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 being selected as the next Alice in Dairyland, Wisconsin’s official agricultural ambassador.
As part of that interview process, the candidates 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. The 72nd Alice in Dairyland will be selected from five top candidates at the conclusion of the three-day Finals Program, May 9-11.
Tickets are available for two events at which the public can watch the candidates compete for the job:
Candidate discussion panel. This event will take place on May 10 at the Albany Lions Club. A social is scheduled for 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the discussion panel at 7 p.m. Tickets are required; they are $15 each. Join the 72nd Alice in Dairyland candidates as they take part in a discussion panel addressing agricultural topics.
72nd Alice in Dairyland finale program. The finale is set for May 11, beginning with a social at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. the finale at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are required; they are $30 for both dinner at Monroe Turner Hall and the finale program at the Monroe Middle School auditorium; for the finale only, cost is $10. The finale program will include presentations from each of the candidates, highlights about agriculture in Green County and a farewell address by 71st Alice in Dairyland Kaitlyn Riley. It will conclude with the selection of the next Alice in Dairyland.
For event and ticket information, visit aliceindairyland.com.
The five finalists are: Sarah Achenbach, Eastman; Cassandra Krull, Lake Mills; Abigail Martin, Milton; Mariah Martin, Brooklyn; and Tess Zettle, Juda. 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 products.
Program questions can be directed to Alice in Dairyland program manager Ti Gauger at 608-224-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.