Olivia Siglin of Webster is South Dakota’s 57th State Dairy Princess. She was crowned in Sioux Falls during the Central Plains Dairy Expo. Siglin, 18, is the daughter of Kevin Siglin and Patty Siglin and is a student at South Dakota State University majoring in agriculture education and agriculture business. Throughout the coming year, she will represent South Dakota dairy farmers at a variety of appearances, helping consumers to understand how milk is produced in a wholesome and responsible way. She receives a $1,000 scholarship from Midwest Dairy Association’s South Dakota Division. Christina Maher, 18, Nunda, was named runner-up. Her parents are Rae Lynn and Phillip Maher and she is a student at Lake Area Technical College in Watertown with a major in large animal technician and dairy. She was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

The candidates for the title were judged on their general dairy knowledge and enthusiasm for the industry, communications skills and ability to reach key consumer audiences. The Dairy Princess program is sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association through the dairy checkoff.

—From Midwest Dairy Association news release


Olivia Siglin, South Dakota State Dairy Princess 2012-13. Photo courtesy of Midwest Dairy Association.