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 in ethanol production. She will make about 400 appearances throughout the course of the year. Her most memorable experience thus far has been the 11 days she spent at the Wisconsin State Fair, where she taught audiences of all ages and backgrounds about agriculture and paraded the Grand Champion Barrow (castrated male pig) to the Camp of Champions. When Olson is not busy being Alice, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, working with her Holstein cattle and singing in her church choir.