Emily Bavaro of Escalon was crowned Dairy Princess during a recent ceremony at Chez Shari in Manteca. The event was hosted on June 6.
Sarah Weststeyn, the reigning District 5 Dairy Princess, crowned the new Dairy Princess. She ended her reign by turning over the title to Emily, wishing her well as she represents the California dairy industry throughout the coming year. Emily will serve her reign in the district from 2018-2019.
Emily is the daughter of Lance and Amy Bavaro of Escalon. She attends Modesto High School and is an active member of the FFA Chapter. She is a member of the 2018 California State Champion Dairy Cattle Judging team and shows dairy cattle at local fairs. In addition to FFA, she is on the varsity soccer team at Modesto High School and is also concurrently taking classes at Modesto Junior College with a major in animal science.
As Dairy Princess, Emily will play an important role on the CMAB’s Communications Services team in meeting community relations objectives. She will represent the dairy industry in District 5, which includes Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo counties. She will serve the area as ambassador for the dairy industry at schools, service groups and with the media. The newly selected princess will attend a training session with workshops on presentation development, promoting the California dairy industry and leadership and etiquette tools.
California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter, ice cream and nonfat dry milk than any other state. The state is the second-largest producer of cheese and yogurt. Dairy products made with Real California Milk can be identified by the Real California Milk seal, which certifies that the products are made exclusively with milk produced on California dairy farms by California dairy farm families.
The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s more than 1,300 dairy families. With headquarters in Tracy, the CMAB is one of the largest agricultural marketing boards in the United States. The CMAB executes advertising, public relations, research and retail and foodservice promotional programs on behalf of California dairy products that carry the Real California Milk seal throughout the U.S. and internationally. For more information and to connect with the CMAB through social media, visit RealCaliforniaMilk.com, like at Facebook, view videos at YouTube, follow at Twitter and Instagram, and pin at Pinterest.