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August 14, 2012 12:10 PM
This year’s Minnesota State Fair kicks off with the coronation of Princess Kay of the Milky Way on Wednesday evening, August 22, when reigning Princess Mary Zahurones of Pierz, representing Morrison County, will pass the crown on to one of 11 county dairy princesses vying for the title. WHAT: 59th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Coronation WHEN: Wednesday, August 22, 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Minnesota State Fair Band Shell
August 08, 2012 9:23 PM
Logan Worden, 19, of Oelwein was crowned the 59th Iowa Dairy Princess at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on the eve of the fair’s opening (Wed., Aug. 8). Worden, daughter of Dennis and Joan Worden, will use the title to make connections with consumers over the coming year, helping them to understand the dedication of dairy farm families as they take care of their cows and farms.
August 07, 2012 3:48 PM
When the Iowa State Fair opens Thursday in Des Moines, it will be hard not to notice the presence of Iowa’s dairy farmers. From the crowning of their new dairy princess the night before the fair opens, to the popular concessions they operate in two locations, to a handful of educational displays and presentations, it’s clear the dairy community sees the State Fair as an opportunity to connect with its consumers.
August 07, 2012 9:58 AM
An icon at the Illinois State Fair will celebrate her 90th birthday this year. Since 1922, the butter cow has graced the Dairy Building at the fair in Springfield. The unusual work of art is an Illinois State Fair tradition, drawing in fair-goers to see her likeness sculpted in more than 600 to 800 pounds of butter.
August 07, 2012 9:05 AM
When the Illinois State Fair opens this week, Midwest Dairy Association’s tradition will be an obvious reflection of the 2012 fair’s theme, “Family Fun for Everyone.” Thanks to the financial support of Illinois dairy farmers, the organization operates concessions and activities in the Dairy Building, which opened in 1903.