Alice in Dairyland

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

​For additional information on the Alice in Dairyland program or to schedule a media interview or presentation from Alice, contact us ​at:

(608) 224-5115
DATCPAlice@wisconsin.gov​

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