Alyce Silva of Turlock was selected as the 2020 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board’s District 6 in a virtual crowning event held June 20.
Silva is the daughter of David and Nelia Silva of Turlock. She is a 2019 graduate of Turlock High School. She is a full-time student at Modesto Junior College majoring in Agriculture Business and Agriculture Sciences, where she is a member of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Club.
Silva had the honor of representing the dairy industry as the 2019-2020 District 6 1st Alternate Dairy Princess. She is a past member of her high school’s FFA program where she showed dairy cattle at the Stanislaus County Fair, and served as chapter reporter. She plans to transfer to California State University, Fresno and major in Agricultural Communications.
Crowned Alternate, Paige Brigham is the daughter of Karry and Regina Brigham of Atwater. She is a graduate of Atwater High School, and plans to attend CSU Monterey Bay in the fall and major in Biological Sciences. Brigham had the honor of representing the dairy industry as the 2019-2020 District 6 2nd Alternate Dairy Princess, and was an active member of Atwater FFA where she showed dairy heifers. She was also active in the St. Anthony’s 4-H club where she held several officer positions. Brigham competed on the varsity water polo and swim teams at Atwater High School.
Silva will represent District 6, which includes Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties. As Dairy Princess, she will play an important role on the CMAB’s Communications Services team in meeting community relations objectives.
Silva and Brigham will be speaking on behalf of the California dairy industry to various audiences throughout the year. In addition, they will attend a professional development training focused on presentation skills, advocating for the California dairy industry, leadership and business etiquette.
California is the nation’s leading milk producer. It also produces more butter, ice cream and nonfat dry milk than any other state. The state is the second-largest producer of cheese and yogurt. Dairy products made with Real California Milk can be identified by the Real California Milk seal, which certifies they are made with milk produced on California dairy farms by California dairy farm families.