|In 2005, this was one of the happiest days of my life so far|
Basically, my friends said it set me up to be a "professional dairy princess" and talk about cows all day. They weren't wrong; I just don't get to wear my crown to work anymore.
Back then, I was speaking to school children, senior centers, civic organizations and pretty much every other group you can imagine. For someone who used to be extremely shy, you definitely wouldn't have known it. Teaching people about dairy farming and the benefits of dairy products is awesome and so much fun!
That definitely hasn't changed. Most of my jobs since college have involved teaching people about dairy farming (and most recently, all types of livestock farms) and working with farmers to help them be more successful. It's awesome! I even got to testify to the Senate Ag Committee this year! The sky is the limit when you love what you do.
There are definitely the more "glamorous" moments sitting on the back of a convertible waving to the crowd during the parade, but lots of it involves a lot of work. It's worth it.
One of my favorite memories of my year as Dairy Princess was getting to know so many others throughout Washington State that are just as passionate about the dairy industry. It sure was a great way to make lots of new friends!
|Handing out dairy promotional items at the state high school football game|
Now I get to judge these contests! Yes, I'm SO EXCITED!!!!
|Handing out ribbons/awards at the county and state fairs was always a blast!|
For those fellow Dairy Princesses, breed queens and Dairy Ambassadors, what was your favorite part of your reign?