Hello, and welcome to the official website of the Herkimer County Dairy Promotion Committee!
This April, we celebrate 50 YEARS of Dairy Promotion in Herkimer County! Come CELEBRATE with us!
PICTURED IN COLLAGE: ON LEFT: Hannah Douglas (2012). ON RIGHT: Carol Prior Spaulding (1965).
TOP: Aline Preiser (1973). MIDDLE: Dana Slaughter Dornburgh (1988). BOTTOM: Melissa Foster Hawkins (1997)
50th Annual Herkimer County Dairy Princess Pageant
When: SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
Where: FRANCESCA'S BANQUET & CATERING, ILION, NY
RSVP to Chairwoman Tammy Graves by APRIL 10, 2013!
For any additional info, please contact Tammy. Thank you - we hope to see you there!
Dairy Divas Wanted for 50th Dairy Princess Pageant!
Are you high-maintenance when it comes to needing milk (not silk) in your cereal, cheese on your crackers, butter (not margarine) for your bread, and whipped cream (not whipped topping) for your sundaes? If yes, then we have a fun opportunity for you!
You can be the next Herkimer County Dairy Princess, a tradition that has been celebrating dairy farmers and their milk for 50 years. The Herkimer County Dairy Promotion Committee is now accepting applications for dairy princess candidates from anyone that is 16 – 24 years old before Feb. 15, 2014 and connected to the dairy industry through family, animal ownership or employment (your own or a family member) in an agriculture job.
The application deadline is March 1, 2013 for the 50th Dairy Princess Pageant that will be held at Francesca’s Banquet & Catering on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
NYS Dairy Princess Pageant Finalists
Congratulations to Hannah Douglas,
top 7 finalist at the 2013 NYS Dairy Princess Pageant!
Great job Hannah -
we are so proud of you!
Hannah with her father, at the NYS DP Pageant
Some interesting updates to the site:
The Herkimer Co. Dairy Promotion Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the dairy farmers of our county in a positive light while promoting the industry to as many consumers as possible. The members of the committee dedicate their time and energy on a volunteer basis every day to ensure that the dairy industry will continue to thrive in Herkimer County. Members meet monthly to discuss advertising, promotional events, and ways to better serve the farmers of the county. New members and new ideas are always welcomed.
Our main form of promotion is through the Dairy Princess program, because it is the most highly visible to the public and the public can easily relate to the girls and understand our industry better through them. For more information on the girls in the program and what they're doing, please go to the page entitled "Herkimer Co. Dairy Princess Court". For info on what the program is, how it works, and the requirements to join, go to the page entitled "The Dairy Princess Program."
For more detailed information about our committee - what we do, who we are, etc. - go to the page "About Us".
One of the key focuses of the Dairy Princess program and our committee is making sure that consumers are getting the adequate amount of dairy products in their diet. By visiting the "Dairy in Your Diet" link, you can find nutritional information, recipes that use dairy products, and special sections for moms and athletes - people who milk can really benefit but they just aren't getting enough! Also, children can visit the "Kids' Corner" page for printable coloring pages, games and fun trivia that teach them where milk comes from and why it is important to make sure they're consuming enough dairy every day.
The dairy industry is constantly working to educate the public about how today's dairy producers care for their animals, land and water while providing a safe, wholesome product and growing a family farming business for future generations. We now have a producer-funded website that has over 28,000 visits a month that helps show all of those things. The site, www.DairyFarmingToday.org features virtual tours of modern dairy farms, real-life stories from dairy farm families, and an "Ask the Dairy Farmers" section. The site was featured in the annual report from ADADC. Please promote this site whenever and wherever possible!
Dairy farmers, please make sure to visit the "For Dairy Farmers" page to get updates from the ADADC on where the money from milkcheck is working for you and what the latest promotional efforts are.
The ADADC Annual Report was sent out to all dairy farmers. You can find an online version with the highlights located under the "For Dairy Farmers" page. In addition to our highlights, please also make sure to stay up to date on what's happening with your dairy checkoff by visiting www.adadc.com!
Thank you for taking the time to support us by viewing our website!
|About Herkimer County
Herkimer County is located in the North Central area of New York State. Agriculture is the leading industry in Herkimer County, and according to the 2002 Census of Agriculture, dairy products made up 76% of the total sales for agricultural products in Herkimer County.
The county extends from the Adirondacks to the Mohawk Valley. While the forests that make up most of the northern part of the county are not ideal for agriculture, its southern valleys are perfect for dairy farming.
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