Lydia Luebke of Kiel, Wisconsin always looked forward to hearing Alice in Dairyland speak at her local futurity. That’s what led her to apply for the 76th Alice in Dairyland position this year.
Luebke grew up on her parents’ and grandparents’ 150-cow dairy farm, Kissinger’s Family Farms LLC, where the memories and experiences ignited her passion for the dairy industry. Luebke earned her Associate’s degree with an emphasis in Biology and Chemistry from UW–Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus in 2019, then earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science with a minor in Agricultural Business from UW–River Falls in 2021. Today she works at Sargento Foods, Inc. as a microbiology specialist. In her free time, she enjoys landscaping, gardening, painting, and helping on the family farm.
She tells Mid-West Farm Report what she’ll bring to the program if selected:
Since March, the six candidates participated in a rigorous interview process that will allow them to showcase the communications and public relations skills required to be Alice in Dairyland. Although only one of the top candidates ultimately will be selected as the next Alice in Dairyland, the personal growth experienced by all the candidates as a result of the process will carry far into their future careers.
The Alice in Dairyland Finals are scheduled for May 11-13 in Walworth County. The three-day process includes agribusiness tours, media interviews, an impromptu question and answer session, individual interviews, and candidate presentations. The selection of the 76th Alice in Dairyland will be announced during the program at the conclusion of the finals on May 13. The 76th Alice in Dairyland will begin her term on July 5.
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