“Alice in Dairyland is Wisconsin’s official spokesperson for agriculture,” she says. “Alice’s primary role is to educate people about the impact of agriculture here in the state.” Agriculture is a $51.5 billion industry in Wisconsin, with nearly half of that coming from the dairy industry. “So, it’s really important for Alice to do a lot of dairy related events,” said Alice. And World Dairy Expo is an especially important event since it draws so many visitors from around the nation and the world.
Alice/Jill is not just a spokesperson for the dairy industry – she comes from strong dairy industry stock. “My family has operated a dairy farm for over 100 years,” she says. Her goal after completing her year as Alice is to keep that farm operating on a smaller scale as an agritourism attraction. “This would be a great way for me to continue being Alice after my role, continue educating people about agriculture in Wisconsin, and still be able to keep the dairy farm in my family.”
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