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June is Dairy Month
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BROOKLYNN NAGEL WAS CROWNED the 2016 Crawford County Dairy Princess at the Dairy Kick-Off Banquet held in East-man on Sunday, May 29.

More than 100 people came out for the Crawford County Dairy Kick-Off Banquet last Sunday night at the Eastman United Methodist Fellowship Hall.

Brooklynn Nagel was crowned the 2016 Crawford County Dairy Princess. She is the daughter of Jon and Becky Nagel of Eastman.

Brooklynn is currently in the tenth grade at Wauzeka High School, where she is a very active, highly awarded, member of FFA, currently serving as president of her chapter.

Additionally, Brooklynn is involved with many school programs such as Hornet Club.  She is also a member of the Eastman Cloverleaf 4-H club and a member of her church youth group.

 Brooklynn is employed by Hi-View Farm, Eastman as a farm assistant, feeding calves, milking, cleaning pens, and sanitizing equipment. In the summer, she works with her fair animals, pigs and sheep, attends mission trips and is a camp counselor.

Brooklynn Nagel will serve as Crawford County’s 60th Dairy Princess.

This year’s Crawford County Dairy Princess Attendant is Emily Steger,  the 17-year-old daughter of Tim and Char Steger of rural Prairie du Chien. They live on a 480-acre registered Holstein and beef farm.

Emily is currently a junior at Prairie du Chien High School, where she is involved in FFA, forensics, Key Club, band, basketball, and track and field. She is also a member of the Holy Family Parish J-Walkers, Crawford County State Fair Dairy Team and Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association. She enjoys spending time on her family farm and showing her Holsteins at county, district and state shows.

The 2016 Crawford County Little Miss Squirt is Darci Jelinek. Darci is the nine-year-old daughter of Brad and Melany Jelinek. She has two brothers, Brent and Beau and one sister Kaylee.

The Jelinek family lives on a 300-head dairy goat farm near Gays Mills. Darci is in the fourth grade at North Crawford School. She likes to play softball, read, ride horses and do gymnastics.

On the farm, Darci likes to feed the baby goats milk, grain, hay and water. Her other jobs on the farm are to help milk, chase the goats into the parlor, and feed and water the horses.

The Crawford County Little Miss Squirt Attendant is Grace Callahan the eight-year-old daughter of Josh and Carrie Callahan. Their family farm is near Wauzeka, where they milk Holsteins and Jerseys in a parlor.

Grace’s favorite part of living on a farm is all the different animals they have, calves and their dogs are her favorite. Her chores on the farm include bedding the calves and feeding her bunny. She also helps her dad and brothers clean the parlor after milking. Grace would like to help the Dairy Princess promote dairy products and teach people how important they are to our health.

The newly crowned dairy royalty's first public appearance will be greeting guests Saturday, June 4 at the Crawford County Dairy Breakfast, hosted by Achenbach’s Hi-View Farms, located two miles south of Eastman on Highway 27.