Release Date: April 9, 2019
Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, Communications
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MADISON – Each year in May, a group of talented
individuals with an interest in communications and agriculture participates in
a very public job interview that concludes with one of them selected as the
next Alice in Dairyland, Wisconsin’s official agricultural ambassador.
As part of that interview process, 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
$88 billion agriculture industry.
Each year, a different Wisconsin county hosts the Alice in
Dairyland interview and selection activities, with Green County serving as the 2019
host county. The 72nd Alice in Dairyland will be selected from among five top
candidates for the position at the conclusion of the three-day Finals Program,
Tickets are available for two events at which the public can
watch the candidates compete for the job:
Candidate Discussion Panel
Friday, May 10 (Albany Lions Club): social, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; discussion
panel, 7 p.m. Ticket required ($15). Join the 72nd Alice in Dairyland
candidates as they take part in a discussion panel addressing agricultural
72nd Alice in Dairyland Finale Program
Saturday, May 11: social, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; finale, 7:30 p.m. Tickets
required; dinner (Monroe Turner Hall) and Finale Program (Monroe Middle School
Auditorium), $30 for both; Finale Program only, $10. The Finale Program will
include presentations from each of the candidates, highlights about agriculture
in Green County, a farewell address by 71st Alice in Dairyland
Kaitlyn Riley, and concludes with the selection of the next Alice in Dairyland.
For event and ticket information, visit aliceindairyland.com.
The five top candidates are: Sarah Achenbach, Eastman;
Cassandra Krull, Lake Mills; Abigail Martin, Milton; Mariah Martin, Brooklyn;
and Tess Zettle, Juda. Candidate biographies and photos are here.
Alice in Dairyland is Wisconsin’s official agricultural
ambassador. She travels the state to teach rural and urban audiences of all
ages about Wisconsin’s vibrant agriculture industry. She gives media
interviews, speaks to groups at community events, visits schools and uses
social media to help consumers understand the diversity and economic impact of
Wisconsin agriculture and the nutritional benefits of its agricultural
Program questions can be directed to Alice in Dairyland Program
Manager, Ti Gauger at 608-224-5115 or Ti.Gauger@wisconsin.gov.