The Crawford County Dairy Kick-Off Banquet was held Friday night at the Eastman United Methodist Fellowship Hall where the 2012 Crawford County Dairy Princess was crowned. This year’s Crawford County Dairy Princess is Mikaela Baker, the 16-year-old daughter of Gerald and Dawn Baker.
On the Baker’s 120-acre dairy farm near Ferryville, Mikaela milks cows and cares for calves. She is a home-schooled high school junior, involved in the Happy HiLiters 4-H Club, 4-H Junior Leaders, Fair Youth Committee and showing dairy at the Crawford County Fair. Her future plans include attending college for an associate degree in nursing.
Mikaela Baker will serve as Crawford County’s 56th Dairy Princess.
The newly crowned Crawford County Princess Attendant is Rachael Nolan, the 15-year-old daughter of Patrick and Tammy Nolan, rural Prairie du Chien. The Nolans live on a dairy farm that is a part of a family farm partnership with Rachael’s uncle and his family that includes 1,200 acres and about 110 Registered Holsteins.
Rachael Nolan will be a junior at Prairie du Chien High School. She is and active member of the Key Club, FFA, the Eastman Cloverleaf 4-H Club and St. Gabriel’s Catholic Parish. Rachael is very excited and looks forward to representing the dairy industry for Crawford County.
Regan Kramer is the new 2012 Crawford County Little Miss Squirt. Regan is the eight-year-old daughter of Travis and Becky Kramer of rural Wauzeka. She is in the third grade at Wauzeka-Steuben Elementary School. Regan and her family live on a dairy and beef farm between Wauzeka and Eastman, and her favorite breed of dairy cattle is Jersey, and they milk Holsteins too. On the farm, Regan helps with feeding the cows grain and protein. She also helps with feeding the baby calves milk.
The 2012 Little Miss Squirt Attendant is McKenzie Olsen, eight years old, in the second grade at Wauzeka-Steuben Elementary School. Her parents are Kevin and Carol Olsen of Wauzeka.
McKenzie’s dairy farm sponsors are her cousins, Chad and Amy Jelinek. She is excited to teach other children about the dairy industry and how healthy dairy products are for us.
The new Princess will be wearing a “Princess Tiara” donated by Elliot Jewelers of Waukon, Iowa. Through financial support of Brockway Trucking, Gays Mills, and the Crawford County Dairy Promoters, the Crawford County “Dairy Royalty” will proudly display their tiaras, sashes & gifts as they promote the Dairy Industry throughout the year.
The newly crowned dairy royalty's first public appearance will be greeting guests on Saturday, June 9 at the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast, hosted by Jelinek Farms LLC, Chad, Amy and Grant Jelinek, located just south of Seneca on Highway 27.