By Addison Mumm
Mary Jo Cody, 16, the daughter of Bryan and Martha Cody, rural Seneca, was named Crawford County Dairy Princess, Sunday, May 31, at Eastman UMC Fellowship Hall.
About 100 people came out for the Crawford County Dairy Kick-Off Banquet, where Cody was crowned. She will serve as Crawford County’s 59th Dairy Princess.
The Cody family owns and operates a 450-acre dairy farm with a 35-cow herd. Mary will be a junior at North Crawford High School this fall and plans to pursue a veterinary degree at UW-River Falls. She is excited about her princess title and the responsibilities it entails.
Unlike many of her fellow princess candidates, Cody lives and works on her family’s dairy farm daily. With no hired help, Cody and her brother, Matt, tend the calves, milk the cattle and complete tractor work.