Calumet County is hosting the 66th
Wisconsin Alice in Dairyland Finals
May 8-10, 2013
 Meet the 2013 Alice in Dairyland Finalists

Beth Babcock

Beth Babcock, Wisconsin Dells, is a substitute teacher and works on her family’s beef farm. Babcock graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in December 2012 with certification to teach agriculture and technology education. She student taught at Mauston High School. Babcock was a summer intern for Sauk County 4-H in 2012. During college, Babcock was involved in Collegiate FFA, Sigma Alpha and Agri-Ambassadors. She also held numerous positions in the residence halls. Babcock served as the Adams County Fairest of the Fair in 2010. While in high school, Babcock was active in Adams County 4-H and the Wisconsin Dells FFA.



Marie Mahaney

Marie Mahaney, Milwaukee, is a graduate student at Concordia University pursuing a Masters of Public Health degree and will continue her education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with honors in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with degrees in animal science and nutrition. Mahaney served as the 2007 Wisconsin State FFA Reporter, was chosen as a National FFA Officer Candidate and was named first runner-up for Miss Wisconsin USA. She participated in the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Institute course. Mahaney grew up on her family’s beef and sheep farm in Brodhead.



Kristin Olson

Kristin (Natzke) Olson, Windsor, is the dairy advertising coordinator at Accelerated Genetics. A native of Fond du Lac, Olson grew up showing dairy cattle with her family’s small show herd, Crestbrooke Holsteins and Jerseys. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 with a life sciences communications degree. During college, Olson held leadership roles in the Association of Women in Agriculture, Badger Dairy Club and the National Agri-Marketing Association, and was the 2007 Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair. Additionally, she interned with the Wisconsin House of Moo, Accelerated Genetics and UW-Madison Dairy Science Department. Olson remains active in several industry organizations.



Tammy Wiedenbeck

Tammy Wiedenbeck, Lancaster, works for Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association and is a graphic designer at The Midwest Herdsman. She graduated with high honors from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2012 with a degree in animal science and minor in communications. While in college, Wiedenbeck participated in Block and Bridle Club and Pioneer Dairy Club, as well as numerous honor societies and intramural sports. Wiedenbeck grew up on her family’s beef, hog and cash crop farm and was active in her FFA chapter and 4-H club. She currently serves as a Grant County Cattlemen’s Association board member and is a lifetime member of the Lancaster FFA Alumni.



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