New! 75th Alice in Dairyland applications are open through February 4, 2022. Materials are available here.
Julia Nunes is serving as the 74th Alice in Dairyland. As Wisconsin's agriculture ambassador, her goal is to educate audiences across Wisconsin about the $104.8 billion economic impact and importance of our state's diverse agriculture industry in our daily lives.
Nunes, of Chippewa Falls, grew up on her family's registered Holstein dairy farm, where feeding calves and clipping dairy cattle for the county fair were just a couple of activities that helped shape her childhood. During her teen years, she was heavily involved in her area Junior Holstein group and 4-H club. Nunes went on to study at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she was involved in the Gopher Dairy Club and Lambda Delta Phi Sorority. In 2017, she shared her knowledge of agriculture and the dairy industry while serving as the Northern Wisconsin State Fair's Fairest of the Fair.
Alice in Dairyland is a one-year, full-time public relations professional employed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WI DATCP). Each year, Alice in Dairyland travels more than 30,000 miles throughout the state, promoting Wisconsin agriculture to various audiences. Additionally, she conducts hundreds of media interviews, speeches and school presentations.
During a single year, Alice develops and delivers at least:
- 80 TV Interviews
- 300 Radio Interviews
- 1,000 social media posts
- 60 print articles
- 200 tailored speeches
During her year of service, Alice also provides educational programming, in conjunction with the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, to thousands of Wisconsin grade-school children.
For additional information on the Alice in Dairyland program or to schedule a media interview or presentation from Alice, contact us at: