College students with an interest in dairy can now apply to be a dairy ambassador in North Dakota.

The Dairy Ambassador program provides students with leadership opportunities to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals. To be considered, applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary school, communicate effectively through writing and speaking and possess a passion for dairy. Applicants do not have to be majoring in agriculture.

Ambassadors are expected to serve a one-year term, starting Jan. 1, 2020, and ending Dec. 31, 2020. Ambassadors participate in a variety of activities which may include interaction with consumers at county and state fairs, school presentations and attendance at dairy industry meetings. Each ambassador will then be eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship at the end of his or her term.

The Dairy Ambassador program is a coordinated effort between Midwest Dairy and various colleges and state extension programs within the eight states where programs are available. This is the second year for this program in North Dakota.

Students can apply by following this link to the Midwest Dairy website: www. Midwestdairy.com/for-farmers/ambassadors. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2019, and selected ambassadors will be notified before Jan. 1, 2020. Anyone with questions may contact Amber Boeshans at aboeshans@midwestdairy.com or 701-712-1488.