Dairy Princess crown shared
Three young Dodge County women will be sharing the title of Dodge County Dairy Princess for 2016. The three were officially crowned Saturday at the annual dairy banquet held at the Milton Township Hall.
Sharing the title are Makaila Klejeski, Morgan O’Brien and Haley Reber.
Organizing the annual banquet and naming the Dairy Princess is one of the major responsibilities of the Dodge County American Dairy Association Board of Directors, said Vice-Chair Paul Daley.
The banquet, he said, is the one opportunity for county dairy farmers to “gather and socialize and talk about what we do.”
In coming months, he said, the dairy princesses will be involved in a variety activities including visiting schools, June Dairy Month events and parades throughout the summer.
The major fundraising activity for the local dairy association, he said, is the malt booth at the Dodge County Fair.
“I believe the malt booth is the most popular booth at the fair,” he said.
Prior to the official coronation each of the three told those attending about herself.
Klesjeski is the daughter of Jon and Kim Klejeski of Claremont. She is a 2015 graduate of Triton High School and will be attending NICC in Calmar, Iowa in the fall of 2016 to complete a Dairy Science Technology degree.
She currently is working on the Naatz Dairy Farm in Mantorville and at Costco.
She has a dairy farm background raising Holsteins and Brown Swiss and helping with chores on the farm during evenings including feeding calves and milking. In addition she was active in FFA, 4-H, the Minnesota Brown Swiss Association, American Dairy Association as a dairy ambassador and various other events through Owatonna Community Education promoting the dairy industry.
Klejeski was sponsored by CHS (Cenex Harvest States).