Release Date: April
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Media Contact: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041 email@example.com
or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 William2.Cosh@wi.gov
MADISON – Each year in late spring, a talented
group of individuals works through a very long and public job interview
process. Together they tour agribusinesses, work with media professionals, give
presentations and answer impromptu questions in front of an audience. They
learn about and talk about Wisconsin’s highly-regarded agriculture industry.
At the conclusion of the in-depth process, one of the
“applicants” is selected as the next Alice in Dairyland.
Each year, a different Wisconsin county
hosts the Alice in Dairyland interview activities, with Adams County serving as
the host county this year. The 71st Alice in Dairyland will be selected at the
conclusion of the three-day Finals Program, May 17-19.
The public is welcome to attend two public events during the
Finals in Adams County:
Candidate Discussion Panel, Friday, May 18; Fawn Creek Winery
(3619 13th Ave., Wisconsin Dells); 5 p.m., Social Hour; 6 p.m., Dinner; 7
p.m., Discussion Panel. Join the 71st Alice in Dairyland candidates as
they take part in a discussion panel addressing agriculture topics.
71st Alice in Dairyland Finale Program, Saturday, May 19;
Adams-Friendship Fine Arts Center (1109 E. North Street, Adams), 4:30 p.m.,
Social Hour; 6 p.m., Dinner; Finale Program, 7:30 p.m. Join 70th Alice in
Dairyland Crystal Siemers-Peterman and longtime ag radio broadcaster Bob
Bosold as they host the Finale Program culminating in the announcement of the
71st Alice in Dairyland.
Tickets are required for the May 18-19 events. For more event
information, including how to obtain tickets, visit aliceindairyland.com.
Six top candidates are vying to be the 71st Alice in
Dairyland: Kristen Broege, Sydney Endres, Alexus Grossbier, Jacqueline
Hilliard, Kaitlyn Riley, and Megan Schulte. Candidate biographies are here.
Alice in Dairyland is a one-year, full-time public relations
position with DATCP. In this highly visible and fast-paced position, Alice
travels throughout the state teaching rural and urban audiences of all ages
about Wisconsin's agricultural industry. In the position, Alice in Dairyland
cultivates relationships with television, radio and print media outlets; writes
and delivers speeches; and utilizes social media to tell the stories of
Wisconsin agriculture. Additional duties include developing and executing
marketing plans, delivering classroom presentations, and networking with
The start date for the 71st Alice in Dairyland is June 4, 2018.
Learn more about the Alice in Dairyland program at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/AliceInDairyland.aspx
Direct program questions to Alice in Dairyland Program Manager,
Ti Gauger at 608-224-5115 or Ti.Gauger@wisconsin.gov