64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned at Minnesota State Fair

- Emily Annexstad, 19, of St. Peter, Minnesota was crowned the 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Twelve county dairy princesses from throughout Minnesota competed for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title on Wednesday. The candidates are judge on their general knowledge of the dairy industry, communication skills and enthusiasm for dairy.

Annexstad represented Nicollet Count y in the competition. She is a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she is studying animal science and agricultural communications and marketing.

As Princess Kay, Annexstad will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for more than 3,000 Minnesota dairy farm families, according to the Midwest Dairy Association. During the twelve days of the Minnesota State Fair, she’ll make appearances at the Dairy Building, the Moo Booth in the Dairy Barn and onstage at the Miracle of Birth Center.

Annexstad’s first official duty as Princess Kay will be to sit in a rotating cooler in the Dairy Building for nearly six hours on Thursday while her likeness is sculpted in a 90-pound block of butter.

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