Nicollet County Dairy Royalty crowned

Photo by Ruth Klossner Nicollet County Dairy Princess Emily Annexstad, center, with county dairy ambassadors Grace Pehrson, left, and Jennifer Wear.

NEW ULM — Emily Annexstad, daughter of Rolf and Jean Annexstad of rural St. Peter, was crowned Nicollet County Dairy Princess Saturday, January 28.

In addition, two county dairy ambassadors were named at the annual meeting and dairy princess banquet. They are Grace Pehrson, daughter of Pat and Amy Pehrson of rural St. Peter, and Jennifer Wear, daughter of Tom and Renee Wear of rural Nicollet.

The three will promote dairy products at parades, grocery stores, and schools during the next year. Kathy Herberg and Chelsey Janzen coordinate the county dairy princess program.

The Nicollet County coronation and meeting was held in conjunction with Brown County and was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall.

In elections held during the Nicollet County dairy association’s business meeting, David Hansen of rural Nicollet was elected to the board, succeeding Mike Annexstad who has served several terms. Continuing members of the board are Matt Herberg of St. Peter, Perry Beranek of St. George, Shelly Schugel of New Ulm, Jacob Sjostrom of Lafayette, and Charlie Yost of St. Peter.

Jody Jetson of the Midwest Dairy Association and Paul Fritsche, a member of the Midwest Dairy Promotion Council, reported on state activities that promote increased dairy consumption.