About 100 people came out for the Crawford County Dairy Kick-Off Banquet last night at the Eastman United Methodist Fellowship Hall where the 2015 Crawford County Dairy Princess was crowned.
The new Dairy Princess is Mary Jo Cody the 16-year-old daughter of Bryan and Martha Cody, from rural Seneca. Her family owns and operates a 450-acre dairy farm with a 35-cow herd. Mary’s responsibilities include milking cows, tractor work and other chores.
Mary Jo will be a junior at North Crawford High School this fall and plans to pursue a veterinary degree at UW River Falls. She will serve as Crawford County’s 59th Dairy Princess.
Amari McCarthy is this year’s Crawford County Dairy Princess Attendant. She is the 15-year-old daughter of Joni McCarthy of Wauzeka.
Amari is a member of the Crazy Clover 4-H club, Jr. Holstein, Crawford County State Fair Dairy Team, and Junior Legion. At Wauzeka-Steuben High School she is active in FFA, cheerleading, volleyball and softball. Amari has shown dairy cattle for 11 years and served as the 2008 Little Miss Squirt.
The Crawford County Little Miss Squirt contest is in its 17th year.
Lindsey Nolan is the new 2015 Crawford County Little Miss Squirt. She is a nine-year-old, third grader at Prairie Catholic School. Her parents, Patrick and Tammy Nolan farm together with Pat’s brother John in rural Prairie du Chien where they milk 175 Holstein cows.
On the farm, Lindsey likes to help feed the calves and chickens and give extra attention to the kittens and lambs. She is a member of the Eastman Cloverleaf 4-H club, Little League Girls’ Softball, and girls running club.
The newly crowned dairy royalty's first public appearance will be greeting guests Saturday, June 13 at the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast, hosted by Chad, Amy, Grant, and Sarah Jelinek Family Farm, located a half mile south of Seneca on Highway 27.