Former Dairy Princess Hope Hazelton began the event by speaking about her recent trip to Australia as an internship program through the Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute or ATI. Hazelton, who was also the Ohio Ayrshire Queen this past year, is studying Dairy Cattle Production and Management, and spent her summer working on four dairy farms across Australia.
2017 Dairy Princess Meadow Cromer and 2016 Hardin County Fair Queen Holly Wilson
Also at the banquet Meadow Cromer of the Ridgemont FFA Chapter was named the Dairy Princess for the second time. Cromer served as the princess last year, and aims to continue on her mission to educate both youth and adults on dairy cattle and the industry.
Croft Bauer, Scholarship Recipient
Croft Bauer and Brady Weaver were both awarded scholarships for use in their education. Weaver is a student at OSU ATI studying dairy cattle. Bauer is a senior at Upper Scioto Valley High School and is planning to attend Bowling Green State University to study Dietetics.