It’s the 61st year of the New York State Dairy Ambassador Competition! Who will win the title of 2024 New York State Dairy Ambassador?

Join us here at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, to view the competition, brought to you live from Syracuse, New York.

This year, join Master of Ceremonies Emma Andrew-Swarthout as six dairy promoters vie for the title.

Watch as the dairy promoters compete for awards based on best speeches, written communications, and product knowledge. This year’s competition judges are:

  • Anna Richards, CEO/Founder 2020 Consulting LLC, Skaneateles, N.Y.
  • Brittany Snyder, Dairy Excellence Foundation, Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Jenni Tilton-Flood, Dairy Farmer and Rural Advocate, Clinton, Maine

See who gets named Promoter of the Year, and which individuals are awarded memorial scholarships.

2023 Competition Rewind

Among their many duties, our 2023-2024 New York State Dairy Ambassadors participated in dairy promotion during Dairy Day at the 2023 New York State Fair.

From left to right are Isabella Esposito, State Second Associate Dairy Ambassador; Arianna Aman, State Dairy Ambassador; and, Elyza Schoeberl, First Associate Dairy Ambassador.

In their farewell statements, the State Dairy Ambassadors expressed their gratitude to New York dairy farmers, for entrusting them with the privilege of representing the dairy industry on a state level, and to their families for the never-ending support. The Ambassadors credit the dairy promotion program for helping build their confidence, providing them with opportunities to hone their public speaking skills and developing lifelong friendships, and say they will continue to advocate for dairy even after new ambassadors are titled in the 2024-2025 competition.