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Minnesota Dairy Princess

Emma Kuball 70th Princess Kay

Minnesota Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Princess Kay of the Milky Way serves as the goodwill ambassador for Minnesota’s dairy farmers, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest almost sixty years ago. She is selected through a three-phase process.

First, candidates must be a county dairy princess. County dairy princess contests happen from January to April. In May, all the county dairy princesses come together for a leadership event and have the opportunity to compete to be a finalist. Ten young women are then selected to continue moving forward with the competition.

In August, prior to the Minnesota State Fair, another competition occurs between the ten women, and the winner is announced the Wednesday night prior to the Minnesota State Fair. Princess Kay of the Milky way will then spend the next year representing Minnesota’s dairy farmers to consumers.  

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Meet the 2023 Princess Kay Finalists

2022 Princess Kay of the Milky Way Finalists

May Leadership Event Information

The May Leadership Event, including judging and hands-on workshops, will be held May 10-11, 2024, in the Twin Cities. Registration is due by April 12, 2024.

Register below and review the agenda here.

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2022 Leadership Session Recordings

Request a Visit from a Dairy Princess

Princess Kay of the Milky Way is an ambassador for dairy farmers in Minnesota. She loves to share information about the role of dairy in healthy eating habits and how dairy farmers care for their cows, community and land.

To request Princess Kay of the Milky Way visit your event or classroom, please submit the request form and we will help you connect with Princess Kay.

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