State Seeking Counties to Host Future Alice in Dairyland Finals

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection is now accepting bids from counties to host the Alice in Dairyland Finals. Bids can be submitted for the 2024 finals as well as the 2025, 2026, and 2027. Each year, a different county hosts a series of Alice in Dairyland Finals events leading up to the selection of the next Alice in Dairyland. Local economic development organizations and promotional agriculture organizations are encouraged to consider this opportunity to welcome visitors and media professionals from around the state to their county. The planning process begins at least a year in advance, including scheduling the current Alice in Dairyland to attend monthly events in the county to promote the finals and learn more about the impact of agriculture on that region. In mid-March, the host county holds a press conference to officially announce the top candidates for the next Alice in Dairyland. The hosting process culminates in a three-day Finals event, which includes agribusiness tours, media interviews, an impromptu question and answer session, individual interviews, and candidate presentations. A link to the request for proposals is available at They are due by August 15th. The Dodge County-area’s most recent connection to Alice in Dairyland was in 2010. Christine Lindner of Fall River, who grew up on her family’s farm just outside of Beaver Dam, was the state’s 63rd Alice.