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). Join Farm Wisconsin on May 29 for the next Breakfast at the Barn to hear from our current Alice in Dairlyland, Kaityln Riley. She will share the importance of the Alice in Dairyland position to the Wisconsin agricultural industry as well as information about the current state of the industry.
Kaitlyn Riley, Gays Mills, learned first-hand the passion and work ethic of Wisconsin farmers growing up on her family's registered Jersey dairy farm. Wanting to share agriculture's story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club. She also founded the university's first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat.
After graduating with honors in May 2014, Riley served as the 48th Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs. Her passion for the fair industry and agri-tourism came from years of showing cattle at the local, state and national levels. Professionally, she worked as the farm news director at WPRE-WQPC Radio in Prairie du Chien and as a multimedia journalist with WQOW News 18 in Eau Claire. In May 2017, she returned to the family farm to manage calf and heifer care. She continued sharing the stories of agriculture by freelance writing for Hoard's Dairyman, and she volunteers with agricultural organizations such as the Crawford County Dairy Promoters, Crawford County Livestock Camp Committee, and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
Breakfast buffet beginning at 7:30am with presentation starting at 8am. We request you purchase your tickets ahead of time either online or at our front desk by May 27th. The breakfast and presentation are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $10 for Farm Wisconsin Members and $15 for Non-members. Non-members may also add a tour of Farm Wisconsin for an additional $5.
**Sponsored by: Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
With the increasing need to help feed the world’s growing population and with sustainable farming practices dominating many Americans’ conversations about food, nutrition and environmental welfare, more and more people want to know where their food comes from, how it is produced and who is producing it.