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Banquet kicks off June Dairy Month
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The Crawford County June Dairy Month Kick-Off Banquet will be held on Friday, June 1 at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall in Eastman. A meet and greet the candidates, cheese and cracker social will start off the evening at 7:15, followed by a grilled chicken and potato dinner starting at 7:45 p.m. 

The program is filled with lots of delightful dairy tidbits from the dairy promotion report, a brief message from the 2012 Wisconsin Jersey Queen Kaitlyn Riley, to the final message from the 2011 Crawford County Dairy Princess and Little Miss Squirt.

Each candidate will present their prepared dairy speech as they are introduced. This will be followed by the coronation of the 2012 Crawford County Dairy Princess and Little Miss Squirt, along with their Attendants. Tickets are $7.25 and can be purchased from any Crawford County Dairy Promotion member or by contacting Steve Achenbach at 608-874-4400.

The 2012 Crawford County Dairy Princess Candidates: 

Hello, my name is Mikaela Baker.  I am the 16-year-old daughter of Gerald and Dawn Baker.  I grew up and currently live on a small 120-acre family dairy farm a few miles east of Ferryville. We milk Grade Holsteins. Around the farm, I care for calves and milk cows.

I enjoy exhibiting my dairy cows at the county fair.  I am home schooled in my junior year. I am serving my eleventh year as a member of the Happy Hi-Liter 4-H Club, a two-year member of the Fair Youth Committee and Junior Leaders Association.

I am the 2011 Dairy Princess Attendant. I plan to attend College for Nursing-Associate Degree.

Hi, my name is Rachael Nolan. I am the 15-year-old daughter of Patrick and Tammy Nolan of rural Prairie du Chien. My family and I live on a dairy farm and we have a family farm partnership, along with my father’s brother and his family. Together, we own and operate 1,200 acres and milk about 110 registered Holsteins.

I am almost finished with my sophomore year at the Prairie du Chien High School. I am an active member of the Key Club, FFA, Eastman Cloverleaf 4-H Club, and of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Parish. I am very excited and look forward to representing the Dairy Industry for Crawford County.           

The 2012 Crawford County Little Miss Squirt Candidates: 

Regan Kramer, eight-year-old daughter of Travis and Becky Kramer of rural Wauzeka.Regan’s favorite breed of dairy cattle is Jerseys, but her family milks Holsteins too.

Aubree Larson, is eight years old and her parents are John and Koren Gunderson. Aubree likes to ride horses, crochet, play softball, go to church and spend time at Sugar Creek.


McKenzie Olsen, is the eight-year-old daughter of Kevin and Carol Olsen from Wauzeka. McKenzie is running for Little Miss Squirt because she would like to help teach other children about the dairy industry and how healthy dairy products are for us.

Elizabeth LaLonde, nine-year-old daughter of Sean Boland and Jennifer LaLonde, of Utica Township

Elizabeth likes to help on the farm, and says producing dairy products are important to all families.

Sarah Lenzendorf, is the ten-year-old daughter of Donnie and Toni Lenzendorf  of rural Eastman.  Sarah’s grandpa owns a dairy farm and she likes to feed the calves and give vitamins to the cows.