The annual Spring Steele County Dairy Banquet was held on Saturday, March 28, at the VFW in Owatonna. Here are the results.

Five Dairy Princesses were crowned as 2015 Steele County Dairy Princess: Kendra Schroeder, Leah Rieck, Katelyn Rypka, Deanna Kanne and Makaila Klejeski.

Twenty-six Junior Dairy Ambassadors were recognized at the banquet along with eight Dairy Duke and Duchesses. These are youth in kindergarten through 12th grade that will help represent the dairy industry at various summer events along with the Dairy Princesses.

Awards were handed out and they include:

  • The Milk Pitcher Award went to Luke Broulik
  • The Dairy Lifetime Achievement Award went to George and Karen VonRuden

Thanks to Mary Schroeder for providing the picture of the 2015 Steele County Dairy Princesses and the information from the banquet.

Remember to celebrate Dairy Month in June and enjoy many activities and a tasty meal on a dairy farm during the Breakfast on the Farm.