Ann O’Leary is
serving as the 69th Alice in Dairyland. As Wisconsin’s agriculture ambassador,
her goal is to educate audiences across Wisconsin about the $88 billion
economic impact and importance of our state’s diverse agriculture industry in
our daily lives.
O’Leary, of Evansville, grew up showing Jerseys and
Holsteins at the county, district and state level. She was heavily involved in
the Rock County Jr. Holstein Association and the Rock County 4-H Program and
served as the 2009 Rock County 4-H Fair Queen. O’Leary studied Biology and
Neuroscience at Carthage College and graduated with All College Honors in May,
2014. She volunteers with the Rock County 4-H Program and serves on the
Carthage College Alumni Council.
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 40,000 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:
60 TV Interviews
150 Radio Interviews
1,000 social media posts
60 print articles
100 tailored speeches
During her year of service, Alice also provides educational programming, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, to 10,000 4th graders.
68th Alice in Dairyland Final Report
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