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76th Alice in Dairyland finalists selected

Slideshow: Six women will compete to be next Alice May 11-13 in Walworth County, Wis.

March 16, 2023

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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has announced the six top candidates to become the 76th Alice in Dairyland.

The finalists are:

  • Ashley Hagenow, Poynette

  • Shannon Lamb, Dane

  • Lydia Luebke, Kiel

  • Jackie Rosenbush, Sarona

  • Charitee Seebecker, Mauston

  • Jodie Weyland, Neenah

Learn more about each candidate in the accompanying slideshow.

Prior to being selected, the candidates completed an application and preliminary interview. Over the next several weeks, the six top candidates will prepare for the three-day Alice in Dairyland Finals, scheduled for May 11-13 in Walworth County, Wis.

The three-day process includes agribusiness tours, media interviews, an impromptu question-and-answer session, individual interviews and candidate presentations. The selection of the 76th Alice in Dairyland will be announced live during the program at the conclusion of the finals on May 13. The new Alice will begin her term on July 5.

During the next two months, the six candidates will participate in a rigorous interview process that will allow them to showcase the communications and public relations skills required to be Alice in Dairyland.

“While the goal of this process is to name the 76th Alice in Dairyland, the journey these six women will go on over the next two months is one they will all benefit from,” says Taylor Schaefer, 75th Alice in Dairyland. “One of these finalists will carry on the tradition of traveling the state to teach audiences of both urban and rural backgrounds about the importance of Wisconsin agriculture.”

About Alice in Dairyland

Alice in Dairyland is a one-year, full-time communications professional for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. In this highly visible and fast-paced position, Alice in Dairyland travels throughout the state teaching rural and urban audiences about Wisconsin’s extensive agricultural industry.

Alice cultivates relationships with television, radio and print media outlets; writes and delivers speeches; and uses social media to tell the stories of Wisconsin agriculture. Additional duties include developing and executing marketing plans, delivering classroom presentations, and networking with industry professionals.

Source: Wisconsin DATCP

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