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University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Schuler named 2012 National Guernsey Queen
— For the
next year, Kami Schuler of Platteville, Wis., a junior animal science major at
the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be serving as the National
Guernsey Queen. Schuler earned the title during the annual National Guernsey
Convention, held June 19-24 in Portland, Ore.
The American Guernsey Association
hosted the convention.
Schuler competed against four other finalists for the national
honor. The competition included a speaking contest, interview, impromptu
question and answer session and spending time with the judges throughout the
The contestants toured several sites during the week,
including many farms and Guernsey operations. The announcement of the winner was
made during the banquet and awards ceremony.
“She is going to be an excellent ambassador for
the American Guernsey Association and for UW-Platteville,” said Alicia
Prill-Adams, assistant farm director at UW-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm.
In 2011, Schuler earned the title of Guernsey Princess
from the Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders Association. That honor made her eligible
for the national competition.
As National Guernsey Queen, Schuler’s responsibilities will
include attending all national shows, the first being a Guernsey sale in Ohio
on July 14.
“I am excited,” said Schuler. “It is a great opportunity
to travel and network with people in the Guernsey industry.”
The 2013 national convention will be held in Oklahoma.
Schuler is working at the Pioneer Farm Swine Center during the
summer. “She has been out here since late May and is catching on quick,” said Prill-Adams.
“She is very motivated and gets along well with others and is always eager and
willing to learn new things.”
Schuler graduated from Platteville High School in 2010.
She earned an associate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Richland before
transferring to UW-Platteville. She hopes to earn her bachelor’s degree in two
Alicia Prill-Adams, Assistant Farm Director, Pioneer Farm, (608) 342-1326,
Written by: Dan Wackershauser, UW-Platteville University
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