INDIANAPOLIS — Advocating for dairy is something Kamille
Brawner has been doing for years through 4-H, junior leaders and her family’s
The Hanover native will continue proudly advocating for the
dairy industry as this year’s Indiana Dairy Princess by the American Dairy
Brawner is represented by Dairy Farmers of America in the
Indiana Dairy Princess scholarship program. She will fulfill her duties as
ambassador for Indiana’s dairy farmers throughout the year by participating in
events and talking to people about the industry’s impact on Indiana’s economy
Q: What did you think when you
found out you were crowned this year’s dairy princess?
A: I was stunned. I didn’t realize they were talking about
me until they said my middle name.
Q: What are you the most excited
A: I’m the most excited to be able to promote the dairy
industry. I’ve had experience talking with kids in grade school about dairy and
grew up on a dairy farm, so this will be a great way to build on that
Q: What are you looking forward to
during the state fair?
A: I have been to the fair before and showed sheep, but now
I can actually be part of the fair.
Q: What would you like to do when
A: I’ll be a sophomore at Purdue University where I’m
studying agribusiness and animal science. I’d like to have a farm of my own and
also work on the agribusiness side of the industry. I love talking to farmers
and promoting the industry and to be able to both work with people and promote
livestock would be a dream come true.
Q: Where did your interest in
agriculture come from?
A: In addition to the family farm, I was a 10-year 4-H
member in Jefferson County. I showed animals and was involved with 4-H and
junior leaders. All of these sparked my interest in agriculture.
Q: Tell me about your family.
A: I’m the daughter of Greg and Teresa Brawner. I also have
one brother and two sisters.
Q: Why is being an advocate for
dairy important to you?
It is all I have known since I grew up on a dairy farm.
Promoting both the dairy industry and Indiana dairy farmers is important.