Five young dairy promoters were chosen to represent the Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Association during the 50th All-American Dairy Show on Friday, Sept. 6, in Harrisburg.
Devon Greenwood, 18, was named the 2013 Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Miss. The daughter of Todd Greenwood and Michelle Coleman from Dimock, Susquehanna County, is a five-year member of the Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Junior Association.
She owns 10 Brown Swiss cattle that live on her family’s Greenwood Farms with 100 head of Jerseys, Red and Whites and Holsteins. Devon will attend the Susquehanna Career and Technology Center to study nursing and enjoys painting and theater.
Olivia Katzmaier is the 14-year-old daughter of Paul and Christine Katzmaier of Montoursville, Lycoming County. Named the Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Princess, Olivia owns 15 Brown Swiss and has been a member of the state junior association for five years. Her family farm is home to 400 head of cattle. She is a Lycoming County Dairy Maid, is a dancer and plays the clarinet.
Mellina Bashore, 12, was named the Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Alternate Princess. The daughter of Bob and Sherry Bashore of Annville, Lebanon County, she lives on the family’s Plenty Good Dairy where they milk 70 cows. Mellina is a three-year member of the state Brown Swiss Junior Association, enjoys baking, showing cows and dairy judging.
Lauren Eslary of Bolivar, Westmoreland County, is the 11-year-old daughter of Christa Graham and Eric Eslary. Named the Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Tiny Miss, she lives on her family’s dairy farm and owns two Brown Swiss. She enjoys showing cattle and horseback riding.
Zoie Hamilton, 9, the daughter of Miranda Moore of Fombell, Beaver County was named the Alternate Tiny Miss. She owns a Brown Swiss calf and works on her grandparent’s dairy farm. She has been a cheerleader for four years and participates in her church youth group.
All participants had to answer four essay questions and participate in an interview with a panel of judges. The judges were Angela Anderson of Centre Hall, Centre County; Katrina Proctor of Cochranton, Crawford County; and Julie Shultz of Dillsburg, York County.
The 50th All-American Dairy Show, the world’s largest dairy show, runs Sept. 7-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. This year’s show features 23 shows in six days, the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show, nearly 3,000 animals and 2,000 exhibitors from across the nation. For more information, visit www.allamerican.state.pa.us or call 717-787-2905.