In Vivo

  • It’s Your Party

    This year marks CALS’ 125th anniversary, a milestone known as a “quasquicentennial.” One hundred and twenty-five is a proud age to reach. And we invite you, as alumni, to come celebrate. Most of our events this year will have a ... Read More

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Field Notes

Living Science

Working Life

  • Courtney Booth

    BS’97 Agricultural Journalism Alice in Dairyland 1997 Today Courtney Booth’s most important job is being a mom of four. Booth and her husband Chris, who is president of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, own Booth-Haven Holsteins, a small show heifer ... Read More

  • Vicky Scharlau

    BS’82 Agricultural Journalism Alice in Dairyland 1980 In 1994 Vicky Scharlau founded 501 Consultants, a company based in Washington state that offers a wide range of services to nonprofits, from bookkeeping and staff recruitment to administration and strategic planning. While ... Read More

  • Rebecca Plantz

    BS’88 Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Journalism Alice in Dairyland 1988 When Rebecca Plantz was five years old, her mother asked, “Why are you always the kid who has to ask why?” Reflecting on that question, she feels she should have known ... Read More

  • Kristin Olson

    BS’10 Agricultural Journalism Alice in Dairyland 2013 As the reigning Alice, Kristin Olson travels around Wisconsin promoting the state’s $59 billion ag industry in her E85 Chevy Tahoe, which by using 85 percent ethanol fuel promotes the corn growers’ role ... Read More

  • Barbara McCrory

    BS’83 Agricultural Journalism Alice in Dairyland 2010 Barbara McCrory’s ag journalism background has been vital to her success as a circuit court judge—she graduated from the UW–Madison School of Law in 1992—in that it provided her with the ability to ... Read More

  • Jill Makovec

    BS’00 Agricultural Journalism, Dairy Science MS’02 Dairy Science Alice in Dairyland 2007 An alumna of both CALS and the UW Marching Band (instrument: trumpet), Jill Makovec works as an account executive with Learfield Communications, which through the Wisconsin Radio Network ... Read More

  • Christine Lindner

    BS’06 Agricultural Journalism Alice in Dairyland 2010 Christine Lindner is a national sales representative with Alsum Farms & Produce, a Friesland-based company responsible for growing, sourcing, packing and delivering high-quality fresh vegetables and fruits to supermarkets. Having grown up on ... Read More

  • Elizabeth Henry

    BS’83 Meat and Animal Sciences Alice in Dairyland 1986 As associate director of the CALS-based Renk Agribusiness Institute, Liz Henry develops agribusiness educational programs, provides leadership to the Renk Scholars Program, which offers scholarship support to outstanding undergraduates, and teaches ... Read More

  • Dorothy Farrell

    BS’82 Agricultural Journalism Alice in Dairyland 1982 As Alice, Dorothy Farrell was introduced to Sargento Food’s VP of marketing—and just three days after ending her term she began her career with Sargento, where she now is a director in the ... Read More

  • Debra Crave

    BS’81 Horticulture, Forest Science Alice in Dairyland 1981 Every Wisconsin cheese lover knows Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, where Debra Crave is vice president. The company regularly wins awards and other honors (including a Dairymen of the Year title at the ... Read More

  • Jolynne Schroepfer

    BS’96 Dairy Science Alice in Dairyland 1995 Jolynne Schroepfer recently brought a mint perennial with her to the agriscience course she teaches at Antigo High School—a plant the students had never seen before, but that she had learned about in ... Read More

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