There’s a new Dairy Princess in town.
Belle Erhardt was crowned 2018-2019 Columbia County Dairy Princess Ambassador on May 6, 2018 at a fun western themed coronation. The next few months, she will travel throughout the county and Oregon educating the public about the health benefits of dairy products, dairy farming and the dairy industry. In January 2019, she will represent Columbia County at the Oregon Dairy Princess Ambassador contest in Salem, Oregon.
Erhardt is the daughter of Dave and Jenny Erhardt of Scappoose, Oregon. She has two brothers, Cody & Cole. She is a Junior at Scappoose High School where she serves on leadership team in student government and is an accomplished athlete in varsity basketball, softball and cross-country. After graduation, Erhardt plans is to attend college to become a computer engineer. She is an avid volunteer in her community where she has assisted, planned and participated in fundraisers for Brian’s Relay, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Gorge Forest Fire.
Erhardt is a member of Rose Valley 4H Club where she has shown both Angus beef and Jersey dairy cattle and won Champion and Reserve Champion. Her favorite dairy breed is Brown Swiss, which she plans to show, along with a Holstein, for 4H this summer. Catch Belle at the Columbia County Fair & Rodeo July18-22, 2018 on Wednesday at the Dairy Show or in the Milkshake Booth.