Natalie Berry of Sherwood, Ore., has been named the 2020 National Jersey Queen. She will be advocating for and promoting the Jersey breed at various events throughout the next year. Her court consists of First Alternate Kylie Konyn, Escondido, Calif., and Second Alternate Caroline Arrowsmith of Peach Bottom, Pa.
The 2020 National Jersey Queen: Natalie Berry of Sherwood, OR, is a sophomore at Washington State University where she is nursing student, minoring in psychology. Her goals are to become a pediatric nurse where she can advocate for the dairy industry to children and their families about the importance of having dairy in their diets. This plays into her platform of “choosing Jersey milk products and other milk products to have a well-balanced diet.” Yesterday in the All American Junior Jersey Show, Natalie exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion – Triple-T-Heath Getaway to Cancun. Natalie is currently serving as the 2020 Western National Queen. Natalie was a member of Class VI of Jersey Youth Academy.
The first alternate National Jersey Queen is Kylie Konyn from Escondido, Calif. She is a senior at Saint Joseph Academy and is also taking college courses through Modesto Junior College and Palomar Community College. Kylie has been active with local, state and national Jersey programs. Her platform as National Jersey Queen would be “The AJCA, providing for the Farmers of Today and Tomorrow.” Her herd, Aspire Jerseys, is enrolled on REAP and they utilize many programs provided by the AJCA. Kylie is active in 4-H and has held nearly every office available. She is currently serving as president of the California Junior Jersey Cattle Association. She was the 2019 Western National Jersey Queen and California Jersey Queen.
Caroline Arrowsmith of Peach Bottom, PA, is a freshman at Penn State University majoring in Animal Science with a focus on dairy. Caroline’s platform is “Jerseys Do More for Less.” She says, “Not only can you earn more with Jerseys, but you can also pay less as Jerseys are more feed efficient and do many things better helping the bottom line.” Caroline is a member of the Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Association and the Penn State Dairy Science Club. She has held many leadership positions through the Lancaster County Dairy 4-H program. She enjoys showing her registered Jerseys at the local, state and national levels. Caroline was a member of Class VI of Jersey Youth Academy.
Watch for future feature posts about our 2020 National Jersey Queen and her court!