Minnesota dairy community crowns 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Published 5:40 am Friday, August 30, 2019

Amy Kyllo, a 19-year-old college student from Byron, representing Olmsted County, was crowned the 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Aug. 21.

 Kyllo will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for nearly 3,000 Minnesota dairy farm families. She is the daughter of Paul and Susan Kyllo and attends the Association Free Lutheran Bible School.

 Ten county dairy princesses from throughout Minnesota competed for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title. Elizabeth Krienke, of Lester Praire, representing McLeod County, and Brittney Tiede of Le Center, representing Le Sueur County, were selected as runners-up.

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 Rachel Paskewitz of Browerville, representing Todd County, Grace Jeurissen and Elizabeth Krienke, both of Lester Prairie and representing McLeod County, were named scholarship winners. Kyllo was also named Miss Congeniality.

 Throughout her yearlong reign, Kyllo will make public appearances to help connect consumers to Minnesota’s dairy farm families. She will work to bring dairy to life through conversations, classroom visits and various speaking engagements.

Read this story and more in Autumn Ag, available Friday, August 30 in the Austin Daily Herald.