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73rd Alice in Dairyland hails from Western WI

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Julia Milking Cow
Julia as a young girl on her family farm milking a cow

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Continuing the long tradition representing one of Wisconsin's biggest industries, Julia Nunes from Chippewa Falls now holds the title "Alice in Dairyland."

Nunes serves as ambassador for not just dairy, but all of Wisconsin's agricultural industries. She brings a wide variety of experience to the position. From showing cows growing up on a family farm, to continuing ag-focused education at the University of Minnesota, to working for a hemp company, Nunes looks forward to meeting the new challenge.

"People working on these farms and with these animals care about the sustainability of their operation so that it can carry on generations in the future," said Nunes.

Alice in Dairyland is a one-year, full-time public relations professional employed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WI DATCP). Each year, Alice in Dairyland travels more than 30,000 miles throughout the state, promoting Wisconsin agriculture to various audiences. Additionally, she conducts hundreds of media interviews, speeches and school presentations.

You can follow Julia's journey as Alice on her blog by clicking here.

Dustin Luecke

Dustin Luecke anchors News 19 Daybreak weekday mornings.

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