:

Describe your dairy and/or agriculture background.

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What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the dairy community?

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Why do you want to be a dairy ambassador?

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What do you want to learn from your ambassador experience and how will it help you in your future?

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Midwest Dairy Association

Vision

The North Dakota Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

How it Works

  • Up to two Dairy Ambassadors will be selected.
  • Dairy Ambassadors will be representing North Dakota dairy farmers.
  • This is a one-year program running from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Ambassadors will receive a $75 per diem for each day they are out participating in events.
  • Ambassadors will be rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship at the end of their term.

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2018 through the online form below.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to interview.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 1, 2019.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a North Dakota post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
  • Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
  • Applicant must have a passion for dairy.

Program Events

The following are some but not all of the events that selected Dairy Ambassadors will be participating in.

Industry Events
Event Date
ND Dairy Convention, Bismarck, ND January 2019
Dairy Experience Forum, Minneapolis, MN July 16-19, 2019
ND State Fair, Minot, ND July 19-27, 2019
Big Iron Farm Show, Fargo, ND September 10-12, 2019
Midwest Dairy Division Board Meeting, Bismarck, ND Fall 2019

 

Consumer Events
Event Date
Winter Farm Show at Valley City, ND March 2019
Van Bedaf Dairy Open House, Carrington, ND June 2019
Dr. Dawns Dairy Day, Jamestown, ND June 2019
Red River Valley Fair, Fargo, ND July 2019
Ag Day at Red River Valley Zoo, Fargo, ND July 2019

 

Other Opportunities
Event Date
3 posts per month on 2 media platforms (coach will approve posts prior to publication) Throughout the Year

 

Contact Us

Please contact Marissa Leier for more information or comments.

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Marissa Leier

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North Dakota Dairy Ambassador Application


North Dakota Dairy Ambassador Application

Please send the application by December 1, 2018. All fields are required.

Your Information

First Name

Last Name

Home Address

Home City

Home State

Home Zip

Cell Phone

Email

Preferred Communication
PhoneEmail

School Information

College/University

School Address

School City

School State

School Zip

Major

Expected Graduation Year

Please answer the following questions:

Describe your dairy and/or agriculture background.

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What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the dairy community?

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Why do you want to be a dairy ambassador?

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What do you want to learn from your ambassador experience and how will it help you in your future?

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Vision

The South Dakota Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

How it Works

  • Up to five Dairy Ambassadors will be selected.
  • Dairy Ambassadors will be representing South Dakota dairy farmers.
  • This is a one-year program running from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Ambassadors will receive a $75 per diem for each day they are out participating in events.
  • Ambassadors will be rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship at the end of their term.

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2018 through the online form below.
  • Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 1, 2019.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time at South Dakota State University for the duration of the appointment.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
  • Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
  • Applicant must have a passion for dairy.

Program Events

The following are some but not all of the events that selected Dairy Ambassadors will be participating in.

Industry Events
Event Date
Dairy Experience Forum July 16-19, 2019
Midwest Dairy Division Board Meeting Fall 2019
Dairy Fest Spring 2019
Central Plains Dairy Expo Spring 2019
SDSU Scholarship Awards Banquet Spring 2019

 

Consumer Events
Event Date
Dairy Open Houses (2 minimum) Summer 2019
Sioux Empire Fair Early August 2019
SD State Fair Late August 2019
SD Hungry for Truth Late Spring 2019

 

Other Opportunities
Event Date
SDSU Dairy Drive February and September 2019
Grow FarmHer if do again November 2019
Social Media Updates Throughout 2019

 

Contact Us

Please contact Tracey Erickson for more information or comments.

Contact Tracey Erickson

Tracey Erickson, South Dakota Dairy Extension

Phone:

605-882-5140

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South Dakota Dairy Ambassador Application


South Dakota Dairy Ambassador Application

Please send the application by December 1, 2018. All fields are required.

Your Information

First Name

Last Name

Home Address

Home City

Home State

Home Zip

Cell Phone

Email

Preferred Communication
PhoneEmail

School Information

College/University

School Address

School City

School State

School Zip

Major

Expected Graduation Year

Please answer the following questions:

Describe your dairy and/or agriculture background.

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What do you feel is the biggest challenge facing the dairy community?

Characters remaining: 500

Why do you want to be a dairy ambassador?

Characters remaining: 500

What do you want to learn from your ambassador experience and how will it help you in your future?

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