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Goodhue County dairy princesses named; top producers honored

Goodhue County's top herd production winners for 2018 were Shannon and Lyle Dicke of Dicke Century Farm, Greg Pillar of Crazy Daisy Dairy, Ron Hernke of Hernke's Dairy and Dave Burfiend. They were honored April 6, 2019. Submitted photo 1 / 2
The 2019 Goodhue County dairy princesses are Catherine Keller, Kira Quam and Allison Keller. They were crowned April 6. Submitted photo 2 / 2

The annual Goodhue County DHIA and Dairy Princess Banquet was held Saturday, April 6, at the Zumbrota VFW.

Ted and Katie Brenny of Mazeppa — who have traveled to China and Japan learning about agricultural markets and trade — presented a short program about agriculture around the world.

DHIA awards were presented to the top dairy herds in Goodhue County. The Milk Quality Award was presented to Peter and David Burfiend of Goodhue and the 2018 Premier Dairyman Award was presented to the Dicke Century Farm of Goodhue.

The evening ended with the crowning of the 2019 Goodhue County Dairy royalty — Catherine Keller, Kira Quam and Allison Keller — who will represent area dairy farmers during the coming year.

The banquet is sponsored by the Goodhue County Dairy Association, the Goodhue County Dairy Herd Improvement Association and numerous agricultural organizations, civic clubs and businesses throughout Goodhue County.