(5/19/14) Zoey Brooks of Waupaca graduated yesterday from U-W Madison -- and her first job out of college will be to promote Wisconsin's 59-billion-dollar agriculture industry.
Brooks was chosen Saturday night as Wisconsin's 67th Alice-in-Dairyland during a banquet in Curtiss. She was among six finalists who competed for the Alice job at the finals in Clark County. Brooks is part of the sixth generation of her family's dairy and grain farm in Waupaca County. Her U-W degree is in animal science. For the next year, Brooks will travel about 40-thousand miles for interviews, speaking engagements, and numerous public appearances to promote the state's food products. She has been the Dane County Farm Bureau's Ag-in-the-Classroom coordinator, and was a director at-large for her collegiate Farm Bureau. Brooks also had internships with the U-W Extension and the Export Association of the Midwest. She replaces Kristin Olson as the next Alice-in-Dairyland.