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Apply Now to Become Wisconsin's 60th Alice in Dairyland

Entrants must be 21 years old by June 1.

Do you have what it takes to be Wisconsin's 60th Alice in Dairyland? Do you enjoy delivering speeches, meeting people, traveling, and working with school children? If so, you may want to consider applying to become Wisconsin's next agricultural ambassador.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for Alice in Dairyland 2007. Applicants must be a Wisconsin resident and at least 21 years of age before June 1. Due to the professional demands of the position, applicants must possess education, training, or experience in communications, marketing, agriculture, public relations, or a combination of these.

"Alice in Dairyland has a strong history in Wisconsin," says Nicole Reese, 59th Alice in Dairyland. "Today, as Wisconsin's agricultural ambassador, she is a public relations professional whose role ranges from educating people to buy local Wisconsin agriculture products to helping students learn to eat right."

This is a one year, full-time position to begin June 4. The woman selected will travel approximately 40,000 miles as a spokesperson for Wisconsin's food, fiber, and natural resources industry. She has the duty of presenting hundreds of speeches, media interviews, and educational presentations throughout the year.

Knowledge or experience in planning and executing public relations or marketing campaigns is a plus. The preferred candidate will also have the ability to discuss Wisconsin's agricultural products and issues facing agriculture in both rural and urban environments. Public speaking skills are essential to the position.

The annual salary is $40,000, plus travel expenses and individual health insurance reimbursement. For more information, call (608) 224-5128.

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